Cody Thompson gave up no earned runs while working into the ninth inning to outduel Dean Kremer and lead San Diego State to a 4-2 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Diego.
Thompson (1-5) was charged with two unearned runs on five hits and no walks and struck out five in 8 1/3 innings.
The junior right-hander exited with runners on the corners and one out in the ninth. Reliever Jacob Erickson then notched a strikeout, on which Justin Jones was caught stealing second to end the game.
Jones had an RBI single in the ninth, and A.J. VanMeetren had a two-out RBI single in the fourth for the Rebels (12-19, 5-10), who lost two of three in the series against the Aztecs (9-20, 4-8).
San Diego State took a lead it didn’t relinquish with a three-run fourth, with one run scoring on an error and another on a wild pitch.
Tyler Adkison had an RBI single in the fourth, and Hunter Stratton had a run-scoring single in the fifth for the Aztecs, who had a 7-5 edge in hits.
Kremer (1-4) gave up four runs, two earned, on seven hits and one walk and struck out one in eight innings.
Andrew Yazdanbakhsh, who went 2-for-4, was the lone UNLV player with multiple hits.