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Zags Stun Toreros, 6-1, to Claim Series

April 1, 2007

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University baseball team (18-15, 2-1 WCC) scored four unanswered runs to claim a 6-1 upset win over the 20th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (23-12, 1-2 WCC) Sunday afternoon in a rubber game to claim the opening West Coast Conference series over the Toreros.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first as they scored one run on two hits in the bottom of the second inning. The Zags run came on an Aaron McGuinness groundout to the second baseman.

The Bulldogs then moved the score to 2-0 on an RBI single from Bryan Winston in the bottom of the third inning.

San Diego then broke into the scoring column in the top of the fourth inning, scoring one run on one hit. Jordan Abruzzo led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a Shane Buschini double. Daniel Magness then drove in Abruzzo with a sacrifice fly to center field to cut the lead in half at 2-1.

The Zags then scored four unanswered runs over the next three innings to claim the win.

Offensively for the Toreros, Kevin Muno led the way with his 2-for-4 performance at the plate.

Matt Couch (4-2) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros as he allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. Brandon Harmon (4-4) picked up the win for the Bulldogs as he allowed one run on four hits in 9.0 innings of work.

The Toreros will return to action on Thursday as they travel to Moraga, Calif. to begin a three-game WCC series with Saint Mary's College at 3 p.m.