May 18, 2006
SPOKANE, Wash. - In the last start of his collegiate career, Patrick Donovan (8-4) threw seven solid innings and allowed only one run on four hits to pick up his 20th career win in a Bulldogs uniform against visiting Lewis-Clark State (42-6) Thursday afternoon.
Gonzaga's final game of the 2006 campaign went swimmingly, as the Zags built an early 3-0 lead after three innings and never looked back, winning 8-1. The Bulldogs conceded their only run in the fourth before Donovan settled in and retired the next eight batters he faced.
Donovan, a left-hander from Spokane's North Central High, finished his career tied for 9th place on the all-time list for wins, tied for 10th in total appearances (59), and sits in 4th place in innings pitched (320.1).
Senior centerfielder Jackson Brennan wrapped up his final game with an RBI double, his 19th of the season. Brennan now stands in 6th place on the single season doubles top ten list, tied with Don Lyons (1975).
Bobby Carlson had another productive day at the plate, going 3-5 with 2 RBI's. Carlson finished his last game as a Zag with 45 career doubles, good for 7th place on the all-time list.
Junior second baseman Scott Campbell wrapped up the season with two more hits giving him 82 on the season. The Auckland, New Zealand native, finished the year batting .388, and is in a two-way tie for 8th place on the top ten for most hits in a season.
Gonzaga wrapped up its final game at Avista Stadium and is expected to move into a brand new baseball complex on campus next season. Construction is already underway on the new facility which is expected to be completed by this fall.
The Bulldogs finished the year 29-24, with a 9-12 record in WCC play.