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Aztecs Drop NCAA Regional to LSU 6-4

June 02, 2018 - 10:50 am

By: Braden Surprenant

San Diego State baseball played their first game of the Corvallis Regional, Friday against the Tigers of LSU, and were unable to come out on top.

LSU got on the board first after a couple singles by Nick Coomes and Beau Jordan, followed by a hit by pitch and a wild pitch. When it was all said and done, the Tigers led the Aztecs 3-0 after two innings.

San Diego State would have a big inning of their own in the fourth, when Sophomore second baseman Jacob Maekawa hit a 2 RBI double down the left field line to tie the game at 3.

The Tigers answered in the sixth with another big 3 run inning. The Aztecs were able to get one run back in the 8th thanks to a Julian Escobedo RBI single but that would be it for the Aztecs, as LSU would go on to win 6-4.

Winning pitcher was Devin Fontenot (3-0), he pitched three innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts.

Losing pitcher was Jacob Erickson (5-4), he allowed two earned runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings in relief.

Second-seeded LSU advances to play national-seeded, and regional host, Oregon State in the winner’s bracket. Third-seeded San Diego State will play forth-seeded Northwestern State in an elimination game on Saturday at 1pm.

San Diego State will have to win four games in three days, if they want to advance out of a regional for the first time in school history. A daunting task, yet very achievable in college baseball.