Feb. 13, 2007
SAN DIEGO - After rain delays and tie scores characterized much of the Tuesday night match-up down south, San Diego State used a three-run seventh inning to take the lead for good on LMU baseball. The Aztecs (5-2) went on to top the Lions (3-4-1) 10-6 at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
San Diego State took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but LMU answered just as quickly, putting up three of its own in the top of the second. The Lions' three were all unearned, coming with two outs after an error by Aztec left fielder Cameron Johnson prolonged the Lions' at bat and put Angelo Songco on second base. Fellow freshman Ryan Wheeler then drew a walk, setting up a two-run double to right center by Michael Glomb. DeAndre Miller then singled Glomb home to make it a 3-3 game.
A leadoff triple by SDSU's Nick Romero put him in position to tie the game at four on a groundout by Garett Green in the bottom of the third.
Each team scored a single run in the fifth to keep it tied at 5-5. The Lions had two outs in the top of the inning when a 10-minute rain delay left Glomb waiting to hit for the second time in three days. Glomb answered this time with his second double of the day and later scored on Miller's third single.
Following another 33 minute rain delay, the Aztecs took a 7-5 lead on four singles in the bottom of the fifth.
The Lions cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh on back-to-back singles by Jeremy LaMell and Farris. But it was the bottom of the frame that led to the win for SDSU, as the Aztecs tallied three runs to make it 10-6.
LMU had an uncharacteristic five errors on the soggy night.
Freshman Tim Busbin saw his first collegiate appearance when he made the start Tuesday. San Diego State got to him quickly, and he was relieved by Mike Kenney, who went on to throw 3.1 innings. Joe Zeller (0-1) followed and suffered the loss for the Lions after allowing the go-ahead run in his two innings of work.
The Aztecs started Steven Hirschfeld, who worked four innings before giving way to the SDSU bullpen. Reliever Aaron Brady (2-1) earned the win after tossing the sixth and seventh innings for the Aztecs.
Miller (3-for-4), Glomb (2-for-4), and Farris (2-for-3) led the way offensively for the Lions.
Designated hitter Pat Colwell led the Aztecs with a 3-for-4 effort.
The Lions will continue the four-game road swing this weekend with a three-game series at Fresno State. Fans can follow all of the action as it happens free of charge on both Gametracker and Lions' All-Access at www.LMULions.com.