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SDSU MEN'S GOLFER PUWIT ANUPANSEUBSAI WINS BAYONET AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Aztec rising junior shoots final-round 67 to win by four strokes at Monterey Bay touney

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July 11, 2019 (Seaside, Calif.) - San Diego State men’s golfer Puwit Anupansuebsai fired a collective 7-under-par 209 to win the Bayonet Black Horse Amateur Championship, held July 6-8 in Seaside, Calif.

The Aztec rising junior carded rounds of 70-72-67 to claim the title by four shots over Dominican University (Calif.) graduate Nick Rivera and Houston rising junior Andrew Gibson, both of whom tied for second at 3-under 213, while fellow SDSU teammate Christian Banke landed in the fourth spot with a 2-under 214.

ASC MEN UPSET #1 SEED IN PENALTY KICK SHOOTOUT TO ADVANCE TO WEST REGION SEMIFINALS

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July 8, 2019 (San Diego) - ASC San Diego knocked out #1 seed FC Golden State in a dramatic penalty shootout this past Sunday, July 7th to move on to the National Premier Soccer League West Region Semifinals. ASC San Diego faithful who just last week, were cheering on FC Golden State to beat fellow NPSL heavyweights and 3rd place playoff contenders Orange County FC, now found themselves pulling for their defeat in this highly contested rivalry.

ECM PADRES REPORT: SOLO BLASTS GIVE PADRES SERIES WIN OVER DODGERS

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. had a solo home run and a three-run bomb, making this his first career multi-home run game. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

July 7, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The Padres have had a string of terrible games, including getting swept by the Giants badly.  They’re back in LA now and have won their last two games against the Dodgers and would try to take the series today with Joey Lucchesi on the mound against Ross Stripling.

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 30 - JULY 5

By David Willauer 

July 7, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's East County alumni highlights:

June 30:

Valhalla product Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 for the Padres with a single as they were defeated in 11 innings by the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. 

Granite Hills product Travis Tajeron went 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Syracuse Mets as they defeated the Buffalo Bisons 10-4. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 23-27

By David Willauer

June 30, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here arethis week's top sports highlights from East County alumni.

June 23

Grossmont High product Ben Brault started on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched five innings and gave up six hits, three runs, (three earned), three walks and four strikeout and went 1 for 1 with a single, one, RBI and one run scored as the Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres by a 11-10 score.

Granite Hills Eagles product Travis Taijeron went 2 for 3 with a single along with a solo homer for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated 5-1 by the Gwinnett Stripers. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: BACK-TO-BACK HOMERS GIVE PADRES GAME ONE WIN OVER CARDINALS

By Liz Alper

 

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June 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The Padres swept the Orioles and now it was back to Petco Park and to the NL  for the weekend as the Cardinals came to town. Michael Wacha started tonight’s game one for St. Louis against Eric Lauer.

ASC WOMEN TIE WITH LA GALAXY SD IN THEIR FINAL HOME MATCH

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June 25, 2019 (San Diego) - ASC San Diego secures another point with a draw in their final home match. ASC’s Monica Navarrocapitalized on an open net in the 13th minute to give ASC an early lead in their final home match of their inaugural season at Mission Bay Stadium this Saturday in San Diego.

ASC MEN'S POSTS TREMENDOUS FINISH TO THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A 6-0 WIN AT HOME

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June 25, 2019 (San Diego) -  ASC San Diego celebrated a 6-0 rout over NPSL rivals, the Oxnard Guerreros, at home at Mission Bay Stadium this past Saturday in their final effort to keep their playoff hopes alive in the Southwest Conference. ASC no doubtedly needed a big win which would create a four point cushion over fellow postseason hopefuls Orange County FC heading into the final week.  They did not disappoint. 

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 16-22

 

 

By David Willauer

June 23, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni made waves this week in the MLB and MILB.  

June 16

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia went 4 for 4 with with one triple, three singles and four RBIs and two runs scored for the San Diego Padres as they defeated the Colorado Rockies 14-13. 

Former Ramona Bulldog Gage Canning went 1 for 3 with a single with one RBI and scored two runs for the Potomac Nationals as they defeated the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 15-4. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: PIRATES SWASHBUCKLE PADRES IN 6-2 WIN

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Manny Machado's homer wasn't enough. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 22, 2019 (Pittsburgh) - The Padres left San Diego for Pittsburgh yesterday, losing 2-1 to the Pirates.  Chris Paddack started today’s game two against Chris Archer for Pittsburgh.

 

After a slight pitchers’ duel, Manny Machado launched a solo homer in the fourth to left field to give the Padres a 1-0 lead after four.

SDSU BASKETBALL'S JALEN MCDANIELS SELECTED BY CHARLOTTE HORNETS IN NBA DRAFT

McDaniels is taken in the second round, 52nd overall

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June 20, 2019 (New York) - Former San Diego State men's basketball player Jalen McDaniels has been selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night at Barclays Center.  

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES EASILY SHUT OUT BREWERS FOR FIFTH SHUTOUT OF SEASON

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Logan Allen pitched seven innings, gave up three hits, two walks and struck out five in his Major League debut.  Via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 18, 2019 (San Diego) - Back home and back in fourth place, the Padres are back to NL Central opponents, taking on the Brewers.  They won 2-0 last night--their fourth shutout of the season--and called up prospect Logan Allen to start game two tonight against Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff.

2019-20 SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RELEASED

Eleven-game slate features three games against 2019 postseason teams

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June 17, 2019 (San Diego) - Head women’s basketball coach Stacie Terry has released the Aztecs’ 2019-20 non-conference schedule. The slate features 11 games total, seven home games and meetings with three teams who made the postseason last year

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 9-15

By David Willauer

June 16, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Here are this week's top headlines for East County alumni in baseball.

June 9

Grossmont High alum Ben Brault started for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he pitched 6.1 innings and gave up five hits, two runs (two earned), three walks and struck out five as the Bucs fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. 
 
Two East County ballplayers made headlines in San Diego as West Hills alum Steven Strasburg improves his record at 7-3 for the Washington Nationals as he pitched seven innings and gave up six hits, one run (one earned) and struck out six.  Former Vahalla Norseman Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 with a single. 
 

ASC MEN BACK IN PLAYOFF CONTENTION AFTER STUNNING 6-0 VICTORY OVER CITY OF ANGELS FC

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June 10, 2019 (San Diego) - This past Saturday night, Mission Bay Stadium was host to an epic match between ASC San Diego and NPSL newcomers City of Angels FC. It ended with a stunning 6-0 victory for ASC along with three very necessary points in conference standings. Throughout the 2019 season the same four teams (ASC, OCFC, FCAZ, FCGS)  have been battling for seat in the top three positions of the Southwest Conference. With only the smallest of margins separating them there is zero room for error in the few remaining weeks. The race for the NPSL postseason is at critical mass.

EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP JUNE 2-8

By David Willauer
 
June 9, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - East County alumni made waves this week in the MLB and some were even drafted.  Here's this week's East County sports wrapup.
 
June 2
 
Travis Taijeron out of Granite Hills High went 1 for 4 with a single and an RBI for the Syracuse Mets as they were defeated by the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-5.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TATIS JR. SHINES IN RETURN, HEDGES THE HERO AS PADRES WALK OFF NATIONALS 5-4

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Fernando Tatis Jr. had a run and a two-run homer in his second game back from injury. Via @ on Twitter

 

June 7, 2019 (San Diego) - The Padres eeked out a game one win last night against the Nationals 5-4.  They went for a two-game series lead tonight in game two with Erick Fedde on the mound for Washington against Nick Margevicius.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: BONNIE DRAXLER EARNS SILVER MEDAL AT NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Draxler tied her school record (14-09.50)

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June 6, 2019 (Austin) - Aztec pole vaulter Bonnie Draxler earned the silver medal at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas Thursday evening. The senior from Wrightstown, Wisc. tied her own school record by clearing 14-09.50 (4.51m). This was the second time this year Draxler has finished as the NCAA runner-up, both times to an Arkansas vaulter.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MOUNTAIN WEST SCHEDULE RELEASED

Aztecs return four starters from last year

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June 6, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State, in conjunction with the Mountain West, has announced the women's basketball conference schedule for the 2019-20 season.

The conference format will remain the same with each team playing eight of the other 10 teams twice and playing two opponents once with games on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This season, the Aztecs will not play San Jose State at home and will not travel to play at Air Force. This is the seventh season the conference has been organized in this layout.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Conference play will be divided into two games in early December with the balance beginning in January

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June 6, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball released the initial version of its Mountain West Conference schedule for the 2019-20 campaign on Thursday; the first phase in the 2019-20 schedule process. For the seventh consecutive year, the format will include 18-games (nine home and nine road games) with each team playing eight opponents twice (home-and-home) and two opponents once.  MW games begin on Dec. 4 and wrap up on Feb. 29.

EAST COUNTY ALUMNI BASEBALL NEWS



By Dave Willauer

June 6, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Former Grossmont Foothiller Joe Musgrove helped lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory as the starting pitcher.  He pitched eight innings and gave up five hits, three runs (three earned, one walk) and six strikeouts, moving his record to 4-6 for the season as the Pirates plundered the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: PHILLIES COME BACK TO TAKE SERIES

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Miguel Diaz made his return to the Padres today. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

June 5, 2019 (San Diego) - The Padres have split two games against the Phillies, winning on Monday night and losing last night. Today was the rubber match, with Jake Arrieta on the mound for Philly against Cal Quantrill.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 3

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Helix alum Jack Stronach was drafted 623rd overall by the Padres.  Photo via mlb.com screenshot

 

June 5, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The Padres took seven consecutive pitchers yesterday on day two.  One East County kid was drafted. Today is the day to end all days: the final day of the draft and rounds 11-40, also known as the lightning rounds.  Click the cut to see who the Padres took and be on the lookout for any East County kids.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 2

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Valhalla alum Jeff Houghtby was drafted in the 10th round, 296th overall by the San Francisco Giants.  Photo via usdtoreros.com

 

June 4, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The Padres kept it mostly in the high school age range on day one.  Click the cut to see who the Friars took in rounds 3-10 on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft and also to see if any East County kids made the cut.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 1

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Christian Patriots alum Kyle Stowers was drafted 71st overall in Competitive Balance Round B by the Baltimore Orioles

 

June 3, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - It’s that time of year again.  Three straight days of draft picks joining the Padres’ already stacked farm system.  ECM Sports will have coverage of all 41 of the Padres’ draft picks. Today will cover rounds one and two and both competitive balance rounds.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MARLINS SWIM AWAY FROM PADRES

 
 
By Liz Alper 
 
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June 1, 2019 (San Diego) - The second-place Padres opened June by welcoming two NL East opponents to Petco Park, starting with the Marlins, whom they won 5-2 against last night.  Jose Ureña started game two tonight for the Marlins against Nick Margevicius.
 

WEEKLY EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP: MAY 18-25, 2019

 

 

By Dave Willauer

May 30, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – East County alumni continue making news in professional sports and college teams this week.

May 18:  

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia came in as a pinch hitter and struck as the San Diego Padres were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. 

TONY GWYNN STADIUM TO HOST 2020 MOUNTAIN WEST BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU to host MW championships for fifth time

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May 29, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State has been selected to host the 2020 Mountain West Championships for the fifth time and the second time in the last three years, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

Tony Gwynn Stadium will host the conference's top four regular-season finishers in a double elimination tournament running from May 21-24, 2020. The Aztecs have previously hosted the event in 2001, 2010, 2011, and 2018.

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