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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SPLIT SERIES WITH METS

 

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Photo:  Jay Bruce's two-run homer in the seventh was the closest the Mets would get before the Padres prevailed 7-5.  Via @Mets on Twitter

July 27, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres were what they needed to be last night, getting the win against the Mets with good offense and even better defense.  Now it was time for the series finale tonight.  Twenty-three-year-old rookie Chris Flexen started on the mound for the Mets against Luis Perdomo.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET FIRST WIN OF SERIES AGAINST METS WITH OFFENSE AND OUTFIELD

 

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Photo:  Allen Cordoba made a stellar defensive play with the bases loaded to get the Padres out of a jam.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 26, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was a good night, but a forgettable one as the Padres let game two against the Mets slip out of the hands on one careless play.  There were still two opportunities left to split the series, starting tonight with Steven Matz on the mound for the Mets against Jhoulys Chacin (Chacin was slated to start last night, but the rookie Kyle Lloyd took his place).

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ADDS PAIR TO STAFF

 

Schmit to be assistant coach, Roget a volunteer coach

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Mike Friesen courtesy goaztecs.com

July 26, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen has added a pair of coaches to his coaching staff in Cole Schmit and Cameron Roget. Schmit joins the program as an assistant coach, while Roget will perform volunteer assistant coach duties.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES D GIVES WILD WIN TO METS

 

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Photo:  Allen Cordoba's two-run homer in the second gave the Padres the lead that they eventually lost.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 25, 2017 (San Diego) - What’s different about this year’s Padres is that, instead of losing without making an effort, they actually are making an effort.  They’re still losing most of their games, but the scores are a lot closer.  Last night against the Mets, the final score was 5-3.  Believe it or not, the Padres are improving.  But they still looked for a win tonight against Seth Lugo, who was on the hill for the Mets against Kyle Lloyd.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY RELEASES 2017 SCHEDULE

 

The Aztecs will compete in five meets during the regular season, three of which are in Southern California

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July 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s cross country team kicks off the 2017 campaign on Sept. 2, head coach Shelia Burrell announced today.

SDSU’s schedule features five regular season meets, three of which will take place in Southern California. Visits to California’s capital and Las Vegas also appear on San Diego State’s ledger.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs will play three fall tournaments before spring dual matches

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July 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera revealed his team’s schedule for the 2017-18 season on Monday, which kicks off with three fall tournaments before the dual matches begin in early 2018.

ECM PADRES REPORT: RENFROE'S TWO HOMERS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AS METS TAKE GAME ONE FROM PADRES

 

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Photo:  Hunter Renfroe hit two home runs, including a 431-foot roof shot, but they weren’t enough as the Mets won game one 5-3.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 24, 2017 (San Diego) - After a very good series against the Giants in the bay, the Padres are home again taking on the Mets for four games.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets against Clayton Richard.

AZTEC ROWING ADDS DAVE CORMIER TO COACHING STAFF

 

Cormier joins SDSU rowing as assistant coach

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July 24, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's rowing head coach Bill Zack announced today the hiring of Dave Cormier as assistant coach. Cormier arrives on the Mesa after spending nearly two and a half years as the program director and head coach of Westford Community Rowing in Westford, Massachusetts.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE THREE OUT OF FOUR FROM GIANTS WITH 5-2 WIN

 

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Photo:  Hector Sanchez contributed to the four-run Padres fourth with an RBI double.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 23, 2017 (San Francisco) - The Padres slipped yesterday against the Giants in extra innings, but they still had the chance to take the series today with Dinelson Lamet on the mound against Ty Blach for the Giants.

ECM PADRES REPORT: SECOND EXTRA INNINGS BATTLE ENDS IN LOSS FOR PADRES

 

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Photo:  Nick Hundley drove in the winning run for the Giants with a single in the 12th inning.  Via @SFGiants on Twitter

July 22, 2017 (San Francisco) - The Padres have this Giants series well in hand, but there were still two games left to play, including today’s.  Luis Perdomo started against Matt Moore for the Giants.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WIN EXTRA INNINGS BATTLE WITH GIANTS

 

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Photo:  Carlos Asuaje's single in the 11th capped off the win for the Padres.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 22, 2017 (San Francisco) - The Padres’ bats were on fire against a lackluster Giants team last night.  They looked to continue that tonight with Trevor Cahill on the mound against Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.

SDSU MEN'S GOLFER P.J. SAMIERE SECURES BERTH IN U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztec rising senior wins sectional qualifier in Hawaii

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July 21, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf rising senior PJ Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) earned a spot in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship after winning his United States Golf Association sectional qualifier last Monday in Kapolei, Hawaii.

ECM PADRES REPORT: SPANGENBERG'S TWO-RUN HOMER LIFTS PADRES OVER GIANTS

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 20, 2017 (San Francisco) - Yesterday was another game we all want to forget.  In fact, that entire series in Colorado was one we’d all like to forget.  But tonight, the Padres started a fresh, new, four-game series against the Giants in the bay.  Jhoulys Chacin started against MadBum for the Giants.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED A PHIL STEELE MAGAZINE PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

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July 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s 2017 College Football Preview magazine as a kick returner.

ECM PADRES REPORT: RUNS IN EIGHT INNINGS, THREE HOMERS BY ARENADO GIVE ROCKIES SWEEP OVER PADRES

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg hit a three-run homer in the sixth, but it wasn't enough as the Rockie overpowered the Padres 18-4.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 19, 2017 (Denver) - The Padres were once again in a position where they needed to avoid the sweep today against the Rockies.  Clayton Richard started against Jon Gray for Colorado.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES PLAY KEEP-AWAY FROM PADRES TO TAKE GAME TWO

 

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Photo:  Carlos Asauje hit a leadoff homer in the seventh, but it wasn't enough as the Padres took another loss from the Rockies.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 19, 2017 (Denver) - The Rockies are slumping, but they sure didn't look it last night when they beat the Padres 9-6.  The Padres sought to try again in game two with Dinelson Lamet on the mound against Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG THIRD GIVES STRUGGLING ROCKIES WIN OVER PADRES IN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  German Marquez and Nolan Arenado celebrate after the Rockies' five-run third inning.  Via @Rockies on Twitter

July 17, 2017 (Denver) - The Padres took the series against the Giants in commanding fashion.  Now it was on to Denver to face another NL West rival, the Rockies.  Luis Perdomo started against German Marquez for the Rockies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE SERIES FROM GIANTS IN COMMANDING FASHION

 

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Photo: Cory Spangenberg blasted a three-run homer in the third.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Hector Sanchez was the hero last night with his two-run walk off home run in the ninth against the Giants to give the Padres a 5-3 win.  They had the opportunity to take the series tonight with Jeff Samardzija on the mound for San Francisco against Trevor Cahill.

ECM PADRES REPORT: SANCHEZ'S TWO-RUN HOMER GIVES PADRES SERIES-EVENING WIN

 

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Photo:  Jabari Blash's two-run homer gave the Padres their first lead of the game.  Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 15, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres came so close to rallying back against the Giants last night, but they couldn't, falling one run short.  They'd have an even tougher go of it tonight with MadBum, activated from the disabled list and pitching his first game since April 19, on the mound for the Giants against Jhoulys Chacin.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GIANTS STOP LATE INNING PADRES RALLY

 
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Photo:  Buster Posey's 434-foot homer gave the Giants the win over the Padres.  Via @SFGiants on Twitter
July 14, 2017 (San Diego) - As with every time the Padres returned from a break, they faced the Giants to start their second half.  Johnny Cueto started for San Francisco against Clayton Richard.

RECORD-TYING SIX STARS NAMED ALL-STARS

 

By Nick Pellegrino

Photo:  All-Star third baseman Joey Krug slugging a 3-run double earlier this season.

July 14, 2017 (San Marcos) - The San Diego Stars semipro baseball team equaled a franchise record Friday morning when Western Baseball Association officials named six members of the ballclub to play in Saturday's annual WBA All-Star Game, to be held at Palomar College.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE WINS CHET DEVORE AWARD AS MOST SUCCESSFUL PCAC ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN 2016-17

 

Source:  Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

July 12, 2017 (El Cajon) -  The Grossmont College Griffins have added more hardware to their golden year of athletics.

A state community college championship in baseball has vaulted the college to the top to win the coveted Chet DeVore Trophy for the second straight year as the most successful men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER ADDS JOSH HILL TO COACHING STAFF

 

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July 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner fortified his staff this week with the hiring of Josh Hill as assistant coach.

A native of Chino, California, Hill brings a vast array of coaching experience to Montezuma Mesa, ranging from the collegiate level to the USL Premier Development League (PDL). He most recently was an assistant coach at UCLA in 2016 after serving the Bruins’ director of soccer operations in 2015.

SCHAUFFELE WINS FIRST PGA TOUR TITLE AT GREENBRIER

 

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July 10, 2017 (White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.,) - Former San Diego State men’s golf All-American Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) captured the first PGA Tour title of his career Sunday after winning The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

EX-SDSU WOMEN'S GOLFER SIRENE BLAIR EARNS WGCA ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Aztec graduate receives All-American Scholar Team recognition for second straight year

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July 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Recent San Diego State graduate Sirene Blair (South Jordan, Utah) has earned a spot on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team for her performance in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.

TWINS OF FAMED SOCCER STAR CRISTIANO RONALDO REPORTEDLY BORN AT GROSSMONT HOSPITAL

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo with twin son and daughter, via Instagram; Ronaldo via Real Madrid

July 9, 2017 (La Mesa) – He’s been hailed as the greatest soccer star of all time by the Los Angeles Times and multiple international media outlets.  Now soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the proud father of twins, born recently at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, according to British press reports. (The hospital has declined comment).

Ronaldo announced the birth of his twin son and daughter, Mateo and Eva Maria Dos Santo, on Instagram last month.  He also has a 7-ear-old son, Cristiano Junior.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PHILLIES DEFEAT PADRES WITH SIX HOMERS

 

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Photo:  Freddy Galvis' two-home run day lifted the Phillies over the Padres as Austin Hedges looks disappointed.  Via @Phillies on Twitter

July 9, 2017 (Philadelphia) - The Padres aimed for the sweep today against the Phillies to go into the All-Star break feeling good about themselves.  Trevor Cahill started against Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies.

PADRES PITCHER PHIL MATON, SDSU GOLFERS AND TRACK STARS, VALHALLA GOLFER NAMED 2017 JUNE SPORTS STARS OF THE MONTH

 

Source: San Diego Hall of Champions

Photo: Cameron Sisk, Valhalla High golf

July 8, 2017 (San Diego) -  Each month, the San Diego Hall of Champions honors as many as 4 professional, 7 amateur, and 6 prep athletes as Stars of the Month for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. Stars of the Month are recognized in the San Diego Union Tribune, via the Hall of Champions' app, social media channels and website, on-field at Petco Park prior to a Padres game, and at the annual Salute to the Champions awards dinner. And, top-performing Stars of the Month will also earn Star of the Year accolades.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HEDGES SCORES GO-AHEAD RUN AGAIN FOR PADRES WIN

 

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Photo:  Jhoulys Chacin's pitching helped the Padres too; six and 1/3 innings, three hits, one run, two walks and six strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 8, 2017 (Philadelphia) - Austin Hedges came up big when the Padres needed him yesterday. Who would be the star tonight, if any?  Game two against the Phillies was on, with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Aaron Nola for the Phillies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HEDGES' BIG NIGHT SAVES PADRES FROM EXTRA INNINGS

 

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Photo:  Two home runs and a sac fly highlighted Austin Hedges' night as the Padres triumphed over the Phillies, 4-3.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 7, 2017 (Philadelphia) - The Padres didn’t get the sweep against the Indians, but they did have a very good series in the American League theater.  Now it’s back to National League play with a stop in the City of Brotherly Love for the weekend.  Clayton Richard started against Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.

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