Brandon Meredith hit two home runs and Tyler Lavigne pitched into the eighth inning as San Diego Stateeliminated defending College World Series champion Fresno State with a 4-1 victory in an NCAA baseball regional game Saturday night.
Coach Tony Gwynn’s Aztecs (41-22) will face the loser of the UC Irvine-Virginia matchup in an elimination game Sunday.
Fresno State’s defense of its national title ended in two regional losses as Lavigne limited the Bulldogs (32-30) to just five hits and an unearned run in 7 1-3 innings while striking out eight and walking one.
Addison Reed got four outs for his 20th save.
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