April 21, 2007
Spokane, WA- The Saint Mary's baseball team dropped its West Coast Conference series opener to Gonzaga by the score of 6-3 Friday night. Gonzaga plated six runs in the third inning to earn the victory. After the day, the Gaels drop to 16-21-1 overall and 0-10 in WCC play. The game marked as the dedication to Washington Trust Field.
Brandon Harmon (6-5) earned the win allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out seven en route to his fifth complete game of the season. Sean Gleason (4-5) suffered the loss allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over 8.0 innings on the mound.
The Gaels jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage in the first inning. Eric Cattoni drew a walk to open the game before advancing to second on a stolen base. Following a groundout by Mulligan to advance the base runner to third, Cattoni scored on a ground out by Randy Wells.
Gonzaga scored all six of its runs in the third inning. The Zags sent nine batters to the plate, recording five hits for the inning. A run-scoring ground out by Bryan Winston and run-scoring hits from Darin Holcomb and Ryan Wiegand scored the first three inning runs, before Aaron McGuinness added three more on a homerun to left field.
Saint Mary's posted a run in the seventh inning thanks to a home run to left by J.P. Musgrove. The Gaels capped their scoring in the ninth frame on a single through the right side by Anthony Aliotti. The newcomer paced SMC with two hits and a RBI.
The two teams will square off tomorrow in a Saturday matinee. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. from Washington Trust Field.