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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES STOP BRAVES' RALLY TO EVEN SERIES AT ONE

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg started the scoring with a two-run RBI double in the first.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 28, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres got hits last night against the Braves, but got nothing to show for it.  It’d be even tougher tonight as the man, the myth and the legend, Bartolo Colon, took the mound for the Braves against Luis Perdomo.

SIX AZTECS ACHIEVE GCC ALL-ACADEMIC STATUS

 

SDSU has its most award winners since 2015

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June 28, 2017 (San Diego) - Six San Diego State water polo student-athletes landed on the 2017 Golden Coast Conference All-Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday. The six Aztecs represent the second-highest total in school history, trailing only 2015’s eight honorees.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES THREATEN, BUT BRAVES TAKE GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  the youngster Sean Newcomb was impressive:  6+ innings, six hits, no runs, one walk and eight strikeouts.  Via @Braves on Twitter

June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - Though they didn’t get the sweep, the Padres had a very good series against the Tigers.  Now it was back to National League play with a fellow bottom-of-the-barrel team, the Atlanta Braves.  The last time the Padres faced the Braves, the Braves christened their new stadium with a four-game sweep of America’s most dismal baseball team.  But tonight, the Braves were in San Diego and rookie Sean Newcomb started for them against Jhoulys Chacin.

DIACONO NOMINATED FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Recent graduate is one of 229 Division I student-athletes up for award

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June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - Recent San Diego State women’s water polo graduate Alyssa Diacono is a nominee for the 2017 NCAA Women of the Year Award, the NCAA announced today.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 SCHEDULE

Aztecs to play six NCAA tournament teams from last season

 

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June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen on Tuesday revealed his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. The Aztecs are set to face six teams that reached the 2016 NCAA tournament, beginning with their opener on Aug. 18.

SDSU'S P.J. SAMIERE WINS CALIFORNIA STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztec rising senior claims five straight matches en route to title

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June 25, 2017 (San Francisco) - San Diego State men’s golf standout PJ Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) captured the prestigious California State Amateur Championship on Saturday after defeating Noah Norton (Chico, Calif.), 1-up, in a thrilling 36-hole final at the historic Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.

AZTEC ALUM SHANIEKA THOMAS-RICKETTS QUALIFIES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Thomas-Ricketts and Whitney Ashley will represent SDSU at the IAAF World Championships this August

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June 25, 2017 (Sacramento) - San Diego State track and field alum Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts became the second Aztec qualify for the IAAF World Championships this August in London, one of three Aztecs to compete at national championships today.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES MISS CHANCE TO SWEEP TIGERS IN 7-5 LOSS

 

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Photo:  Mikie Mahtook hit the go-ahead run that gave the Tigers the win.  Via @tigers on Twitter

June 25, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres have really come alive these past few games.  They already have the series, but today they went for the sweep against the Tigers.  Jordan Zimmermann started for Detroit against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG BATS IN THE EIGHTH GIVE PADRES SERIES WIN OVER TIGERS

 

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Photo:  Hector Sanchez hit the go-ahead two-run blast in the eighth for the Padres.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 24, 2017 (San Diego) - One run was enough for the Padres last night; pitching and defense combined to secure the win against the Tigers, but the Friars would try again for more tonight. Anibal Sanchez started for Detroit against Dinelson Lamet.

AZTECS COMPETE AT THE USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Reaser is competing in her sixth U.S. outdoor championship meet and Glenn competed in her first championship meet

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June 24, 2017 (Sacramento) - San Diego State track and field junior Simone Glenn competed in the first round of the 200 meters and alum Allison Reaser is ninth midway through the heptathlon on the third day of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ONE RUN, PITCHING AND DEFENSE COMBINE TO TAME SLUMPING TIGERS IN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Austin Hedges drove in the game's only run and it was enough to give the Padres a win in their first game back home.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 23, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres lost two out of three to the Cubs, but they did win the season series.  Now it’s time to come home and have an interleague weekend series with the Tigers.  Michael Fulmer started on the mound for Detroit against Luis Perdomo.

OUTSTANDING OPENING DAY AT USATF CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR SDSU

 

Henderson’s second-place showing secures her a spot on Team USA for the World Championships this August

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June 22, 2017 (Sacramento) - San Diego State track and field alum Whitney Ashley captured silver in the discus and junior Ashley Henderson advanced to the 100 meters semifinal in the opening day of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES AVOID SWEEP AND GET CLOSE WIN AGAINST CUBS

 

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Photo:  despite Ian Happ's two-run homer in the fourth, the Padres prevailed.  Via @Cubs on Twitter

June 21, 2017 (Chicago) - The Padres had the chance to avoid the sweep today in this morning’s (afternoon’s for them) finale against the Cubs.  Miguel Diaz started against Eddie Butler for the Cubs.

RASHAAD PENNY EARNS ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA HONOR

 

Penny was previously named a preseason all-MW running back and kick returner by the magazine

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June 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named to the Athlon Sports preseason All-America team, the publication recently announced.

ECM PADRES REPORT: CUBS SHUT OUT PADRES TO WIN GAME TWO

 

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Photo: despite the loss, Jhoulys Chacin pitched another good outing:  six innings, five hits, two runs, three walks and six strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 20, 2017 (Chicago) - The Cubs pulled a surprise move on the Padres last night, coming from behind to get the 3-2 win in game one.  Tonight, the Padres tried again with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Mike Montgomery for the Cubbies.

ECM PADRES REPORT: CUBS OVERTAKE PADRES TO WIN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Jose Pirela gets congratulations from Yangervis Solarte after his 441-foot homer in the first that gave the Padres the lead.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 19, 2017 (Chicago) - The Padres’ series against the Brewers wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been, but now the Friars had to play the defending world champion Cubs, who they did sweep earlier this year at Petco.  Clayton Richard started game one tonight against Jon Lester for Chicago.

ADKISON, SHEEHAN NAMED THIRD TEAM ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL-AMERICANS

 

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June 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State outfielder Tyler Adkison and shortstop Danny Sheehan have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-America Third Team. The announcement comes on the heels of both players being selected to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Region First Team last week.

EX-SDSU GOLF STAR XANDER SCHAUFFELE TIES FOR FIFTH AT U.S. OPEN

 

Aztec alumnus earns exemption to next year’s championship

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June 18, 2017 (Erin, Wisc.) - Making his first major championship appearance, former San Diego State All-American Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) tied for fifth place at the 117th U.S. Open on Sunday after carding a 3-under-par 69 during the final round at Erin Hills Golf Club.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NELSON'S COMPLETE GAME GIVES BREWERS SERIES WIN OVER PADRES

 

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Photo:  Jimmy Nelson pitched a complete, one-run game on Sunday vs. the Padres.  Via @Brewers on Twitter

June 18, 2017 (Milwaukee) - Riding the momentum from yesterday’s extra innings win, the Padres attempted to take the series from the Brewers today in game three.  Luis Perdomo started against Jimmy Nelson.

ECM PADRES REPORT: IN SECOND EXTRA INNINGS TILT WITH BREWERS, PADS GET THE UPPER HAND

 

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Photo:  Yangervis Solarte’s two home runs in the second and 10th innings gave the Padres the boost they needed to win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 17, 2017 (Milwaukee) - Last night was a crushing defeat for the Padres, as they were walked off in the 10th with Eric Thames’ solo homer.  But they did get a good start, so they’ll try that approach today with Dinelson Lamet on the mound against Chase Anderson.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GOOD START FOR PADRES OBLITERATED IN CRUSHING WALK-OFF LOSS

 

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Photo:  Eric Thames celebrates with teammates after his walk-off home run in the 10th that gave the Brewers the win.  Via @Brewers on Twitter

June 15, 2017 (Milwaukee) - After an impressive series against the Reds in which they got the sweep, the Padres set out on the road for a test against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Miguel Diaz started on the mound against Junior Guerra for Milwaukee.

FIVE AZTECS EARN ACWPC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Diacono lands on Outstanding Team

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June 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Five San Diego State water polo players earned Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Awards, the ACWPC announced on Friday. The five honorees match the most in single-season school history.

CAJON DE ORO LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 14, 2017 (Mount Helix) – The Cajon De Oro Little League’s majors team has won the Tournament of Champions President’s Cup–tops among 16 East County leagues.

The Cajon De Oro league, celebrating its 60th season, includes players ages 10-12 who live in the Mount Helix, Casa de Oro and El Cajon communities and is home-based at Mosher Field on Mount Helix.

FOUR AZTECS SELECTED ON FINAL DAY OF MLB DRAFT

 

Adkison, Reyes, Saylor, Trejo chosen on Wednesday

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Photo:  Alan Trejo was the first Aztec selected in the MLB draft on Wednesday when he went to the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round. Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 14, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - After San Diego State Aztec pitcher Brett Seeburger (St. Louis, 10th rd.) was taken on Tuesday during day two of the annual Major League Draft, four fellow Aztecs heard their names called on Wednesday during final day of the pro selection process. That foursome included seniors Marcus Reyes (LHP) and CJ Saylor (RHP) plus juniors Alan Trejo (2B) and Tyler Adkison (OF).

SAN DIEGO STATE ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES 2017 HALL OF FAME CLASS

 

Five selected to join elite group of Aztecs

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June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Department of Athletics announced today its 2017 class for the Aztec Hall of Fame. The group of five inductees for this year’s class include former men’s basketball head coach Steve Fisher, men’s basketball guard D.J. Gay, track and field star Whitney Ashley, and football players Craig Penrose and Whip Walton.

TWO AZTECS EARN POSTSEASON BASEBALL HONORS

 

Adkison, Sheehan honored for play during 2017 season

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Photo:  Tyler Adkison is an honorable mention Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American as well a a member of the NCAA Division I All-West Region first team.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztec outfielder Tyler Adkison has been named a 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American and both he and shortstop Danny Sheehan have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I West All-Region First Team. Sheehan was previously announced as a 2017 third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY THREE: PADRES SWEEP THE MOUND

 

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Photo:  Troy Conyers (LHP, USD/El Capitan HS) drafted 1,177th overall by the San Francisco Giants.  Via usdtoreros.com

June 14, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - Yesterday in day two of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres expanded their horizons and picked from the broad pool of college prospects.  Here’s who they picked on the third and final day in rounds 11-40.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET THE SWEEP OF THE REDS

 

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Photo:  another strong outing for Jhoulys Chacin:  seven innings pitched, five hits, two runs, one walk and four strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was as good an outing as we’ve seen from the Padres so far this season.  If we’re being honest, and this isn’t an insult, nothing will top it.  But today, the Padres went for the sweep against the Reds in this Wednesday matinee.  Amir Garrett started for the Reds against Jhoulys Chacin.

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