Aztecs Drop 10-5 Decision To UNLV
April 4, 2004
SAN DIEGO - UNLV scored in each of the first six innings, getting a pair of home runs from shortstop Peter White along the way, as it defeated San Diego State, 10-5, Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
After taking two of three from the Rebels over the weekend, the Aztecs (18-19 overall) find themselves tied atop the Mountain West Standings with UNLV (20-10) at 7-2.
The visitors struck for a run in the their first at bat, the first of five surrendered by SDSU starter Chris Hartshorn, who took the loss to even his record at 4-4. The Aztecs came back in the bottom of the inning to knot the score at 1-1, with Rielly Embrey's sacrifice fly scoring Landon Burt from third base.
After the opening frame, UNLV began to pull away steadily, plating three runs in the second to take a 4-1 lead. The Aztecs got one back on a solo home run by Chad Corona in the bottom of that inning, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the afternoon as the bullpen was unable to contain the Rebel offense.
UNLV starter David Seccombe pitched seven innings as he picked up the win to improve to 4-1. He was aided by two innings of relief work by Matt Minor.
SDSU's Chad Corona finished by going 2-for-4 with a double, homer and a pair of runs batted in. Rielly Embrey contributed a pair of hits including a double and three RBI while James Guerrero had three singles.
San Diego State takes a short break from conference play when it travels across two to take on University of San Diego on Tuesday (April 6) at 2:00 p.m.
UNLV 10, San Diego State 5 UNLV 131 211 010 - 10 11 1 SDSU 110 001 002 - 5 13 0 Seccombe, Minor (8) and Ross Hartshortn, Jenson (3), Teasley (5), Pace (7), Zink (9) and Coulter W - Seccombe (4-1) L - Hartshorn (4-4) Sv - None HR - UNLV: Kowalski (1), White-2 (6) SDSU: Corona (2) Att. - 597 Time - 3:13