San Diego State Aztecs baseball
The San Diego State Aztecs baseball team is the college baseball program that represents the San Diego State University. Along with the university's other athletic teams, the baseball team became a member of the Mountain West Conference during the 1999–00 academic year. Previously, the baseball program competed in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aztecs play in Tony Gwynn Stadium, on the SDSU campus in San Diego, California. From 2003 until his death in 2014, Tony Gwynn was the program's head coach.
|San Diego State Aztecs|
|2020 San Diego State Aztecs baseball team|
|University||San Diego State University|
|Head coach||Mark Martinez (6th season)|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|Home stadium||Tony Gwynn Stadium |
|Colors||Scarlet and Black|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1990, 1991, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|1986, 1988, 1990, 2002, 2004|
Tony Gwynn StadiumEdit
The stadium was originally named Smith Stadium in honor of Charlie Smith, the longtime San Diego State head baseball coach; the playing field is still called Smith Field. The stadium was extensively renovated and rebuilt in 1997 at a cost of $4 million, funded mainly out of the pocket of John Moores, then owner of the San Diego Padres. The renovated stadium was named in honor of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame superstar for the Padres. As an undergraduate Gwynn played both baseball and basketball for the SDSU Aztecs. He became SDSU's head baseball coach after he retired from the Padres.
|Totals||5 coaches||83 seasons||2,431–1,612–37||.595|
SDSU in the NCAA TournamentEdit
- The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament started in 1947.
- The format of the tournament has changed through the years.
|SDSU did not make the tournament from 1947-1978.|
|1979||2-2||.500||Lost in the NCAA Mideast Regional finals to Pepperdine.|
|SDSU did not make the tournament in 1980.|
|1981||0-2||.000||Eliminated by Oral Roberts in the Midwest Regional.|
|1982||0-2||.000||Eliminated by Houston in the West II Regional.|
|1983||1-2||.333||Eliminated by UC Santa Barbara in the West I Regional Semi-Finals.|
|1984||3-2||.600||Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Cal State Fullerton.|
|SDSU did not make the tournament in 1985.|
|1986||0-2||.000||Eliminated by Texas-Pan American in the Central Regional.|
|SDSU did not make the tournament from 1987-1989.|
|1990||3-2||.600||Lost in the NCAA West I Regional finals to Stanford.|
|1991||0-2||.000||Eliminated by Portland in the West II Regional.|
|SDSU did not make the tournament from 1992-2008.|
|2009||1-2||.333||Eliminated by UC Irvine in the Irvine Regional.|
|SDSU did not make the tournament from 2010-2012.|
|2013||0-2||.000||Eliminated by San Diego in the Los Angeles Regional.|
|2014||0-2||.000||Eliminated by Louisiana-Lafayette in the Lafayette Regional.|
|2015||1-2||.333||Eliminated by USC in the Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Regional.|
|2017||1-2||.333||Eliminated UCLA Bruins in the Long Beach Regional. Eliminated by Long Beach State in the Long Beach Regional.|
All-time series recordsEdit
Mountain West membersEdit
|San Jose State||78||52||26||.666|
- Through June 1, 2013.
- Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.
The following is a listing of first team selections. Other selections are available at SDSU's official media guide.
- Color Palette (PDF). San Diego State Athletics Style Guide. November 27, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Tony Gwynn Stadium
- Tony Gwynn Stadium