Billy Moon has a 10 game hit streak going for the Zags. Some freshmen got some quality field time for the Bulldogs.
And thatâ€™s about all you need to know about the final two non-conference games Gonzaga played Tuesday and Wednesday.
At the University of Oregon, the Ducks blanked the Zags 6-0 Tuesday and 9-0 Wednesday.
In the first game, three Bulldogs notched hits: Billy Moon, Steven Halcomb, and Maxx Garrett. Starting pitcher Andy Hunter recorded five strikeouts in his four innings on the mound. He gave up only one run.
Wednesdayâ€™s afternoon contest was a little more productive in the hitting category for the Zags; yet scoring appeared to be unattainable.
As a team, they tallied seven hits. Moon rallied for two, as did Eric Lane. Freshmen Marco Gonzales and Payden Cawley Lamb each earned a hit. Sophomore Clayton Eslick collected the other Zag hit.
Gonzagaâ€™s pitching crew showed their inexperience in the loss. Freshman Aaron Brooks started his first game of the season and gave up five earned runs in five innings.
There were two rare appearances on the mound for the Zags as redshirt sophomore Ryan Leahy and redshirt freshman Karl Myers filled in as relievers for two innings. Each gave up an earned run.
Senior Cody Martin closed the game for the Zags tossing the ninth inning.
Gonzaga closes out their 13 game road trip at Pepperdine this weekend. As the Bulldogs resume conference play against the Waves, their race for first place in the WCC resumes as well.