April 2, 2013
No. 21 Arizona State (15-8-1) at Wichita State (16-12)
April 2, 4:30 p.m. PT | No. 21 Arizona State at Wichita State | Wichita, Kan. (Eck Stadium | WATCH: Shocker Vision | RADIO: Shocker Radio | STATS
April 3, 4:30 p.m. PT | No. 21 Arizona State at Wichita State | Wichita, Kan. (Eck Stadium | WATCH: Shocker Vision | RADIO: Shocker Radio | STATS
Projected Pitching Matchup
|TUE: ASU - RHP Billy Young||0-0||3||0||0.00||5.1||4||1|
|WSU - LHP Drew Palmer||0-0||6||1||4.91||14.2||7||6|
|WED: ASU -TBA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|WSU - TBA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
WICHITA, Kan. - The 21st-ranked Arizona State baseball team takes on Wichita State in Kansas for a pair of midweek non-conference games on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m. (PT) for both games.
Can't Make It?:
Both games at Wichita State will be streamed online and broadcast over the Internet through GoShockers.com. 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.
Devils vs. Wichita State:
The Sun Devils are 13-7 all-time against Wichita State, with ASU winning the last meeting, 6-1, in Wichita on May 7, 2008. The Devils also won both games the last time the two teams played a two-game series in Kansas April 27-28, 2004.
Arizona State hosts No. 11 Oregon for a three-game series April 5-7 at Packard Stadium. First pitch on Friday and Saturday is at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday's game will begin at 12:30 p.m. All three conference games can be heard on The Fan AM 1060 or through the All-Access player on thesundevils.com, while the games on April 5 and 7 will be live streamed through Pac-12.com/live/thesundevils.
- The Devils have five wins this season over top-10 teams, with two coming against Arkansas, one at Oregon State on March 23 and two against UCLA on March 28 and 29
- As of March 31, Ryan Kellogg ranks 2nd in WHIP (0.65), 3rd in victories (6), ninth in Div. I in hits allowed per nine innings (4.89), 28th in walks allowed per nine innings (0.98) and 47th in ERA (1.37)
- As of March 31, Kellogg ranks 4th in the Pac-12 in ERA (1.37) and second among starting pitchers, first in opposing batting average (.154), ninth in innings pitched (46) and is tied for first with six wins. He also ranks fifth, including second among starting pitchers, in walks allowed with five
- All nine of ASU's primary starting position players are local Arizona products
- As of March 31, Trevor Williams is first the Pac-12 with 49.2 innings pitched, is 4th in batters struck out (42) and is tied for 9th in the conference in walks allowed with eight.
- As of March 31, ASU's pitching staff ranks 7th in Div. I in hits allowed per nine innings (6.94) and 30th in WHIP (1.2)
- As of March 31, ASU is one of three teams in the Pac-12 to have multiple players rank in the top 11 in slugging percentage (No. 6, Trever Allen, .561; No. 9 Kasey Coffman, .529)
- As of March 31, ASU ranks in the top 35 in slugging percentage (32), and doubles (32), triples (31) and home runs (33) per game
- As of March 31, Coffman ranks in the top 11 in the conference in slugging percentage, runs scored and on-base percentage
- ASU is 17th on the national average attendance list, and first in Pac-12 and No. 1 on the West Coast, with an average of 2,650 fans per game.
- Three Sun Devils have been named Pac-12 Player of the Week: Trevor Williams (3/12) and Trever Allen (2/26)
Growing Up Fast:
ASU has played 12 true freshmen this season, including eight position players and four pitchers. This is the most among teams ranked in the top 25 and is tied for the seventh most in the NCAA (Tennessee leads with 17). Six freshmen have made a combined 30 starts, including 1B David Graybill (14), CF Johnny Sewald (7), INF Dalton DiNatale (4), DH RJ Ybarra (3), DH Tony DiMartino and SS Jordan Aboites. Seven freshmen have collected base hits and six have recorded RBI to account for nearly 13 percent of the team's offense (33 H, 12 R, 17 RBI). A quartet of freshmen pitchers have combined to make eight starts and throw 83.2 innings, or 38 percent of all innings this season.
More On Kellogg:
- He has given up just five earned runs in the past 32 innings dating back to the sixth inning of his start against then-No. 2 Arkansas on March 2
- Held a 16 consecutive scoreless-inning streak from 2nd inning against Washington St. on March 16 to 2nd inning against UCLA on March 29
- Is the first freshman in more than 13 years to begin his career 6-0
- 19 consecutive innings without issuing a walk, including two consecutive starts, dating back to the 6th inning against Washington St. on March 16
A New Closer In Town:
RHP Ryan Burr, who has allowed three earned run in 19.2 innings, has recorded the team's only five saves this year. He moved into a tie for fifth on the school's all-time freshman saves list and is six behind the record. He has 26 strikeouts to go with five hits, including two doubles, and 12 walks.