ASU Falls to Houston

The ASU baseball team had its season ended on Sunday with a loss to the Houston Cougars in the regionals 8-3. The Devils finish the season with a record of 37-21.

Robbie McClellan started the game and had a rough outing, lasting 3 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs off of 8 hits. Mark Sopko pitched 2/3 off an inning in his short relief role, giving up a run. Ryan Schroyer would settle Houston's bats down as he pitched the final 5 innings, giving up 2 runs.

Houston took a quick 3-0 lead in the 1st inning, but the Devils would cut the lead to within a run in the 2nd inning when Nick Cadena came up with a double to left center scoring Freshman Jeff Larish. Next up was Cesar Castillo, who singled, scoring Cadena.

After a scoreless 3rd inning, the Cougars added 3 more runs in the 4th, to increase there lead to 6-2. Cesar Castillo would score on a Dustin Pedroia RBI in the 5th inning, but that is all the runs the Devils would score. The Cougars would add a run in the 7th and 9th inning, and they won 8-3.

Nick Cadena, Cesar Castillo, and Dustin Pedroia all had multi-hit games for the Devils.

It was shown today that the youth of the Devils squad could not overcome the talented Cougars team. Houston will now face Texas in the Super Regionals for the right to see who goes to the College World Series.

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