Corvallis, Oregon - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 9-0 loss in an elimination game against Northwestern State Saturday afternoon at Goss Stadium. The Aztecs finish its season 39-21 after reaching an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six years.
After Northwestern State took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, a three-run home run by Demons right fielder Tyler Smith extended the NWST lead to 4-0.
SDSU was stifled by NWST starting pitcher Jerry Maddox, who allowed just three hits over six shutout innings. David Hodo followed Maddox in relief and held the Aztecs hitless for the final three innings.
The Aztecs' best offensive chance came in the bottom of the sixth, as David Hensley kicked the inning off with a double. After Chase Calabuig drew a walk and Chad Bible was hit by a pitch, Maddox was able to maintain the Demons' 5-0 lead, forcing Julian Escobedo to ground into a 4-6-3 double play.
Hensley led the Aztecs offensively, going 2-for-4.