Edman Records Four Hits But No. 24 Bulldogs Fall To WSU
April 5, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. - Cameron Edman went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI but the 24th-ranked Gonzaga University baseball team suffered an 11-6 loss to its in-state rival Washington State University Tuesday evening.
Billy Moon (1-2) suffered the loss after allowing six runs in 2 2/3 innings. Moon remained in the game as the designated hitter but saw his team-best 11-game hitting streak come to an end after going 0-for-3 with two walks.
Along with Edman, the Bulldogs also got multiple hits from Marco Gonzales, Steven Halcomb and Royce Bolinger, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Leadoff hitter Eric Lane also registered a hit to extend his hitting streak to eight.
The Bulldogs struck first in the first inning. Lane was hit by the pitcher to lead off the game and following a ground out and a walk, Bolinger hit a RBI single through the left side to give Gonzaga a 1-0 lead.
But the Cougars (12-12) struck back in the next inning. Taylor Ard led off the inning with a solo home run to left field, Matt Argyropoulos singled to right center, advanced to second on a pickoff throwing error by Moon and Jason Monda hit a RBI single through the left side to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.
Gonzaga answered back in their half of the third inning when Maxx Garrett hit a one out single up the middle, advanced to second on a ground out and scored on Steven Halcomb's single to right center field. The Bulldogs retook the lead on Lane's RBI single up the middle.
The Cougars took the lead 6-3 in the third inning when Moon allowed a leadoff double, a RBI single and two home runs. They added four more runs in the fifth inning with a three-run home run and a RBI triple.
Trailing 11-4, the Bulldogs made one final effort in the ninth. Bolinger hit a one out single and Gonzales and Edman hit back-to-back RBI doubles to cut the Cougars lead to five. The Bulldogs had the bases loaded with two out but Lane grounded out to the pitcher to end the game.
The Bulldogs open the West Coast Conference season this weekend against the defending champion University of San Diego. The three-game series starts Friday at 6 p.m.
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