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San Diego State baseball: Aztecs shutout by Kentucky Wildcats 6-0

The Aztecs only managed two hits in their second game of the Tony Gwynn Classic

Kentucky celebrates after a Riley Mahan home run
Kentucky celebrates after a Riley Mahan home run
Jason Bartel

SAN DIEGO, CA -- There has been a lot of offensive firepower on display at the Tony Gwynn Classic this weekend. Unfortunately for San Diego State fans, the Aztecs have not been taking part in that.

A day after scoring just two runs and having six hits against the Bryant Bulldogs, the San Diego State Aztecs followed that up with a two-hit, shutout performance against the Kentucky Wildcats, dropping SDSU to 0-2 in the tournament in honor of their former player and coach.

Kentucky pitcher Dustin Beggs, who was drafted by the Mets in the 32nd round of the 2015 draft, was nasty all night, surrendering just the two hits, one walk, and one hit batsman in eight innings of work.

In fact, the Aztecs only got one runner past first base the entire night, and that came courtesy of a Beggs balk in the fourth after Alan Trejo singled. The only other hit was recorded by Spencer Thornton, a single in the sixth inning.

All the damage that the Wildcats needed to do was on one swing of the bat in the fourth inning. With two runners on base, shortstop Riley Mahan stepped up to the plate, and on a 1-0 count, launched the ball over the right field wall, giving Kentucky a 3-0 lead.

San Diego State has shown this weekend that they are not a very good defensive team either. Three errors on the night gave Kentucky extra bases that the Aztecs could ill-afford to give up. The 7th inning saw two of those errors, resulting in the final three Wildcat runs.

The Aztecs are now just 1-6 on the season, with the lone win coming at UC-Irvine on Tuesday. They will finish the Tony Gwynn Classic on Sunday afternoon against Arizona at 2 PM PT.