Mark Seyler got the start for SDSU and Logan Handzlik was the starter for SJSU as the Aztecs beat the Spartans 2-0. Brad Haynal started the slugfest in the bottom of the 2nd with a 2-run homer to left field that drove home Tyler Adkison, who had singled to right. Later in the inning, Ryan Muno was walked, Evan Potter singled into right and Greg Allen was walked, loading the bases for the Aztecs. Tim Zier drove Muno and Potter home to give the Aztecs a 4-0 lead. Ty France sacrificed a groundout to drive Allen home and make the score 5-0, and that’s all the Aztecs would manage that inning.
In the top of the 3rd, SJSU’s Jacob Valdez singles to left field, driving in a run to make the score 5-1. Matt Lopez drove him in to make the score 5-2. That’s all they would get for that inning.
Handzlik was pulled in the bottom of the 4th for James Glawe. Handzlik pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 7 hits, 5 runs and struck out 1.
The Spartans struck back in the 5th when Matt Carroll tripled and Sheldon Daquioag singled to left to drive him home and cut the Aztec lead to 2. However, Haynal saved the day from any further damage by picking off Daquioag as he tried to steal 2nd.
Fast-forward to the bottom of the 6th. Zier doubled to center to drive in a run and the Aztecs went up 6-3. France singled to drive in 2 runs, bringing the Aztecs up 8-3. But the real highlight of the inning came when Haynal hit his 2nd home run of the game to put the Aztecs up 11-3 and forcing the Spartans to pull Glawe, who ended the day with 2.2 innings pitched and 1 hit, 1 strikeout and 1 walk.
Jackson Berumen was pulled for the Spartans in the bottom of the 7th for Michael Wright. Berumen pitched 1 inning and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Seyler would go for 7 innings. He would give up 13 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks and would strike out 6. Marcus Reyes came in to pitch in the top of the 8th.
But Haynal wasn’t done yet. In the bottom of the 8th, he hit a shot to left that gave him a triple and gave the Aztecs 2 more runs to extend their lead to 10. He drove himself in by stealing home and the Aztecs led 14-3.
That, thankfully, is all the scoring that would happen. Reyes would be pulled in the 9th for CJ Saylor. Reyes pitched a hitless and runless 1.2 innings, but struck out no one. Saylor closed out the game and the Aztecs took this one, 14-3.