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Baseballís Tradition, Legacy Takes The Field In 2014 Alumni Game
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 02/08/2014
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A father faced off against his son, a trio of brothers manned the infield, the last two Sun Devils to record no-hitters each took the mound and College Baseball Hall of Famer was there to personally welcome the more than 130 current and former Sun Devil Baseball players at the 2014 Alumni Game.

The storied tradition and history of the Sun Devil Baseball program took the field on Saturday in front of more than 1,500 fans at Packard Stadium as the 2014 edition beat the Alumni, 11-5.

Dave Graybill (1982-84) came into the game with one out in the first inning for one batter to face his son, first baseman David Graybill, and went up 2-0 in the count before hitting him on the fourth pitch of the at-bat.

Along with the Graybill’s, Raoul Torrez (2007-10) pitched to his youngest brother, sophomore infielder Emilio Torrez, while All-College World Series Sun Devil legend Ken Phelps coached third and College Baseball Hall of Famer Oddibe McDowell watched from the dugout.

Sophomore left-hander Kellogg, who notched the Devils’ last no-hitter in March 2013 against Oregon State, tossed four innings, while Kevin Rawitzer, who threw a no-hitter against Southern Utah in February 1992, pitched in the sixth inning.

Four freshmen batted in the final seven runs, including four RBI by infielder David Greer, and right-handers senior Zak Miller and freshman Hever Bueno kept the Alums scoreless over the final three innings to lead the 2014 Devils.

Sophomore right-hander Eric Melbostad pitched the fifth and sixth innings, before Miller tossed a scoreless seventh and eighth inning before Bueno closed out the win for the Devils.

Right-hander Trevor Williams (2011-13) started on the mound for the Alums and struck out center field Johnny Sewald before giving up the first hit of the game to shortstop Drew Stankiewicz. Williams returned to the game after the Graybill’s faceoff and gave up the first run on a wild pitch, but struck out three.

Andrew Aplin (2010-12) led off for the Alums in the bottom of the first with an infield single and, after an out by Michael Benjamin (2011-13), scored on an RBI single by Riccio Torrez (2009-11) to tie the game at one run apiece.   

Right-hander Robert Ravago (2012) pitched the second inning and gave up a pair of free bases, but was able to get out of the second inning without giving up a run. Kasey Coffman (2011-13) began the bottom of the second inning for the alums with a double off Kellogg and catcher Max Rossiter (12-13) drove him home two batters later on a deep RBI single as the alums took a 2-1 advantage.

Left-hander Matt Dunbar (2012-13) took the mound for the third inning and Graybill promptly knotted the game, 2-2, with a towering solo home run over the left field wall. Infielder Dalton DiNatale drove in the second run of the inning on a single to left to put the 2014 team ahead again, 3-2.

Jake Borup (2009-11) tossed a scoreless top of the fourth, but had some help from three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 catcher Petey Paramore (06-08), who caught Sewald stealing second for the second out of the frame.

Adrian Gomez (2012) allowed one run in the top of the fifth as the Devils took a 4-2 lead, but alum Rocky Laguna (2004-07) evened the score with a two-run homer to right field off Melbostad in the bottom of the frame.

A trio of freshmen batted in five runs off Carlos Arguello (2002-03) in the top of the seventh inning to stake the Devils a commanding 9-5 lead. Greer began the offensive onslaught with a three-run triple and catcher Brian Serven followed with an RBI single before infielder Cooper Esmay finished it off with a run-scoring double.

Greer and freshman catcher Zach Cerbo each knocked in RBI singles in the ninth inning off Joe Hataski (2007), who threw the final two frames for the Alums.  

Alumni interviews

Pregame – Oddibe McDowell

Middle of the first – Hayden Moss

Middle of the second – Andrew Aplin

Top of the third – Ken Phelps

Middle of the third – Brody Stevens

Top of the fifth – Jerry Maddox

Middle of the fifth – Jacob Cruz

Top of the seventh - Raoul Torrez

Top of the eighth – Trevor Williams 


Alumni roster

*101 total letterwinners

*11 Major League Baseball players (MLB)

*19 current Minor League Baseball players (MiLB)

*7 Hall of Famers - College Baseball/Arizona State Hall of Fames (CB/ASU HOF)

*95 combined College World Series appearances (CWS)

*2 combined National Player of the Year Award winners (POY)

*10 combined National Championships (NC)

*20 All-American honors (AA)

*8 members of Team USA (USA)



Head Coach: Oddibe McDowell

Assistant Coach: Ken Phelps

57-60 – John Jacobs (ASU HOF)

59, 61-62 – Bill Gorman

60-62 – Dan Ikeda

61 – Dick Havertine

61-62 – Harley Anderson

61-64 – Sam Cook (CWS)

62-63 – Dennis Starkins

63-64 – John Ruedy (CWS)

64-66 – John Pavlik (ASU HOF, 2CWS, NC, AA)

65-66 – Jim Armstrong (NC, CWS)

65-66 – Glenn Smith (NC, CWS)

66 – John Choat

66-67 – Ralph Carpenter (NC, CWS)

66-68 – Steve Kolesar (CWS, NC)

67-68 – Fred Nelson (ASU HOF, CWS, NC, AA)

70-71, 73 – Bill Berger (AA, CWS)

74-75 – Jerry Maddox (MLB, ASU HOF, POY, AA, CWS)

77-79 - Jamie Allen (MLB, NC, 2CWS)

80-83 - Bert Martinez (NC, 2CWS)

81-83 – James Jackson (2CWS, NC)

81-84 – Kendall Carter 1981-’84 (ASU HOF, 3CWS, NC, AA)

82-83 – Oddibe McDowell (CB/ASU HOF, POY, MLB, USA, 2AA)

82-84 - Dave Graybill (2CWS)

82-84 – Gilbert Villanueva (2CWS)

83-85 – Doug Henry (MLB, 2CWS)

83-85 – Charles Scott (2CWS)

84-85 – Louie Medina (MLB, CWS)

85-86, 88 - Kurt Dempster (CWS)

85-89 – Bobby Dombrowski (2CWS)

86 – Rodger Smith

86-87 - Mike Benjamin (MLB, ASU HOF, AA, CWS)

86-87 – Tim Esmay (CWS, USA)

86-87 – Bill Schorr (CWS)

87-88 – Blas Minor (MLB, 2CWS)  

87 – Tony Mattia (CWS)

88 – Joe Rocha (CWS)

88-90 – Kip Yaughn (CWS)

89-92 – David Robson

89-92 – Steve Brody

90 – Ken Alexander

91-93 – Bill Dunn (CWS)

91-94 – Jacob Cruz (MLB, 2CWS, AA)

91-94 – Todd Delnoce (2CWS)

93 – Kevin Rawitzer (CWS)

93-94 – Scott Schores (2CWS)

94-95 – Damon Lembi (CWS)

94-95 – Billy Neal (CWS)

94-96 – Kaipo Spenser (CWS, AA, USA)

96 – Widd Workman

96 – Jon Wente

96-98 – Colin Call (CWS)

96-99 – Andrew Beinbrink (CWS, AA)

97-01 – Tyler Johnson (CWS)

99 – Abe Mohler

99-00 – Brian Berger

99-01 – Brooks Conrad (MLB)

00-02 – Cesar Castillo

00-03 – Steve Garrabrants (AA)

00-03 – Dennis Wyrick

01-03 – Mark Sopko

02 – Doug Schutt

02-03 – Carlos Arguello

02-04 – Joel Bocchi

02-05 – Jeff Larish (MLB, CWS, USA, AA)

03 – Mike Guerrero

03-04, 06 – Frank Mesa

03-06 – Brett Bordes (CWS)

03-06 – Seth Dhaenens (CWS)

04-08 – Rocky Laguna (2CWS)

05, 07-08 – Greg Bordes (2CWS)

06 – Daryl Arreola

06-08 – Petey Paramore (USA, CWS)

06-07 – Matt Trink (CWS)

07 – Joe Hatasaki (CWS)

07 – Jason Mitchell (CWS)

07-08 – Hayden Moss (CWS)

07-10 – Raoul Torrez (MiLB, 3CWS)

08-10 – Seth Blair (MiLB, 2CWS, AA)

08-11 – Matt Newman (MiLB, USA, 2CWS)

08-11 – Andy Workman (MiLB, 2CWS)

09-10 – Kole Calhoun (MLB, 2CWS)

09-10 – Joke Borup (MiLB, 2CWS)

09-11 – Mitchell Lambson (MiLB, 2CWS)

09-11 – Riccio Torrez (MiLB, AA, 2CWS)

09-11 – Zack MacPhee (MiLB, 2CWS, AA)

09-11 – Johnny Ruettiger (MiLB, 2CWS)

09, 11-12 – Abe Ruiz (CWS)

10 – Merrill Kelly (MiLB, CWS)

10-11 – Daniel Milner (CWS)

10-12 – Joey DeMichele (MiLB, AA, CWS)

10-12 – Brady Rodgers (MiLB, AA, USA, CWS)

10-12 – Andrew Aplin (MiLB, CWS)

10-13 – Alex Blackford (MiLB, CWS)

11 – Kramer Champlin (MiLB)

11 – Kyle Ottoson

11-13 – Trevor Williams (MiLB, AA, USA)

11-13 – Michael Benjamin (MiLB, AA)

11-13 – James McDonald (MiLB)

12 – Adrian Gomez

12 – Robert Ravago (MiLB)

12-13 – Matt Dunbar

12-13 – Max Rossiter

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