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Sun Devil Baseball Weekly Preview (3/31)
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 03/31/2014
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Season tickets starting at $99, single-game tickets, Mini Packs and Flex Plans are on sale now. Admission for ASU students is free with a valid Sun Card. Purchasing season tickets will also give fans first opportunity and priority at selecting seats at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015.

Current Overall Record: 17-11, 7-4 | SEASON STATS | CONFERENCE STATS

Last Week: 3-1 | WEEKLY STATS 
Wednesday, March 26 | Arizona State 14, Arizona 6 | RECAP | POSTGAME | PHOTOS
Friday, March 28 | No. 15 UCLA 7, Arizona State 3 | RECAP 
Saturday, March 29 | Arizona State 8, No. 15 UCLA 5 | RECAP
Sunday, March 30 | Arizona State 6, No. 15 UCLA 5 (10) | RECAP

The Sun Devils won their second consecutive Pac-12 road series over a top-15 team for the first time in school history. ASU has won five of their past six games, including three victories over the past two defending national champions.

This Week: 2-0

USC (14-15, 4-7) at No. 25 Arizona State (17-11, 7-4) 

Friday, April 4 | No. 25 Arizona State 6, USC 5 | RECAP | POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, April 5 | No. 25 Arizona State 10, USC 9 (11) | RECAP | POSTGAME | PHOTOS

Sunday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. PT | USC at No. 25 Arizona State | WATCH Live Stream | LISTEN NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS

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Leading Off
The Sun Devils host USC for a three-game Pac-12 series April 4-6 at Packard Stadium. First pitch on Friday and Saturday is at 6:30 pm PT and Sunday’s game is set for a 12:30 pm PT start.

Can't Make It?
All three games will be streamed online via the Sun Devils’ Pac-12.com channel and will be broadcast on NBC Sports AM 1060 by Tim Healey (PxP, @TimHealeyASU) and Seth Dhaenens (color, @sethdhaenens). Live stats will also be available on thesundevils.com.

Promotions
Friday Night Fireworks
Saturday Sun Devil Baseball Bingo
Kids Sunday – Run the Bases and Autographs

Tip Your Cap To The 1970s
This weekend we are honoring the players, coaches, staffers, fans and moments from the 1970s, including the opening of Packard Stadium on April 7, 1974.

Tip Your Cap To Coach Jim Brock
The baseball program will hold a special pregame ceremony for the late coach Jim Brock and his former players on Saturday, April 5.

Jim Brock Dedication

Tip Your Cap To When It All Began
The first game ever played at Packard Stadium was against the USC Trojans on April 7, 1974, and the baseball program will hold a special pregame ceremony on Friday, April 4, to honor this important day in ASU history.

The first 750 fans through the gate on Friday, April 4, will receive a commemorative 1970s Tip Your Cap poster, the fourth one in the limited edition set.

Tip Your Cap to the 70s Tip Your Cap to Packard posters

Tip Your Cap To Packard Stadium
To celebrate the 40th and final historic season in Packard Stadium, all seven home weekend baseball series’ during the 2014 “Tip You Cap To Packard” season are dedicated to honoring a different decade or aspect of Packard Stadium and Sun Devil Baseball’s storied legacy.

Feb. 14-16: 2000s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 2000-09 celebration with coach Pat Murphy and more than 30 former Devils

March 7-9: 1990s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 1990-99 celebration with Mike Kelly and Paul Lo Duca

March 14-16: 1980s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 1980-89 celebration with Barry Bonds, Kendall Carter, Alvin Davis, Mike Devereaux and Bert Martinez

April 4-6: 1970s and opening of Packard Stadium
April 11-13: Foundation of Sun Devil Baseball (Pre-1974) 
May 16-18: 40 years of Packard Stadium

Voting is open for the All-Packard Team
Sun Devil Baseball, the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com have partnered to let the fans decide their top players from the Packard Era. From Feb. 14 through the end of April, go to sundevils.azcentral.com and vote for your favorite players.

Ballots are also available at Packard on gamedays. On Friday, May 9 we will celebrate the “All-Packard Stadium Team” and a trading card set of the players selected to the All-Packard Team will be given to fans as they enter the gates.

Spotlight

Jr. OF Jake Peevyhouse

·     Peevyhouse went 7-for-17 with five doubles, six runs scored and three RBI to lead the Sun Devils to three wins this past week, including two road victories over No. 15 UCLA. He made four starts in the outfield and recorded a .412 batting average, a .706 slugging percentage and .474 on-base percentage

·     He scored two runs and drove in a pair, and became the first Sun Devil since Joey DeMichele on March 12, 2011 against Auburn to tally three doubles, in an 8-5 road win over UCLA on March 29

·      He scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning on March 30 to give the Sun Devils their second consecutive road series win over a top-15 Pac-12 team. He doubled with one out in the frame, his fifth of the week, to set up Ybarra’s game-winning hit three batters later.

·      He went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI in the Devils’ 14-6 midweek non-conference game over Arizona.

So. RHP Ryan Burr

·       Burr earned his sixth save of the season in ASU’s 8-5 win over No. 15 UCLA on March 29 and earned the win in the Devils’ 6-5 extra-innings win over the Bruins on March 30. He now has 18 in his career, tied for the third most in school history

·      He recorded a 0.00 ERA in four innings of work across two appearances. He struck out six, including five in his win on March 30, and allowed just two hits and one walk for a .154 opposing batting average

·    He allowed just two baserunners over the final 2 2/3 innings and struck out the final batter of the game to earn the win in 10 innings on March 30. He tied his season high with five strikeouts after he took over with one runner on base and one out in the eighth

·    He allowed one hit in 1 1/3 innings and struck out Bruins second baseman Kevin Williams to seal the save on March 29

 

Packing Them In
The Devils currently rank 19th in average attendance at 2,800 (39,212 total in 14 games), which is just under 300 more fans per game than the next closest West Coast team, Oregon State. ASU has led the West Coast and Pac-12 in average attendance for nine consecutive years and 10 of the past 11 seasons.

R.J. Clutch
Sophomore RJ Ybarra delivered a pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to give the Arizona State University baseball team a 6-5 win over No. 15 UCLA on Sunday. That is the third game-winning single Ybarra has hit in 62 career games with the Devils. He secured two game-winning singles as a freshman in 2013, including one walk-off, over the span of five games in the beginning of April. He delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to give ASU a 4-3 win over the Shockers, and followed it up with an RBI single to left-center field in the bottom of the 11th inning that lifted the Devils to a 6-5 walk-off victory over Oregon.

Opening Day Rosters
Eleven former Sun Devils are on Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters.

Major League Baseball

Name

Years at ASU

Team

 Kole Calhoun

2009-10

Los Angeles Angels

 Jason Kipnis

2008-09

Cleveland Indians

 Mike Leake

2007-09

Cincinnati Reds

 Ike Davis

2006-08

New York Mets

 Eric Sogard

2005-07

Oakland A's

 Andrew Romine

2005-07

Detroit Tigers

 Tuffy Gosewisch

2002-05

Arizona Diamondbacks

 Dustin Pedroia

2002-04

Boston Red Sox

 Andre Either

2002-03

Los Angeles Dodgers 

 Ian Kinsler

2002

Detroit Tigers

 Willie Bloomquist

1997-99

Seattle Mariners

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