Baseball Weekend Recap

The 19th ranked ASU baseball team hosted Oregon State this past weekend at Packard Stadium and won all three games. The series sweep improves the Devil's record to 35-13 overall and 10-8 in Pac-10 play.

Friday

A solid outing out of the bullpen by Erik Averill and Zechry Zinicola allowed ASU to complete the come from behind victory as they won the game 9-3. Jeff Mousser started the game, and gave five innings of work, giving up three runs off of four hits. Averill (4-2) earned the win, and Zinicola gained his fifth save of the year.

The Devils took a quick 1-0 lead after Dustin Pedroia led off the inning with his first triple of the year, as he would come around to score off of a Travis Buck groundout. Down 3-1 in the sixth inning, the Devils added four runs. Josh Asanovich led off the inning with a double, and came around to score after Colin Curtis reached on a fielder's choice. Curtis, Joel Bocchi, and Pedroia all scored in the inning, for a 5-3 lead. ASU added four more runs in the eighth inning; highlighted by Travis Buck's two run double.

ASU was led by Travis Buck, who went two for five with four RBI's, including his 13th double of the season. Nick Walsh (three for three, with one run scored and RBI) and Jeff Larish (two for five) also had multi-hit games.

Saturday

Another solid start by Jason Urquidez gave ASU the 3-1 win on Saturday. Urquidez improved to 10-2 on the season after his eight and one third innings pitched, striking out a season high 12 batters. Zinicola closed out his second straight game, earning his team leading sixth save.

The Devils took a 1-0 lead in the third inning after Nick Walsh crossed the plate after a fielder's choice. Joe Persichina came around to score in the fifth inning, and Zinicola scored on a bases loaded walk in the eighth inning for the 3-1 win.

Sunday

Starter Brett Bordes (3-0) earned the win after five innings of work, giving up two runs off of four hits. Quentin Andes and Pat Cassa combined to pitch two and two third innings, and gave up a run a piece. Erik Averill pitched the last one and one third innings, earning his first save of the year.

Two four runs innings by the Devils gave ASU the 8-4 win. In the second inning, Zechry Zinicola led off with a double down the left field line. A bases loaded walk brought home Zinicola and ASU added another run after a Joe Persichina single. Colin Curtis crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Nick Walsh and Tuffy Gosewisch scored after Dustin Pedroia singled to center field.

Up 4-3, ASU added another four runs in the seventh inning after Zinicola's third home run of the year, and Curtis and Gosewisch scored their second runs of the game.

ASU takes a break from Pac-10 play, as they will travel to New Mexico to play the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Tuesday and then travel to Las Cruces to play New Mexico State on Wednesday.

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