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ECM PADRES REPORT: EL COFFEE'S THREE-RUN HOMER, SIX-RUN SEVENTH LIFTS BUCS OVER PADS

 

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Photo:  The Padres held a 6-4 lead over the Pirates until the seventh, when Gregory Polanco unleashed a three-run homer to give the Buccos the lead.  Via @Pirates on Twitter

August 4, 2017 (Pittsburgh) - Yes, the Padres just faced the Bucs, but because the MLB said so, they're facing them again, this time in Pittsburgh.  Travis Wood started against Ivan Nova for the Pirates.

FORMER AZTEC DUO TO COMPETE AT FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Water polo duo to play in Budapest

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August 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State water polo All-Americans Sandy Onweller Dielman and Stacy Werner are set to compete with Bay Area Masters in Budapest at the 17th FINA World Masters Championships. The tournament features seven teams, two of which will represent the United States.

TWO AZTECS SET TO COMPETE AT IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Ashley and Thomas-Ricketts each finished second at their national championships

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August 3, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field will have two representatives at the 16th IAAF World Championships, with former standouts Whitney Ashley and Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts representing the United States and Jamaica, respectively. The world championships are underway August 4-13 in London.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SPLIT SERIES WITH TWINS

 

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Photo:  Though they lost, the Padres made some key offensive plays against the Twins in the series finale.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 2, 2017 (San Diego) - Believe it or not, last night, thought it was only game one of the series against the Twins, the Padres won the series--because it’s only two games!  The Pads went for the sweep today against Ervin Santana, the ace of the Twins’ staff, against Luis Perdomo.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET JOB DONE AGAINST TWINS WITH THREE RUNS

 

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Photo:  Austin Hedges' two-run homer sealed the win for the Friars against the Twins.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 1, 2017 (San Diego) - After a successful homestand against the Pirates, the Padres kicked off August with interleague play as the Minnesota Twins came to town.  Jose Berrios started for the Twins against Jhoulys Chacin.

ROLLER HOCKEY HEADED TO GRANITE HILLS HIGH

 

By Nick Pellegrino

Aug. 1, 2017 (El Cajon, Calif.) -- According to the Granite Hills High School official website, the school's athletic department fields every single sport sponsored by the CIF San Diego Section.
 
It's bold. It's proud. It's also inaccurate, yet the Eagles are getting closer.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER REVEALS 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 home games in program’s 50th anniversary season

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July 31, 2017 (San Diego) - Celebrating the program’s 50th year of competition, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner unveiled the Aztecs’ highly anticipated 2017 schedule on Monday. The challenging slate features 10 matches at SDSU Sports Deck, along with seven dates against opponents that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.

SDSU T&F ALUM ALLISON REASER PLACES SECOND IN THORPE CUP

 

Reaser was making her third Thorpe Cup appearance

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July 30, 2017 (Dusseldorf, Germany) - San Diego State track and field alum and heptathlete Allison Reaser placed second in the Thorpe Cup this weekend, helping Team USA win the annual competition between the United States and Germany.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MCCUTCHEN GETS HOME RUN HAT TRICK AS PADRES CAN'T GET SWEEP OF BUCCOS

 

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Photo:  Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs in a four-home run game for Pittsburgh.  Via @Pirates on Twitter

July 30, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres looked phenomenal in last night's win over the Bucs and that allowed them to win the series.  They'd go for the sweep today with Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on the mound against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: OFFENSE COMES UP BIG IN SERIES WIN AGAINST BUCS

 

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Photo:  Another impressive outing for Dinelson Lamet; six innings, two hits, two runs, two walks and seven strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres put in a lot of effort last night and are feeling pretty good about themselves (as they should) after a 3-2 come-from-behind win against the Pirates.  Now it was time for game two.  Ivan Nova started on the hill for Pittsburgh against Dinelson Lamet.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES PUT IN WORK FOR COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN AGAINST BUCS

 

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Photo:  Travis Wood had a decent Friars debut:  six innings, two hits, two runs, one walk and seven strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 28, 2017 (San Diego) - After a successful home series against the Mets, in which they split two games apiece, the Padres welcomed another member of the Eastern National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates, for the weekend.  Chad Kuhl started on the mound for Pittsburgh against the Padres’ newest acquisition from the Royals, Travis Wood.

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

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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.

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