Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: Aztecs routed at home by UConn 11-4

In the only game involving a Mountain West softball team on Tuesday, San Diego State found itself on the wrong end of a surprising blowout.  The Aztecs lost at home 11-4 to UConn, which entered the day just 7-13 overall.  Erica Romero started the game but didn't make it out of the first inning as the Huskies scored eight runs on seven hits in the frame.  It was their highest-scoring inning of the season.  The first six UConn batters of the game reached base safely against Romero as two singles and a fielder's choice loaded the bases for Alyson Ambler, who delivered the biggest hit of the game.  Ambler's grand slam made it 4-0 mere moments into the contest.  Two UConn doubles would follow, along with two of the five errors San Diego State would commit in the game.  After Romero hit a batter and three more runs had crossed the plate, the Huskies' sixth hit of the first inning prompted Kathy Van Wyk to switch to Sydnee Cable in the circle.  A walk and RBI single greeted Cable, and a 2-run homer followed in the second inning as UConn pushed the lead to 10-0 and the Aztecs fell behind in a big way early.  SDSU tried to rally and got a home run from Kayla Jordan along the way but it wouldn't be enough as the Huskies had season-highs in hits and runs with 14 and 11, respectively.  San Diego State fell to 17-11 overall.