UCR Closes the Gap, But Comeback Bid Falls Short at SDSU


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Junior Yeager Taylor became the first Highlander this season to go a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough to salvage another come-from-behind win as UC Riverside fell to San Diego State, 8-6.Similar to Sunday’s stunning comeback victory over UC Santa Barbara, the Highlanders found themselves in a six-run hole against the Aztecs, giving up five runs in the third innings alone to go down 7-1. UCR would fight its way back into the game, cutting the deficit in half with three runs in the top of the fifth.Senior Colby Schultz’ sent a bomb over right field for his second home run of the season, also plating sophomore Connor Cannon for the Highlanders’ first two runs of the fifth. Schultz finished 2-of-4 and would lead the way with two runs and two RBI.Taylor – who already had a pair of singles and an RBI on his first two at bats – would add a run of his own off an RBI single to right by freshman Nathan Webb.The Highlanders would make another dent in the lead in the top of the seventh, as Dean Miller notched an RBI with a sac fly to right field. That brought home Cody Sporrer, who led off the inning with a single up the middle, to make it 7-5. Sporrer was one of three Highlanders with multiple hits on the day, finishing with two.After SDSU tacked on another run in the bottom half ot the seventh to push the lead back up to 8-5, UCR would receive its final run of the day from Webb. Leading off with a walk in the top of the eighth, the opportunistic freshman would first advance to second on a throwing error before taking the final two bases on wild pitches.UCR actually ended the day outhitting …

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