San Diego St At a Glance
The Aztecs come to Lubbock for a 3-game series set to start today at noon. They currently have a record of 10-20, and are 3-5 on the road this year. The Aztecs are 2-10 all-time against the Red Raiders, with wins coming in 1998 and taking 1 of 3 against us last year in San Diego. They last came to Lubbock in 2000, getting swept by the Red Raiders in their only visit until now. They are part of the Mountain West Conference, with a conference record of 4-8, good for 6th out of 7 teams. They have played some of the same teams as Tech, losing once at Cal St Fullerton, dropping 2 of 3 to UNM, and taking 2 of 3 from UNLV. Tech won 1 of 3 against CSF, beat UNM once, and splitting 2 games against UNLV.
The 3 pitchers that are slated to pitch for them this weekend are a combined 1-10 this year and all have an ERA of over 3.5. Their most dangerous batter, shortstop Alan Trejo, is currently hitting .336 with 43 hits, 3 doubles, a home run, and 19 RBI's. They spread their RBI's around the team with 6 of the 9 projected starters having more than 10 RBI's. Earlier this season Trejo had a 15-game hitting streak and has had 14 multi-hit games this season.
Game 1, Friday April 15th, 12:00pm
Harrison Pyatt (0-2, 3.54 ERA) vs Davis Martin (4-0, 1.70 ERA)
Game 2, Saturday April 16th, 12:00pm
Marcus Reyes (0-3, 6.60 ERA) vs Steven Gingery (3-1, 2.7 ERA)
Game 3, Sunday April 17th, 11:30am
Cody Thompson (1-5, 5.86 ERA) vs Ty Harpenau (1-0, 5.88 ERA)
On paper, and based on the recent run Tech has been on, everything points to a series win, and possibly a sweep. The Red Raiders should be able to take care of business this weekend (weather permitting) and get back to Big 12 play next weekend.