Devils Salvage Series with Close Win

The Arizona State Sun Devil baseball team was able to salvage the final game of their three game series with the Washington Huskies Sunday afternoon, with a 2-1 victory. The win snapped the Devils four-game losing streak and also helped them to avoid the sweep. The Devils are now 31-22 overall and currently sit in fourth place in the Pac-10 with a 12-9 mark.

Washington was able to strike first in the bottom of the third inning to take an early 1-0 lead. The Devils came right back in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead thanks to a two-out single by Sun Devil second baseman Seth Dhaenens, that drove in two runs and put the Devils up 2-1. Overall the Devils struggled at the plate scoring just two runs on just four hits, as they left 11 runners on base, something that has been customary for Pat Murphy's team lately.

Luckily two runs would be all the Devils would need thanks to the great pitching performances of Seth Garrison, Brett Bordes, and Pat Bresnehan. Garrison, who was making his first career collegiate start, ran into trouble early as he struggled with his control. Garrison was pulled after allowing one run on two hits and four walks in just two innings of work. Bordes came in to work the next two innings and did so without allowing a single hit. Bresnehan was then called upon out of the bullpen and answered the call by finishing out the game in dominant fashion to record his first save of the year. Bresnehan pitched the final five innings without allowing a run while giving up just two hits and a walk. Bordes was credited with the win to improve to 4-5 on the year.

The Devils will return home next weekend for their final three games of the year, as they face the Washington State Cougars for what should be a very important series for Pat Murphy's squad. The Devils need to finish the season on a strong note in order to receive a favorable seeding going into the postseason tournament. The three game series will begin on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Packard Stadium in Tempe.

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