Devils Sweep Thunderbirds

The Arizona State baseball team continued their onslaught today, as they defeated Southern Utah 23-2 to pull off the three-game sweep of the Thunderbirds. The Devils combined to score 61 runs on 62 hits in the three games. Saturday night's win also earned head coach, Pat Murphy, his 800th career collegiate victory.

The Devils were stellar at the plate this weekend and the pitching staff also held their own, allowing just eight runs over the three game series. North Carolina transfer, Matt Spencer, was a big part of the Devils offense all weekend, and continued to bash the ball Sunday, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and six RBI's. He also belted his second homerun of the year in the form of a grand slam off the green monster in center field. Spencer finished the weekend series with seven hits, six runs, and 13 RBI's.

Fellow transfer, Kiel Rolling, also went deep for the second night in a row and finished the game 3-for-4 with five runs and four RBI's. Right fielder, Ike Davis, also had three hits on the day, going 3-for-3 with four runs scored. 13 Sun Devils recorded hits on the day, as the team duplicated yesterday's hit total of 22.

Texas transfer, Joey Parigi, picked up his first win in a Sun Devil uniform, pitching four solid innings in his debut. Parigi did allow two runs on six hits, but he also struck out six. The bullpen continued to pitch great in relief. Freshman, Mike Leake, picked up his first career save in his four innings of relief. Leake looked great in his debut on the mound, not allowing a single hit, while striking out two.

The Devils will see some tougher competition next weekend, as they head to Texas to take part in Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Devils will face Texas A&M on Friday, Vanderbilt on Saturday, and wrap-up the tournament on Sunday against host Houston.

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