Zags Baseball Downs Rainbows 3-1 In Game 2
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Gonzaga University baseball won the second game of its five-game series against the University of Hawai'i 3-1 Saturday behind an impressive complete game effort from Tyler Olson on the mound.
Gonzaga improved to 8-4-1 overall and Hawai'i slides to 1-14.
Olson (2-1, 1.84 ERA) only allowed four hits and one run in his nine innings of work. The lefty struck out six batters and only issued two walks.
The Zags got Olson an early lead and never looked back.
In the top of the third inning, Cabe Reiten connected and doubled to center field. A throwing error would advance him to third base. Brock Slavin singled to left, bringing Reiten home.
The next batter, Mitchell Gunsolus, would bring in the next run. Slavin stole second base, his first steal of the season, and a Gunsolus base hit to center put the Zags up 2-0.
Gonzaga had the opportunity for more runs in the inning but Hawai'i starter Corey MacDonald (1-2) escaped a bases loaded jam.
The Rainbows would also score its only run in the third inning as well. Austin Wobrock tripled and scored on an infield grounder.
Gonzaga's 2-1 edge would hold until the eighth inning when the Bulldogs added an insurance run. Cory LeBrun opened the inning with a double to right field and would advance to third on a wild pitch. Marco Gonzales hit a sacrifice fly to center to pushing the GU advantage to 3-1.
Gonzaga out hit the Rainbows 9-4 with Reiten, Slavin and Clayton Eslick all recording two hits each.
The series continues Sunday at 3:05 p.m. (PT) as the Zags go for its third straight victory.