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AZTECS SOFTBALL AVOIDS SWEEP BY BULLDOGS WITH 6-3 WIN

 

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March 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball wrapped up their first series in conference play today against Fresno State, trying to avoid the sweep.  Sophomore Julie McDonald started on the mound for the Aztecs against another sophomore, Kamalani Dung, for the Bulldogs.  

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED BY FRESNO STATE 7-6

 

Aztecs record 14 hits in 7-6 loss to Bulldogs

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Photo:  Shelby Thompson tied a career high with three hits.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State dropped a 7-6 decision to Fresno State Saturday at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (16-11, 0-2 MW) and Bulldogs (19-9, 2-0 MW) combined for 29 hits in the game, which featured three lead changes.

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS TO FRESNO STATE 10-7

 

SDSU loses MW opener for first time since 2007

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant's two-run homer in the first was not enough in a 10-7 Aztec loss to Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State rallied late, but was unable to come back from an 8-3 deficit in a 10-7 loss to Fresno State in the Mountain West opener for both teams Friday night at SDSU Softball Stadium.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS HARVARD 6-1

 

Aztecs complete non-conference season with third straight win

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Photo:  Jenavee Peres hit a grand slam in the sixth inning in SDSU's 6-1 win over Harvard.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 12, 2017 (Long Beach) - Junior Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove, Calif.) hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning to lift the San Diego State softball team to a 6-1 victory over Harvard Sunday afternoon at Long Beach State. It was the third straight win for the Aztecs (16-9) in their final non-conference game of the season.

AZTEC SOFTBALL WINS TWICE ON SATURDAY

 

SDSU outscores opponents 15-1 in doubleheader sweep

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Photo:  Alex Formby pitched eight innings without allowing an earned run in SDSU's two wins on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 11, 2017 (Fullerton) - The San Diego State softball team swept a pair of games in convincing fashion Saturday at the Louisville Slugger Invitational at Cal State Fullerton. The Aztecs (15-9) defeated Eastern Michigan, 10-0, in five innings and then knocked off Longwood, 5-1.

SDSU SOFTBALL SPLITS A PAIR OF ONE-RUN GAMES ON FRIDAY

 

 

Aztecs beat Boston University 11-10 in eight innings and fall to Harvard 5-4

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant homered in each game as SDSU split Friday in Fullerton.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 10, 2017 (Fullerton, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team split a pair of one-run games on the second day of the Louisville Slugger Classic Friday at Cal State Fullerton. The Aztecs (13-9) first defeated Boston Univ., 11-10, in eight innings before falling to Harvard, 5-4, in the nightcap.

AZTECS SOFTBALL EDGED BY CAL STATE FULLERTON 2-0

 

SDSU’s four-game winning streak snapped

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Photo:  Kiera Wright had two of SDSU's four hits in the game.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 9, 2017 (Fullerton) - The San Diego State softball team saw its four-game winning streak snapped in a 2-0 loss at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night at the Louisville Slugger Classic.

The game was a pitchers’ duel between Aztec (12-8) freshman Marissa Moreno (Torrance, Calif.) and Titan (10-11) senior transfer Kelsey Kessler. Moreno (6-3) allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five. Kessler (7-4), meanwhile, yielded just four hits and two walks in the complete game shutout, striking out four. SDSU junior Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.) relieved Moreno in the sixth and got the only batter she faced out.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS DETROIT MERCY 5-2

 

Aztecs’ Zaria Meshack hits key two-run single in 2nd

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Photo:  Sydnee Cable hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth vs. UDM on Tuesday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State overcame a wobbly start Tuesday to register its fourth straight victory with a 5-2 triumph over visiting Detroit Mercy in a non-conference game at SDSU Softball Stadium. With the win, the Aztecs raise their record to 12-7 on the year, while the Titans slip to 3-15 overall.

AZTECS SOFTBALL RALLIES PAST UC DAVIS 5-4

 

SDSU wins third consecutive game

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Photo:  Sydnee Cable had a go-ahead two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning in the 5-4 SDSU win.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - Senior Sydnee Cable (Huntington Beach, Calif.) hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift San Diego State to a 5-4 win over UC Davis on the final day of the San Diego Classic I Sunday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium. It was the third straight win for the Aztecs (11-7), who are receiving votes in both the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball polls.

SDSU SOFTBALL: FIVE HOME RUN GAME POWERS AZTECS PAST REDHAWKS

 

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March 4, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego Classic I continued tonight as SDSU softball took on Miami University of Ohio.  Junior Alex Formby started on the mound for the Aztecs against senior Carly Mortensen for the Redhawks.

SDSU SOFTBALL: AZTECS LOSE SECOND GAME OF DOUBLEHEADER TO BYU in SAN DIEGO CLASSIC

 

 

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March 2, 2017 (San Diego) - After facing McNeese State earlier in the first day of the San Diego Classic, a game in which they rallied in the seventh, but ultimately fell 7-6, SDSU softball took on BYU tonight in the second game of their doubleheader.  Senior McKenna Bull started for the Cougars against the freshman Marissa Moreno for the Aztecs.

SDSU SOFTBALL'S MOLLY STURDIVANT NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Sophomore batted .524 with two homers, eight RBIs, six runs and four doubles last week

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February 28, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Molly Sturdivant (Santa Ana, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Softball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. It is the first career award for the sophomore and the first by an Aztec this season.

AZTEC SOFTBALL TAKES DOWN NEW NEXICO STATE AND NO. 17/17 UTAH

 

SDSU run-rules New Mexico State 10-2 before knocking off No. 17/17 Utah 3-2

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant homered in each game, including the eventual game-winning home run in SDSU's 3-2 win over No. 17/17 Utah.

February 26, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team swept a pair of games on the final day of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Sunday in Cathedral City, Calif., highlighted by a 3-2 come-from-behind win over No. 17/17 Utah. The Aztecs (8-5) also run-ruled New Mexico State, 10-2, in five innings earlier in the day.

AZTECS SOFTBALL RALLIES TO BEAT STANFORD 5-4

 

SDSU rallies three times from deficits for the win

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Photo Sydnee Cable had a walk-off sac fly to give San Diego State a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team rallied three times from one-run deficits to down Stanford, 5-4, Saturday night at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.   

SDSU SOFTBALL SPLITS AGAINST A PAIR OF 2016 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS

 

Aztecs down Oklahoma State 17-5 in six innings before falling to No. 1/1 Florida State 6-4

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Photo:  Jenavee Peres hit for the cycle with a school-record five runs and six RBIs in SDSU's 17-5 win over Oklahoma State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team opened up its play in the prestigious Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a split against a pair of 2016 NCAA tournament teams Friday night in Cathedral City, Calif. The Aztecs (5-5) first run-ruled Oklahoma State 17-5 in six innings before falling to No. 1/1 Florida State 6-4 in the nightcap.

SDSU SOFTBALL: BIG FIRST INNING AND INSURANCE RUNS GIVE AZTECS 10-4 WIN OVER SIENA

 

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February 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Since the rest of the Campbell/Cartier Classic last weekend was rained out, SDSU softball didn't returne to Aztec Softball Stadium until tonight when they hosted the Siena University Saints on Tuesday night.  Senior righty Erica Romero got the start for the Aztecs against Siena’s freshman righty Maddie McMahon.

SDSU SOFTBALL DEFEATS UC RIVERSIDE 3-0

 

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Photo:  Julie McDonald tossed a three-hit shutout to help SDSU beat UC Riverside 3-0.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Julie McDonald (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) tossed a three-hit shutout against UC Riverside to help San Diego State to a split at the 27th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic Thursday at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (3-4) first downed the Highlanders (1-5), 3-0, before falling to No. 8/9 Washington, 6-5, later in the night.

SDSU SOFTBALL: AZTECS BLOW LEAD ON TWO ERRORS; LOSE TO WASHINGTON 6-5

 

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February 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Due to rain, what was supposed to be SDSU softball’s weekend-long hosting of the 27th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic is now reduced to three games today and one on Tuesday.  The Aztecs hosted UC Riverside earlier today and tonight, they hosted the Huskies from Washington.  The No. 8 Huskies faced UC Riverside earlier tonight.

AZTECS SOFTBALL BLOWS PAST WEBER STATE 16-7

 

SDSU records 20 hits in weekend finale

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Photo:  West Hills High graduate Katie Byrd and Zaria Meshack (right) combined for six of SDSU's 20 hits in a 16-7 win over Weber State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 12, 2017 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State softball team scored the first 10 runs of the game and the final six in a 16-7 victory over Weber State in the final game of UCLA’s Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament Sunday in Los Angeles. The Aztecs (2-3), who came into Sunday with 28 hits through their first four games, had 20 today in the victory.

SDSU SOFTBALL FALLS TWICE IN LONG BEACH

 

Aztecs drop games to No. 22/22 Notre Dame and Long Beach State

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Photo:  Zaria Meshack had two hits apiece in SDSU's two losses Saturday in Long Beach.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 11, 2017 (Long Beach, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team dropped a pair of games Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., falling to No. 22/22 Notre Dame, 5-2, and Long Beach State, 5-1. The Aztecs are now 1-3 on the season.

AZTEC SOFTBALL SPLITS ON OPENING DAY

 

SDSU defeats South Dakota 7-1; falls 8-0 to No. 8/8 UCLA

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Photo:  West Hills High Katie Byrd had three hits and two runs in SDSU's Friday split.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State split a pair of games on its opening day Friday at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (1-1) downed South Dakota, 7-1, in the opener before falling to No. 8/8 UCLA, 8-0, in six innings later in the day in games that were moved to San Diego because of inclement weather in the Los Angeles area.

SDSU'S JENAVEE PERES NAMED TO 2017 USA SOFTBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST

 

Peres one of 50 on the initial list

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February 1, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior catcher Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove, Calif.) has been named to the 2017 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List, USA Softball announced Wednesday. Peres is one of 50 players on the preseason list.