A look back at the Mountain West baseball action.
TCU (25-11) Vs. San Diego State (11-25)
TCU’s sweep of San Diego State kept the Horned Frogs ahead of the Utes swept their three game set over New Mexico this weekend. The first two games of the series TCU blew out the Aztecs 11-4 and then 8-2, with the final game going to extra innings with TCU winning 7-4 in 10 innings. The Aztecs exploded with four runs in the 10th to complete the sweep:
With one out, Jason Coats drilled a double to left center to start the rally. Josh Elander followed with double to right center that put the Frogs up 4-3. The Aztecs elected to walk Jerome Pena with two outs in the inning and Aaron Schultz made the decision hurt as he singled to drive in another run. Weik cleared the bases and made it a 7-3 game with a double to left.
The Aztecs pushed across a run in the bottom of the 10th, but Erik Miller (2-6) slammed the door, getting a big strike out and a line out to end the game.
Next up for TCU is a one-game match against No. 6 ranked Texas A&M at College Station, Texas on Tuesday night.
Utah (16-13) Vs. New Mexico (10-27)
The Utes swept the Lobos to keep pace with TCU, but they are still two games back of TCU. The Utes had no trouble disposing of the Lobos by winning 7-1, 15-11 and 9-3. The second game of the series had the most drama with the 26 runs scored. The Utes started off fast by scoring five runs in the first inning by a rare inside-the-park home run byTrey Nielsen. Utah then rung up six more runs by extending their lead to 10-0 after five innings. New Mexico mad a nice comeback by scoring 11 runs through the 5th, 6th and 7th innings, but the Utes came back with five runs during the last three innings to secure the win.
Sacramento State Vs. Air Force (14-22)
The Falcons continued their road struggles this year as they took one out of four games against Sacramento State. For the year, Air Force is only 2-13 away from their home field. All of the games were close for the Falcons as they lost 2-1, 3-2 and 9-6 before finally getting their win in the finale 8-7. In their lone win against Sacramento State the Falcons were aided by a grand slam by Matt Thorne in the seventh inning to secure an Air Force win.
BYU (18-14) Vs. UNLV (24-14)
UNLV who started the season hot by playing inferior competition and then fell flat once Mountain West play began, but they may be turning the corner ever so slightly as they took two-of-three from BYU. The Rebels won 7-2, 6-5 in 10 innings and then lost the finale 9-4.
Peters worked all nine innings of last Thursday’s 7-2 win over BYU, allowing two runs on three hits without a walk. The Simi Valley, Calif., native retired the first six batters he faced, including the first four by strikeout, fanning 11 batters overall. After giving up both runs and all three hits in the third inning, Peters held the Cougars hitless over the final six frames, with just three BYU players reaching base during that span.