ASU's Quest For Omaha Still Alive

ASU took an early lead in the first inning and would never look back as the Devils beat Cal State Fullerton 7-6 to even the series up at one game a piece in Super Regional play. The two teams will play Sunday at 12:05pm PST for the right to advance to the College World Series in Omaha.

Starter Ben Thurmond (8-0) had a solid outing, pitching five innings; surrendering two runs off of eight hits. Robbie McClellan was roughed up, giving up three runs without recording an out and Carlos Arguello saw 1 2/3 innings of work, giving up one run. Ryan Schroyer shut down the Titan offense, not allowing a hit in 2 1/3 innings, earning his ninth save of the season to seal the win for ASU.

ASU jumped on the board first after Andre Ethier and Nick Walsh both scored on a throwing error in the first inning. In the third inning, the Devils extended their lead to 5-0 after an Andre Ethier two run home run and a Dennis Wyrick single scored Jeremy West, who had earlier doubled down the left field line. Cal State Fullerton added two runs in the top half of the fifth inning, but ASU responded with two of its own runs after Jeff Larish hit his 18th home run on the year. The Titans rallied for three runs in the sixth inning and another in the seventh, but were shutdown by closer Ryan Schroyer, who retired all seven batters he faced.

Jeremy West (23) and Andre Ethier (22) both extended their hitting streaks after their Saturday performances. West went two for four with two runs scored, and Ethier went three for four with two runs scored and two RBI's. Jeff Larish and Nick Walsh also had a multi-hit game for ASU, as the Devils pounded out 12 hits in the game.

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