March 21, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - In his first career start, freshman Jeremy Stumetz pitched a complete game shutout as the Gonzaga University baseball team downed the University of Washington 12-3 Wednesday at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field in Spokane.
With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 15-11 on the season, with the shutout marking the first of the season for Gonzaga. The loss drops the Huskies to 11-9 and brakes a nine-game win streak for Washington.
Stumetz (1-0) threw a gem in his first career start, holding Washington to only four hits over nine innings, allowing one walk while striking out six. All four hits allowed by the freshman were singles, while only twice did base runners advance past first base. Geoff Nichols (1-1) took the loss for Washington, allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits over 4.1 innings of work.
Darin Holcomb led the Zags at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three runs score. Holcomb recorded a pair of run-scoring singles and a two-run home run to left center to drove home four runs for the afternoon.
Gonzaga added an additional two runs in the third with Holcomb's two-run long ball.
The Zags batted through the line-up in the fifth inning to widen their lead to 7-0. Gonzaga pieced together singles by Ryan Wiegand, Shawn Wayt and Aaron McGuinness, as well as a Husky fielding error and two walks to score the four runs of the inning.
Gonzaga batted around the line-up again in the eighth inning, sending all nine batters to the plate for the second time on the afternoon. Singles by Mark Castellitto, McGuinness and Holcomb, a Husky error and a costly balk aided the Zags in posting five inning runs and finalize the score at 12-0.
The Bulldogs will continue their 12-game home stand this weekend when they host Utah Valley State College in a three-game set. Josh Monroe (3-0) is scheduled the get the start Friday in the first game of the series. First pitched is slated for 3 p.m.