Photo: CJ Saylor got the final three outs to record his first save of the seaon in the win over CSU Fullerton Wednesday night.
February 23, 2017 (Fullerton, Calif.) - In a game that went back and forth, San Diego State had the final say as it defeated No. 7/11 Cal State Fullerton, 5-4, Wednesday evening at Goodwin Field. With the win, the Aztecs improved to 3-2 on the season while Fullerton saw its recorded drop to 2-2.
SDSU opened the scoring in the top of the first as Alan Trejo doubled, advanced to second on a ground out by Andrew Brown and scored on a wild pitch.
After The Titans scored twice in their half of the third to take a 2-1 lead, San Diego State regained the advantage with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Those came when David Hensley led off with a double and Brown drove him home with a single to left to tie the contest at 2-2.
Brown advance to third when Danny Sheehan reached first on a Fullerton fielding error and he scored when Titan pitcher Brett Conine made a wild throw to first on an attempted pickoff of Sheehan.
SDSU’s lead did not last long, however, as CSF responded with two in the bottom of the fifth to go up 4-3. But the Aztecs came up with single runs in the sixth and seventh and got some fine pitching over the final four frames to claim the win.
In the top of the sixth, Chase Calabuig reached safely on a Titan fielding error, ending up at second base. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Dena Nevarez’s sacrifice fly to tie the contest at 4-4.
One inning later it was Brown who led off with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After Sheehan was hit by pitch, Chad Bible singled to load the bases before Tyler Adkison brought home Brown with the winning run on a sacrifice fly to center.
Aztec freshman left-hander Hayden Petrovick (1-0) picked up the win after tossing three innings (sixth thru eighth). He allowed no hits with a walk and a pair of strikeouts while recording his first collegiate victory.
Senior CJ Saylor made his first appearance of 2017, closing out the contest as he pitched the final frame and notched his first save of the season.
Brown (double, RBI, 2 runs scored, Bible and Hensley (double, run scored) ended the night with two hits apiece.
Up next for San Diego State is the annual Tony Gwynn Classic where they will face Tennessee on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Tony Gwynn Stadium.