Each team has won a game in the series, setting up Sunday’s rubber match.
Spartans give up six runs in the last two innings and go down 9-7.
Spartans’ six-game conference unbeaten streak at home snapped.
Spartans lose the rubber match of the series.
SJSU loses its second consecutive one-run game in the series.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his first season with the Spartans after transferring from Sacramento City College.
2017: Appeared in 37 games, starting in 22 (13 LF, 9 RF)... Made his Spartan debut against BYU (2/23) as a pinch hitter and drew a walk... Collected his first Spartan hit against BYU (2/25) on a pinch hit double... Hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning against Nevada (3/17)... Had a five game hit streak from 4/13 - 4/22.
SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif. … As a freshman in 2015, hit .293 with 29 hits, 17 runs scored and 15 RBIs in 99 plate appearances… In 2016, hit .298 with 42 hits, 18 runs scored, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns and 27 RBIs in 141 plate appearances earning second team Big 8 Conference honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Benicia High in Benicia, Calif. …A two-time letter winner in football and baseball… As a junior in 2012, hit .407 with 22 hits, 11 doubles and 1 homerun in 69 plate appearances… Posted a .375 BA with 18 runs scored, 27 hits, 25 RBIs and 15 doubles in 84 plate apperances in his senior campaign.MORE ON KYLE: Majoring in justice studies… Hopes to work in law enforcement… Parents are Chad and Julie Blakeman… Has a younger brother, Ryan, and younger sister, Jessica… Enjoys disc golf in his free time… Calls Benicia, Calif., his hometown.