Devils Fall to Cougars; Top San Diego

The ASU baseball team fell to the Houston Cougars 8-4 today in the 2nd round of the regionals. Mike Esposito got the start and pitched 8 innings, giving up 8 runs off of 13 hits. The ASU baseball team defeated San Diego 11-1 and will play Houston to see who moves on to the Super Regionals.

Houston scored 3 runs before the Devils would tally a run in the 6th inning when Andre Ethier singled to center field scoring Jeff Larish. The Cougars would add 5 more runs in the 6th and 7th innings. In the 8th inning, Ethier would get his 2nd RBI of the game, scoring Steve Garrabrants. The Devil's try for a comeback was stopped when they were only able to accumulate 2 runs. Bryce Kartler and Cesar Castillo scored in the inning.

Carlos Arguello got the start for the Devils and completed the game, giving up 1 run off of 7 hits.

In the 2nd inning, the Devils tooks a 2-0 lead off of Andre Ethier and Rod Allen runs. In the top of the 3rd, Jeff Larish homered to left field, increasing the Devils lead to 3-0. In the Devil half of the 5th inning, Andre Ethier, Rod Allen, Sergio Garcia, Steve Garrabrants, and Cesar Castillo all scored, to move the score to 8-0. In the bottom of the 5th, San Diego drove in a run to cut the lead to 8-1, but it would not be enough, as in the 9th inning, the Devils scored 2 runs off of a Ethier single scoring 2 and a Jeremy West run to move the lead to 11-1 and that was the final score.

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