April 14, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - Right-hander Trevor Williams posted a four-hit shutout in his first career complete game to lead the 21st-ranked Arizona State baseball team to a 4-0 victory over USC on Saturday night at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Abe Ruiz went 3-for-4 from the plate and four different Sun Devils (22-13, 8-6) collected an RBI en route to a nine-hit night.
Williams (7-2) picked up his seventh win of the season after allowing just six base runners while striking out six in nine innings.
ASU added a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend its lead to three. Kasey Coffman singled, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on an RBI double by Andrew Aplin. Marrero followed with an RBI single to bring around Aplin.
Trojans (19-13, 5-8) left-hander Stephen Tarpley (4-1) was dealt his first loss of the season after conceding three earned runs on seven hits in seven innings.
The Sun Devils face USC at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Packard Stadium in the finale of their three-game Pac-12 series against the Trojans. Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens will have the call on The Fan AM 1060 and FoxSportsArizona.com will stream it live online.
Game notes: Aplin has now reached base successfully in 17 consecutive games.