Aztecs Take Two From Wyoming
The San Diego State University baseball team swept a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday from Wyoming at SDSU’s Smith Field. The Aztecs (20-13, 5-3) won the first game, 4-3, in extra innings, then breezed to a 12-5 victory in the second game.
Mike MacKinnon, just brought up from the junior varsity team, made an auspicious varsity debut in the first game, going four for five with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.
MacKinnon’s second double with two outs in the eighth inning (the game was scheduled to go seven innings) of the first game keyed the victory. Livingston ran for MacKinnon and scored on Anthony Johnson’s single. John Hemmerly (4-3) went the distance for SDSU.
In the second game, three walks, two singles and a Johnson triple led to six first-inning runs for the Aztecs. Reliever Rusty Filter (1-0) picked up the victory.
The University of San Diego scored eight runs in the final two innings to send its game with Pepperdine into extra innings, but the Waves scored a run in the 10th to win, 10-9. In the final game of the four-game West Coast Athletic Conference series at USD’s Cunningham Stadium, Rich Barnwell hit a home run in the 10th inning, giving Pepperdine (21-12-1, 6-2) the victory.
With USD (15-15-1, 1-6) trailing, 9-1, Andy Roberts and Chris Bwy each hit two-run home runs in the eighth inning, and Bwy hit another two-run homer in the ninth.
U.S. International University split its nonconference doubleheader with visiting Loyola Marymount, losing the first game, 17-7, and winning the second, 8-7, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Scott Coutts, Barry Williams and Beto Rodriguez singled with Rodriguez’s hit driving in Coutts. Rick Page then tripled, scoring two to give the Gulls (12-22) the victory.
Coutts was four for four with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Arnie Spiker (1-1) earned the victory.
In the first game, Loyola got 20 hits, including two home runs by Miah Bradbury, a former Mt. Carmel High catcher.
Cal State Long Beach State shut out San Diego State in a Big West Conference doubleheader at SDSU by scores of 5-0 and 1-0. In the first game, the 49ers scored five runs in the second inning and Karrie Schott (6-2) limited SDSU to four hits. Lisa Perettie (5-5) took the loss but was two for three.
In the second game, Long Beach’s Ruby Flores (7-5) and SDSU’s Michelle Wesson (3-11) each allowed five hits. The 49ers (12-14, 7-7) scored their only run in the third inning. Leslie Lung had two doubles for SDSU (13-21-1, 7-13).