Baseball Weekend Recap

The Arizona State baseball team faced Washington State this past weekend. After winning the first two games, the Devils dropped the third game of the series. Following the series win, ASU's now stands at record of 28-13, 7-8 in Pac-10 play.


ASU came out of the gates early and often to score 17 runs in the first four innings in the 17-5 win. Starter Jeff Mousser (3-3) pitched a complete game, giving up five runs off of nine hits, while walking three. The complete game was ASU's second one on the year, as the last complete game was pitched by Jason Urquidez against Rice earlier this season.

Dustin Pedroia hit his sixth home run on the year, and went two for four with three runs scored and three RBI's. Chris Cook also went deep for the third time this season after he led off the fourth inning with a blast down the right field line. Cook went two for five with three runs scored in the game. Joe Persichina had a career high four hits with two runs scored, and Tuffy Gosewisch (three for five, three RBI's) and Josh Asanovich (two for four with three runs scored) also had multi-hit games.

The Devils led the game off with three runs in the first inning, then added two runs in the second and third innings, and the scored 10 runs in the fourth inning.


After a 2-2 tie through seven innings, ASU added two runs in the eighth and another run in the ninth for a 5-2 win. The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the third inning after Travis Buck hit his eighth home run of the season.

Washington State tied the game up with one run in each the fifth and sixth innings. In the eighth inning, Buck scored off of a Zechry Zinicola sacrifice fly. Another sacrifice fly, this time by Tuffy Gosewisch, allowed Jeff Larish to score later in inning.

ASU added an insurance run in the ninth inning after Pedroia came across to score after a Jeff Larish single to right field.

Starter Jason Urquidez pitched six and one third innings, allowing two runs off of seven hits. Zechry Zinicola (4-2) earned the win after another solid effort, not allowing a run in two and two thirds innings of work.


Washington State was able to salvage being swept by ASU with an 8-4 win on Sunday. Starter Erik Averill (2-2) was strapped with the loss after pitching five and one third innings. Pat Bresnehan came and pitched just two thirds of inning, and Ty Marotz faced the Cougars in the eighth and ninth innings.

Down 1-0, ASU took a one run lead in the second inning after Joe Persichina singled to center field, scoring Jeff Larish and Tuffy Gosewisch. Nick Walsh would cross the plate in the third inning for a 3-2 ASU lead.

After Dustin Pedroia doubled in the fourth inning to score Chris Cook, ASU maintained a 4-2 lead. Washington State would add a run in their half of the fourth inning, and scored another five runs in the sixth inning for the 8-4 win.

ASU will take a break from Pac-10 play and will travel to face Wichita State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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