April 15, 2013
Current Overall Record: 22-10-1, 8-7 Pac-12
Last Week: 3-1
April 10 | Arizona State 11, UNLV 3 (away)
April 12 | USC 5, Arizona State 0 (away)
April 13 | Arizona State 6, USC 3 (away)
April 14 | Arizona State 6, USC 5 (away)
April 16, 6 p.m. PT | No. 9 Arizona State at Arizona | Tucson, Ariz. (Hi-Corbett Field) | WATCH: Pac-12 Network | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
April 19, 6:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | WATCH: STATS
April 20, 6:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: Blaze Radio | STATS
April 21, 12:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | WATCH: Live Stream | RADIO: Blaze Radio | STATS
In The Polls:
RPI (NCAA): 9
Baseball America: 9
Perfect Game: 11
USA Today/Coaches Poll: 18
Collegiate Baseball: 24
Pac-12 Baseball Standings as of April 15, 2013
(rankings according to Baseball America):
No. 5 Oregon State: 10-2, 28-6
No. 10 Oregon: 12-3, 27-8 (0.5 GB)
No. 13 UCLA: 7-5, 22-10 (3 GB)
Stanford: 7-5, 19-11 (3 GB)
No. 9 Arizona State: 8-7, 22-10-1 (3.5 GB)
Arizona: 8-7, 23-12 (3.5 GB)
The Sun Devils head to Tucson on Tuesday to face Arizona for a non-conference Territorial Cup game, with first pitch at 6 p.m., before they return home to host Valparaiso for a three-game non-conference set over the weekend. Friday and Saturday's games are set for a 6:30 p.m. start, while Sunday's game will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Can't Make It?
Tuesday's game against the Wildcats will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Ted Robinson and JT Snow on the call, and it will also be broadcast on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 or through the All-Access player on thesundevils.com. Blaze Radio will stream all three games against Valparaiso online at www.ustream.tv/channel/blaze-sports. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at @ASU_Baseball for live scoring and updates from the weekend, and check thesundevils.com for stats, notes and more.
Sun Devil Stars of the Week
ASU currently leads the Wildcats in the Territorial Cup standings, 6.5-5.5. ASU and UA sports teams will compete against one another in 18 common varsity intercollegiate sports, with each sport worth one point. For a school to be the winner of the Territorial Cup Series Trophy, they must accumulate 9.5 points. The baseball teams face each other five times this season, with two non-conference games in Tucson on April 16 and 30, and a three-game Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium May 17-19.
Against the Wildcats:
The Sun Devils are 187-120^ all-time against Arizona , and is 9-5 against Arizona in Tucson over the past six seasons. ASU won two vs. the Wildcats last season, including a 12-8 comeback win in Tempe and a 9-7 road victory in the second-to-last game of the season. The Devils trailed by three heading into the seventh inning and rallied to score seven runs in the frame to take the win at Packard, and right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams picked up his conference-leading 12th win after allowing four earned runs in eight innings in Tucson. Head coach Tim Esmay is 9-6 against the Wildcats in his three seasons at ASU, and the Sun Devils are 19-10 against Arizona in the past six seasons, including 9-5 in Tucson and 11-7 in conference games. ASU went 5-0 against the Wildcats in 2009, outscoring Arizona 63-19, including a 23-9 win at Packard Stadium and a 20-3 win in Tucson. ^ Some wins in 2007 later vacated due to NCAA sanctions. Records do not reflect vacations.
Past Week Recap (April 8-14):
ASU won three-of-four this past week, including a road series win against USC and a non-conference road win at UNLV...ASU lost the Friday night opener to USC before winning the next two to secure their third consecutive Pac-12 series win...this is the first time since 2007 against Washington that the Devils lost a conference series opener on the road and went on to win the three-game series...outfielders Trever Allen and Kasey Coffman combined for 10 RBI, 11 hits and eight runs and the duo collected six extra-base hits, including three home runs, two doubles and a triple...Allen went 5-for-14 with a .357 batting average and a .857 slugging percentage, and Coffman went 6-for-17 with a .353 batting average and a .706 slugging percentage...freshman left-handed pitcher Ryan Kellogg improved to 8-0 and fellow freshman Ryan Burr pitcher collected his seventh save of the season...Burr is in fourth place on the school's single-season freshmen saves list and Kellogg is one win away from tying for seventh on the school's single-season freshmen wins list.