Spartans move ahead of UNLV to sixth in the Mountain West conference standings.
Chris Williams went 5-for-7 in the series.
Spartans will face retiring Stanford head coach Mark Marquess for the last time.
Each team has won a game in the series, setting up Sunday’s rubber match.
Graham Gomez and Zach Wallace combine to pitch five shutout innings to end the game.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his second season with the Spartans… Saw action in 20 games, all out of the bullpen during his freshman campaign… 2016 Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2017: Made 32 appearances, starting in four... Tied for third in the Mountain West conference in appearances with 32... Pitched in all three games in the New Mexico series (3/10-3/12) and San Diego State series (5/5-5/7)... Made his first career start as a Spartan against Santa Clara on 3/29 after 32 appearances in relief... Did not allow a run for the first 14 appearances of the season... Second on the team in wins (3)... Picked up a win against Santa Clara (3/29), Saint Mary's (4/25) and UNLV (5/18)... Pitched a season-high 3.0 innings against Santa Clara (3/29) to pick up the win.
2016: Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen… Tied for second on the team with three wins… Posted a 3-3 record with a 6.48 ERA… Picked up his first career win against Cal Poly (4/2), pitching 1.1 inning of scoreless ball… Pitched a season-high 6.2 innings and five strikeouts to pick up his second win against Grand Canyon (5/4)… Pitched three scoreless innings against Saint Mary’s (5/10) to pick up his third win.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Washington High School in Fremont, Calif. …Lettered three times in baseball and once in football for the Huskies…Posted a 9-3 record with a 1.49 ERA in a team-high 75 innings as a junior in 2014…Hit .343 with a pair of doubles and triples that season…A two-time First Team All-Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) pitcher and MVAL Pitcher of the Year…Earned Second Team All-East Bay honors as an outfielder in 2014…Also a standout football player…As a senior, received All-MVAL Honorable Mention recognition as a wide receiver.
MORE ON ZACH: A justice studies major… Aspires to work as a detective or work for the FBI after graduation… Parents are Greg and Krissy Wallace…Has two older brothers, Anthony and Marc…Enjoys spending time with friends, boating, surfing and playing football and basketball outside of baseball…Native of Fremont, Calif.