Baseball Weekend Recap

The 9th ranked ASU baseball team faced the Washington Huskies this past weekend at Packard Stadium. After splitting the first two games, the Huskies won the third to take the series win. ASU is now 21-7 on the year and 2-4 in Pac-10 play, the first time they posted this conference record since 1997.


A solid start by Husky pitcher Tim Lincecum jump-started Washington to an 11-1 win in the opening game of the series. ASU starter Jason Urquidez (6-2) lost his second consecutive start after lasting four and one thirds innings, giving up five runs (three earned), while striking out six and walking four. Erik Averill pitched the last four and two thirds innings, allowing six runs off of eight hits.

The lone run for ASU came in the fifth inning after Seth Dhaenens scored off of a Travis Buck sacrifice fly. Tuffy Gosewisch (two for three) and Seth Dhaenens (two for three with one run scored) were the two Devils to record a multi hit game.

Jeff Larish played in the game after injuring his wrist last weekend against Cal, going one for four. Dustin Pedroia went one for four to extend his hitting streak to eight games.


ASU bounced back from the Friday loss to win the second game of the series with a 9-4 victory. Starter Brett Bordes (2-0) notched the win after pitching six innings allowing four runs while striking out six and walking five. Quentin Andes earned his second save of the year after shutting down the Huskies in his three innings of work.

ASU and Washington both scored runs in the first inning after bases loaded walks. Washington tallied another run in their half of the second inning, and ASU tied the game up in the second inning off of Dustin Pedroia's fifth home run of the year.

ASU took the lead for good with a five run third inning that saw all of the runs scored with two outs. Zechry Zinicola scored off of a Tuffy Gosewisch single for the first run of the inning and Joe Persichina would double down the left field line to score Gosewisch. Nick Walsh would single up the middle to score Seth Dhaenens to cap off the five run inning.

Washington added two more runs in the fifth inning, but ASU added two more insurance runs in seventh inning after Gosewisch and Pedroia crossed the plate.

Gosewisch, Persichina, and Nick Walsh all accumulated multi-hit games on the afternoon. Pedroia extended his hitting streak to nine games after his one for three performance, with one RBI and two runs scored.


Washington won the rubber match on Sunday to cap the series win for the Huskies after a late come from behind rally sparked the 8-6 win.

The Devils received four innings of work out of starter Zechry Zinicola, while he gave up two runs (one earned). Pat Cassa pitched two innings out of the bullpen, and Pat Bresnehan (3-1) was strapped with the loss after allowing four runs to score in two and two thirds innings pitched.

The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the second inning after Dhaenens and Bocchi scored off of a Dustin Pedroia double. Pedroia would knock in Gosewisch in the third inning for his third RBI of the game.

Washington added two runs in their half of the fourth inning, while ASU took a 5-2 lead in the sixth inning off of Travis Bucks' team leading seventh home run. A grand slam by Husky Zach Clem in the seventh inning put the Huskies up 6-5, but the game would be tied up in the bottom half of the inning after Nick Cadena homered to left field. The Huskies won the game in the ninth inning after Zach Clem came through once again, this time with a two run single for the 8-6 win.

Pedroia went three for six with two RBI's to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Travis Buck went three for four with one home run and two runs scored. Cadena and Persichina also notched a multi-hit game.

ASU will face USC next weekend at Packard Stadium to continue Pac-10 play. USC is currently 12-14 on the year, after winning two out of the three against UCLA this past weekend in Los Angeles.

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