Lobos Top Devils in Shootout

The third ranked ASU baseball team fell to the New Mexico Lobos in disappointing fashion 11-7 Wednesday night. After falling behind early, they could never recover. The Devils fell to 34-7 on the season with the loss.

Starter Beau Vaughan (5-2) was roughed up for four runs in the first inning. He would give up five earned runs overall and lasted just 3 2/3 innings. Robbie McClellan settled the Lobo's bats down, giving up one run in 4 1/3 innings.

After falling behind 4-0, the Devils struck back with two runs in their half of the first inning when Jeff Larish hit his 13th homerun of the year, scoring two. In the Devil half of the third, Dustin Pedroia hit his third home run of the year, cutting the New Mexico lead to 5-3. In the fourth inning, New Mexico added four more runs, while the Devils scored two when ASU drew two back-to-back bases loaded walks. The Devils would cut the lead to 9-7 in the seventh inning when Rod Allen Jr. and Frank Mesa scored off of unearned runs, but New Mexico added two more insurance runs and won the game 11-7.

Jeremy West was the only Devil with a multi-hit game on the night, while starting his first career game behind the plate. Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his 1 for 4 performance with 2 RBI's.

ASU has the weekend off and faces Grand Canyon University next Monday at Packard Stadium at 7 pm.

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