Devils Defeat Warriors 9-2

After completing their third consecutive series sweep this past weekend, Arizona State jumped up three spots in the polls. The newly appointed #6 team welcomed the Warriors of Hawaii to Tempe on Wednesday night and while the convincing victory may not advance them in the polls, the result affirmed one thing – the Devils are ready to make a statement.

ASU plated runs in five of their eight turns at the plate, scored nine runs, used eight pitchers, knocked 15 hits and had every starter get a hit or an RBI in the numbers fest – winning the ballgame 9-2.

Sophomore left hander Joey Parigi started the game for the Devils, advancing only into the second inning and from then on, the bullpen carousel was spinning at full force. After Parigi, Murphy went to the bullpen seven times, calling on right handers Scott Mueller, Matt Trink, CJ Retherford, Dustin Brader, and Ted Aust as well as left handers Matt Spencer and Ike Davis to finish off the Warriors and seal up the 33rd season victory for the Devils.

On offense ASU failed to skip a beat, scoring better than eight runs for the eighth run in nine games. Two-sport star, Mike Jones, avenged the Sun Devil loss to the Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl by having a perfect three-for-three game and crossing the plate three times after earning the start in center field. Brett Wallace and Petey Paramore each knocked two hits and scored a run each in the victory for ASU.

A return to Pac-10 play for the Devils and a three-game road set with the Golden Bears of California hangs ominously on the schedule for ASU as they look to continue the strong hitting and efficient pitching which has earned the season high 12-game winning streak.

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