SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball's shortstop Ernie Yake blasted a solo home run in the bottom of the eight inning to lift the Zags over Lamar 7-6 on Friday night.
The Bulldogs came out early with offensive firepower. Center fielder Guthrie Morrison hit a solo home run in the first inning to make it 1-0. Second baseman Josh Bristyan hit a two run homer in the second inning to make it 3-0.
Right fielder Troy Johnston scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning.
Pitcher Nick Trogrlic-Iverson pitched five no hit inning to start the game for the Zags. It was a welcome sight with how many runs the Zags have been giving up lately.
Then the sixth inning came around and Lamar started going off. The Cardinals drove in five runs on six hits in the inning and the Zags were suddenly down 5-4.
The two teams would trade runs to make it a 6-6 tie going into the bottom of the eighth inning. That's when Yake made the magic happen.
Zags pitcher Alek Jacob closed out the ninth inning with three straight strikeouts to seal the 7-6 win.