Recapping the action from the Fullerton Regional at Goodwin Field on Sunday.
Utah- 9, Gonzaga- 7
Led by a 5-for-5 performance by freshman Tyler Yagi, the Utah baseball team defeated Gonzaga in an elimination game of the NCAA Regional on Sunday afternoon, 9-7.
With the win, Utah turns around to play Cal State Fullerton in the regional title game tonight beginning at 6:10 p.m. (PT, 7:10 MT). The Utes would have to beat the Titans twice to win the regional.
Yagi, who tied his career-high for hits, led a Utes offense that has scored 20 runs and banged out 33 hits in their two elimination games since an opening night loss to Cal State Fullerton on Friday.
Recapping the action from the Fullerton Regional at Goodwin Field on Saturday.
Cal St. Fullerton- 7, Gonzaga- 4
FULLERTON, CA- Cal State Fullerton senior catcher Dustin Garneau finished 5-for-5 with three runs scored, including the go-ahead run on a Joe Scott single in the sixth, and sophomore right-hander Daniel Renken settled down to strike out six in eight innings of work as the top- seeded Titans defeated third-seeded Gonzaga, 7-4, on Saturday night at Goodwin Field in game four of the 2009 NCAA Baseball Regionals in front of 2,255 fans.
Recapping the action from the Fullerton Regional at Goodwin Field on Friday.
Gonzaga- 19, Georgia Southern- 10
FULLERTON, CA- No. 19 Gonzaga University pounded out 18 hits to post a 19-10 opening game win over #29 Georgia Southern University in the first game of the Fullerton Regional of the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon. The 19 runs scored is a season-high for the Zags and the most ever scored by a Gonzaga squad in an NCAA Tournament game, a span of 22 games.
While fellow Big West power UC Irvine was dealt an incredibly difficult regional, just 20 minutes away, Cal St. Fullerton was handed what some consider the easiest road to the Super Regionals. The #2 national seed, Fullerton will be joined at Goodwin Field by the SoCon Tournament champs, Georgia Southern, the West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Mountain West Tournament winners, Utah.
The opening game of the regional will be played at 3 pm PDT on Friday and will feature Georgia Southern taking on Gonzaga. The second game of the regional will see Cal St. Fullerton play Utah at 7 pm PDT. The first elimination game is at 2 pm PDT on Saturday, with the winner’s bracket championship game at 6 pm PDT. The second elimination game is at 2 pm PDT on Sunday with the first regional championship game at 6 pm PDT. If necessary, there will be a second regional championship game at 6 pm PDT on Monday.