Zags Lose High Scoring Affair
May 18, 2005
LEWISTON, Idaho - The Gonzaga University baseball team (28-22) lost a high scoring affair to Lewis-Clark State College (44-7), 18-11, in a non-conference game Wednesday evening at Harris Field.
The Bulldogs wasted no time in scoring as they scored two-runs in the first inning, but then surrendered seven runs to the Warriors in the bottom of the first inning to fall behind early. The Bulldogs quickly responded to the deficit in the top of the second inning as the Zags scored four runs to pull within one. Aaron McGuinness led off the inning with a single and moved to second on Nick Merriman's walk. Scott Campbell then loaded the bases with a walk of his own and freshman third baseman Darin Holcomb drove in the first two runs of the inning on his first single of the game. LCSC then walked Jeff Culpepper which again loaded the bases for the Zags. Kiel Thibault hit a single through the left side which drove in Campbell for the third run of the inning. GU capped the scoring for the inning on Bobby Carlson's sacrifice fly to center field which scored Holcomb from third.
LCSC would score three runs over the next two innings to increase their lead to four runs. The Bulldogs bats weren't done yet as GU took back three runs in the fourth inning to again pull within one run. After a Thibault single and a Jackson Brennan walk, freshman Shawn Wayt hit a three-run home run to right field cutting the Bulldogs deficit to one. Gonzaga would then go on to score one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings, but it wasn't enough as LCSC scored eight runs in the final five innings to capture the win.
Thibault led the offensive charge for the Bulldogs going 3-for-6 with two RBI and one run scored.
Josh Bryant (3-2) was saddled with the loss for the Bulldogs allowing six runs on six hits in 0.1 innings of work. Derrick Landavazo (7-1) picked up the win for the Warriors allowing six runs on five hits in two innings of work.
The Bulldogs will return to action on Friday as they open the deciding West Coast Conference Coast Division series against second place Loyola Marymount University in a 3 p.m. game in Los Angeles, Calif.
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