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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE BY FORCE IN THE BAY

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Austin Nola via @padres on Twitter 
 
August 3, 2021 (Oakland) - After a needed day off after a tough series with the Rockies, the Padres visited the Bay Area for two days to play another two-game series against the Athletics.  Blake Snell started tonight’s game one against Sean Manaea for Oakland.

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ALS ASSOCIATION TO BE RECOGNIZED AT SWISH PRO-AM SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE, THURSDAY, AUG. 5

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August 2, 2021 (San Diego) – The ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter will be recognized on Thursday, August 5 with an “ALS Awareness Day” celebration by the Swish ProAm League, a summer basketball league featuring professional and college-caliber players, including several San Diego State University Aztecs.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES STORM BACK TO SPLIT SERIES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Ha-Seong Kim hit a double and a home run today.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
August 1, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres kick off August on a two-game losing streak.  They had the opportunity to split against the Rockies today with Austin Gomber on the mound for Colorado against Reiss Knehr.

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SDSU ALUM SHANIEKA RICKETTS TAKES FOURTH IN TRIPLE JUMP AT 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

Former Aztec comes up three centimeters short from Olympic podium

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August 1, 2021 (Tokyo) - Former Aztec Shanieka (Thomas) Ricketts finished fourth in the triple jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Sunday at Olympic Stadium.


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FORMER AZTEC XANDER SCHAUFFELE WINS GOLD AT 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

Schauffele claims gold medal in first appearance in Olympics

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August 1, 2021 (Kawagoe, Japan) - Former San Diego State men’s golfer Xander Schauffele captured the gold medal in the men’s individual stroke play event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Sunday at the par-71, 7,447-yard Kasumigaseki Country Club. Representing the United States, Schauffele carded a 4-under 67 in the final round and finished the four-day event at 18-under 266, one stroke ahead of Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES KEEP PADRES DOWN AGAIN

By Liz Alper

Photo via @padres on Twitter 

 

July 31, 2021 (San Diego) - All of the Padres except for Manny Machado had a lackluster game yesterday.  They tried again today with German Marquez on the mound for Colorado against Yu Darvish.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES COME OUT SWINGING, TAKE GAME TWO

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Manny Machado's two two-run homers weren't enough tonight.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 30, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres got an easy 3-0 win last night over the Rockies, so they tried to do the same thing tonight.  Jon Gray started for Colorado against Ryan Weathers.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: GROSSMONT HIGH ALUM SHUTOUT, CRONENWORTH HR GIVES PADRES GAME ONE WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jake Cronenworth's two-run homer solidified the win for the Padres.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 29, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres got a nice little two-day vacation from the National League, but now it was back to business.  The Rockies came to town again for the weekend.  Kyle Freeland started tonight’s game one for the Rockies against Grossmont High alum and Padres sole no-hitter owner Joe Musgrove.

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POWAY NATIVE KELSEY PLUM PART OF GOLD-WINNING WOMEN'S 3X3 BASKETBALL TEAM

By Liz Alper

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July 29, 2021 (Tokyo) - Team USA's 3x3 women's basketball team won gold on Wednesday against the Russian Olympic Committee, winning 18-15.  Poway native Kelsey Plum tallied five points.


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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2021-22 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Aztecs will play two teams who made the postseason in 2021 and two power five programs

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July 28, 2021 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team has released their non-conference schedule for the 2021-22 season.

SDSU will play 11 games (six home, five away) and their schedule is highlighted by two meetings with schools who made the postseason in 2021 and two power five opponents (Ole Miss and Ohio State).


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ATHLETICS LEAVE PADRES IN THE DUST

By Liz Alper

Photo via @padres on Twitter 



July 28, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres rebounded nicely to take game one against the As last night.  They looked to sweep the series today with Sean Manaea on the mound for Oakland against Blake Snell.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES REBOUND OVER ATHLETICS TO TAKE 7-4 WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 27, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres are back home and as much as they love the National League, they were ready to take a break from it for two days and welcome the Athletics for a short two-game series.  James Kaprielian started tonight’s game one for Oakland against Chris Paddack.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: FISH SPLIT ON PADRES' LAST DAY IN MIAMI

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Manny Machado via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 25, 2021 (Miami) - Yesterday was an incredibly frustrating day for the Padres; the umps were not on their side and the Marlins ruined their chances of a sweep.  But they still had a chance to take the series today with Yu Darvish on the mound against John Curtiss for Miami.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: FISH GET AWAY WITH GAME THREE WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 30th home run of the season today.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 24, 2021 (Miami) - The Padres have been enjoying their time in Miami, taking two games from the Marlins so far.  They looked to take the series tonight with Ryan Weathers on the mound against Braxton Garrett for the Marlins.

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CHICANO FEDERATION PRESENTS: 'KICKIN' IT WITH THE LOYAL' SOCCER CAMPS

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July 24, 2021 (Chula Vista) - The Chicano Federation, in partnership with the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, proudly presents 'Kickin' it With the Loyal,' an eight-week soccer camp for children ages 5-12.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES ESCAPE FISH'S NET IN GAME TWO

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Miami native Manny Machado via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 23, 2021 (Miami) - The Padres FINALLY got to play baseball yesterday and they won!  Now it was time for game two.  Grossmont High alum and Padres sole no-hitter owner Joe Musgrove started against Zach Thompson for Miami.

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SADDLES IN SERVICE GOLF TOURNAMENT JULY 30 TO SUPPORT VETERANS, MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS

By Miriam Raftery

June 19, 2021 (El Cajon) – Sponsors are needed for a golf tournament on Friday, July 30 at Cottonwood Golf Course in El Cajon for the “Saddles in Service” golf tournament.  The event will support local veterans, active duty military, and first responders receive mental health wellness and healing through equine assisted activities at Saddles in Service in Alpine, CA.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TOP FISH IN GAME ONE

By Liz Alper

Photo: Jurickson Profar via @padres on Twitter 

 

July 22, 2021 (Miami) - The Padres couldn’t play a lot in Atlanta due to rain (cue Californians asking “what’s rain?”).  Hopefully a weekend in sunny Miami would do the trick and allow them to play baseball.  Blake Snell started against Jordan Holloway for Miami.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TAKE GAME ONE OF DOUBLEHEADER BEFORE GAME TWO SUSPENDED

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 21, 2021 (Atlanta) - The Padres and Braves finally got to start their series yesterday and the Braves coasted to an easy 2-1 win.  Today the two teams played a split doubleheader. Chris Paddack started in game one of the doubleheader against Kyle Muller for the Braves.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES DROP GAME ONE TO BRAVES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 20, 2021 (Atlanta) - The Padres’ euphoria at 24 runs in Washington was cut short by a shooting on Saturday night, so they were grateful to get out of Washington and head south to Atlanta.  Yesterday’s game was postponed by rain, so Yu Darvish started tonight’s game one against Touki Toussaint for the Braves.

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FOUR AZTECS SET FOR TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS

SDSU represented across three sports in Tokyo

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Photo:  Xander Schauffele courtesy goaztecs.com

July 19, 2021 (San Diego) - Three former San Diego State athletes and one incoming student-athlete are set to compete at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which begins on Tuesday (Pacific Daylight Time).


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES AND NATS SPLIT POSTPONED DOUBLEHEADER

By Liz Alper

Photo: Jurickson Profar tied the game in the seventh inning of game two with a solo homer. Photo via @padres on Twitter 

July 18, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) - We don’t think anything can top Friday night’s win, not even for the rest of the season.  But if we know our Padres, they keep trying to set records, so they tried again last night.  Blake Snell started against ex-Diamondback Patrick Corbin for the Nats.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES START SECOND HALF WITH A BANG, SMASHING TWO FRANCHISE RECORDS

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jake Cronenworth hit for the third cycle in Padres history tonight.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 16, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) - The Padres are back in action today for the second half of the season and they’re in our nation’s capital for the weekend for three games with the Nationals.  Chris Paddack started tonight’s game one against Erick Fedde for the Nationals.  And what happened next was unbelievable.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT 2021 EDITION - DAY THREE

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Matt Rudick was drafted in the 13th round, 382nd overall to the Giants.  Courtesy goaztecs.com
 
July 13, 2021 (Denver) - Yesterday, the Padres spent their day recruiting mostly second basemen and pitchers, with one catcher and a few outfielders in the mix.  Click the cut to see who they picked in the final day of the 2021 Draft and, as always, be on the lookout for any East County high school or San Diego State/East County college kids going pro.  Remember that this year’s draft is shorter; instead of the usual 40 rounds, we’re only doing 20.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT 2021 EDITION - DAY TWO

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Dayton Dooney, the Poway High alum who was drafted 169th overall by the Royals. Via vaquerosports.com
 
July 12, 2021 (Denver) - Yesterday, the Padres took only one player on day one of the draft:  shortstop Jackson Merrill from Severna Park, Maryland.  Click the cut to see who they picked today in rounds 2-10 and the Competitive Balance round and, as always, be on the lookout for any East County high school or San Diego State/East County college kids going pro.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT 2021 EDITION - DAY ONE

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jackson Merrill via mlb.com screenshot
 
July 11, 2021 (Denver) - ECM Sports took last year's draft off, but this year, we’re back with more coverage of new, young future Padres.  The Padres only had one pick today, so click the cut to see who it is and be on the lookout for any East County high school or San Diego State/East County college kids going pro.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES HEAD INTO ALL-STAR BREAK WITH LOSS

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jake Cronenworth via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 11, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres had a lackluster game last night, but today they were ready to try and take the last series before the All-Star break today.  Jon Gray started for Colorado against Ryan Weathers.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES SHUT OUT PADS IN GAME TWO

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jake Cronenworth via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 10, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres got a nice, easy, non-dramatic win last night.  Tonight, they looked to take the series.  German Marquez started for Colorado against Grossmont High alum and Padres sole no-hitter owner Joe Musgrove.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES CAPTURE GAME ONE OVER ROCKIES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Jake Cronenworth via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 9, 2021 (San Diego) - Despite last night’s tremendous win, the Padres were pretty grateful to leave the NL East behind for a while and go back to the NL West before the All-Star break.  The Rockies came to town for the weekend.  Kyle Freeland started tonight’s game one for Colorado against Reiss Knehr in his first major league start.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: PITCHER CAMARENA'S GRAND SLAM, GRISHAM'S WALKOFF GIVE PADRES SPLIT

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  have you ever seen a pitcher hit a grand slam?  Daniel Camarena did tonight.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
July 8, 2021 (San Diego) - Last night was….well, it was a thing.  But tonight, the Padres tried to split the series with the Nationals.  Max Scherzer started for Washington against Yu Darvish.

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