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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BATS COLD YET AGAIN AS NATIONALS WIN SERIES

 

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Photo:  Gio Gonzalez, who nearly pitched a no-hitter a few weeks ago, had only one unearned run today and zeros the rest of the day.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

August 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally, the Padres got the upper hand over the Nationals last night, winning 3-1.  Today, they went for the split with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals against Dinelson Lamet.

WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS UC DAVIS; FRIESEN SETS WIN RECORD

 

SDSU earns 1-0 win over UC Davis

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August 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State earned its first victory of the season, defeating UC Davis 1-0 at a sun-splashed SDSU Sports Deck Sunday afternoon. The decision evened the Aztecs’ record at 1-1 and supplied head coach Mike Friesen with his program-record 123rd career win.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NOT MUCH, BUT PADRES FINALLY GET UPPER HAND ON NATIONALS 3-1

 

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Photo:  Travis Wood allowed only one run tonight.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres’ offense was non-existent, falling 7-1 to the Nationals.  Tonight was a bit of a nostalgic night for SDSU alum Stephen Strasburg, who started in his hometown stadium against Travis Wood.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CAL POLY POMONA 1-0 IN SEASON OPENER

 

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - The SDSU men’s soccer team took the pitch on SDSU Sports Deck for the first time in 2017 tonight against Cal Poly Pomona.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO NO. 9 UCLA 5-1

 

Aztecs receive goal from Utush

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August 18, 2017 (Pasadena) - San Diego State, which fielded a lineup the featured six first-time starters, dropped its season opener Friday night at UCLA, 5-1. The decision puts the Aztecs at 0-1 on the year, while the ninth-ranked Bruins move to 1-0.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NON-EXISTENT PADRES OFFENSE GRANTS NATIONALS GAME TWO WIN

 

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Photo:  the Nationals stoned the Padres offensively and defensively.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Pitching was good for the Padres last night, but Ryan Zimmerman was too tough to beat and the Nats took game one on his eighth inning home run.  Luckily, there’s still three more games left, including tonight’s.  Matt Grace, starting in place of Max Scherzer, started on the hill for the Nationals against Luis Perdomo.

JAY MORRIS NAMED MEN'S BASKETBALL DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

 

Dutcher completes coaching staff with hire of Morris

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher has completed his coaching staff with the addition of Jay Morris as the program’s director of player development. Morris fills the void left by Tim Shelton, who was elevated to the position of assistant coach in May.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NATS END PITCHERS' DUEL TO WIN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Though the Padres lost tonight, they had some shining moments, like this catch by Manuel Margot to save a double.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres are riding high after a sweep of the Phillies, so they decided to try their luck against a tougher (think first-in-the-NL-East-with-a-71-47-record-and-one-of-the-best-teams-in-baseball tougher) NL East opponent, the Washington Nationals.  For four games.  Talk about over-confident.  Edwin Jackson starts for the Nats against Jhoulys Chacin.

SDSU'S HALEIGH KRAUSE WINS OREGON WOMEN'S STROKE PLAY TITLE

 

Aztec women’s golfer was lone player to card red figure for event

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August 17, 2017 (Portland, Ore.) - San Diego State’s Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) captured medalist honors at the Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday after posting a combined 3-under-par 141 at Rose City Golf Club. The Aztec rising senior led wire-to-wire, carding rounds of 72-69 to become the lone competitor in the 47-player field to finish the 27th annual tournament below par.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2017 SEASON

 

Penny, Rosales, Kelly and Lomax elected captains for 2017 campaign

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Photo:  2017 Aztec captains (L-to-R) Kameron Kelly, Trey Lomax and Rashaad Penny (Antonio Rosales not pictured) exchanging gifts at MCAS Miramar.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football has named seniors Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.), Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.), Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) and Trey Lomax (San Diego, Calif.) as its captains for the 2017 campaign.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/17: A NEW SEASON

 

 

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August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - A new Aztecs football and soccer season is upon us and today, head coach Rocky Long and SDSU women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen sat down with the media to give the inside scoop.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET FIRST SWEEP IN AN ETERNITY WITH 3-0 WIN OVER PHILLIES

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers was acrobatic today; a single and a triple steal in the fourth gave the Padres the lead.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres pounded the Phillies with offense last night to take the series and today, they looked for the sweep.  Nick Pivetta started for the Phillies against Clayton Richard.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED TO THIRD PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

Penny named a 2017 CBS Sports preseason third-team All-America selection

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August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 CBS Sports Preseason Second-Team All-American as a kick returner, which was announced today on CBSSports.com. It is the third preseason All-America team that Penny has made as a kick returner as he was also a second-team honoree by Phil Steele Magazine and a third-team pick by Athlon Sports.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADS PUMMEL PHILLIES WITH OFFENSE

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg had a three-RBI night in the Padres' 8-4 win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 15, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night’s game one against the Phillies was a successful one for the Padres; they fought hard and got a three-run sixth and then some for the win and looked to get it again in game two tonight.  Mark Leiter Jr. started on the hill for the Phillies against Dinelson Lamet.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE FROM PHILLIES AFTER SEVERAL LEAD CHANGES

 

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Photo:  Austin Hedges and Cory Spangenberg did most of the work for the Padres tonight.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - We all kind of expected that Dodgers series to be a terrible series, but now the Padres are back in San Diego taking on a team they should more than a chance of sweeping:  the Phillies.  Jerad Eickhoff was Philadelphia’s starter in tonight’s game one against Travis Wood.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO CHICKEN POX

 

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Today's San Diego State football practice was canceled after an outbreak of chicken pox among some players, ECM news partner 10 News reports.

Three players began showing symptoms on Saturday, SDSU Senior Associate Athletic Director of Communications and Media Mike May told 10 News.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 regular season tournaments

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s golf team will play 10 regular-season tournaments across five states and Mexico, as head coach Leslie Spalding revealed the Aztecs’ 2017-18 schedule on Monday.

SHELIA BURRELL ADDS SDSU ALUM ROBERT LUSITANA TO STAFF

 

Lusitana most recently coached at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State alum Robert Lusitana has been added to the San Diego State track and field/cross country program staff as the head distance and cross country coach, head coach Shelia Burrell announced today.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NOTHING FROM BELLINGER, BUT DODGER HOME RUNS STILL KILL PADRES

 

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Photo:  Justin Turner (right) hit the homer in the eighth that sealed the win for the Dodgers.  Via @Dodgers on Twitter

August 13, 2017 (Los Angeles) - The Padres let the lead slip out of their hands against the Dodgers last night, but today was a new day, so they tried again to win the series with Luis Perdomo on the mound against Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LOSE LEAD TO DODGERS

 

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Photo:  Hunter Renfroe knocked in the game-tying RBI in the third.  The Padres eventually took the lead...and eventually lost it.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 12, 2017 (Los Angeles) - Last night was a great night for the Padres.  They won 4-3 against the NL West-leading Dodgers with home runs, perseverance and great defense.  They looked to duplicate that again tonight with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER EDGED BY CAL STATE FULLERTON IN EXHIBITION, 1-0

 

Aztecs yield goal 68 seconds into game

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August 12, 2017 (Fullerton) - San Diego State endured a 49-minute delay before the start of the game and surrendered a goal in the first 68 seconds in a 1-0 exhibition loss at Cal State Fullerton. Outside of the lone goal, the Aztecs showed promise, outshooting the Titans 12-4 for the contest.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HOME RUNS POWER PADRES PAST FIRST-PLACE DODGERS

 

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Photo:  Jose Pirela hit the go-ahead, game-winning home run for the Padres in the eighth.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 11, 2017 (Los Angeles) - The Padres should have dominated that series against the Reds, but they didn't and now things are going to get worse as they're in Los Angeles for the weekend taking on the red hot, 80-win Dodgers. Clayton Richard started tonight's game one against Rich Hill for the Dodgers.a

SDSU LACROSSE ADDS NIKKI BOLTJA TO COACHING STAFF

 

Former Louisville All-American joins Aztecs as assistant coach

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August 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has announced the hiring of Nikki Boltja as assistant coach. A two-time All-American as a collegiate player at Louisville, Boltja arrives on Montezuma Mesa after serving as an assistant last season at Stetson University in De Land, Florida.

ECM PADRES REPORT: REDS DEAL FINAL CRUSHING BLOW TO PADRES WITH MORE HOME RUNS, WIN SERIES 3-1

 

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Photo:  Scooter Gennett's grand slam in the seventh kickstarted the Reds on the way to victory.  Via @Reds on Twitter

August 10, 2017 (Cincinnati) - Waking up to a baseball game is one of summer’s simple pleasures.  Until you remember that if the Padres lose this game, they’ll have forfeited the series to one of the worst teams in baseball, that is.  Dinelson Lamet started against Luis Castillo for the Reds.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TURNER HITS FIRST CAREER HOMER AS REDS' HOME RUN POWER DEFEATS PADRES 8-3

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers hit a two-run home run to cut the Reds' lead in half, but Cincinnati prevailed.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 9, 2017 (Cincinnati) - The Padres staged a great recovery win last night against the Reds.  Two more games remained, including tonight’s with Travis Wood on the mound against Asher Wojciechowski, who is surprisingly an American from South Carolina.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2017-18 NON-CONFERENCE LEDGER

 

SDSU welcomes seven teams to Viejas Arena prior to the start of Mountain West play

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August 9, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry unveiled her team’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule today, which features seven home contests, a trip to the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas, and a visit to Pac-12 foe Arizona in December.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF REVEALS 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 12 regularly scheduled tournaments in upcoming season

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August 8, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf head coach Ryan Donovan announced the team’s 2017-18 schedule Tuesday, with an October trip to Hawaii and a home tournament in mid-March highlighting another formidable slate.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES COME OUT SWINGING IN 7-3 WIN AGAINST REDS

 

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Photo:  Luis Perdomo keeps getting better; six innings, seven hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 8, 2017 (Cincinnati) - The Reds shocked the Padres last night, but tonight, the Padres would hopefully rebound with Luis Perdomo on the mound against Sal Romano for the Reds.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HOME RUNS COME IN PAIRS AS REDS DEFEAT PADRES

 

 

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Photo:  former Padre Patrick Kivlehan hit a grand slam in the eighth that sealed the win for the Reds.  Via @Reds on Twitter

August 7, 2017 (Cincinnati) - Yesterday’s walk-off by the Pirates was heartbreaking, but tonight, the Padres started a new series with a new team, the Reds, for four games.  Jhoulys Chacin started game one tonight against Tim Adleman for the Reds.

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