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by Ryan Schuler

Aztecs lose big in men’s baseball MW Tournament title game

It didn’t take long for the University of New Mexico to show San Diego State its offense in the title game of the Mountain West Tournament. After scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Lobos added four in the second, four in the third, one in the fourth and seven in the fifth to defeat the Aztecs 22-3 to claim the confer- ence’s automatic berth in the NCAA Regionals.

SDSU finished the season with a 26-34 overall re- cord and an appearance in the conference’s title game for the first time since the 2009 season after upsetting No. 20-ranked Texas Christian University in the con- ference semifinals.

SDSU softball wins MW title

For the first time since 2008, the SDSU softball team won the Mountain West title behind the performance of sophomore Hayley Miles, who was named the MW Co- Player of the year, the first Aztec to win the award in the 13 years of the conference.

Earning the conference’s automatic bid for the NCAA Regionals, SDSU was ousted by Hofstra in the NCAA Los Angeles final on the campus of UCLA.
The Aztecs did receive votes in each of the final two na- tional polls, the USA Today/NFCA and the ESPN.com/ USA Softball. SDSU finished the season with a record of 32-24, and advanced to the NCAA tournament for a school-record fifth consecutive year.

SDSU men’s golf falls in quarterfinals of NCAA championship

Despite strong performances by seniors J.J. Spaun and Colin Featherstone, SDSU lost to the University of California, Berkeley in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf championships.

“It came down to the wire,” SDSU head coach Ryan Donovan said. “It came down to the last match and that is what I was expecting. I think this is going to make us stronger and help with recruiting.”
Spaun, who has earned All-American honors for the second consecutive year, ended his Aztec career as the Mountain West Conference Player if the Year and a mem- ber of the Division I PING second team.