Oregon State Shuts Out ASU

SURPRISE, AZ-- Oregon State traded in their cleats for a pair of walking shoes Saturday as ASU gave up 15 walks between 8 pitchers as #2 OSU trounced the #8 Devils 11-0.

Arizona State tied the school record for walks in one game with 15. The only other times that has happened in school history was in 1991 against Texas and in 1987 against UCLA. Oregon State led the assault on the bat of left fielder Cole Gillespie who went 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored. First basemen Bill Rowe followed up going 3 for 4 with 2 walks. Although 11 runs were scored by OSU they left a staggering 13 men on base during the game.

This proved to be an insecure stat as junior pitcher Jonah Nickerson threw 5 solid innings only giving up 3 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Joe Paterson and Brian Budrow came into the game in a strong relief effort only giving up 2 hits between them.

ASU pitchers didn't fare so well. Starter Pat Bresnehan was shaky to start the game giving up 6 walks. Then a collection of 7 other pitchers came in to try and stop the potent Beaver offense.

The Devils bats were not so lucky. Ike Davis hit a shot that bounced off the top of the wall for a double and Ryan Sontag, J.J. Sferra, Colin Curtis and Willy Fox all added one hit apiece for the Devils.

Coach Murphy had a few things to say about the officiating of the game and was thrown out in the bottom of the 6th inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was a very heated argument and was Coach Murphy's first ejection since May 4th of last year against Utah Valley St.

Next up for the Devils is the final game of the 4th Annual Coca Cola Classic as they face Nevada at 3pm on Sunday in Surprise.

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