Errors Cost Rebels In 13-9 Loss to SDSU
May 7, 2004
LAS VEGAS - The San Diego State Aztecs scored five unearned runs on four UNLV errors, as they defeated the Rebels 13-9 on Friday night. With the loss, the Rebels fall to 18-18 overall and 15-6 in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs improve to 26-25 and 13-7 in the MWC.
The game started out as a slugfest as the two teams combined for twenty of the game's twenty-two runs in the first four innings. The Aztecs struck first, scoring three runs in the top of the first, on a two-run homerun to right center by shortstop James Guerrero and an RBI single by second baseman Lance Zawadski.
UNLV second baseman answered back in the bottom of the first, as he hit a leadoff homerun to left field, his second of the season. The Rebels added a second run in the inning as center fielder Brent Johnson singled to left field, scoring shortstop Peter White.
Both teams added two runs in the second, before the Aztecs piled on six runs in the top of the third, getting four from a grand slam homerun by first baseman Rielly Embrey, his fifth long ball of the season.
The Rebel scoring would stop there as they were blanked the rest of the night by SDSU reliever Drew Jenson, who picked up his first win of the season. Jensen who threw five and two-thirds innings, allowed four runs on three hits while walking one and striking out six.
David Seccombe (7-2) was charged with the loss for the Rebels. Seccombe allowed ten runs on eleven hits in two and two-thirds innings, while walking one and striking out three.
For the Aztecs, Embrey finished the game 3-for-5 with seven RBI, wile center fielder Landon Burt was 2-for-5 with one RBI and three runs scored.
The two teams will square off again tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast live on KSHP 1400 AM.