Aztecs go 14 for 25 to even thee series with the Wolf Pack
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April 6, 2019 (Reno) - The San Diego State softball team run-ruled Nevada, 10-2, in five innings to even its weekend series Saturday afternoon in Reno, Nevada.
The Aztecs (16-20, 4-7 MW) outhit the Wolf Pack (21-13, 6-2 MW), 14-5, for the game. Altogether, SDSU hit .560 (14-for-25), including a .733 (11-for-15) effort from the top five hitters in the lineup. San Diego State was also 10 for 18 (.556) with runners on base and 8 for 13 (.615) with runners in scoring position.
The Aztecs scored in every inning but the top of the second, scoring once in the first, five times in the third, three in the fourth and once in the fifth.
Shelby Thompson and Taylor Adams each went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead SDSU. Thompson scored two runs, while Adams scored once.
Kiera Wright was 2-for-2 with two runs, two stolen bases, a walk and a sacrifice bunt. Wright is now 17-for-17 on the season in stolen base opportunities.
West Hills alum Katie Byrd added two hits, two runs and an RBI, while Molly Sturdivant had a two-run double, scored a run and drew a walk. Kelsey Munoz also singled and drove in two runs.
San Diego State’s 10 runs were its second most this season and most since beating UIC 13-8 on March 1.
The offense was plenty for Alicia Garcia and Marissa Moreno in the circle. Garcia (6-6) earned the win after allowing one run - a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth - on four hits and a walk over four innings. Moreno pitched the fifth, yielding one run on a hit and a walk, finishing the game with a strikeout.
San Diego State improved to 12-4 on the season when scoring first.
The Aztecs picked up their second run-rule victory of the season and first in MW play.
STAT OF THE DAY
SDSU won its 51st straight game when scoring at least 10 runs.
The Aztecs and Wolf Pack play the final game of the series at noon on Sunday.
San Diego State 10, Nevada 2 (5 innings)
San Diego State (16-20, 4-7 MW) 105 31 -- 10 14 1
Nevada (21-13, 6-2 MW) 000 11 -- 2 5 2
Garcia, Moreno (5) and Umi, Sturdivant (5); Jensen, Rodriguez (3) and Burda
W - Garcia, 6-6; L - Jensen, 8-3