Trevor Eastman was 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to San Diego State.
March 20, 2005
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The University of Utah baseball team dropped a 5-3 decision to San Diego State Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Utes scratched out just three runs on eight hits, while allowing three unearned runs in the loss.
San Diego State (7-17, 2-1 MWC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. The Aztecs picked up a two-run triple from Jake McClintock off Utah starter Bryce Freed. McClintock scored on a Kevin Perry single later in the inning. Two of the runs against Freed in the inning were unearned.
The Utes got one run back in the third. Seth Tartler reached with a one-out single and moved to third on a Ryan Khoury single. Aztec starting pitcher Ben Coon balked, scoring Tartler with Utah's first run of the day.
Utah (7-13, 1-2 MWC) pulled within one run, 3-2, in the fourth. Joe Mozeleski delivered a leadoff single and Jay Brossman was hit by a pitch. Trevor Eastman then ripped an RBI single, scoring Mozeleski. But SDSU answered in the bottom half. Tim O'Brien walked and later scored on an error by Utah's Khoury. McClintock made it 5-2, when he came around on a double from Lance Zawadski.
Mike Tummolo's RBI single, pushing Brossman across the plate, pulled Utah back within two runs in the top of the sixth. However, with the Utes trailing 5-3, they managed just one more hit through the final three innings.
Eastman was the only Utah player with more than one hit. He was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Freed (1-2) tossed three innings, allowing four runs. Only two of Freed's runs were earned. The Utes got a strong effort from the bullpen. Brian Lane, Brandon Bailey and Josh Cooper combined to allow just one run over the final five innings, keeping Utah in the contest.
Utah is back in action again with a three-game series against BYU in Provo, beginning Thursday.