Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 39° Cloudy
Sports >  Area sports

College baseball: Mac Lardner pitches Gonzaga past Lamar in nonconference shutout

News services

Mac Lardner allowed four hits over seven innings and Troy Johnston crushed a grand slam Saturday, leading Gonzaga to a 16-0 nonconference win over Lamar at Patterson Baseball Complex.

Lardner (5-3) struck out 12 and walked three while throwing 118 pitches. Matthew Henckel worked the final two innings, allowing no hits, striking out two and walking none.

Brett Harris finished 2 for 3 with four runs batted in, starting with a two-run single in the first that staked the Zags (27-20) to a 3-0 lead. He added a solo homer in the third for a 4-0 advantage and a sacrifice fly in the fourth, making it 7-0.

Johnston’s slam in the fifth, his ninth homer of the season, boosted the Bulldogs’ lead to 11-0.

GU’s Ernie Yake finished 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs. He and Isaac Barrera had two-run singles during the Zags’ four-run seventh.

The Cardinals (16-33) were held without an extra-base hit.

GU came from behind to win Friday’s game 7-6. The teams will complete the series at 3 p.m. today.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.