San Diego State struggles to find rhythm against Oregon State

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After taking down no. 12 San Diego last weekend, the SDSU baseball team was swept this weekend against no. 6 Oregon State. Against USD, the Aztecs seemed to put up runs at will. It was a different story this weekend. They were outscored 22-2 over the span of four games.

In game one, things were calm until the seventh inning where Oregon State piled up 5 runs, adding to their 1-run lead. Michael Cederoth pitched a great game. He only gave up two hits and one run, while striking out six over six innings. His five walks led to 2 runs, though. DH Brad Haynal went 3-for-4 for the Aztecs. The Aztecs fell to the Beavers, 7-1.

In the second game, the Aztecs held the Beavers to just 2 runs but couldn’t manage to get on the board themselves. San Diego State starter Philip Walby gave up 2 runs on only 4 hits in 7.2 innings of work. Even though he pitched a solid game, he couldn’t get any run support. He couldn’t hold the Beavers off and allowed the 2 runs late in the 7th inning. Haynal added another hit, one of five that the Aztecs mustered together. The Beavers got the best of the Aztecs late in the game, leading to a 2-0 loss for SDSU.

For the second straight game, the Aztecs couldn’t seem to give their pitcher any support. Senior Ryan Doran led the Aztecs into a scoreless fifth inning, only allowing 3 hits up to that point. Doran was pulled after he allowed the first run of the game in the 6th inning. Reliever Justin Hepner couldn’t play damage control, as he allowed two runs in from walks. The Beavers went on to score four runs in the inning en route to a 5-0 victory over the Aztecs.

In the final game of the series, Oregon State piled up 14 hits and 7 runs. Starter Cody Thompson only lasted 2.1 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 runs. The Beavers proved too much for the Aztecs, as the Aztecs scored 1 run in the first inning, and never scored again. Right fielder Avondre Bollar went 2-for-3 as the rest of the offense seemed to struggle. The Aztecs fell 7-1 to the Beavers.

The Aztecs now fall to 3-4 on the season.

The Aztecs will travel to Santa Clara on Tuesday for a two-game stint against the Broncos.

Topics: Baseball, Brad Haynal, Oregon State Beavers, Philip Walby, San Diego State Aztecs

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