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BONNIE DRAXLER LEADS AZTECS TRACK & FIELD TO STELLAR THIRD DAY OF MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SDSU is in second place with the final day of the MW Championships set for Saturday

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May 12, 2017 (Logan, Ut.) - San Diego State track and field junior Bonnie Draxler earned her third Mountain West pole vault title and the Aztecs are in second following a spectacular third day of the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Utah State’s Ralph Maughn Stadium, on Friday.

ECM PADRES REPORT: THREE HOME RUNS LIFT PADRES OVER WHITE SOX

 

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May 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Yesterday...well...to be frank, it wasn’t a good day for the Padres.  But tonight they started a weekend series against the White Sox, so maybe they’ll do better up north. Jhoulys Chacin started against Miguel Gonzalez for Chicago.

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS AT NEVADA 5-4 IN EIGHT INNINGS

 

SDSU has five-game winning streak snapped in Reno

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Photo:  Jenavee Peres had three of SDSU's seven hits in a 5-4 loss at Nevada.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 12, 2017 (Reno) - The San Diego State softball saw its five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-4, eight-inning loss Friday afternoon at Nevada. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 30-18 overall and 14-9 in Mountain West play.

AZTECS FALL TO AIR FORCE 9-1 IN SERIES OPENER

 

Falcons hand Seeburger his second loss of the year

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Photo:  Chase Calabuig accounted for SDSU's lone run with his seventh home run of the season at Air Force Friday afternoon.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 12, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State was unable to solve Air Force pitching of much of the day as it dropped a 9-1 decision to the Falcons Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs. Although they had 10 hits in the contest, the Aztecs could not get the clutch hit when they needed it.

SDSU SOFTBALL OUTLASTS NEVADA 11-9

 

Aztecs win fifth straight game

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Photo:  West Hills High grad Katie Byrd scored three runs in SDSU's 11-9 win at Nevada.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 11, 2017 (Reno) - The San Diego State softball team used a 14-hit performance to outlast Nevada 11-9 Thursday afternoon in Reno, Nev. The Aztecs improved to 30-17 overall and 14-8 in Mountain West play with their fifth consecutive victory, while the Wolf Pack dropped to 27-22 and 12-10.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LET LEAD SLIP OUT OF REACH AGAIN AS RANGERS WALK IT OFF AND TAKE SERIES

 

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May 11, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres had one more chance to salvage the series with the Rangers and split it tonight with Clayton Richard on the mound against Martin Perez for the Rangers.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S ELLIS PLACES SIXTH IN MW HEPTATHLON

 

The Aztecs’ day tomorrow starts at 9 a.m. (MT) with the hammer throw.

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May 11, 2017 (Logan, Ut.) - San Diego State track and field senior Kassidy Ellis rose one spot to finish sixth in the heptathlon at the 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Utah State’s Ralph Maughn Stadium on Thursday.

AZTECS ASSIST IN FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR OUTFIELDER CHAD BIBLE

 

SDSU Strive Campaign set for baseball player diagnosed with cancer

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May 11, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Athletic Department and the university development staff have come together to organize a fundraising effort for Aztec baseball player Chad Bible, who has missed most of the 2017 season due to cancer.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LOSE LEAD AND GAME LATE

 

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May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Yesterday was...well.  In any event, the Padres got a chance tonight in the second leg of a home-at-home series against the Rangers, this time in Arlington.  Luis Perdomo started on the mound against Rangers ace Yu Darvish.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD IN SEVENTH IN MW HEPTATHLON

 

Ellis begins the second day of the heptathlon tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

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May 10, 2017 (Logan, Ut.) - In the opening day of the 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, San Diego State track and field senior Kassidy Ellis is seventh in the heptathlon after four events at Utah State’s Ralph Maughn Stadium.

TIM SHELTON NAMED SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH

 

Former director of player development elevated to assistant coach

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May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Tim Shelton, a long-time member of the San Diego State men’s basketball program, has been named an assistant coach on head coach Brian Dutcher’s staff. The 2017-18 campaign will mark Shelton’s 11th on Montezuma Mesa.

SAN DIEGO STATE ATHLETICS BREAKS NCAA APR SCHOOL RECORD

 

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May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rate (APR) for member institutions today and San Diego State once again easily cleared the threshold by the organization to avoid penalties and set a program record in the process.

AZTEC ROWING CLAIMS FOUR SPOTS ON ALL-WIRA TEAMS

 

Avery, Danvers named to first team; Hepner, Keane land on second team

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May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Following San Diego State rowing’s excellent finish at the Western intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on April 30 in Gold River, Calif., four Aztecs were named to the all-WIRA team. Sara Avery and Brynn Danvers both made the women’s first team, while Brooke Hepner and Laura Keane landed on the women’s second team.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES 11TH AT NCAA REGIONALS

 

Aztec senior Sirene Blair sets program record for lowest 54-hole total at regional event

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May 10, 2017 (Lubbock, Tex.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team saw its season come to a disappointing conclusion on Wednesday after finishing in 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Lubbock Regional. The Aztecs fired a collective 10-over-par 298 during the final round for a 54-hole total of 892 (+28) on the par-72, 6,593-yard Rawls Course.

ECM PADRES REPORT: EL CAJON NATIVE PITCHES COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT AS RANGERS BLANK PADRES 11-0

 

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Photo:  El Cajon native, Grossmont High School and USD grad A.J. Griffin threw a complete game shutout against the Padres on Tuesday.  Via @Rangers on Twitter

May 9, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres had a rare Tuesday day game today on the last day of a home-at-home against the Texas Rangers after a great offensive showing last night.  El Cajon native, Grossmont High and USD grad A.J. Griffin started on the mound for the Rangers against Jered Weaver.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF SLIPS INTO EIGHTH AFTER DAY TWO AT NCAA REGIONALS

 

Aztecs two shots out of coveted sixth spot heading into Wednesday’s final round

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Photo:  Fernanda Escauriza led the Aztecs with a 72 during the second round of the NCAA Lubbock Regional.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 9, 2017 (Lubbock, Tex.) - Despite shaving two strokes off its combined score from round one, the San Diego State women’s golf team slipped two notches into eighth place at the 2017 NCAA Lubbock Regional on Tuesday after posting an 8-over-par 296 during the second round at The Rawls Course on the campus of Texas Tech University.

JUSTIN HUTSON ELEVATED TO SDSU MEN'S HOOPS ASSOCIATED HEAD COACH

 

Long-time assistant to enter 10th season at SDSU

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May 9, 2017 (San Diego) - Justin Hutson has been elevated from SDSU men’s basketball assistant coach to associate head coach, Aztec head coach Brian Dutcher announced. Hutson is entering his 10th season atop Montezuma Mesa.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STELLAR OFFENSE LEADS TO GAME ONE WIN OVER RANGERS

 

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May 8, 2017 (San Diego) - Yesterday’s game was rained out, but the Padres were back in action tonight against an American League opponent, the Texas Rangers, for a nice change of pace.  Nick Martinez started on the mound for the Rangers against Trevor Cahill.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF IN SIXTH PLACE AFTER DAY ONE AT NCAA REGIONALS

 

Aztecs’ Blair, Vivaldi among individual top 20

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Photo:  Sirene Blair led the Aztecs with a 72 in round one of the NCAA Lubbock Regional.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 8, 2017 (Lubbock, Tex.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team sits in sixth place at the 2017 NCAA Lubbock Regional after firing a collective 10-over-par 298 on Monday during the opening round at The Rawls Course on the campus of Texas Tech University.

REYES EARNS MW PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD

 

Aztec senior allows one hit over 5.2 innings

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May 8, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior left-hander Marcus Reyes has been named the Mountain West Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played through Sunday, May 7, 2017.

AZTECS SWEEP SERIES WITH 10-INNING WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE

 

Baseball downs Spartans 6-5 on safety squeeze

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Photo:  Ryan Orr's sacrifice bunt in the top of the 10th drove home the winning run in the victory at San Jose State Sunday afternoon.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 7, 2017 (San Jose) - San Diego State scored the winning run on a safety squeeze in the top of the 10th inning as it defeated San Jose State 6-5 Sunday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose. It was the second consecutive extra-inning win for the Aztecs over the Spartans and allowed them to sweep not only the three-game weekend series but the full six-game slate against SJSU this season.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BELLINGER'S GRAND SLAM GIVES DODGERS WIN AND SERIES

UPDATE:  Today's game has been postponed due to rain; will be made up as part of a doubleheader on 9/2

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May 6, 2017 (San Diego) - With last night’s ninth inning still fresh in their minds, the Padres took the field again tonight, hoping for a better result.  Clayton Kershaw started on the mound for the Dodgers against Clayton Richard for the Padres.  Good luck with that.

AZTEC SOFTBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER WITH UNLV

 

SDSU wins twice on Senior Day to sweep weekend series

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May 6, 2017 (San Diego) - Shelby Thompson (Benicia, Calif.) hit a pair of home runs in the first game and Ashley Ercolano (Poway, Calif./Poway HS) hit a grand slam in the final home game of her career in the nightcap to lift San Diego State to a doubleheader sweep over UNLV Saturday at SDSU Softball Stadium.

AZTECS DOWN SAN JOSE STATE 5-3 IN 12 INNINGS

 
Calabuig drives in three with homer, double
 
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Photo:  Chase Calabuig had a double, home run and three RBI in the win at San Jose State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com
May 6, 2017 (San Jose) - San Diego Scored twice in the top of the 12th inning and defeated San Jose State 5-3 Saturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif., as it registered its 11th series win of the season. The victory was also the third straight for the Aztecs, who improved to 33-15 overall and 16-7 in the Mountain West.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD COMPETES AT OXY INVITATIONAL

 

SDSU next competes at the MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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May 6, 2017 (Los Angeles) - San Diego State track and field had a small contingent compete at the Oxy Invitational, hosted by Occidental College in Los Angeles, on Saturday.

AZTECS RALLY TO DEFEAT SAN JOSE STATE 8-5

 

Baseball comes back twice in win over Spartans

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Photo:  Danny Sheehan had two hits, two RBI and scored once in the win at San Jose State Friday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 6, 2017 (San Jose) - San Diego State had to come from behind twice as it rallied to defeat San Jose State, 8-4, Friday night at Municipal Stadium in San Jose. The win was the fourth in four games against the Spartans for SDSU this season as it improved to 32-15 overall and 15-7 in the Mountain West.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BLOODY NINTH GIVES DODGERS WIN OVER PADRES

 

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Photo: the Friar celebrates Cinco de Mayo.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 5, 2017 (San Diego) - It wasn’t the prettiest series for the Padres against the Rockies, but they did manage to eek one game out of it.  Now the Dodgers are coming to town for a three-game weekend series.  In tonight’s game one, Kenta Maeda started for the Dodgers against Jhoulys Chacin.

CABLE'S TWO-RUN HOMER LIFTS SDSU SOFTBALL OVER UNLV

 

 

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May 5, 2017 (San Diego) - On Cinco de Mayo, Aztecs softball welcomed the UNLV Rebels to Aztec softball stadium.  Senior Morgan Ettinger started on the mound for the Rebels against another senior, Erica Romero, for the Aztecs.

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