Baseball adds another; 12 MW titles for SDSU

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San Diego State celebrates after beating New Mexico to win the 2013 Mountain West Tournament.

9 was impressive. 10 was amazing. 11 was borderline absurd.

But 12?

12 conference championships is just not fair.

San Diego State continued its winning ways on Sunday as the baseball team beat No. 13 New Mexico to claim the school’s 12th conference championship in the 2012-13 school year. The Aztecs beat the Lobos 9-4 to win the 2013 Mountain West Tournament championship.

SDSU was led by freshmen standout Ty France, who was named the conference tournament MVP for his stellar play. In six tournament games, France went 16-21 with two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs. His 16 hits were a conference tournament record.

The Aztecs now advance to the NCAA Regional in Los Angles where they will face No. 10 UCLA on Friday, May 31.

Go Aztecs!

Addison Reed making noise in the Windy City

Former SDSU pitcher Addison Reed has had success with the Chicago White Sox. (San Diego Hall of Champions)

Former SDSU pitcher Addison Reed has had success with the Chicago White Sox. (San Diego Hall of Champions)

While Stephen Strasburg continues to make national headlines, another San Diego State baseball product is steadily making his name known in the big leagues.

Addison Reed, who played for the Aztecs from 2007-2010 and is now a closer for the Chicago White Sox, is making sure people know that San Diego State has produced more than just Strasburg.

He appeared in 62 games in 2012, and posted 29 saves with a 3-2 record and 54 strikeouts. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Reed worked hard to improve his off-speed pitches in the offseason, and he has shown immense improvement this year.

As of April 26, Reed has tallied seven saves in 21 games this season, and is currently tied for fifth in the MLB. He is on pace for approximately 54 saves, nearly doubling his total in 2012. The young right-hander  has an ERA of 0.90, and has also recorded 10 strikeouts, which has him on pace for over 70 this season.

For this “Aztec for life”, saving games is a breeze in the Windy City.


Addison Reed: Chicago Tribune story
Addison Reed: GoAztecs.com Player Profile


Want to get your hands on an Addison Reed replica jersey shirt? The first 500 fans that attend tonight’s game vs. Fresno State at 6 p.m. will receive one for free!

Addison Reed shirt


by Hunter Hewitt

GO AZTECS

#SDSUisWinning

SDSU winning by Hunter Hewitt

Charlie Sheen was recently seen wearing Aztecs gear at one of San Diego State’s most recognizable spots. To his left was all nine of the Aztecs’ Mountain West Championship trophies. (Photo Credit: Joey and Hunter Hewitt)

Did Charlie Sheen go to San Diego State?

He must have. At least for a semester or two. Or maybe he just attended a few parties. There has to be some sort of connection.

In case you missed it – highly unlikely due to the enormous sample size – the Aztecs have been “winning” a lot lately. How much, you ask?

Try nine conference championships so far this school year. That’s right. Nine. The most ever in school history.

And we aren’t even done yet.

Let’s be real. Some of you didn’t even know we had nine sports teams. Some of you didn’t even know what conference we were in. Well, for those unaware, here is a public service announcement:

San Diego State owns the Mountain West.

Women’s soccer (twice), women’s volleyball, football, women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and men’s tennis. All of these teams, whether in the regular season or the conference tournament, are Mountain West champions.

Nine.

Nobody else comes near that number. The next closest school? New Mexico (surprising, I know) with a mediocre five conference championships. Two of those – men’s track and field and cross country – came in sports that we don’t even compete in! 

Nice try, Lobos.

Not only have the Aztecs’ won nine titles so far, but there are still several chances for more. Odds are, at least one more crown will be locked up by the time the 2012-13 academic year is complete.

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams still have their conference tournaments left. The men’s and women’s golf teams are also gearing up for their conference tournaments. The women’s outdoor track and field team still has its conference tournament as well.

The softball team still has a shot at the regular season title (no conference tournament). Although it would take some late-season heroics, the baseball team could still make a push for a trophy of its own.

Additionally, the women’s water polo team, a member of the Big West Conference, is ranked No. 8 in the country and could potentially take home its own hardware in its conference tournament. The women’s lacrosse team, a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, could qualify for a spot in its postseason tournament with a win over USC on Saturday.

To make a long story short, San Diego State wins. A lot.

Hop on the bandwagon while there’s still room.

This infographic is a great illustration of San Diego State's winning ways in 2012-13. Click to enlarge. (SDSU Media Relations

This infographic is a great illustration of San Diego State’s winning ways in 2012-13. Click to enlarge. (SDSU Media Relations)


AZTEC NATION,

Last week, we showed the residents of Boston they were in our thoughts and prayers by using a trending hashtag on Twitter. While we continue to pray for the recovery of the city of Boston, lets take over Twitter again. This time, let’s make sure everybody knows who the Aztecs are.

Whether its our athletic success, our beautiful weather, our mouthwatering Mexican food or anything else, let’s make sure everybody knows one thing:

#SDSUisWinning

Get on Twitter and tweet something about the best school in the world, and follow it up with the hashtag #SDSUisWinning. Or, log in to Instagram and repost the Charlie Sheen photo with the same hashtag. Maybe even set it as your profile picture on Facebook. Post a link to this story to inform people of our winning ways. Whatever you do, just make sure you let others know about the Red and Black.

Aztecs for life.

SDSU
 
 

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Hunter Hewitt: APSE Bio – http://www.apsportseditors.org/newsletter/apse-student-member-bio-hunter-hewitt/
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Hunter Hewitt: About.me – http://about.me/hunterhewitt
Hunter Hewitt: BrandYourself – http://hunterhewitt.net/
Hunter Hewitt: GoAztecs.com Player Profile – http://goaztecs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hewitt_hunter00.html
Hunter Hewitt: SDSU News Team Story: http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news.aspx?s=73846


by Hunter Hewitt

GO AZTECS