#7 Marco Gonzales
Position: Left Handed Pitcher / Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
High School: Rocky Mountain
Experience: 2 Letters

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Rocky Mountain High in Fort Collins...Earned four varsity letters...played as a left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman...11-0 pitching record...87 strikeouts in 54 innings and a 2.20 ERA...batted .486 with seven home runs, 36 RBIs, .905 slugging percentage and .608 on-base percentage in 26 games played...named first team All-State, All-Front Range League and All-Colorado selection as a sophomore, junior and senior...Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year award winner as a senior...a four-time 5A State champion.


SOPHOMORE (2012): Fourth Bulldog to be named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year… Finalist for the 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award… National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associations District IX Player of the Year…’s Utility Player of the Year… Baseball America All-American first-team… All-American first team… Semifinalist for National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Dick Howers Trophy… Semifinalist for the 2012 Golden Spikes Award… All-West Coast Conference … National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American second team… Named to the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Made 12 starts for the Zags… Had a 8-2 record with a 1.55 ERA… Pitched 92.2 innings with three complete games and two shutouts… Allowed 18 runs, 16 unearned… struck out 92 batters and walked 23… Batters hit .201 against him… Pitched 11.0 innings allowing five hits and struck out 15 against Loyola Marymount (4/28/12)… Five hit Pacific in 9.0 innings with eight strikeouts (3/17/12)… Struck out 12 batters against BYU (5/25/12)… Won five consecutive starts over Illinois, Louisiana Lafayette, Pacific, Hawaii and Santa Clara… Led the team in ERA (1.55), wins (8) and strikeouts (92)… Played in 43 games and started 42… Hit .325 (49-for-151) with 2 homeruns and 29 RBI… Hit 10 doubles… Had an on base percentage of .372… Had six three-hit games against Nebraska, Pacific, Hawaii, Saint Mary’s and BYU… Seven multi-RBI games… Went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI against Nebraska (2/18/12)… Had 14 multi-hit games… Went 3-for-4 against Hawaii (3/24/12) with 2 RBI… Went 6-for-13 with 6 RBI in BYU series (5/24/12-5/26/12).

FRESHMAN (2011): First Gonzaga player to be named to four West Coast Conference postseason accolades...third Bulldog in program history to earn West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year...first Bulldog to be named WCC Co-Freshman of the Year...All-WCC selection...All-WCC Freshman team selection...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association first team Freshman All-America...Collegiate Baseball newspaper Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America selection...Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger TPX All-America third team selection...two-time WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week...appeared in 41 games...started all 15 appearances as a pitcher...started 29 games as a first baseman, two as a left fielder...led the WCC in wins, both overall (11) and in conference play (6)...only pitcher in the WCC to record double digit wins...second in the WCC in strikeouts, 90 overall and 46 in conference play...threw four complete-games, three on consecutive starts...registered 32 hits in 110 at bats...recorded 10 doubles and 14 RBI...made collegiate debut on opening day against Oregon State University in Fresno, Calif., started at first base...went five innings in pitching debut against Fresno State University on opening day, allowed six earned runs on nine hits, struck out seven...turned in a double for first collegiate hit at then-eighth-ranked Texas A&M University Feb. 27...threw six shutout frames with five strikeouts and three hits to earn first collegiate win at the University of Missouri Mar. 9...hit two consecutive RBI doubles late in the game against the University of Minnesota in Sacramento, Calif., Mar. 12...tossed first complete-game against the University of Notre Dame in San Antonio, Texas, Mar. 19, struck out seven and allowed one run on six hits and a walk...walked in the eventual game-winning run against then-11th-ranked UC Irvine Mar. 26...threw second consecutive complete-game shutout against UC Irvine Mar. 27, struck out six and surrendered four hits...pitched third consecutive complete-game against the University of New Mexico April 3, struck out eight and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk...had a career-high 4-hit game against the University of San Diego April 8...struck out seven, walked one and surrendered one hit in five innings to post eighth win at Brigham Young University May 9...drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning at the University of Portland May 13...threw fourth complete-game, pinched-hit for the designated hitter in the eight and scored the game-tying run at Portland May 15...earned 10th win at Pepperdine University May 22...struck out a career-high 12 batters, went 8 2/3 innings and allowed five runs to win 11th game against the University of San Francisco May 28.

SUMMER (2011): Played for the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets of the Western Major League Baseball in Canada...appeared in 25 games, seven as pitcher...hit .326 with 8 doubles and a pair of home runs...drove in 15 runs...stole 7 bases...went 2-2 with a 1.07 earned-run average on the mound...threw 25 1/3 innings...struck out 29 and walked 7.

Misc.: 3.3 high school GPA...Academic All-State as a senior.

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