The first couple of innings didn't start well for the Devils as they left a trio of runners in scoring position. However, they scored the game's first three runs in the next inning. Mike Guerrero's double drove in two runs and Andre Either's single plated the last run of the inning. The scoring for the home team continued in the fourth, when a Jeremy West double helped two more teammates cross home plate. The Shockers finally scored their first run in the eighth, just to be answered with three ASU runs at the bottom of that same inning. Travis Buck had a two-run double and Wyrick masterfully carried out a rare double steal. The visitors would score one more time in the ninth, which proved too little too late.
Pitcher Beau Vaughan was sensational tonight against Wichita, as he fanned seven batters through four innings without giving up a run. Vaughan relived starter Robbie McClellan and notched the win. McClellan's no-decision included four strikeouts and three hits. Closer Ryan Schroyer, who ironically was experimenting with a new split-fingered fastball tonight, couldn't escape the ninth and gave up his first earned run in what has been a sensational 2003 campaign.
This third straight victory propels ASU to 31-2. The Devils, winners of 22 of their last 23 games will host Wichita State in the last game of this two-game series on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. That game will mark the maroon and gold starting role debut for freshman left-hander Chris Beatty (0-0, 1.69 ERA).
Devils Dominate Shockers
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