Gonzaga put a runner on with one out in the ninth, but was unable to tie the score in a 4-3 loss at third-ranked Stanford on Monday in Stanford, Calif.
Gonzaga (13-13) took the lead on two separate occasions, but each time the Cardinal (21-3) had the answer before taking the lead for good in the seventh.
Taylor Davis got the spot start for the Zags and was solid, going 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and four walks.
Branson Trube went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Gonzaga, while Jake Vieth was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs.
Gonzaga plays at Washington State at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Jacob named pitcher of week
Gonzaga starting pitcher Alek Jacob was named the Rawlings/WCC Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Saint Mary’s on Friday.
Jacob stifled the Saint Mary’s offense as part of a combined shutout in Gonzaga’s 3-0 victory on the road. The GU starter got the win in going 7 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and three hits, while striking out five.
The combined shutout was Gonzaga’s third of the season.