Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wacky weather day as Aztecs, Bulldogs stay in front

Image courtesy Fresno State Athletics

It was a wild and bizarre day full of weather-related issues and strange games in the Mountain West's only regular-season midweek series that began Tuesday.  In the end, it was the status quo as San Diego State and Fresno State rolled to victories to remain in front of the rest of the Mountain West.

San Diego State overcame a 2-hour snow delay and posted a 9-6 win over Nevada in Reno.  Erica Romero grabbed the victory and the Wolf Pack, after trailing big, brought the potential tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh. Instead of playing two on Tuesday, the second game of the day was postponed and will be made up in a Wednesday doubleheader at 11 am ... Fresno State broke a tie for second-place in the conference with a 7-1 victory over New Mexico on a day when rains forced postponement of game two there as well.  Jill Compton allowed just five hits in the win, while Michelle Solomon had three hits, including two doubles with three RBI.  Malia Rivers had two hits and scored three runs, adding two RBI as well ... UNLV swept Boise State in a doubleheader, coming from behind by large margins in both games for a 10-5 and 10-9 sweep.  The Rebels trailed 5-0 in game one after a Devon Bridges grand slam, but UNLV scored 10 unanswered with the help of five home runs, including two by Garie Blando.  In the nightcap, the Broncos appeared poised to win their first Mountain West game but were unable to hold a 3-run lead in the seventh as the Rebels scored four runs, including two with two outs.  Emily Haslinger had five RBI and Boise State lost its 30th game of the season and a school-record 15th straight ... Utah State swept a pair at Colorado State as the Rams had all sorts of issues with their pitching and defense.  After the Aggies held off the Rams 9-8 in the opener, Utah State took advantage of three Colorado State errors in the nightcap that led to six unearned runs in a 9-1 win ... In non-league action, San Jose State had its scheduled home game with Stanford rained out.  No make-up date had been established as of late Tuesday.