Baseball Weekend Recap

The 19th ranked ASU baseball team traveled to Tucson this past weekend to face Arizona. After winning the first two games, an attempt at the sweep was unsuccessful as the Devils dropped the third game. The Devil's record now stands at 39-14 overall and 12-9 in Pac-10 play.

Friday

A strong pitching performance by Jeff Mousser and Erik Averill lead the way as ASU won the opening game of the series 8-3. Mousser improved his record to 6-3 and Averill picked up his second save of the year.

The Devils took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning after Dustin Pedroia and Travis Buck crossed the plate. ASU extended their lead to 5-1 in the third inning after Josh Asanovich and Jeff Larish scored after a Tuffy Gosewisch triple, and he would also score off of a throwing error.

Both teams tallied a single run in the fourth inning, and the Devils added two more runs in the eighth inning for the 8-3 win. Dustin Pedroia, Travis Buck, Jeff Larish, Josh Asanovich, and Chris Cook all recorded multi-hit games.

Saturday

An eighth inning grand slam spark plugged a 7-2 ASU win in the second game of the series. Up 3-2, Josh Asanovich went deep with the bases clearing grand slam, his fourth long ball on the year.

Starter Jason Urquidez (11-2) had another sold outing, lasting seven and one third innings striking out nine and walking four in the win. Zechry Zinicola came in to pitch the last one and two third innings.

Travis Buck went deep for the ninth time this season in the first inning. Dustin Pedroia (two for four), Travis Buck (three for four with two RBI's and two runs scored), Jeff Larish (two for four), Zechry Zinicola (two for four with two runs scored), and Josh Asanovich (two for four with four RBI's) all had multi hit games.

Sunday

The attempt at a sweep fell short as Arizona won the third game of the series 13-7. Starter Brett Bordes (3-1) was handed his first loss of the year and Erik Averill came in to pitch two and one third innings of scoreless ball while the team overall used a season high tying eight pitchers.

The Devils walked 12 Wildcats, while leaving 15 runners on base. A six run first inning put the Wildcats on top early, as ASU was never able to recover. The game was called after eight innings.

Jeff Larish had his second multi-home run game of his career, while going three for four with four RBI's. Travis Buck continued with his hot bat going three for five with a double to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Asanovich recorded his fourth straight multi hit game and also extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

The Devils will end the regular season next weekend, as they will travel to Northern California to play the Stanford Cardinal.

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