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No. 23 Baseball to Face Oklahoma
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Release: 06/21/1999
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April 28, 1999

ASU -- Arizona State (33-17, 9-9 Pac-10 and ranked No. 23 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll) hit the road to take on Oklahoma (22-23, 7-14 Big 12) in a single-game in Oklahoma City, Okla. to be played at Brick Town.

THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO -- KMVP 860 AM will broadcast all four games this week. Wednesday's games vs. the Sooners will be tape delayed due to the Diamondbacks game. Trey Bender and Bob Eger will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.

EXTRA INNINGS -- Senior Andrew Beinbrink became ASU's career leader in runs scored with 237 ... Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 244 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... Pat Murphy is 5-2 vs. the Sooners ... the Devils have recorded an extra base hit in 37 of the last 38 games games and in 47 of 50 games this season ... ASU has posted nine games with 20 or more hits ... ASU pitchers have thrown seven complete games and six shutouts ... the six shutouts is the most since 1976 when the Devils posted 10 shutouts during the season ... ASU has outscored its opponents 584-283 through 50 games ... seven complete games is the most by an ASU pitching staff since 1995 when they posted eight ... ASU baseball is celebrating 40 years of collegiate baseball in 1999; the Devils first took the field as a varsity sport back in 1959 ... head coach Pat Murphy was honored as Baseball America's 1998 Coach of the Year ... the ASU/Utah series marked the first time wooden bats were used in a regular-season game by collegiate teams in almost 25 years ... the Devils are averaging 2.2 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 147-41 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 8-5 in televised games ... of ASU's 17 losses, nine have been by one or two runs ... 10 of the Devils 17 losses have been to ranked opponents ... ASU has posted 34 games with 10 or more hits ... the Devils have recorded a school record 20 or more runs in eight contests this season .

ABOUT OKLAHOMA -- The Sooners are 22-23, 7-14 in the Big 12 ... they are coached by Larry Cochell (ASU '64), a former Sun Devil baseball player ... the Soonerss are 3-7 in their last 10 games ... ASU leads the all-time series with Oklahoma, 36-12 ... the Sooners dropped two-of-three in a conference series with Baylor last weekend ... earlier this season, ASU and UO split two games down in Tempe (ASU won 11-0; OU won 7-6) ... Oklahoma is led by Richard Park (.373, 30 RBI, 7 HR) and Casey Bookout (.368, 46 RBI, 12 HR) ... the Sooners are batting .307 as a team and holding opponents to a .299 average at the plate ... Jared Hoerman leds the pitching staff with a .291 ERA and 99 innings pitched.

BLOOMQUIST ON 10-GAME HITTING STREAK AND FIVE CONSECUTIVE HITS STREAK -- Leadoff batter Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) is currenlty on a team-leading 10-game hitting streak as well as posting five consecutive hits heading into Wednesday's game. He leads the squad in multiple-hit games with 27 and multiple-RBI games with 19. He has drawn 41 walks and tallied a team-leading 83 hits and 82 runs scored. Bloomquist is batting .543 as a leadoff batter and is batting .462 with runners in scoring position. Bloomquist is first on the squad in two-out RBI with 24 on the year. He ran his hitting streak to 20 games before going 0-for-5 vs. Stanford. It is the longest hitting streak of his college career. He was selected to both Baseball America's (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball's (third-team) preseason All-American teams. His 22 career triples puts him in second all-time in the Pac-10 (the record is 29). He is second on the team in stolen bases with 28. Bloomquist has tallied an extra-base hit in eight of the last 10 games.

SWITZER PICKS UP SIXTH WIN ON THE MOUND -- Freshman Jon Switzer picked up his sixth win on the mound in ASU's 16-10 won over Southern California on Sunday. Switzer pitched 3.1 innings, allowed two hits, one run with two strikeouts (no walks) in the decision. The lefty from Houston, Texas is now 6-3 overall with a 4.52 ERA. He is third on the pitching staff with 60 strikeouts and is second in appearrances wtih 21 on the year. His three losses have been to Florida State, Stanford and UCLA. Switzer is averaging 7.2 strikeouts per game and is holding opponent batters to a .268 average. In conference action, he posts a 2-2 record with a 3.86 ERA in 11 appearances.

Beinbrink BECOMES ASU'S CAREER RUNS LEADER -- Senior Andrew Beinbrink (San Diego, Calif.) becames ASU career leader in runs scored over the weekend and now has 237 which ranks him third in the Pac-10. He has 525 total bases for his career which ranks second in the conference and first at ASU. He currently has 274 career RBI and is now in second at ASU and in the conference in career doubles with 74. The two-time first-team all-conference selection has 24 multiple-hit games and 19 multiple RBI games. His .416 batting average and 79 hits is second on the squad while his 76 RBI, 12 homers and 21 doubles leads the team. Beinbrink is batting .425 with runners in scoring position and .429 vs. righthanded pitching. With one more homerun, Beinbrink will enter the top five at ASU in career homers. He has 21 two-out RBI on the year and is ranked in the top five in seven career offensive categories at Arizona State.

WALDRIP LEADS PITCHING STAFF IN WINS -- Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) currently leads the staff in wins (9), complete games (4), innings pitched (92.0) and strikeouts (84). He is 4-0 in his last six starts and is 2-1 in five starts in Pac-10 play. He is the first ASU pitcher to record four complete games since Kaipo Spencer logged five in 1995. Waldrip is the first Devil hurler to throw three shutouts since Sean Rees in 1990. He became the first ASU pitcher since Doug Henry in 1983 to post back-to-back complete game shutouts earlier this year. Waldrip pitched 21.1 consecutive scoreless innings before giving up his first run of the season in the third inning of Saturday's game vs. Howard He has allowed only seven homeruns through 14 starts and is holding opponent batters to a .232 average. He was honored as Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/16). Waldrip's two losses on the mound have come against top 5 teams. If Waldrip wins this weekend, he will become the first ASU pitcher since 1994 to record 10 or more wins in a season (In 1994 Kaipo Spenser went 10-0 and Noah Peery went 11-2).

CRUMPTON GETS NO DECISION IN 16-10 WIN ON SUNDAY -- Senior righthander Chuck Crumpton (6-2) picked up a no decision in Sunday's 16-10 win over USC this weekend. Crumpton went 4.2 innings, allowed nine hits, seven runs with two strikeouts. He leads the pitching staff in pickoff with five on the season. Crumpton is averaging 8.9 strikeouts per game. He was honored as the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for his performance in the 25-0 win over California. Crumpton went 7.0 innings, allowed only three hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters. He retired 16 of 22 batters faced and held the Golden Bears to a .143 average at the plate. He has an ERA of 4.37 and is second on the staff with79 strikeouts on the season Last year, he led the pitching staff with five saves and a 3.00 ERA as a reliever. He has made 18 appearances this season, 11 of those as a starter. He is 2-2 in his last five starts and is 2-2 in Pac-10 starts. Here is the breakdown of his starts this season:

Chuck Crumpton       IP  H  R ER BB SO W/L
vs. Utah            7.0  5  2  2  3  8  W   (1-0)
vs. Hawaii-Hilo     4.0  4  3  3  3  4  W   (2-0)
vs. Arizona         9.0 11  3  3  1 11  W   (3-0)
vs. Stanford        8.0  8  5  5  3  1  ND  (3-0)
vs. Oklahoma        6.1  7  3  3  4  5  ND  (3-0)
vs. Boston College  7.0  6  2  1  5  7  W   (4-0)
vs. California      7.0  3  0  0  3 12  W   (5-0)
vs. Oregon State    5.2  8  7  4  0  8  L   (5-1)
vs. California      6.0  9  5  5  6  7  W   (6-1)
vs. UCLA            5.0  8  6  3  4  1  L   (6-2)
vs. USC             4.2  9  7  7  1  2  ND  (6-2) 
LAST HOMERUN --
Andrew Beinbrink  vs.  USC              (April 23 1999)
Willie Bloomquist vs.  USC              (April 25, 1999)
Brett Cadiente    vs.  Howard           (January 30, 1999)
Brooks Conrad     vs.  Oregon State     (April 3, 1999)
Dustin Delucchi   vs.  Grand Canyon     (February 23, 1999)
Mark Ernster      vs.  Boston College   (March 19, 1999)
Scott Goodman     vs.  Grand Canyon     (February 23, 1999)
Chip Gosewisch    vs.  Arizona          (February 27, 1999)
Mitch Jones       vs.  UCLA             (April 16, 1999)
Casey Myers       vs.  Washington State (April 10, 1999)
Jeff Phelps       vs.  USC              (April 25, 1999)
Trent Pratt       vs.  Washington State (April 11, 1999)
DRAFTED DEVILS -- A total of eighteen current players on the 1999 Arizona State squad have been taken in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Paul French        1998  Anaheim Angels          3rd round
Willie Bloomquist  1996  Seattle Mariners        8th round
Andrew Beinbrink   1998  Colorado Rockies       10th round
Mark Ernster       1996  Chicago Cubs           12th round
Robby Milner       1997  Texas Rangers          13th round
Andrew Beinbrink   1995  Boston Red Sox         14th round
Scott Goodman      1997  San Francisco Giants   17th round
Drew Friedberg     1997  Arizona Diamondbacks   25th round
Jon Switzer        1998  Pittsburgh Pirates     26th round
Shaylor Hatch      1997  Los Angeles Dodgers    32nd round
Mitch Jones        1997  Texas Rangers          33rd round
Ian Perio          1997  Oakland A's            33rd round
Ian Perio          1996  Oakland A's            35th round
Jeff Phelps        1997  Pittsburgh Pirates     36th round
Jay Sitzman        1996  Milwaukee Brewers      37th round
Trent Pratt        1998  Texas Rangers          38th round
Chuck Crumpton     1995  San Diego Padres       39th round
Jeff Duncan        1997  Chicago Cubs           41st round
Scott Goodman      1998  San Francisco Giants   43rd round
John Gusich        1998  Chicago White Sox      45th round
Chuck Crumpton     1996  Philadelphia Phillies  49th round
Mitch Jones        1998  Baltimore Orioles      49th round
Mike Lopez         1996  Toronto Blue Jays      52nd round
ASU TEAM AND INDIVIDUALS AMONG LEADERS IN CONFERENCE STATS -- As a team, Arizona State leads the conference in 17 of 21 offensive categories including team batting average (.359), runs scored (584), hits (655) stolen bases (110) and RBI (517). Individually, an Arizona State player leads the conference in 9 of 15 offensive categories including batting average (Mark Ernster, .446), runs scored (Willie Bloomquist, 82), RBI (Andrew Beinbrink, 76) and stolen bases (Jay Sitzman, 30). In the pitching categories, Will Waldrip is tied for the lead with nine wins and is second in innings pitched (92.0). Reliever Charlie Williamson leads the Pac-10 in appearances (25) and games in relief (25). The Sun Devils are tied for second in the loop in fielding percentage (.963).

THE BEGINNING AND END OF IT -- Here are the pitching lines on ASU starters and relievers.

              IP   W-L  ERA   H   R  ER  BB SO
Starters   281.2 25-10 4.83 301 171 151 116 246
Relievers  151.0   8-7 5.12 159 112  86  76 164
Total      432.2 33-17 4.93 460 283 237 192 410
INJURY REPORT -- Senior transfer Donny Starkins was scheduled to have surgery on his left knee over spring break and is out for the season. Freshman infielder Gonzo Grasis (Tucson, Ariz.) has had surgery on his left wrist and will be out for the season. Second baseman Mark Ernster fractured his right thumb in Friday's game with Washington State. He is out for another two weeks. RHP Chad Pennington has been hampered by a nagging abdominal strain and is questionable for this weekend. RHP Robby Milner has a bruised right foot an d is probable for this weekend's games.

ASU Baseball on the Internet -- Fans can catch-up on the latest news in Sun Devil Baseball on the internet at the official Arizona State Athletics homepage - http://www.thesundevils.com

FOR THE RECORD -- A start-by-start breakdown of LHP Will Waldrip:

Will Waldrip           IP  H  R ER BB SO W/L 
vs. Utah              9.0  4  0  0  0 13  W  (1-0) 
vs. Hawaii-Hilo       9.0  2  0  0  3 11  W  (2-0)
vs. Howard            5.0  4  1  1  1  7  W  (3-0)
vs. Florida State     6.0  8  5  5  5  0  L  (3-1)
vs. New Mexico        8.0  4  1  1  3  9  W  (4-1)
vs. Brigham Young     9.0  8  1  0  3 13  W  (5-1)
vs. Arizona           6.1  6  5  5  4  2  ND (5-1)
vs. Stanford          3.1  9  7  6  2  1  L  (5-2)
vs. Oklahoma          9.0  3  0  0  0  6  W  (6-2)
vs. Boston College    5.0  7  5  5  1  1  W  (7-2)
vs. California        6.1  2  2  2  6  8  W  (8-2)
vs. Oregon State      5.1  8  3  3  4  3  W  (9-2)
vs. Washington State  3.0  7  6  6  4  4  ND (9-2)
vs. UCLA              4.0  3  5  5  6  1  ND (9-2)
ALL IN THE FAMILY -- Three father/son combinations have played at Arizona State including current Sun Devils Casey Myers and Brian Berger. Myers father Clint played at ASU from 1971-73 while Berger's father Bill played for the Devils from 1970-71-73. Father Eddie Bane (1971-73) and son Jaymie Bane (1997) round out the trio of father/son combos to don the Sun Devils uniform. Seven sets of brothers have graced the ASU rosters through the years: Chris (1975-78) and Sal (1964-65) Bando; Kevin (1978-81) and Pat (1980-82) Dukes; Byron (1979), Dale (1976-79) and Larry (1976-78) Eiler; Greg (1968) and Skip (1964) Hancock; Darrell (1974-77) and Dwayne (1979) Jackson; Jeff (1994) and Mike (1993) Rensmeyer; and John (1971-73) and Tom (1973-75) Sain. Of the seven sets, three sets played at least one year together at Arizona State.

THE DEVILS ON TV -- Arizona State baseball will be making many television appearances in 1999. Catch ASU on FOX Sports Net on Sat., April 10 vs. Washington St. at 1 p.m. MST and Sat., April 24 vs. USC at 1 p.m. MST. FOX Sports Arizona will broadcast on Sat., March 13 vs. Oklahoma at 7 p.m. MST and Sat., May 15 vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. MST. Locally, COX Sports (Cable Ch. 9) will broadcast on Fri., Feb. 12 vs. New Mexico at 7 p.m. MST, Tues., Feb. 23 at Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. MST, Fri., March 19 vs. Boston College at 7 p.m. MST, Tues., Match 23 vs. Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. MST, Sat., March 27 vs. Cal at 7 p.m. MST, Fri., April 9 vs. WSU at 7 p.m. MST, Sun., April 11 vs. WSU at 1 p.m. MST, Fri., April 23 vs. USC at 7 p.m. MST, Sun., April 25 vs. USC at 1 p.m MST and Fri., May 14 vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. MST. The Sunshine Network will broadcast the Fri., Feb. 5 vs. Florida State at 1:30 p.m. MST. FOX Sports Arizona will rebroadcast the May 8th game vs. Washington on May 9.

Sun Devils On The Radio -- KMVP 860 AM continues its association with Arizona State baseball with a tentative package of 58 home and away games to be broadcast this season. Trey Bender calls the play-by-play while Bob Eger will handle color commentary duties. The following is a list of the five games that will not be broadcast by KMVP: the first game of the Hawaii-Hilo doubleheader on Jan. 23, the alumni game on Feb. 2, the exhibition game with the Angels on Mar. 3, the exhibition game with Aomori University and the second game of the Boston College doubleheader on Mar. 20. You can listen to the games via the internet through broadcast.com

ASU Record Breakdown

Pac-10                     9-9
Non-Conference            24-8
Vs. Ranked Teams          3-10
Vs. Unranked Teams        30-7
Home Games                23-5
Road Games               10-12
Day Games                21-10
Night Games               12-7
Vs. Right-Hand Starters  24-14
Vs. Left-Hand Starters     9-3
One-Run Decisions          3-6
Two-Run Decisions          2-3
Extra Innings              0-1
Shutouts                   6-0
ASU Scores First         27-11
Opponent Scores First      7-6
Led After Seven           31-2
Trailed After Seven       1-14
Tied After Seven           1-1
Led After Eight           31-1
Trailed After Eight       1-16
Tied After Eight           1-0
Out-hit Opponents         28-1
Out-hit by Opponents      3-14
January                   11-0
February                   8-5
March                      8-6
April                      6-6
May                        0-0
Last 5 Games               1-4
Last 10 Games              5-5
Current Streak              W1
Longest Win Streak          11 games (1/15-1/31)
Longest Losing Streak        5 games (4/16-4/24) 
Most Runs, Game:
     ASU  28 (Brigham Young, 2/20)
     Opp. 14 (USC, 4/24)
Most Runs, Inning:
     ASU  12 (Boston College, 3/20)
     Opp.  8 (USC, 4/24)
Most Hits, Game:
     ASU  25 (four times)
     Opp. 18 (Grand Canyon, 3/23)
Most Hits, Inning:
     ASU   9 (Boston College, 3/20)
     Opp.  7 (two teams)
Most Doubles, Game:
     ASU  10 (Boston College, 3/21)
     Opp.  6 (Boston College, 3/21)
Most Triples, Game:
     ASU   4 (Boston College, 3/20)
     Opp.  1 (six teams)
Most Home Runs, Game:
     ASU   4 (Oregon State, 4/3)
     Opp.  3 (USC, 4/25)
Most Stolen Bases, Game:
     ASU   8 (Arizona, 2/28)
     Opp.  5 (CS Fullerton, 3/16)
Most Double Plays (turned), Game:
     ASU   3 (three times)
     Opp.  2 (six teams)
Most Errors, Game:
     ASU   8 (New Mexico, 2/13)
     Opp.  6 (three teams)
Most Strikeouts (pitching), 9-Inning Game:
     ASU  16 (California, 3/28)
     Opp. 16 (Stanford, 3/5)
Most Walks (pitching), 9-Inning Game:
     ASU  12 (UCLA, 4/16)
     Opp. 13 (two teams)

Largest Win. Margin 25 (two times) Largest Loss Margin 10 (Stanford, 3/5) Largest Crowd, Home 3,319 (USC, 4/23) Smallest Crowd, Home 1,002 (1/31) Largest Crowd, Road 4,023 (FSU, 2/6) Smallest Crowd, Road 100 (UH-Hilo, 1/24)

Longest Hit Streak 20 (Bloomquist, 1/23-3/5) Most Hits, Game 6 (Mark Ernster, 2/20) Most Runs, Game 6 (Beinbrink, 2/20) Most Doubles, Game 3 (Gosewisch ,2X) Most Triples, Game 1 (12 players tied) Most HRs, Game 2 (two players tied) Most RBIs, Game 8 (Beinbrink, 3/19) Most SBs, Game 4 (Bloomquist, 2/28)

Most Strikeouts, Game:
     ASU Pitcher   13 (Waldrip, 1/16 & 2/18)
     Opp. Pitcher  16 (Young, Stanford, 3/5)
Fewest Hits Allowed (CG Effort)
     ASU Pitcher    1 (Drew Friedberg, 1/24)
     Opp. Pitcher   6 (Jason Young, 3/5)
Most Walks, Game:
     ASU Pitcher    6 (Waldrip, 3/26 & 4/16)
     Opp. Pitcher   8 (Johnson, 3/27)
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings:
     Starter     21.1 (Waldrip, 1/16-1/30)
     Reliever    12.1 (Charlie Williamson, 1/15-2/14)

1999 Devils in the Record Book

Career Hitting

Most RBI

*1. 274 - Andrew Beinbrink  1996-
 2. 250 - Clay Westlake     1973-76
 3. 241 - Stan Holmes       1978-81
 4. 229 - Bob Horner        1976-78
 5. 200 - Alvin Davis       1979-82

* Pac-10 career leader

Most Doubles
 1. 88 - Clay Westlake      1973-76
*2. 74 - Andrew Beinbrink   1996- 
 2. 70 - Antone Williamson  1992-94
 4. 59 - Stan Holmes        1978-81
 5. 58 - Dan Rumsey         1986-89

* ranks 2nd in Pac-10

Most Hits
 1. 322 - Clay Westlake     1973-76
*2. 303 - Andrew Beinbrink  1996- 
 3. 289 - Stan Holmes       1978-81
 4. 286 - Gary Atwell       1970-73
 5. 277 - Mikel Moreno      1995-98

* ranks 5th in Pac-10

Most Runs
1. *237 - Andrew Beinbrink  1996-
2.  236 - Mikel Moreno      1995-1998
3.  224 - Gary Atwell       1970-73
4.  216 - Rick Peters       1974-77
5.  212 - Ken Landreaux     1974-76

* ranks 3rd in Pac-10

Most At Bats
1. 955 - Clay Westlake      1973-76
2. 934 - Gary Atwell        1970-73
3. 837 - Dan Rumsey         1986-89
4. 819 - Andrew Beinbrink   1996-
5. 816 - Stan Holmes        1978-81
6. 803 - Mikel Moreno       1995-98
Most Triples
1.  26 - Alan Bannister     1970-72
    26 - Ed Irvine          1977-79
3. 22 - Willie Bloomquist  1997-
4.  20 - Rick Peters        1974-77
    20 - Bump Wills         1971-74
6. *17 - Andrew Beinbrink   1996-

ranks 2nd in Pac-10 * ranks 9th in Pac-10

Most Total Bases
*1. 525 - Andrew Beinbrink  1996-
 2. 505 - Clay Westlake     1973-76
 3. 495 - Stan Holmes       1978-81
 4. 492 - Bob Horner        1976-78
 5. 469 - Dan Rumsey        1986-89

* ranks 2nd in Pac-10

Most Homeruns
1. 56 - Bob Horner          1976-78
2. 46 - Mike Kelly          1989-91
3. 45 - Barry Bonds         1983-85
4. 44 - Dan Rumsey          1986-89
5. 39 - Stan Holmes         1978-81
   38 - Andrew Beinbrink    1996-
Homeruns (49) Solo: (18) Jones 5, Beinbrink 5, Ernster 2, Goodman 1, Gosewisch 1, Myers 2, Bloomquist 1, Phelps 1

2-run: (15) Cadiente 1, Gosewisch 2, Bloomquist 4, Ernster 1, Beinbrink 2, Jones 1, Phelps 1, Pratt 1, Myers 1, Conrad 1

3-run: (14) Jones 2, Delucchi 1, Beinbrink 4, Bloomquist 3, Myers 2, Phelps 1, Pratt 1

Grand Slams: (2) Beinbrink 1, Myers 1

Back-to-Back: (2) Jones and Ernster 1, Gosewisch and Beinbrink 1

Two in One Game: (2) Myers 1, Bloomquist 1

Inside the Park: (0)

Pinch-Hit: (2) Phelps 1, Jones 1

1998 National Rankings
(Pacific-10 Schools)

School         BA     CB     BW
             (4/25) (4/25) (4/25)
Stanford        6      5      6
USC            17     15     19
Arizona State  NR     NR     23

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