The Rebels started early in the 2nd when they struck for 3 runs, all off of singles, making the score 3-0.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Evan Potter was drilled in the head by a pitch and had to be taken out of the game. He was replaced by Danny Sheehan. Tim Zier sacrificed at first to make the score 3-1 after the Aztecs loaded the bases. Ty France drove in a 2-run single to tie the game at 3.
Ryan Muno singled in the bottom of the 4th. Tyler Adkison singled off of a bobble of McAllister’s glove. But nothing happened until the next inning when France hit a solo homer off of Rebels starter Bryan Bonnell to put the Aztecs up by 1. Brad Haynal doubled, but 1 run is all the Aztecs would get.
Aztec starter Mark Seyler was replaced by closer Michael Cederoth. Cederoth got out of a jam in the bottom of the 7th, stranding a man on 2nd.
In the bottom of the 8th, Seby Zavala hit a double off the wall that was nearly another Aztec home run. Steven Pallares bunted down the 3rd base line. Adkison drove those two home to make it 7-3 Aztecs. Greg Allen singles, but it was after a run was thrown out at home.
That’s all the scoring that would happen. The Aztecs eek out a 7-3 win and will face UNLV tomorrow afternoon.