ASU Humbles Ole Miss, Advances to CWS

The Devils are taking their high-flying offensive powerhouse to Omaha. The 7-1 victory in game two of the Super Regionals against Ole Miss just reaffirmed what many Sun Devil fans already knew – this team is for real. That doesn't mean that the ASU players didn't feel surreal on Sunday afternoon.

"It is unbelievable." Brett Wallace said, "I looked to [Andrew Romine] and I did not know what to do."

"This is a great moment." Head coach Pat Murphy said of the 7-1 victory. "This is what amateur sports is all about."

The top third of the lineup produced five RBI and four runs, led by Wallace, the reigning Pac-10 player of the year, who smashed a two run home run in the four run fourth inning.

"It was a monkey off my back." Wallace said. "I don't think you can ever say that we had the game, we were focused on trying to stay in the game and keep going."

After the Wallace bomb, ASU held a 6-0 lead thanks to a second inning CJ Retherford home run, his third of the season – all in the postseason. With the way that Josh Satow was executing on the mound, the match up seemed like destiny for the Devils on their road to Omaha.

"I was frustrated." Satow said. "I didn't have good stuff today."

Not having his best ‘stuff' was not much of a problem for ASU on Sunday night thanks to the defense. ASU turned two double plays, running their two-day total of the twin killing up to five.

"[ASU] is a tremendous defensive team." Mike Bianco, Ole Miss head coach said, "They made outfield plays and [Andrew] Romine at shortstop made some sensational plays."

Wallace led the Sun Devil hit parade, breaking out of his postseason funk with four hits – falling just a triple shy of the cycle. Eric Sogard and Romine each added two hits of their own.

Satow and Jason Jarvis combined on the six-hitter with Satow not allowing any runs in his 7 2-3 innings of work.

The Sun Devils now turn their attention to Omaha, Nebraska and Rosenblatt Stadium as they look to take home the sixth national championship in school history – something that will not come easily. The Devils climb to 32-3 on the season at home and with Rosenblatt Stadium calling their names, ASU and Murphy are up to the challenge, which starts on Saturday June 16th.

"Everyone is on a neutral site, it's just a fun deal." Murphy said. "You don't care who you play, it's somebody good every time - you just rock and roll."

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