San Diego State Aztecs Comeback to defeat Loyola Marymount 9-2


San Diego, CA- The San Diego State Aztecs won their 3rd straight game  in the team’s home opener Tuesday night and improved to (3-1) on the season, after coming back to defeat the Loyola Marymount Lions 9-2. 

The Lions scored the games first runs in the first after two errors by the Aztecs to start the game, allowed the Lions to take the lead 2-0.

The Aztecs offense was held scoreless through the first five innings by Lions starting pitcher J.D. Busfield, as he allowed no runs on three hits, while striking out four in 5 innings of work.

The Aztecs were able to finally get to the Lions in the 6th as the Lions went to the bullpen and the Aztecs proceeded to tee off on their relievers.

The Aztecs loaded the bases on three straight singles to start the inning and scored its first run of the game on a bases-loaded walk by Spencer Thornton. Ty France would force another bases-loaded walk to tie the game at 2-2. CJ Saylor then gave the Aztecs the lead on a bases clearing triple to give the Aztecs the lead 5-2. Cody Sos would tack on a sacrifice fly to end the 6th and extend the Aztecs lead to 6-2.

The Aztecs would tack on three runs in the bottom of the eighth, as the Aztecs defeated the Lions 9-2.

Aztecs reliever Mark Seyler (1-0) won his first game of the season, as he came in relief for Starter TJ Kendzora in the third and allowed no runs on three hits, while striking out four in 5.2 innings of relief.

Tim Zier and CJ Saylor lead the Aztecs on offense, Zier went 4-5 with two RBI’s and a run scored. Saylor went 2-4 with a double and the game changing three run triple that gave the Aztecs the lead for good in the 6th.

The Aztecs return to the diamond on Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against West Virginia at Tony Gwynn Stadium.