FROM OK STATE PRESS RELEASE
STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State opened its 2008 season with a 6-1 win over Gonzaga Friday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The win was OSU’s fourth-straight season opening triumph and also marked the fourth consecutive year the Cowboys have won their home opener. Continue reading
FROM PRESS RELEASE
Spokane, Wash. After a disappointing end to an otherwise impressive 2007 campaign, the Gonzaga University baseball team is looking toward another strong run this season. Last year the Bulldogs enjoyed one of the most memorable seasons in the program’s history, including a 33-25 overall record. But the season ended with the Zags narrowly missing out on a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading
The West Coast Conference announced the 2008 Preseason Conference Poll as selected by the coaches. San Diego is selected to finish in first place as they received seven out of a possible eight first place votes with Santa Clara getting the other one. Pepperdine comes in second place followed by Santa Clara in third place. The conference should be decided by these three schools as they all return veteran squads. The rest of the poll is filled with LMU, Gonzaga, San Francisco, Portland, and St. Mary’s. The full press release is available by clicking here.
We continue to get information on Signing classes almost daily. We have linked below a bunch of the ones that have come out in the last week.
Sam Houston State
According to a press release from Fresno State, the field for the 2008 Pepsi Johnny Quik Tournament has been set. The Fresno State Bulldogs will act as host of the tournament with Utah, New Mexico State, Portland, Gonzaga, and Indiana all taking part in the week long tournament from March 10th-15th. The full press release from Fresno State is available here.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com offered up his suggestion of five coaches Pat Kilkenny should target for the opening at Oregon. You can read the article here.
Mike Trapasso of Hawaii
Ritch Price of Kansas
Mark Machtolf of Gonzaga
Rich Hill of San Diego
Nino Giarratano of San Francisco
The Gonzaga Baseball program has lost former head coach Dick Busch who coached the Zags from 1949 through the 1967 season. He also taught civil engineering at the school from 1949-1982. He was responsible for building four baseball fields during his tenure at the university. Current Zags head coach Stave Hertz said “Dick Busch was a friend and a colleague, “He loved baseball and was a true Zag. Although I never played for him, it was a pleasure to be both a player and a coach and wear the uniform for the program he helped shape. We shared many good conversations about Gonzaga baseball and he was a frequent visitor to the field. He not only loved Bulldog baseball, he loved Gonzaga University.” He was 86 years old. The full release from the Gonzaga athletic department is available here.