Devils Split Road Doubleheader with the Bears

The Arizona State Sun Devil baseball team split today's doubleheader with the Cal Golden Bears by winning game one 11-7 and dropping the second game by a score of 7-3. The Devils are now 22-14 overall and 3-2 in Pac-10 play. Cal now stands at 22-13 and 4-4 in the conference.

In game one, the Devils jumped out to an early four nothing lead in the top of the second inning after an RBI single by redshirt freshman Rocky Laguna, an RBI double by junior Travis Buck and a two-run double by senior Tuffy Gosewisch. The Bears however answered right back scoring two runs in each of the next two innings off Sun Devil starter Zechry Zinicola to even things up at four. Senior infielder Joey Hooft helped the Devils regain the lead in the fifth as he led off the three-run inning with a solo homerun. The two other runs in the inning came off the bats of Buck and Gosewisch once again as both added RBI singles to extend the Devils lead. The Devils put two more on the board in both the sixth and seventh innings to take a commanding 11-4 advantage.

Offensively the Devils' 11 runs came on 13 hits, led by Buck's 3-for-4 performance that included two runs and two RBI's. Gosewisch added three RBI's to his team high 42 after going 2-for-4 including a run. Laguna, redshirt sophomore second baseman Seth Dhaenens, and freshman centerfielder J.J. Sferra continued to hit the ball well as all three recorded two hits. Laguna also added an RBI and scored a run, Dhaenens and Sferra each scored twice and Sferra also added one RBI.

Junior left-hander Brett Bordes picked up the win in relief of Zinicola to improve his record to 3-3 on the year.

Game two was a different story for the Devils as they managed just three runs on ten hits as they struggled to get runners home leaving eight men on base. The loss snapped the Devils season high six-game winning streak.

Sophomore outfielder Colin Curtis led the Devils with three hits after going 3-for-4. Senior first baseman Jeff Larish was 2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored. Laguna and Dhaenens added two more hits each. Laguna now has six straight multi-hit games and Dhaenens is riding a five game hitting streak and now leads the team with a .370 batting average.

Sun Devil starter Pat Bresnehan was handed the loss to drop his record to 3-3. Bresnehan was charged with six runs (five earned), on ten hits in his 5.2 innings of work.

The Devils will look to take the rubber-match tomorrow afternoon as they face the Bears in a 1 p.m. game at Evans Diamond.

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