SDSU is swept in its opening Mountain West series
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March 18, 2018 (Los Altos, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team ended its Mountain West opening series with a 9-1, five-inning loss at San José State Sunday afternoon at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif. The Aztecs are now 9-20 and 0-3 in MW play.
SDSU got on the scoreboard first in the top of the first inning when Taylor Adams scored on an error after a Taylor Stewart single. The Spartans (19-9, 3-0 MW), however, scored the final nine runs of the game to complete the run-rule victory.
SJSU scored two runs in the bottom of the first on a single and an error, three in the third on a three-run homer by Madison Aurin, and four in the fourth on a solo home run by Emma Entzminger and another three-run homer by Aurin. For the day, Aurin was 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBIs at the plate, and got the win in the circle after allowing one unearned run on two hits and a walk over five innings, striking out two.
Adams and Stewart each singled for San Diego State, while Iesha Hill drew a walk.
Marissa Moreno took the loss for the Aztecs, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk over 2 1/3 innings, striking out one. Julie McDonald relieved Moreno (2-10) in the third and gave up one run on three hits in 2/3 innings. Alex Formby pitched the final inning, yielding four runs on three hits and a walk.
SDSU was swept in a Mountain West series for the first time since April 1-3, 2016 against Fresno State.
The Aztecs finally return to SDSU Softball Stadium on Tuesday, March 27 for a non-conference game at 6 p.m. against San Diego before hosting Boise State for a three-game series from March 29-31.
San José State 9, San Diego State 1 (5 innings)
San Diego State (9-20, 0-3 MW) 100 00 -- 1 2 1
San José State (19-9, 3-0 MW) 203 4x -- 9 11 1
Moreno, McDonald (3), Formby (4) and Sturdivant, Umi (4); Aurin and Garvey
W - Aurin, 7-7; L - Moreno, 2-10
HR: San José State, Aurin, 2 (7), Entzminger (2)