SDSU falls in slugfest by two runs
Photo: Shelby Thompson homered, doubled and drove in four runs in the 10-8 loss to Nevada. Courtesy goaztecs.com
April 13, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State was unable to contain Nevada’s bats in a 10-8 loss in eight innings in the series opener Friday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs dropped to 12-25 overall and 3-7 in Mountain West play, while the Wolf Pack improved to 18-17 and 7-5.
The game featured a combined 18 runs, 30 hits, 26 left on base, 10 walks, a hit batter and seven errors, and lasted 2 hours, 59 minutes.
SDSU took a 8-7 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-run homer by Shelby Thompson and a sacrifice fly by Katie Byrd (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS), but Nevada rallied to tie it in the seventh and scored two more in the eighth in the win.
Thompson led San Diego State with two hits and four RBIs, while Alex Formby (5.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 5 K) took the loss.
Game No. 2 of the series is 6 p.m. Saturday as the first 500 fans (for the baseball game as well) will receive a San Diego State hat (while supplies last).