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SDSU BASEBALL ENDS 2018 SEASON WITH LOSS AGAINST NORTHWESTERN IN CORVALLIS REGIONAL

 

Aztecs finish 2018 season 39-21

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June 2, 2018 (Corvallis, Ore.) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 9-0 loss in an elimination game against Northwestern State Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium. The Aztecs finish its season 39-21 after reaching an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six years.

SDSU BASEBALL DROPS 6-4 DECISION AGAINST LSU IN CORVALLIS REGIONAL

 

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June 1, 2018 (Corvallis, Ore.) - The No. 3-seeded San Diego State baseball team fell to No. 2 seed LSU on Friday afternoon, 6-4, at Goss Stadium in the Corvallis Regional.

SDSU BASEBALL CLAIMS FIFTH MW TITLE IN SIX YEARS

 

Casey Schmitt named MW Championship Most Valuable Player

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May 27, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team claimed their fifth Mountain West Championship in the past six years with a 14-5 victory over No. 4-seeded UNLV on Saturday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Freshman right-handed pitcher/infielder Casey Schmitt was named Mountain West Championships Most Valuable Player, while Dean Nevarez, Garrett Hill and Jacob Erickson were named to the All-Tournament team.

SDSU BASEBALL EARNS SPOT IN MW TITLE GAME WITH 12-INNING WIN OVER UNLV

 

 

Granite Hills alum Jordan Verdon posts walk-off sacrifice fly in bottom of the 12th

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May 25, 2018 (San Diego) - After exchanging three-run third innings with the Rebels, lights-out pitching out of the Aztec bullpen and a walk-off sacrifice fly by Jordan Verdon, the San Diego State baseball solidified its place in the Mountain West Championship game tomorrow night with a 4-3 win over No. 4-seeded UNLV on Friday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs will go for its fifth Mountain West Championship in the last six years tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. against the winner of UNLV and San Jose State, which play tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

SDSU BASEBALL WINS PITCHERS' DUEL AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE IN MW CHAMPIONSHIPS 2-1

 

 

Aztecs score two in the seventh to take comeback win over SJSU

 

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May 25, 2018 (San Diego) - Led by a two-run seventh inning, a quality start from SDSU right-hander Garrett Hill and 2.1 innings of perfect relief by Jacob Erickson, the San Diego State baseball team opened the Mountain West Baseball Championships with a 2-1 win over No. 3-seeded San Jose State on Thursday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SIX FROM SDSU BASEBALL EARN ALL-MW HONORS, INCLUDING GRANITE HILLS' VERDON

 

SDSU earns Pitcher of the Year honors for the second consecutive year

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May 24, 2018 (San Diego) - Six players from the San Diego State baseball team earned All-Mountain West honors, the league announced Thursday afternoon. Junior right-handed pitcher Garrett Hill was named Mountain West Co-Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the first team with senior outfielder Chase Calabuig and junior infielder, Granite Hills product and El Cajon native Jordan Verdon. SDSU's three second-team selections included junior designated hitter Chad Bible, sophomore outfielder Julian Escobedo, and senior left-handed pitcher Jacob Erickson. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: KOMETS COME FROM BEHIND TO DETHRONE MONARCHS IN CIF DIV. IV ROUND ONE

 

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Cover photo:  Monte Vista senior Ivan Plazola struck out 12 batters, but couldn't secure the lead as the Monarchs fell short.

May 22, 2018 (Spring Valley) - Monte Vista baseball has made it to the CIF Division IV playoffs.  Today in round one, they faced Kearny, the winners of a play-in on Monday against Calipatria.  The Komets are a near-perfect 11-1 in the Central League and a 17-12 overall record.  The Monarchs just barely eeked into the playoffs with a 9-6 record in the Grossmont League and an 18-11 overall record.  Senior Cade Logan took the hill for the Komets against senior Ivan Plazola for Monte Vista.

SDSU BASEBALL FINISHES REGULAR SEASON WITH 12-10 LOSS AT NEVADA

 

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May 19, 2018 (Reno) - Despite a four-run eighth inning, the San Diego State baseball's late-inning comeback attempt fell short against Nevada on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 12-10 decision at Peccole Park.

SDSU BASEBALL SLIPPED UP AT NEVADA

 

SDSU will be No. 2 seed in next week's MW Tournament

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May 18, 2018 (Reno) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 13-3 defeat against Nevada on Friday night at Peccole Park. Nevada (28-22, 19-9 MW) clinched its second regular-season Mountain West Championship in the last four years with the win, while SDSU (36-18, 18-11 MW) will be the No. 2 seed in next week's Mountain West Baseball Tournament at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES COMEBACK IN SERIES OPENER AT NEVADA TO CLAIM 12-7 WIN

 

Aztecs score nine unanswered runs to jump to a half-game back for first place in conference standings

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May 17, 2018 (Reno) - The San Diego State baseball team overcame a pair of four-run deficits to defeat Nevada on the road Friday night 12-7. The Aztecs, now 18-10 in the Mountain West, are a half-game behind the first-place standing Wolf Pack, which fell to 18-9 in league play.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS SPLIT SERIES WITH SPARTANS AFTER EXTRA INNINGS LOSS

 

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May 13, 2018 (San Diego) - Aztecs baseball picked the perfect day to have Senior Day on:  Mother’s Day and it turned out to be their last home game of the season as well.  The Aztecs looked to take the series against San Jose State with junior Tevin Cadola on the mound for the Spartans against senior Jorge Fernandez for the Aztecs.  Fun fact:  all of the Aztec baseball seniors are either criminal justice or social science majors.  No in-betweens with them, is there?

SDSU BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE

 

Justin Goossen-Brown pitched SDSU's first complete game of the season in the opener

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May 12, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team swept San Jose State in a Saturday doubleheader at Tony Gwynn Stadium, using a complete game by Justin Goossen-Brown in a 2-1 victory in game 1 before the bats broke things open in the nightcap in a 16-4 win.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS' RALLY FALLS SHORT IN SERIES OPENER WITH SPARTANS

 

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May 11, 2018 (San Diego) - SDSU baseball has been tearing through the Mountain West and they entered tonight, their last home series of the regular season, with a strong 33-15 (15-8 MW) record.  This weekend, they faced the third place San Jose State Spartans, who sit at 21-25 (11-12 MW).  Senior Jake Swiech started on the mound for the Spartans against junior Harrison Pyatt for the Aztecs.

JORDAN VERDON TABBED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Verdon joins Chad Bible as only MW players to have won MW Player of the Week twice in 2018

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May 8, 2018 (San Diego) - A day after earning Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, junior first baseman Jordan Verdon was named Mountain West Player of the Week after hitting three home runs and driving in 10 runs over four games last week. Verdon joins SDSU junior designated hitter Chad Bible as the only players in the Mountain West to have won Player of the Week twice this season.

JORDAN VERDON COLLECTS SECOND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

 

Junior first baseman and Granite Hills alum hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs over four games last week

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May 7, 2018 (San Diego) - Junior first baseman Jordan Verdon won his second Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week Award of the season on Monday after hitting three home runs and driving in 10 runs over four games last week. Verdon is one of nine players in the country to have won multiple National Player of the Week Awards this season.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES WITH 7-3 WIN AT NEW MEXICO

 

SDSU wins first road series at New Mexico since 2004

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May 6, 2018 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State baseball team defeated New Mexico, 7-3, in its series finale at Santa Ana Star Field on Sunday afternoon to capture a series win over the Lobos. SDSU improves to 33-15 (15-8 Mountain West), while UNM drops to 16-30-1 (9-18 MW).

SDSU BASEBALL'S WINNING STREAK SNAPPED AFTER 4-3 LOSS AT NEW MEXICO

 

Granite Hills' Jordan Verdon homered for third consecutive game

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May 5, 2018 (Alberquerque) - Despite starting its afternoon off with a three-run home run by Jordan Verdon in the top of the first inning, the San Diego State baseball team saw its season-best seven-game winning streak come to a close after a 4-3 setback against New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Field on Saturday afternoon. SDSU (32-15 overall) remains in second place in the Mountain West standings with a 14-8 league record, while UNM jumps to 16-29-1 overall and 9-17 in the Mountain West.

SDSU BASEBALL EXTENDS WINNING STREAK TO SEVEN AFTER 11-5 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO

 

Harrison Pyatt took a no-hitter bid into the seventh

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May 4, 2018 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State baseball team won its road series opener against Mountain West foe New Mexico 11-5 on Friday night. SDSU extends its winning streak to seven games and improves to 32-14 (14-7) on the year, while New Mexico drops to 15-29-1 (8-17 MW). With Nevada's 4-2 win over Fresno State on Friday night, the Aztecs remain a game back of first place in the Mountain West standings.

SDSU BASEBALL WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT; DEFEATS UC RIVERSIDE 8-6

 

Jordan Verdon, Chad Bible and Chase Calabuig all hit home runs to pace offense

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May 1, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team defeated UC Riverside 8-6 in its regular season non-conference finale at Tony Gwynn Stadium Tuesday night. SDSU, which extended its season-best winning streak to six games, stands at 31-14 on the year while UCR drops to 16-23.

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES SWEEP OF UNLV WITH 4-2 WIN

 

Aztecs have won five in a row and eight of its last nine

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April 29, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team completed a three-game sweep of UNLV on Sunday afternoon and extended its season-best winning streak to five after defeating the Rebels, 4-2, at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU improves to 30-14 (13-7 Mountain West) on the year, while UNLV drops to 29-17 (10-11 MW).

SDSU BASEBALL ERASES FIVE-RUN DEFICIT IN 7-6 WIN OVER UNLV

 

SDSU extends its winning streak to a season-best four games

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April 28, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team captured a series win over UNLV on Saturday night, defeating the Rebels 7-6 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs improve to 29-14 on the year and 12-7 in the Mountain West while UNLV falls to 29-16 and 10-10 in conference play.

SDSU BASEBALL WINS PITCHERS' DUEL OVER UNLV 1-0

 

SDSU has allowed one run over its last three games

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April 28, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team logged its second shutout over its last three games to defeat UNLV 1-0 in a series-opening contest at Tony Gwynn Stadium Friday night. SDSU grows its lead over UNLV to a game-and-a-half in the Mountain West standings and improves to 28-14 (11-8 MW), while UNLV drops to 29-15 (10-9 MW).

BASEBALL TAKES DOWN UC RIVERSIDE 19-1

 

SDSU posts largest road margin of victory since 2006

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April 24, 2018 (Riverside) - The San Diego State baseball team logged its largest single-game margin of victory since 2007, defeating UC Riverside, 19-1 at the Riverside Sportsplex on Tuesday night. SDSU improves to 27-14 on the year, while UCR drops to 15-20.

PREP BASEBALL: CANEDAY PITCHES CG SHUTOUT AS SCOTTIES BLANK VAQUEROS 5-0

 

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Cover photo:  Helix sophomore Thomas Caneday posted nine complete innings while giving up just four hits and no runs in the shutout win for the Highlanders.

April 24, 2018 (Lakeside) - El Capitan and Helix baseball have produced some outstanding college and MLB recruits and today, we got to see both programs in action at Hostetler Field on the campus of El Capitan High.  The Vaqueros, however, have had a rocky season, going 6-11, but the positive takeaway is that they are .500 (2-2) in the Grossmont League coming into today’s game.  The Highlanders have a decent overall record (12-7), but are strangely winless in league play, going 0-2.  Sophomore Thomas Caneday got the start today for Helix against senior Blake Peyton for El Cap.

SDSU BASEBALL BLANKS FRESNO STATE 7-0 FOR SERIES WIN

 

Aztecs post first shutout of 2018 season behind Jorge Fernandez's six-inning performance

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April 22, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team clinched a series win over Fresno State on Sunday while posting the first shutout of the 2018 season, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-0, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Sunday afternoon. SDSU improves to 26-14 and 10-7 in the Mountain West to own sole possession of second place in the league, while fifth-place standing Fresno State drops to 23-16 overall and 9-12 in MW play.

SDSU BASEBALL'S NINTH INNING RALLY FALLS SHORT AGAINST FRESNO STATE

 

Aztecs-Bulldogs all-time series enters rubber game tomorrow even at 99-99

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April 22, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team fell on Saturday night, 7-4, as the series with Fresno State stands even heading into tomorrow's rubber game. The Aztecs stand at 25-14 with a 9-7 league record -- still good for second place in the Mountain West -- while Fresno State leaps to 23-15 with a 9-11 league record.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES A 3-2 WIN IN SERIES OPENER AGAINST FRESNO STATE

 

Aztecs improve to 9-6 in Mountain West play

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April 20, 2018 (San Diego) - Led by 14 strikeouts by the San Diego State pitching staff and a 3-for-4 day from Dean Nevarez, the SDSU baseball team defeated Fresno State, 3-2, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Friday night. The Aztecs improve to 25-13 and move into second place in the Mountain West at 9-6, while Fresno State falls to 22-15 with an 8-11 MW mark. 

SDSU BASEBALL EARNS 3-2 COMEBACK WIN OVER CSUN

 

Aztecs are 24-13 heading into conference series with Fresno State

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April 17, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 2-0 deficit and defeat CSUN, 3-2, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Tuesday night. SDSU, which jumps back into Mountain West play this weekend at home against Fresno State, is 24-13 on the season while CSUN drops to 17-19.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: NORSEMEN WALK IT OFF IN EXTRAS ON MAX HAGEMAN'S BASE HIT

 

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Cover photo:  Valhalla junior Max Hageman drove in the game-winning walkoff single in the eighth inning.

April 17, 2018 (El Cajon) - Valhalla baseball, usually one of the best high school baseball teams in San Diego County, is off to a rare bad start to 2018.  The Norsemen were 6-11 overall coming into today’s game, but were so far, so good in league with a 2-1 record.  The Cougars of Steele Canyon are quite the opposite.  They’re undefeated in league (3-0) and a solid .500 (8-8) overall.  Both teams met on Norsemen turf today.  In football, this would be the battle for the Jamacha Trophy.  We’ll call it that in baseball too for fun.  Senior Trevor Back started for the Cougars against senior Tanner Smith for Valhalla.

CASEY SCHMITT NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PITCHER OF THE WEEK

 

Freshman right-hander logged two saves in a series win over Cal State Fullerton

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April 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State freshman right-handed pitcher Casey Schmitt was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. 

Schmitt becomes the first freshman to win Mountain West Pitcher of the Week since Bubba Derby earned the award on Feb. 18, 2013. Schmitt is the eighth SDSU freshman in league history to earn MW Pitcher of the Week. 

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