San Diego State’s batters dominated Saturday as the Aztecs took two from San Jose State, sweeping a doubleheader at home.
Catcher Wyatt Hendrie owned the day, hitting two home runs and knocking in nine against the Spartans.
SDSU (24-12, 16-10 MW) took the first game 17-3. Hendrie set the pace with five RBIs, topped by a three-run double in the sixth inning.
The Aztecs, who took over the lead in the Mountain West thanks to the wins, led 14-0 by the end of the third. Jaden Fein had three RBIs, while Cole Carrigg, Jacob Cruce, Brian Leonhardt and Matt Rudick added two apiece.
Hendrie, Leonhardt and Carrigg each homered, with Carigg enjoying his first as an Aztec. Troy Melton got the win, improving to 4-4.
San Diego State took the second game 10-6, though San Jose State scored first, after a passed ball and a squeeze play in the third.
SDSU countered quickly, scoring five in the bottom of the inning, and all with two outs, to lead 5-2. Hendrie doubled in two, while Leonhardt drove him in with a triple.
Hendrie added a two-run homer in the fifth, to put the Aztecs ahead 7-2. Meanwhile, Christian Winston improved to 3-1 with the win.
The Aztecs close out their regular-season home schedule at 1 p.m. Sunday against the Spartans at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
They play their final three series on the road, beginning next weekend at UNLV. They follow with Air Force on May 22-23 and New Mexico on May 28-29.