Beavers Sweep Aztecs

It wasn’t pretty.  After sweeping their cross state rivals the San Diego Toreros at their new park the Aztecs went to their park to host the Oregon State Beavers.  The Beavers returned the favor, turning out to be just as ungracious of guests as the Aztecs had been to the Toreros.

San Diego State scored only two runs in the four game series against the number six ranked Beavers after scoring 17 runs in their three game sweep against the Toreros.  In the opener with the score 2-1 after six innings the Aztecs went to their bullpen after Michael Cederoth walked five.  The Beavers bunched together five hits against the Aztec bullpen and a crucial error helped the Beavers to plate five runs, Tyler Smith stroking a critical 2-run double.  Dan Child got his second win of the season, giving up just one run in five plus innings of work.

The Beavers got back to back shutouts, with Matt Boyd outdueling Philip Walby in the second game, a 2-0 Beaver victory.  Boyd was two outs away from pitching a complete game shutout, striking out nine and giving up just five hits.  Danny Hayes and Dylan Davis stroked RBI singles in the eighth inning to end the goose eggs.  Andrew Moore was also just two outs from a complete game shutout in game three, but he only allowed two hits and the Beaver offense provided him five runs in their 5-0 win.  The Beavers collected four hits in the sixth to jump out front 4-0.

The Beavers completed the four game sweep with a 7-1 pasting of the Aztecs.  Brandon Jackson and Scott Schultz combined for seven plus innings of shutout relief.  Jeff Hendrix, Kavin Keyes and Andy Peterson each drove in two runs to key the offense in the victory.

Gators Embarrassed by Eagles

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles swept a three game series against the 13th ranked Gators.  The Eagles Ricky Knapp threw a complete game victory in the 8-2 opener.  Brooks Beisner slugged a 3-run homer in the sixth, the first hit for the Eagles in the game, to give them a 3-1 lead.  For Beisner it was his third homerun of the young season.  Jonathan Crawford had not given up a hit when he was removed in the sixth inning, but he had walked a batter and hit another to put two runners on with one out.  Zack Tillery put the game away in the eighth with a 3-run double as the Eagles scored five in the inning.

In the second game the Eagles knocked the Gators under .500 with an 8-3 shellacking.  Michael Suchey started the two run fifth inning with a single that put the Eagles up 2-1 and then hit a 3-run homer in the sixth to start the rout.

The Gators battled in the third game but Brooks Beisner struck again with a 2-run homer in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4.  Harrison Cooney threw the last five innings of shutout relief to get credit for the victory once Sean Dwyer hit his first homerun of the year in the eleventh, a 3-run blast to give the Eagles a 7-4 win.  Dwyer finished the game with four hits.

Titans Sweep Struggling Horned Frogs

After being swept in a 3-game series to Ole Miss the Horned Frogs were swept by the Cal State Fullerton Titans in their home park to begin the season 0-6.  No more top twenty rankings until they can win a few games to get back over .500.  The games were not competetive.

Thomas Eshelman threw five plus innings of shutout ball in the opener as the Titans cruised 7-2.  They scored three runs in the ninth to pull away in the game.  Carlos Lopez and Michael Lorenzen each drove in two runs.

Jake Jeffries was a one man wrecking crew in the second game slugging a grand slam homerun in the eighth inning to give the Titans a 6-0 lead in a 6-2 win.  Jeffries finished the game with five runs batted in.  His father Greg was the Bryce Harper of his day, but didn’t live up to the hype.  Justin Garza went seven plus innings to get the win.

Grahamm Wiest threw seven plus innings of four hit shutout ball as the Titans completed the sweep with the 7-0 win.  Austin Diemer crossed the plate three times, stealing two bases and Matt Chapman slapped three singles to drive in two runs to lead the offense.

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