Aztec’s Season Ends in 9-0 loss to Northwestern State

June 02, 2018 - 6:42 pm

By: Braden Surprenant

The 2018 San Diego State baseball season came to a close on Saturday afternoon after a 9-0 loss to Northwestern State in the Corvallis regional elimination game.

Forth-seeded Northwestern State was able to shutout the Aztecs, which had only been done one other time this season. The demons also held San Diego State to a season low three hits on Saturday afternoon.

Northwestern State took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, followed by a three-run home run by Demon right fielder Tyler Smith to make it 4-0 Northwestern State after three innings.

The Aztecs had their opportunities, especially in the sixth inning where David Hensley started the inning off with a double. Chase Calabuig drew a walk, then Chad Bible was hit by a pitch. Demon starting pitcher Jerry Maddox was able to get Julian Escobedo to ground out into a 4-6-3 double play to get out of the jam.

Northwestern State would tack on two more runs in each of the last two innings to beat the Aztecs.

San Diego State finishes the season with a 39-21 record after reaching an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in six years.

Aztecs Head Coach Mark Martinez after the game on the loss, “It is a tough way to end the season. I am very proud of our guys. Thirty-nine wins. Mountain West champions. We have a lot of work to do and we expect to be in regionals next year and from here on out.” 

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