Make that 10: Softball clinches conference championship

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The SDSU softball team celebrates after defeating UNLV to clinch the Mountain West championship. (Stan Lui)

You didn’t think we were done, did you?

The San Diego State softball team defeated UNLV 7-0 on Friday, clinching the Mountain West title and bringing the school’s 2012-13 total to 10 conference championships.

Many were impressed by the statistics in the #SDSUisWinning article, which stated that the Aztecs had won nine conference championships in current academic year.

It also stated that there was potential for more.

SDSU proved that on Friday, shutting out the Rebels and winning its second straight MW championship. Freshmen phenom Danielle O’Toole pitched six scoreless innings and junior Lorena Bauer went 2-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the Aztecs.

With the victory, San Diego State earned the league’s automatic bid for the NCAA tournament, which begins on May 16. Be sure to tune in to the NCAA Division 1 Softball Championship Selection Show on May 12 to find out what seed the Aztecs receive and who they will face.

Go Aztecs!

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Nik Embernate signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Nik Embernate blocks during the 2011 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Nik Embernate blocks during the 2011 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Former San Diego State offensive lineman and ‘Aztec For Life’ Nik Embernate has been signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman went undrafted, but was quickly signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent.

Embernate was a four-year starter for the Aztecs at right guard and will bring his physical, hard-nosed style of play to Pittsburgh to compete for a roster spot. His experience in college will surely bode well for him at the next level, as San Diego State frequently utilized him as a pulling guard in the “power” running play, a play often used in the NFL.

Congratulations to Nik!

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Brice Butler drafted by the Oakland Raiders

Brice Butler hauls in a touchdown during the 2012 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Brice Butler hauls in a touchdown during the 2012 season. (Ernie Anderson)

Former San Diego State wide receiver and ‘Aztec For Life’ Brice Butler has just been drafted by the Oakland Raiders

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the 209th overall pick in the draft.

Butler impressed scouts at the San Diego State Pro Day in March by posting a 4.36 40-yard dash, a 39-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He is now the second in his family to play in the NFL, as his father Bobby Butler played for the Atlanta Falcons.

Congratulations to Brice!

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