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Aztecs Fall 9-1 in Series Finale at UNLV

Tim Zier had a pair of doubles in Sunday's contest at UNLV.
Tim Zier had a pair of doubles in Sunday's contest at UNLV.

March 23, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - San Diego State fell behind early and could not recover as it dropped a 9-1 decision to league-leading UNLV in the runner game of their weekend series in Las Vegas. It was the first series loss of the season after six weekends of play for the Aztecs who saw their record drop to 17-6 overall and 5-4 in the Mountain West Conference.

UNLV opened the contest with four runs in the bottom of the first inning that came courtesy of a single, double two walks and a hit batter.

Those runs came against SDSU starting pitcher Mark Seyler, who would go five innings allowing a total of seven runs on nine hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. He would be charged with the loss as his record fell to 4-2 on the year.

The Aztec offense, meanwhile, was held in check by Rebel starter Bryan Bonnell, who would turn in a complete-game effort and record the win to move his record to 3-1. Over his nine innings of work he limited SDU to a lone run on seven hits with one strikeout.

Trailing by seven, San Diego State finally got on the board in the top of the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Spencer Thornton and Tyler Adkison. But UNLV answered with single markers in both the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings to provide the final 9-1 score line.

For SDSU, second baseman Tim Zier ended the afternoon with a pair of doubles while Adkison was the other Aztec with two hits (single, double).

San Diego State will now return home where it will play five games over a seven-day stretch beginning with a pair of mid-week contests against Santa Clara this week. The first game between the Aztecs and Broncos is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 25, at 6:00 p.m. at Tony Gwynn Stadium.