March 11, 2006
LEWISTON, Ida. - The Gonzaga University Bulldogs (11-7) picked up their fourth straight win on Saturday evening as they finished off a two-game sweep of Chicago State University (2-7) with a 12-4 win in Lewiston, Ida. Gonzaga will now travel to the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic in Fresno, Calif., for six games in six days. They open play on Monday afternoon against Miami University of Ohio.
Gonzaga exploded for all 12 runs in the first three innings to put the game out of reach. Zach Woodward drove home two in the first with a double as Gonzaga scored three times in the first inning. Woodward added two more RBI with a single in the second as the Bulldogs scored six runs to chase CSU starter Luis Reynoso (0-1). Woodward finished with 4 RBI going 3-for-5 at the plate.
Dustin Colclough closed out the six-run second inning with a two-run single up the middle. Gonzaga tacked on three more runs in the third as they pounded out 15 hits. Scott Campbell was 4-for-5 to lead the Bulldogs.
Starter Patrick Donovan allowed one Cougars hit over four innings to improve to 3-1 on the year. Donovan was awarded the win based on a prearranged pitching rotation for the Bulldogs.
Chicago State was led by Roc Latino with two hits. The Cougars scored three unearned runs in the top of the ninth to close the final margin. Alex Hall had an RBI single in the three run inning.