Angelo Armenta of the 2019 San Diego State baseball team. Photo credit: Ernie Anderson, via

The No. 2-seeded San Diego State baseball team will face No. 3-seed UNLV on Thursday in Reno for the first round of the Mountain West Championships.

It is the sixth time San Diego State has finished second in the conference, but the slot has boded well for the team in the past.

Each of the last four Mountain West Tournament champs have been the No. 2 seed – including SDSU, three times. The Aztecs are 18-4 overall and 11-2 in their last 13 games when playing as the No. 2 seed.

The team capped the 2019 regular season with a 7-4 loss against New Mexico on Saturday at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

Before the game, San Diego State honored its five seniors, Chad Bible, Justin Goossen-Brown, Harrison Pyatt, Angelo Armenta and Brad Wegman.

The Aztecs finished the regular season with a 32-23 record, 16-13 in the Mountain West. Top performers for the season include Adrian Marudeno, who led the conference in ERA (1.46) and opponent batting average (.176), Matt Rudick, who hit .322 and Armenta, who drove in 38 runs.

SDSU secured its sixth 30-plus win season in the last seven years in a 10-5 win over Brigham Young on May 6. The Aztecs are the only team in the Mountain West to have won 30 or more games six times in the last seven years.

SDSU’s run of six 30-plus wins over the last seven years marks the first time since 1992-98 that the Aztecs have recorded a streak of so many wins over a seven-year span.

– Staff reports

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