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Struggling Zags learning from mistakes

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Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf said his team, though struggling, is learning from the hard times (Photo: SWX) Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf said his team, though struggling, is learning from the hard times (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

SPOKANE, Wash. - Sure, it's a rebuilding year for the Gonzaga baseball team.  But all of a sudden, things are looking up for the young Zags.

Despite a 17-32 record this season, Gonzaga won three out of four games in the Bay area last week, improving its West Coast Conference record to 5-10. While head coach Mark Machtolf hasn't really enjoyed the losses this year, he believes his team is learning for the hard times.

"You're playing for pride and you're playing for your university, and you're playing to get better," said Machtolf. "Those trump even a championship - especially if you're like this."

The Zags play Loyola Marymount at Patterson Baseball Complex Friday night at 6:30. They'll play them again on both Saturday and Sunday for games two and three of the series.

The next televised Gonzaga baseball game on SWX-TV will be May 25 against Washington State.

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