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ECM PADRES REPORT: RENFROE'S GRAND SLAM ERASES 2-0 DEFICIT, GIVES PADRES WIN OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION CUBS

 

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May 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres returned home today to face the reigning world champion Chicago Cubs and are hopefully still riding the momentum from a win yesterday.  Kyle Hendricks started on the mound for Chicago against Jarred Cosart.

AZTECS WIN MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 5-3 WIN OVER FRESNO STATE

 

SDSU captures conference title for fourth time in five years

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez was named the MVP of the 2017 Mountain West Baseball Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 28, 2017 (Alberquerque) - For the fourth time in the last five years, San Diego State is the Mountain West baseball champion, this time coming from behind to defeat Fresno State 5-3 Sunday afternoon in the title game in Albuquerque, N.M.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SAVE LAST GAME OF SERIES WITH 5-3 WIN AGAINST NATS

 

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May 28, 2017 (San Diego) - The upside to yesterday’s loss was former SDSU and West Hills standout Stephen Strasburg striking out 15.  Even though this series is out of reach as far as winning it, the Padres could still avoid a sweep with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Tyson Ross’ brother Joe for the Nats.

AZTEC T&F QUALIFIES SEVEN TO NCAA CHAMPS ON SATURDAY

 

SDSU’s 10 qualifiers to the NCAA Championships is its most since 2004

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May 27, 2017 (Austin, Tex.) - San Diego State track and field produced seven qualifiers in three events to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on the final day of the NCAA West Prelims Saturday, hosted by the University of Texas. The NCAA Championships occur from June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore.

BULLDOGS FORCE EXTRA GAME WITH 12-1 WIN OVER AZTECS

 

SDSU suffers run-rule defeat after seven innings

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez had two hits in the loss to Fresno State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 27, 2017 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State fell victim to the tourney run rule as it dropped a 12-1 decision to Fresno State in seven innings at the Mountain West Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. The result means both team have a loss and it will all come down to a single game for the 2017 conference championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. MT at Santa Ana Star Field.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STRASBURG STRIKES OUT 15 AS NATS WIN GAME TWO

 

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May 27, 2017 (San Diego) - As expected, the Padres lost last night, but they tried again tonight with Clayton Richard on the mound against SDSU and West Hills alum Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.

SDSU'S P.J. SAMIERE EARNS PING ALL-WEST REGION HONORS

 

Aztec men’s golf junior collects first career all-region award

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May 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golfer PJ Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) was one of 26 student-athletes named to the PING All-West Region team, as announced Saturday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

HENDERSON, KNIGHT QUALIFY FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Knight is the first SDSU freshman since 2013 to earn a spot in the national meet

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May 27, 2017 (Austin, Tex.) - San Diego State track and field junior Ashley Henderson set a school and meet record in the 100-meter dash, becoming one of two Aztecs to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship west region preliminary round, hosted by the University of Texas, Friday.

AZTECS CLAIM 9-8 VICTORY OVER NEW MEXICO

 

Baseball defeats Lobos at MW Tournament

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Photo:  CJ Saylor struck out the side in order in the bottom of the ninth to record his 13th save in the win over New Mexico at the Mountain West Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 26, 2017 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State scored three late runs, then held off a New Mexico comeback attempt as it defeated the Lobos 9-8 at the Mountain West Tournament being contested this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. The victory sends SDSU into the tourney title game on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. where one more win would give them the conference title.

ECM PADRES REPORT: HARPER MAKES AN APPEARANCE AND NATS BEAT PADRES 5-1

 

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May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally.  Finally.  Finally, the Padres got a successful series.  To be fair, it was against the Mets and this series will be against the Nationals, the best team in baseball, but hey, a series win is a series win.  Now it was on to Washington for the weekend.  Luis Perdomo started against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER TO HOLD ID AND YOUTH CAMPS THIS SUMMER

 

ID camp set for July 1-2, youth camp scheduled for July 10-13

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Photo:  Mike Friesen courtesy goaztecs.com

May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s soccer program is set to conduct an ID and a youth camp this summer on the SDSU campus. The summer ID camp is set for July 1-2, while the youth camp is scheduled for July 10-13.

SDSU'S KRISTEN HICKEY NAMED TO IWLCA SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME

 

Aztec lacrosse midfielder to compete for North squad next weekend

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May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior  Kristen Hickey (Dedham, Mass.) earned a spot in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Senior All-Star Game, the organization announced on Friday.

SDSU LACROSSE EARNS FOUR MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Aztecs recognized for classroom excellence

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Photo:  Katrina Reeves earned MPSF all-academic distinction for the third time in her career.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 26, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse players Katrina Reeves, Mackenzie Lech, Natalie Peel and Harlowe Steele were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Team, as announced Friday by the league office.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S BONNIE DRAXLER ADVANCES TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Draxler advanced to her second consecutive national meet today

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May 25, 2017 (Austin, Tex.) - San Diego State track and field junior Bonnie Draxler became the first Aztec this season to punch a ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, highlighting a strong day for the Scarlet and Black at the opening day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship west region preliminary round, hosted by the University of Texas, Thursday.

AZTECS OPEN MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNEY WITH WIN OVER FRESNO STATE

 

Baseball down Bulldogs 18-10 in blustery wind conditions

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Photo:  Granite Hills High grad Jordan Verdon had three hits, including a two-run homer, in the win over Fresno State at the Mountain West Tournament on Thursday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 25, 2017 (Alberquerque) - In a contest played with a consistent 27 mph wind blowing out to right field, San Diego State was able to generate more offense than Fresno State as it defeated the Bulldogs 18-10 in Thursday’s opening game of the Mountain West Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

ECM PADRES REPORT: LIMET LIGHTS OUT AS PADRES WIN SERIES AGAINST METS

 

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May 25, 2017 (San Diego) - It didn’t look like the Padres were going to pull it off last night, but they did, evening the series with the Mets at one game apiece.  Hopefully they were riding that momentum tonight in the rubber game.  Number 10 Padres prospect Dinelson Lamet, just recently called up from El Paso, started for the Padres against Jacob deGrom for the Mets.

EX-SDSU GOLFER EMMA HENRIKSON QUALIFIES FOR U.S. OPEN

 

Former Aztec star finishes second at sectional qualifier in Arizona

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May 25, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State All-American Emma Henrikson (Malmö, Sweden) has earned a spot in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship after finishing second in her United States Golf Association (USGA) sectional qualifier Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES FIGHT BACK TO EVEN SERIES WITH METS

 

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May 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was a bit of a shock, as the struggling (albeit in third in the NL East) Mets clobbered the Padres early.  Now that the Padres knew what to expect, they headed back out tonight for game two.  Jarred Cosart started on the mound against Robert Gsellman for the Mets.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STRUGGLING METS KNOCK OFF STRUGGLING PADRES 9-3

 

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May 23, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres are hopefully well-rested after a day off and sightseeing in the Big Apple and are now ready to start a three-game series with the Mets.    Jhoulys Chacin started on the mound against Matt Harvey for the Mets.  Fun fact:  the Mets drafted San Diego State first baseman, El Cajon native and Granite Hills High grad Jordan Verdon in 2015.

AZTECS LAND 13 ON ATHLON SPORTS PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST TEAM

 

Rashaad Penny named preseason all-MW at both running back and kick returner by the magazine

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Photo:  Quest Truxton (left) and Rashaad Penny (right), pictured with associate head coach/special teams coordinator Bobby Hauck (middle), each were named preseason first-team all-MW by Athlon Sports.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State had 13 football players selected to the Athlon Sports preseason all-Mountain West team, the magazine recently announced. The back-to-back Mountain West champion Aztecs had a league-high 14 selections overall with senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) named to the first team as a running back and a kick returner.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TURN IT AROUND AND AVOID SWEEP WITH WIN OVER DBACKS

 

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May 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was yet another night the Padres would like to forget.  But today was, yet again, a brand new day.  Zack Godley started for the Dbacks against Clayton Richard.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS ROAST PADS EARLY AGAIN TO TAKE GAME TWO

 

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May 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was...uh...well anyway, tonight was a new night and a new game.  Robbie Ray started on the mound for Arizona against Luis Perdomo.

AZTECS BASEBALL ROCKED BY FRESNO STATE 11-2

 
 
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May 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs baseball rebounded in a big way last night with a 13-3 win over Fresno State.  They would try to win the series today on Senior Day with senior Cody Thompson on the mound for the Aztecs against another senior, Dominic Topoozian for the Bulldogs.

AZTECS USE 17-HIT ATTACK TO DOWN FRESNO STATE 13-3

 

Martinez gets 100th win as head coach

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Photo:  Brett Seeburger tied his career high with 10 strikeouts and notched his 10th win of the season in the victory over Fresno State Friday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State broke open a tight contest with a five-run sixth inning and went on to defeat Fresno State, 13-3, Friday evening at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES CRUSHED BY DIAMONDBACKS IN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  San Diego/Imperial County Red Cross honored.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 19, 2017 (San Diego) - You wouldn’t think in 2017 that the Milwaukee Brewers would take a series from any team, but they did from the Padres.  Now the Friars had to regroup as they headed back to NL West play when the Diamondbacks came to town tonight.  Taijuan Walker started on the hill for Arizona against Jered Weaver.

SDSU BASEBALL SHUT OUT BY FRESNO STATE 4-0

 

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May 18, 2017 (San Diego) - After winning the season series with USD, Aztecs baseball hosted their last Mountain West opponent of the regular season in Fresno State on Thursday night. Junior Ricky Tyler-Thomas started on the mound for the Bulldogs against senior Dominic Purpura for the Aztecs.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD QUALIFIES 13 FOR NCAA TRACK & FIELD WEST PRELIMS

 

The NCAA West Regional Preliminary Round is in Austin, Texas and runs from May 25-27

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May 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field has qualified 13 student-athletes for the NCAA Track & Field Preliminary Rounds, the NCAA announced Thursday. The 13 qualifiers is tied for the most in program history since the NCAA implemented the region system (east and west) in 2010.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BREWERS TAKE SERIES 3-1 WITH MINIMAL EFFORT

 

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May 18, 2017 (San Diego) - ECM hasn’t checked what the Padres’ win-loss percentage is for day games, but one thing was for sure; they HAD to win today if they wanted to salvage the series with the Brewers before they left town.  Zach Davies started on the hill for Milwaukee against Jarred Cosart, who just returned from the DL.

SCHOOL-RECORD SIX SDSU SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-NFCA WEST REGION TEAMS

 

Jenavee Peres lands on first team for second time of career

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May 18, 2017 (San Diego) - A school-record six San Diego State softball players have been named to the all-NFCA West Region teams, the NFCA announced Thursday. The six selections easily broke the Aztecs’ previous best of four (2013 and 2015) as only six teams in the country had more players on their all-region team than SDSU this year.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BREWERS SCORE LATE TO TAKE GAME THREE

 

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Photo:  Welcoming the Naval Helicopter Association and representatives from the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 17, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres that were at Petco on Monday night were nowhere to be found last night, as the Brewers exploded for six runs to win 6-2.  Thankfully, it’s a four-game series, so the Padres have two more chances.  Matt Garza started on the mound tonight for the Brewers against Jhoulys Chacin.

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