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Aztecs’ eighth-inning homers send Rebels to baseball loss

Spencer Thornton and Tyler Adkison hit consecutive two-out solo home runs in the eighth inning to rally San Diego State to a 9-7 victory over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Diego.

The Rebels (12-18, 5-9) took a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh before the Aztecs (8-20, 3-8) tied it with four runs, highlighted by a two-out, two-run double by Justin Wylie.

Wylie and David Hensley each went 3-for-4 for San Diego State, which held a 15-9 edge in hits while winning for the second time in six games.

Andrew Yazdanbakhsh, Cooper Esmay and Justin Jones each had a double and a single, with Yazdanbakhsh and Esmay each driving in two runs for UNLV, which had won three straight.

Rebels starter Kenny Oakley gave up three runs, two earned, on eight hits and three walks and struck out one in five innings.

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