San Diego State scores 11 in 9th to take lead, still loses to TCU
Imagine scoring 11 runs in the 9th inning of a game to take the lead, only to lose in the bottom of the inning. That oscillation of emotions happened to San Diego State on Thursday.
The Aztecs were down 14-4 entering the top of the 9th against TCU in the opening game of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. San Diego State managed to score 11 runs to take a 15-14 lead thanks to some timely hitting and poor defense from the Horned Frogs.
San Diego State had eight hits, two walks, two wild pitches, two hit batters, and capitalized on a few passed balls and an error to pour on 11 runs in the 9th. TCU burned through four pitchers that inning, but it all worked out well for them.
Down 15-14, TCU got a solo home run to tie the game, and then a single, double, and intentional walk to set up Brett Johnson’s walk-off RBI single seen above.
Luckily for San Diego State it’s a double-elimination tournament, so they’ll have another chance to keep going. Hopefully this time 15 runs will be enough for them to win.