RJ Ybarra hit the Sun Devils' first grand slam in three years
ASU takes on Arizona Tuesday in Tucson in the first of five Territorial Cup games
Starting right-hander Alex Blackford allowed just one earned run in six innings
Left-hander Ryan Kellogg earned his eighth win of the season
Freshman RJ Ybarra secured his second game-winning hit in the past three games
2013 (Freshman): Made 29 appearances and pitched a team-high 41.1 relief innings...tied the school's freshmen single-season saves record with 11...his 56 strikeouts were second most on the team...earned four saves against top-five teams, including two vs. Arkansas and two vs. then-No. 4 UCLA...allowed four hits and four earned runs in 12 innings against top-five teams (three runs came in 0.2 innings against Oregon)...both season-long appearances came against SEC opponents as he went three on the road at Tennessee and three against then-No. 2 Arkansas...struck out a season-high four on three occasions, including against then-No. 2 Arkansas...did not allow more than two hits in any appearance...also earned four wins and two losses...blew his first and only save opportunity on the road at Texas Tech after walking in the winning run March 19...two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12)...named to USA Collegiate National Team.
MLB Draft: Was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 33rd round (1026th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft.
High School: Lettered four years in baseball at Highlands Ranch High School...named captain his senior season...two-time All-Colroado and All-State Aflac All-American...Rawlings First Team All-American...member of Team USA 16U...Louisville Slugger All-American...had a combined 1.70 ERA and had 95+ strikeouts in consecutive seasons...topped out at 96 MPH.
Personal: Criminal justice major...says his father has had the biggest influence on his baseball career...chose ASU because of baseball tradition and opportunity to win a national championship...lived in Europe for three years...most exciting moment in sports was winning the Connie Mack World Series with the Midland Redskins...favorite pro athlete is Troy Tulowitzki...interests outside of baseball include extreme skiing, shoes and hockey, as well as hunting, fishing and cars...favorite handle to follow on Twitter is @Pitcher_Swag and his favorite follower is his mom @Gmburr65...most played song on his iPod is anything Wiz Khalifa...if he could learn to do anything, it would be to fly...parents are Scott and Gretchen Burr...born on May 28, 1994...has a sister, Kirsten...full name is Ryan Matthew Burr.