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ASU Wraps up Season Topping Nation in Batting, Runs Per Game
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 07/08/1999
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July 8, 1999

Baseball (Pat Murphy, /5th year): Finished with a 39-22 record, 12-12 (T5th) in the Pac-10 conference ... junior Willie Bloomquist was honored as Pac-10 Player of the Year, the first ASU player to be honored as such since Jacob Cruz in 1994 ... as a team, Arizona State led the nation in batting average and runs per game ... senior Andrew Beinbrink was a first-team all-conference selection ... Mark Ernster, Chuck Crumpton and Jon Switzer were honorable mention Pac-10 selections ... ASU's team ERA of 4.94 was its lowest since 1995 ... Beinbrink, Bloomquist, Ernster and Casey Myers were first-team all-conference all-academic selections, while Jeff Phelps was a second-team pick ... ASU has not been shutout in its last 254 games ... LHP Switzer was an honorable mention Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Bloomquist honored as first-team Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger All-American while Beinbrink was a third-team pick ... pitcher Will Waldrip became the first ASU pitcher since 1994 to record 10 or more wins in a single season ... Bloomquist, Ernster and Myers were 1999 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America District 8 selections ... . Ernster and Myers honored as 1999 GTE first-team Academic All-Americans while Bloomquist was a second-team selection ... ASU's six shutouts was the most by the Devils pitching staff since the 1976 season ... Beinbrink was a semifinalist for the Rotary Smith College Baseball Player of the Year ... the Devils recorded a school record for most games with 20 or more runs in a single season with nine in 1999 ... Bloomquist and Beinbrink were second-team NCBWA All-America selections, while Ernster was a third-team pick ... ASU's 130 stolen bases and 679 runs scored rank fourth all-time for a single season ... Bloomquist named first-team All-American by Baseball America; Beinbrink was a third-team selection ... ASU had nine players drafted in the 1999 MLB Draft - the most of any Pac-10 school ... Bloomquist honored as a first-team ABCA All-West District selection, Beinbrink was a second-team pick ... the Sun Devils outscored their opponents 679-347 over the course of the season and led the conference in batting average (.356), slugging percentage (.543), on-base percentage (.457), runs scored (679), hits (782), RBI (599), doubles (154), triples (29), total bases (1195), walks (369) and stolen bases (130) ... Beinbrink ended the year ranked among the league's top-10 in several Pac-10 offensive categories: batting average (.402 - 1st), on-base percentage (.508 - 1st), runs scored (78 - 2nd), hits (94 - 3rd), RBI (85 - 2nd), total bases (162 - 5th), walks (48 - 2nd) and stolen bases (16 - T5th) ... Bloomquist ranked in the top 5 in several Pac-10 offensive categories: batting average (.394 - 3rd), runs (95 - 1st), hits (100 - 1st), doubles (18 - 2nd), triples (8 - 1st), RBI (84 - 2nd), slugging percentage (.646 - 9th), on-base percentage (.495 - 3rd), stolen bases (32 - 2nd ) and walks (50 - 1st).

Attendance Breakdown: 34 home dates; total home attendance 73,796; average attendance 2,170.
Total Attendance Breakdown: 60 dates; total attendance 106,596; average attendance 1,776.

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