April 30, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Gonzaga University baseball ended the month of April on a sour note as the Bulldogs (26-19, 7-8 WCC) were limited to two hits on Sunday afternoon during a 5-0 loss at Loyola Marymount University (21-27, 8-7 WCC). Gonzaga lost four straight to end the month and fell below .500 in West Coast Conference play for the first time this season.
Lions starter Daniel Macias scattered two Gonzaga hits during a complete game effort as he improved to 4-7 on the year. Macias walked two Bulldogs and struck out two. GU sophomore third baseman Darin Holcomb was the only player to have success on the day collecting both GU hits.
Gonzaga starter Brandon Harmon (2-1) kept the game close scattering just five LMU hits allowing single runs the third and sixth innings. Brian Wilson had an RBI double to score the Lions run in the third while Erik Johnson had an sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Harmon exited in the seventh after allowing a single back to the pitcher. That run would come around to score and be charged to Harmon. Kyle Mura closed out the inning with a two-run home run as LMU iced the game with three runs in the seventh.
The Bulldogs will look to get back in the WCC race when they host Pepperdine next weekend at Avista Stadium. Gonzaga closes out the WCC season in two weeks with a series at San Diego. GU and Pepperdine will open the series on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.