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Sun Devils Face No. 6 Stanford in Three-Game Series
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March 2, 1999

Wednesday, March 3 - at Anaheim Angels (exhibition) 7 p.m. MST
Friday, March 5 - #6 Stanford 8 p.m. MST
Saturday, March 6 - #6 Stanford 2 p.m. MST
Sunday, March 7 - #6 Stanford 2 p.m. MST

ASU -- Arizona State (19-5, 0-0 Pac-10 and ranked No. 8 Baseball America, No. 6 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 9 Collegiate Baseball) open up conference play on the road against Stanford (12-5, 0-0 Pac-10 and ranked No. 6 Baseball America, No. 4 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 4 Collegiate Baseball) for a three-game series at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, Calif. The Devils will also play an exhibition game with the Anaheim Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO-- KMVP 860 AM will broadcast Arizona State's three-game series with the Cardinal this weekend. Friday and Sunday's broadcasts will be live while Saturday's broadcast will be joined in progress due to ASU basketball. Trey Bender and Bob Eger will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.

EXTRA INNINGS-- Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 218 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... Pat Murphy is 8-16 vs. the Cardinal ... the Devils have recorded and extra base hit in the last 12 games and in 22 of 24 games this season ... ASU has hit a homerun in its last eight games ... the Arizona State pitching staff has a healthy 3.09 team ERA and is holding opponent batters to a .235 average at the plate ... five everyday starters are batting over .400 through 24 games ... Andrew Beinbrink has become the first Sun Devil in history to record over 200 career RBI and 200 runs ... ASU pitchers have thrown five complete games and four shutouts ... ASU has outscored its opponents 284-87 through 24 games ... 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 ... Arizona State is averaging 11.8 runs per game and 13.3 hits per game ... the Devils are averaging 3.0 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 64-5 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 2-1 in televised games.

ABOUT STANFORD -- The Cardinal are 12-5 heading into this weekend's matchup ... they are coached by Mark Marquess (Stanford '75) ... Stanford won two out of three games in a nonconference sereis with USC last weekend (W, 10-7; W, 5-2; L, 7-9) ... ASU leads the all-time series with the Cardinal 72-68 ... last year the Cardinal swept the Devils in Palo Alto (W, 5-4; W, 4-3; W, 12-8) ... Stanford went 5-1 vs. Arizona State last year ... this weekends probable starters: Fri. - Soph. Justin Wayne (2-1, 6.30 ERA), Sat. - Soph. Jason Young (4-1, 2.25 ERA) and Sun. - Frosh Brian Sager (1-0, 5.54 ERA) ... Joe Borchard leads the Cardinal with a .333 average (18-of-54) ... Edmund Muth has a team-leading eight doubles and two triples on the year.

ERNSTER EN FUEGO -- Second baseman Mark Ernster has had the hot bat for the Devils lately. Hewas honored as the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against BYU. For the weekend, Ernster went 11-for-15 (.733) with 11 RBI and five runs scored. He hit a double and two homers and notched a 1.200 slugging percentage for the series. He was perfect in the field with 7 putouts and 10 assists. On Saturday, we went 6-for-6 at the plate becoming the first Sun Devil since Hubie Brooks in 1978 to accomplish the feat. He leads the squad with a .474 batting average and put together a string of eight consecutive hits which is one shy of the Arizona State record held by Mike Pagel and Hubie Brooks. His six hits in a single game ties him for second all-time at ASU.

Beinbrink BECOMES FIRST ASU PLAYER TO NOTCH OVER 200 CAREER RUNS AND RBI -- Third baseman Andrew Beinbrink (San Diego, Calif.) will likely become ASU's career leader in RBI, surpassing current Sun Devil leader Clay Westlake (1973-76). The 6-3 infielder/outfielder has 234 RBI and needs just 16 RBI to become the all-time RBI leader (Beinbrink has averaged 66 RBI over the past three years). He is fifth all-time in runs scored with 201 and need 35 runs to become the career leader. With his 64 career doubles, he is third all-time at ASU (Westlake is the leader with 85 career doubles). Beinbrink could finish his career in the top five in seven of 10 offensive categories at Arizona State. The two-time first-team all-conference selection currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in career RBI as well. Beinbrink is second in multiple-hit and multiple RBI games with 13 and nine respectively. His .442 batting average is second on the squad(among starters) and his 42 hits, five homers and 11 doubles leads the team. Beinbrink is batting .487 with runners in scoring position. He has recorded an extra base hit in four of his last five games.

THE HIT MAN -- Returning junior All-American Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a 5-for-10 performance vs. Arizona over the weekend. It is the longest hitting streak of his college career. He leads the squad in multiple-RBI games with10 and multiple-hit games with 14. He has notched an extra-base hit in his last seven games. He has drawn a team-leading 24 walks as well as 39 runs scored. Bloomquist is batting .510 as a leadoff batter and is batting .519 with runners in scoring position. Bloomquist is first on the team in two-out RBI with 12 on the year. He has hit safely in 23 of 24 games this season. He was selected to both Baseball America's (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball's (third-team) preseason All-American teams.

WALDRIP LEADS PITCHING STAFF -- Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) continues to lead the Arizona State pitching staff . Waldrip leads the staff in wins (5), complete games (3), innings pitched (52.1) and strikeouts (53). Versus Arizona on Firday, he received a no decision, going 6.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. He is holding opponent batters to a .195 average at the plate. He became the first ASU pitcher since Doug Henry in 1983 to post back-to-back complete game shutouts earlier this year. Primarily an infielder at Brigham Young, Waldrip logged only 17.2 inning pitched last year for the Cougars. After transferring to ASU, he became a full-time pitcher. 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 one homerun through seven starts.

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS -- Sophomore righthander Chad Pennington (Hamilton, Ohio), who spent the summer rehabbing his elbow, picked up his first save of theseason on Saturday closing the door on the Wildcats in a 11-9 win. He pitched 4.0 innings, allowed eight hits, seven runs, five earned runs, two walks while striking out four. He is now 4-2 on the year with a 2.84 ERA and 38 strikeouts. Pennington has logged 38.0 innings in eight appearances and is holding opponent batters to a .280 average at the plate. He is second on the pitching staff in innings pitched, wins and strikeouts.

LAST HOMERUN --

Andrew Beinbrink   vs. Arizona       (February 27, 1999)
Willie Bloomquist  vs. Arizona       (February 26, 1999)
Brett Cadiente     vs. Howard        (January  30, 1999)
Dustin Delucchi    vs. Grand Canyon  (February 23, 1999)
Mark Ernster       vs. Brigham Young (February 19, 1999)
Scott Goodman      vs. Grand Canyon  (February 23, 1999)
Chip Gosewisch     vs. Arizona       (February 27, 1999)
Mitch Jones        vs. Arizona       (February 28, 1999)
Casey Myers        vs. Arizona       (February 27, 1999)
Jeff Phelps        vs. Arizona       (February 28, 1999)
THE GOODS ON GOSEWISCH -- Senior rightfielder Chip Gosewisch joined the .400 club after his stellar weekend vs. Arizona. He went 9-for-18 (.500) at the plate with six runs scored and seven RBI. He recorded four doubles, a triple and his third homer of the season during the series. He notched 18 total bases and a 1.000 slugging percentage. During Sunday's game vs. the 'Cats, Gosewisch went 5-for-7 with three doubles and a triple. He is now batting .415 on the year and is third on teh squad in RBI (24). He is batting at a .619 clip vs. lefties so far this year and batting .448 with runners in scoring position.

DRAFTED DEVILS -- A total of nineteen 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
Kevin Tillman       1996    Houston Astros        30th 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
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

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    151.2   16-4  2.74 133  52  46  42  150
Relievers    55.1    3-1  4.08  48  35  25  19   66
Total       207.0   19-5  3.09 181  87  71  61  216
INJURY REPORT -- Junior outfielder Jay Sitzman bruised his right knee and is listed as probable for this weekend. Senior transfer Donny Starkins is 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.

FOR THE RECORD -- A start-by-start breakdown of LHP Will Waldrip and RHP Chad Pennington:

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)

Chad Pennington IP H R ER BB SO W/L vs. Utah 4.1 8 4 3 0 5 ND (0-0) vs. Hawaii-Hilo 7.0 8 0 0 2 9 W (1-0) vs. Howard 7.0 5 0 0 1 8 W (2-0) vs. Florida State 7.1 5 3 3 3 6 L (2-1) vs. New Mexico 3.1 4 4 1 1 2 L (2-2) vs. Brigham Young 4.0 4 0 0 0 3 W (4-2) * Pennington has picked up one win and a save in relief.

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.

THE NORTH AND SOUTH -- This season the Pacific-10 Northern and Southern Divisions will combine and play a 24-game schedule. Nine of the conference schools will field baseball teams (Arizona State, Arizona, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State). Each team will play the other member schools in a three-game series either home or away. ASU will play in-state rival Arizona six times, however only one of the series will count in conference play.

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 and Sun., April 25 vs. USC at 1 p.m MST. The Sunshine Network will broadcast the Fri., Feb. 5 vs. Florida State at 1:30 p.m. MST.

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

ARIZONA STATE VS. STANFORD --

                    GP   AB   R   H   HR  RBI   AVG.
Andrew Beinbrink    18   66  13  27   0   16   .409
Willie Bloomquist   10   28   8   8   0    4   .286
Dustin Delucchi      8   12   2   3   0    1   .250
Chip Gosewisch      12   28   5   9   0    5   .321
Mark Ernster         2    1   0   0   0    0   .000
Casey Myers          6   17   1   2   1    3   .118
Jeff Phelps          6   15   3   4   0    0   .267
Jay Sitzman          2    1   0   0   0    0   .000
Kevin Tillman        5   13   1   6   0    5   .462

G-GS W-L ERA SV IP ER Chuck Crumpton 4-0 0-1 4.29 0 4.2 2 Drew Friedberg 4-0 0-0 6.00 0 3.0 2 Robby Milner 2-0 0-0 8.71 0 3.1 3 Chad Pennington 2-0 1-1 17.56 0 4.1 8

Sun Devils By Position

Casey Myers, So.
or Trent Pratt, Fr.

Mitch Jones, Jr.
.310, 22 H, 21 R, 17 RBI

Mark Ernster, Jr.
.478, 33 H, 20 R, 20 RBI

Andrew Beinbrink, Sr.
.442, 42 H, 36 RBI, 5 HR

Willie Bloomquist, Jr.
.417, 40 H, 39 R, 31 RBI

Jay Sitzman, Jr.
or Brett Cadiente, So.

Dustin Delucchi, Jr.
.279, 12 H, 15 R, 13 RBI

Chip Gosewisch, Sr.
.415, 27 H, 23 R, 24 RBI

Scott Goodman, Jr.
or Brooks Conrad, Fr.

Wll Waldrip, Jr. (3/5)
5-1, 2.06 ERA, 20 BB, 55 K

Jon Switzer, Fr. (3/6)
4-1, 3.97 ERA, 6 BB, 33 K

C. Pennington, So. (3/7)
4-2, 2.84 ERA, 9 BB, 38 K

ASU Record Breakdown

Pac-10                     0-0
Non-Conference            19-5
Vs. Ranked Teams           2-4
Vs. Unranked Teams        17-1
Home Games                11-1
Road Games                 8-4
Day Games                 12-4
Night Games                7-1
Vs. Right-Hand Starters   15-4
Vs. Left-Hand Starters     4-1
One-Run Decisions          1-2
Two-Run Decisions          1-1
Extra Innings              0-0
Shutouts                   4-0
ASU Scores First          16-4
Opponent Scores First      3-1
Led After Seven           18-0
Trailed After Seven        0-4
Tied After Seven           1-1
Led After Eight           18-0
Trailed After Eight        0-5
Tied After Eight           1-0
Out-hit Opponents         17-1
Out-hit by Opponents       0-3
January                   11-0
February                   8-5
March                      0-0
April                      0-0
May                        0-0
Last 5 Games               4-1
Last 10 Games              8-2
Current Streak              W2

1999 ASU Baseball Superlatives

Longest Win Streak     11 games (1/15-1/31)
Longest Losing Streak   3 games (2/5-2/7) 

Most Runs, Game:

     ASU    28 (Brigham Young, 2/20)
     Opp.   11 (Florida State, 2/6)
Most Runs, Inning:
     ASU    10 (Brigham Young, 2/20)
     Opp.    7 (Arizona, 2/26)
Most Hits, Game:
     ASU    25 (BYU, 2/20 & GCU, 2/23)
     Opp.   15 (Arizona, 2/27)
     
Most Hits, Inning:
     ASU     8 (Grand Canyon, 2/23)
     Opp.    6 (Arizona, 2/26)
     
Most Doubles, Game:
     ASU    7 (two times)
     Opp.   4 (Arizona, 2/26)
     
Most Triples, Game:
     ASU    2 (five times)
     Opp.   1 (four teams)
     
Most Home Runs, Game:
     ASU    3 (three times)
     Opp.   3 (Arizona, 2/27)
     
Most Stolen Bases, Game:
     ASU    8 (Arizona, 2/28)
     Opp.   4 (Arizona, 2/27)
     
Most Double Plays (turned), Game:
     ASU    3 (New Mexico, 2/14)
     Opp.   2 (five teams)
     
Most Errors, Game:
     ASU    8 (New Mexico, 2/13)
     Opp.   6 (BYU, 2/20 & GCU, 2/23)
     
Most Strikeouts (pitching), 9-Inning Game:
     ASU    13 (Utah, 1/16 & BYU 2/18)
     Opp.   15 (FSU, 2/5)
     
Most Walks (pitching), 9-Inning Game:
     ASU     8 (FSU, 2/6)
     Opp.   13 (two teams)

Largest Win. Margin 25 (BYU, 2/20) Largest Loss Margin 7 (FSU, 2/6) Largest Crowd, Home 2,569 (BYU, 2/20) 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 19 (Bloomquist, 1/23-2/28) Most Hits, Game 6 (Mark Ernster, 2/20) Most Runs, Game 6 (Beinbrink, 2/20) Most Doubles, Game 3 (Gosewisch, 2/28) Most Triples, Game 1 (eight players tied) Most HRs, Game 1 (10 players tied) Most RBIs, Game 6 (Beinbrink, 2/20) Most SBs, Game 4 (Bloomquist, 2/28)

Most Strikeouts, Game:

     ASU Pitcher    13 (Waldrip, 1/16 & 2/18)
     Opp. Pitcher   11 (McDonald, FSU, 2/5)
     
Fewest Hits Allowed (CG Effort)
     ASU Pitcher      1 (Drew Friedberg, 1/24)
     Opp. Pitcher   N/A
     
Most Walks, Game:
     ASU Pitcher      5 (Waldrip, 2/6)
     Opp. Pitcher     7 (Bell, 1/24)
     
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings:
     Starter       21.1 (Waldrip, 1/16-1/30)
     Reliever      12.1 (Charlie Williamson, 1/15-2/14)
    
1998 National Rankings
(Pacific-10 Schools)
School          BA      CB      BW
              (3/1)   (3/1)   (3/1)
Stanford        6        4       4
Arizona State   8        9       6
Arizona        NR       NR      17
UCLA           NR       30      NR
BA- Baseball America; CB- Collegiate Baseball; CP- Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll 1999 Devils in the Record Book

Career Hitting Most RBI

1. 250 - Clay Westlake,    1973-76
2. 241 - Stan Holmes,      1978-81
3. 234 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996-
4. 229 - Bob Horner,       1976-78
5. 200 - Alvin Davis,      1979-82
Most Doubles
1. 88 - Clay Westlake,     1973-76
2. 70 - Antone Williamson, 1992-94
3. 64 - Andrew Beinbrink,  1996-
4. 59 - Stan Holmes,       1978-81
5. 58 - Dan Rumsey,        1986-89
6. 56 - Mikel Moreno,      1995-98
Most Hits
1. 322 - Clay Westlake,     1973-76
2. 289 - Stan Holmes,       1978-81
3. 286 - Gary Atwell,       1970-73
4. 277 - Mikel Moreno,      1995-98
5. 264 - Antone Williamson, 1992-94
   261 - Andrew Beinbrink,  1996-
Most Runs
1. 236 - Mikel Moreno,      1995-1998
2. 224 - Gary Atwell,       1970-73
3. 216 - Rick Peters,       1974-77
4. 212 - Ken Landreaux,     1974-76
5. 201 - Andrew Beinbrink,  1996-
   

Batting Average

1. .408 - Kevin Romine,      1981-82
2. .396 - Hubie Brooks,      1977-79
3. .395 - Willie Bloomquist, 1997-
4. .389 - Mike Sodders,      1980-81
   .389 - Dan McKinley,      1995-97
5. .388 - Chris Bando,       1975-78
Triples
1. 26 - Alan Bannister,      1970-72
   26 - Ed Irvine,           1977-79
3. 20 - Rick Peters,         1974-77
   20 - Bump Wills,          1971-74
5. 18 - Willie Bloomquist,   1997-
   16 - Andrew Beinbrink,    1996-

Homeruns (20) Solo: (6) Jones 1, Beinbrink 2, Ernster 1, Goodman 1, Gosewisch 1
2-run: (8) Cadiente 1, Gosewisch 2, Bloomquist 1, Ernster 1, Beinbrink 1, Jones 1, Phelps 1
3-run: (5) Jones 1, Delucchi 1, Beinbrink 1, Bloomquist 1, Myers 1
Grand Slams: (1) Beinbrink 1
Back-to-Back: (2) Jones and Ernster 1, Gosewisch and Beinbrink 1
Two in One Game: (0)
Inside the Park: (0)
Pinch-Hit: (1) Phelps 1

Head Coach Pat Murphy
Fifth season at Arizona State: 149-87
Div. I Record (11th year): 467-203-1
Career Record (14th year): 522-258-3

Pat Murphy now in his fifth season at Arizona State after spending seven years at Notre Dame, has left his mark on Arizona State baseball. In his first year, Murphy guided ASU to a 34-21 record and put together the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. In 1996, he directed ASU to a 35-21 record and a No. 25 final ranking by Baseball America. The 1997 season marked ASU's return to postseason play as ASU went 3-2 in the Atlantic Regiona, narrowly missing out on a trip to Omaha. The Devils finished with a 39-22 record and a No. 11 ranking by Baseball America and No. 14 ranking by Collegiate Baseball. Murphy has also started the Pitch-by-Pitch Baseball Academy which holds baseball camps and clinics year round, not only in Phoenix, but around the country as well. Last season, he was honored as Baseball America's Coach of the Year after guiding the Devils to a second-place showing at the College World Series. The '98 squad went 41-23, 18-11 (3rd) in conference. They won the Midwest Regional with a 3-1 victory over Georgia Tech to advance to the CWS for the first time since 1994.

The Syracuse, N.Y., native's Notre Dame teams recorded 45 or more wins in six of seven seasons and advanced to the finals of an NCAA Regional each of the last three seasons.

He also has international coaching experience, guiding the Dutch National Team to the European championship in the summer of 1987, and helping to develop baseball in Australia as a state manager in New South Wales in 1984.

Notable

Murphy is the first coach in the era of aluminum bats to have his players practice exclusively with wood bats in practice.

Murphy has never had a player declared ineligble for a season.

"From those modest beginnings, Murphy has carved a unique college career, first as a player but most of all as a coach. ... And he's risen to the top of his profession."
John Manuel
Baseball America, 7/6-19/98

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