Aztecs Defeat Air Force 13-1 In Weather-Shortened Contest
April 9, 2004
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - San Diego State scored seven times in the third inning and went on to a 13-1 victory over Air Force in a game that was shortened to five innings due to weather. Playing in snow flurries over the final three innings, the Aztecs recorded a dozen hits off five Falcon pitchers en route to the victory. The game was slated as the first of a doubleheader, but weather forced the postponement of the second contest.
In the third, SDSU sent 12 men to the plate, scoring seven times on five hits. Burt had a pair of singles in the inning and scored once. James Guerrero added a two-run double and Chad Corona hit his third homer of the year, a two-run shot over the left field fence into a stiff breeze.
Senior right-hander Scott Shoemaker (6-5) held Air Force in check over five innings, allowing a run on three hits, striking out five and walking none as he picked up his fifth straight win. Falcon starter Paul Vignola suffered the loss to fall to 1-6.
San Diego State and Air Force will resume their three-game series with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 10, with the first game scheduled to start at noon.
San Diego State 13, Air Force 1 SDS 107 14 - 13 12 0 AFA 001 00 - 1 3 2 Shoemaker and Swaydan Vignola, Edwards (3), Tetrault (3), Lowry (4), Graham (5), Schroeder (5) and Polston W - Shoemaker (6-5) L - Vignola (1-6) Sv - None HR - SDS: Corona (3) Att. - 47 Time - 2:02