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Ernie Yake, Branson Trube power Gonzaga past San Diego in West Coast Conference baseball

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SAN DIEGO – Ernie Yake finished 5 for 5, and he and Branson Trube drove in four runs apiece Friday to lead Gonzaga to a 13-3 win over San Diego to open a three-game West Coast Conference series.

The Bulldogs (23-19, 13-9) are among a crowded field attempting to win the league title. San Francisco (14-8 WCC) took over first place by percentage points by defeating Pepperdine (12-7) on Friday. Saint Mary’s (12-8) also won to stay just ahead of Gonzaga, and fifth-place Loyola Marymount (12-9) was idle.

Daniel Bies (5-4) earned the win, allowing 10 hits and two earned runs in seven innings, striking out six and walking three.

The Zags seized the lead for good with a five-run second. Nick Brooks hit a two-run homer to left field and Yake capped the scoring with a two-run single to center.

Gunnar Schubert had an RBI single during a two-run fourth as GU took a 7-2 lead.

The edge grew to 9-2 on Trube’s two-run single to right-center in the sixth. Trube added a two-run homer to left in the eighth.

Yake completed the Zags’ scoring with a two-run double to right in the ninth.

Adam Kerner went 3 for 4 for the Toreros (20-26, 9-13).

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