College Baseball Wrapup: The Aztecs sweep the Mountain West Series in New Mexico

The three-game Mountain West Sweepstakes in New Mexico was the best weekend of the challenging season for San Diego State, requiring more perseverance than the Aztecs displayed throughout the year.

SDSU (10-25, 4-14 MW) opened the series with a 10-3 victory and then took a big lead in the next two games before maintaining a 14-13, 11-8 win (14-21, 6) against New Mexico. -12).

The Aztecs led 14-8 in the seventh inning of Game 2, beating Lobos Rally 14-13 earlier. In the ninth inning, SDSU were caught in a tying run in the second base. SDSU reduced the 9-0 lead to 9-8 in Game 3 before scoring two runs in the eighth inning.

The highlight of the weekend came in Game 2, where SDSU Shortstop Cole Carrig scored six runs in six singles – four runs. The second-year-old from Turlock raised his batting average to 363 (no one on the team is batting better than .287), going 15-for-10 in a series of eight RBIs.

Carrieg’s attempt was an embarrassment in 2006 when he set a school record of 7-7 in the Air Force with infielder Lance Svadowski.

With 12 games left in the conference play, seventh-placed SDSU are four games behind fourth-placed San Jose State (18-18, 9-9) for the final spot in the MW tournament hosted by the Aztecs at Tony Gwin Stadium.

this week: Monday vs USD, 6pm, UC San Diego Tuesday, 6pm, Thursday-Friday vs. Grand Canyon, 6pm / 6pm, Saturday-Sunday vs. Stanford, 6 pm / 1 pm

Bullfighting Update

The University of San Diego (22-12, 9-6 WCC) won two walk-offs – both on Friday – and advanced to second place with a home series victory over Loyola Marymount (22-12, 9-6). In the WCC with the Lions.

Curfew at 10:30 pm at Fowler Park before the opening teams finished Thursday night with a draw through the 13th inning. The teams returned to the field on Friday afternoon, winning the game 8-7 USD in the 14th inning when Dustin Allen knocked home teammate Angelo Pereza alone.

Shortly afterwards, Torres won 1-0. This time, it was Peresa who scored the ninth single with RBI singles, teammate Caleb Ricketts.

USD second-year left-hander Bryson Mouth (6-1) tossed the first complete game of his career, winning 1-0 with eight strikeouts and two words. Mouths, who scored 86 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings, set a school-record 13.5 strikeouts / nine innings.

LMU avoided a sweep, beating USD 8-1 in the final. The Torres and the Lions beat Gonzaga two games (23-9, 11-4).

this week: Monday at SDSU, 6pm, Thursday-Saturday at BYU, 4pm, 4pm, 11am

Tritons update

For the first time this season, UC swept San Diego (12-22, 4-8 Big West) in conference play, losing 10-6, 10-5 to first-placed UC Santa Barbara (24-8, 13-2). And 8-7 scores.

The Tritons almost saved the third game, winning the last game of Saturday’s rally by three runs in the last two innings, and UCSB won by one run at last.

UCSD led third baseman Justin Smith to the Tritons, going five for 11 with five RBIs.

this week: Tuesday Versus. SDSU, 6 pm, Friday-Sunday at Cal State Bakersfield, 6 pm / 6 pm / 1 pm

Sea Lions update

Point Loma Nazarene (33-5, 15-5 Pac Westwest) swept Bayola (14-22, 10-10) in a four-game 1-0 pitching victory.

This was in stark contrast to the other games in the series in which the Sea Lions won 13-3, 26-6, 18-1, taking the conference lead (25-13, 14-6) ahead of Azusa Pacific. ).

Jack Gonzalez and Zachary Wein (4-0) combined in a two-hit shutout in the final game of the seventh inning, which was in doubt until the Sea Lions’ victory over a base-loaded infield error.

PLNU’s second-year third baseman Auto Kemp went 8 for 16 (.500) in the series with 11 RBIs.

this week: Friday-Saturday vs. Hawaii-Hilo, Noon (DH) / Noon (DH).

Cougars update

Carl State San Marcos (13-25, 9-19 CCAA) won one of the four games for the fourth consecutive conference series, beating opener Sonoma State 6-1 (16-21, 13-15) on Thursday, and the pitching was excessive. 16-11, 21-10 (7 innings), 14-7 loss.

Junior right-hander Jacob Kazan (2-1) conceded two hits in seven shutout innings and struck out nine in the win. The Cougars, along with the starters, conceded 16 runs in the other three games.

The Cougars, ranked eighth in the CCAA, finished last in the conference with a 7.75 ARA.

this week: Friday-Sunday at Poly Pomona, 6 pm / noon (DH) / noon.

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