By: Sergio Valencia
San Jose State’s comeback fell short after a resurgence from the Grand Canyon University Lopes in the final three innings, losing 8-5.
SJSU’s record drops to (16-32-1) on the season.
It was all Lopes to start the game as they took a 3-0 lead during the second inning.
That was until right fielder Chris Williams hit one deep into right field during the second inning for a sacrifice out which brought home second baseman Anders Davidson, moving another runner over to third base.
Pitcher Josh Nashed, the Spartans DH, brought home another runner to cut the deficit to one after a single to center field.
SJSU would keep the comeback going in the fourth inning scoring another two runs as centerfielder Kellen Strahm made his way around the bases while Davidson scored his second run of the day.
Junior Shane Timmons gave the Spartans their first lead with a shot over the left wall, extending his career high to nine home runs in a season.
GCU received a lucky break in the sixth inning when SJSU pitcher Jaiden France was called for a balk after attempting to pick off a runner on base giving the Lopes a unearned run, tying the game at five a peice.
The errors would continue to plague the Spartans in the eighth inning giving up another two unearned runs to the Lopes, who capitalized and sealed off the win by adding one more run.
With only seven games remaining, today’s loss makes it that much tougher for the Spartans to fight their way into the fourth spot of the Mountain West Tournament.
The Spartans take the field again on May 12 against University of San Francisco at 1 p.m.