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Kevin Milam went 3 for 4 with a double Tuesday at San Jose State.
Kevin Milam went 3 for 4 with a double Tuesday at San Jose State.
BSB | Late Rally Carries San Jose State Past Saint Mary's
Release: Friday 04/25/2017 
by SMC Athletics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose State rallied in the bottom of the eighth Tuesday, just as the Saint Mary’s baseball team did against them last Tuesday, as the Spartans took a 6-5 non-conference win over the Gaels at Municipal Stadium.

The Spartans (14-24-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth – both with two outs – to beat the Gaels (26-14). SJSU drew four walks in the inning with three of them coming after the second out was recorded. The Gaels allowed the tying run to score on a passed ball and the go-ahead run to score on a bases-loaded walk.

Saint Mary’s (27-13) jumped out to a 5-1 lead over the Spartans by the fourth inning after scoring two runs in the second and three in the fourth. They fought off a San Jose State rally in the seventh to keep a 5-4 lead after SJSU put runners on the corners with one out.

Brett Rasso’s two-out, two-RBI double in the fourth was the difference for most of the game. It gave the Gaels a 5-1 advantage at the time, keeping them ahead when SJSU’s Shane Timmons hit a two-out, three-run home run in the fifth to make it 5-4.

Saint Mary’s got multi-hit games from Austin Chauvin (2 for 2) and Kevin Milam (3 for 4) while getting RBIs from four different players.

Saint Mary’s used seven pitchers in the game, led by starter Ty Madrigal (4-3). Madrigal threw two innings of no-hit, shutout ball, striking out four and only walking one. Bryce Reichmann, Ken Waldichuk and Vince Braman also threw shutout frames.

Saint Mary’s next travels to Gonzaga for a three-game West Coast Conference series starting Friday. All three games will be streamed live on the Gaels’ GaelVision Gameday Central page.

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