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February 15, 2019 (San Diego) - Kelsey Munoz (Chula Vista, Calif./Mater Dei Catholic HS) hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give San Diego State a 7-5 win over Northern Illinois and Friday night sweep at the 29thannual Campbell/Cartier Classic at SDSU Softball Stadium.

The Aztecs (5-2), who earlier beat Middle Tennessee, 2-1, also received a solo home run by Alicia Garcia (San Diego/Mira Mesa HS/Palomar College) and Kiera Wright was a home run short of the cycle.

In the opener, MJ James (San Diego/Patrick Henry HS/Ohio State) and Marissa Moreno combined to allow just one run in the circle on five hits in the 2-1 SDSU win .

San Diego State plays UC Santa Barbara (4:30 p.m.) and Grand Canyon (7 p.m.) on Saturday and will look to capture its fourth Campbell/Cartier Classic title and first since 2015.

Game 1: San Diego State 2, Middle Tennessee 1

Middle Tennessee (3-4)               001 000 0 -- 1 5 2

San Diego State                          200 000 x -- 2 4 0

Pinkston and King; James, Moreno (5) and Sturdivant

W - James, 2-1; L - Pinkston, 1-1; SV: Moreno, 1

Game 2: San Diego State 7, Northern Illinois 5

Northern Illinois (4-3)                 000 200 3 -- 5 10 1

San Diego State (5-2)                 012 200 2 -- 7 10 0

Frenz, Goetschus (3), Bryan (7) and Keller; James, Moreno (4) and Sturdivant

W - Moreno, 2-1; L - Goetschus, 1-1

HR: Northern Illinois, Schmidt (2); San Diego State, Garcia (1), Munoz (2)

SDSU-Middle Tennessee box


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