April 22, 2011
BERKELEY, Calif. - After a 17-inning marathon victory on Thursday, Kramer Champlin delivered just what the doctor ordered for Arizona State, as he threw a complete game shutout in a 5-0 Sun Devil victory. Champlin scattered five hits and struck out five, picking up his second complete game of the year. With the win, ASU improves to 27-9, 10-4 in Pac-10 play.
Champlin (6-1) out-dueled Cal's Justin Jones, who also threw a complete game. Jones allowed five runs on nine hits. Champlin's complete game shutout was the first for Arizona State since Mike Leake held the UCLA Bruins scoreless on May 22, 2009. With the win, ASU clinches the three-game series with Cal.
Arizona State jumped on Jones early, plating two runs in the second inning. Andy Workman gave the Sun Devils an early with an RBI single to center that scored Deven Marrero. Xorge Carrillo made it 2-0 with a sac fly to left that brought home Austin Barnes.
The Devils would add to the lead in the sixth, pushing their lead to four runs. Zack MacPhee started the inning with a double down the left field line, then Riccio Torrez produced a double of his own to bring home MacPhee and make it 3-0. Torrez then stole third and came home on the errant throw from Cal catcher Chadd Krist to make it 4-0.
Some deception on the base paths gave ASU another run in the top of the eighth. With MacPhee on third and Torrez on first, Torrez broke for second on a 1-1 pitch, intentionally getting caught in a rundown. As the Cal infield worked to retire Torrez, MacPhee trotted home to make it 5-0 Sun Devils.
That was all Champlin needed as he shut the Golden Bears down all afternoon, allowing only one runner to reach second base all afternoon. Riccio Torrez and Deven Marrero each had two hits for the Devils in the victory.
The Sun Devils and Golden Bears will finish the series on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Evans Diamond.