April 14, 1999
- Friday, April 16 - UCLA - 6 p.m. MST
- Saturday, April 17 - UCLA - 1 p.m. MST
- Sunday, April 18 - UCLA - 1 p.m. MST
ASU - Arizona State (32-12, 8-4 Pac-10 and ranked No. 14 Baseball America, No. 14 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 16 Collegiate Baseball) travel to Los Angeles to take on UCLA (18-23, 2-7 Pac-10) in a three-game conference series beginning on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO - KMVP 860 AM will broadcast all three games this week. Friday and Sunday's games will be tape delayed due to the Diamondbacks. Trey Bender and Bob Eger will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.
EXTRA INNINGS - Arizona State is leading the nation in team batting average (.370) and runs per game (12.2) among Div. 1 schools ... Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 238 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... Pat Murphy is 13-11 vs. UCLA ... the Devils have recorded an extra base hit in the last 32 games and in 42 of 44 games this season ... ASU has posted nine games with 20 or more hits ... Casey Myers is on an 18-game hitting streak, the longest of his career ... 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 537-222 through 44 games ... seven complete games is the most by an ASU pitching staff since 1995 when they posted eight ... ASU has posted 10 or more hits in 11 of its last 13 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 ... the Devils are averaging 2.3 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 136-26 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 7-3 in televised games ... of ASU's 12 losses, seven have been by one or two runs ... eight of the Devils 12 losses have been to ranked opponents ... ASU has posted 31 games with 10 or more hits ... the Devils have recorded a school record 20 or more runs in eight contests this season ... sophomore pitcher Robby Milner picked up his first collegiate win in Friday's 10-9 victory over Washington State.
ABOUT UCLA - The Bruins are 18-23, 2-7 in the Pac-10 ... they are coached by Gary Adams (UCLA '61) ... UCLA lost to Loyola Marymount on Tuesday night, 5-7 ... the Bruins are 3-7 in their last 10 games ... ASU leads the all-time series with the Bruins, 87-49 ... UCLA is on a three-game winning streak ... last season, ASU won two-of-three at Los Angeles and swept UCLA in Tempe ... the Bruins are led by Bill Scott (.361, 55 RBI, 14 HR) and Garrett Atkins (.331, 21 RBI, 5 HR) ... the Bruins are batting .285 as a team ... starting pitcher Joe Brandt has a 6-3 record with a 3.86 ERA on the mound for the Bruins ... pitcher Bobby Roe, in 17 appearances, is 2-3 with a team-leading four saves and a 3.83 ERA.
ASU TEAM AND INDIVIDUALS RANKED NATIONALLY - The Arizona State Sun Devils have shown up both as a team and individually in the NCAA national rankings. As a team, ASU is leading the nation in batting average (.370) and runs per game (12.2) despite having played its first 12 games with wooden bats. Individually, ASU has two players ranked in the top 50 in batting average - 20. Mark Ernster (.446) and 47. Andrew Beinbrink (.425). Beinbrink is ranked eighth in the country in RBI per game (1.64) while Will Waldrip is tied for third in most victories (9).
BEINBRINK BECOMES ASU CAREER LEADER IN TOTAL BASES - Senior Andrew Beinbrink (San Diego, Calif.) became ASU's career leader in total bases surpassing Clay Westlake. He now has 511 total bases for his career which ranks second in the conference. He currently has 270 career RBI and is now in second at ASU in career doubles with 71 ( ranks third in the Pac-10). He is second all-time in runs scored with 227 and needs 10 runs to become the career leader (he is ranked sixth in the conference). 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 has 21 multiple-hit games and 18 multiple RBI games. His .425 batting average is second on the squad and his 71 hits, 72 RBI, 11 homers and 18 doubles leads the team. Beinbrink is batting .452 with runners in scoring position. He is currently on a two-game hitting streak. Beinbrink has recorded an extra base hit in 12 of his last 17 games.
WALDRIP GETS NO DECISION IN 10-9 WIN OVER WSU - Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) did not receive a decision in ASU's dramatic 10-9 win over WSU on Friday night . Waldrip, in his shortest outing of the season, lasted only 3.0 innings, allowed 7 hits, six runs with four strikeouts. He currently leads the staff in wins (9), complete games (4), innings pitched (84.2) and strikeouts (79). Waldrip is the first ASU pitcher to record four complete games since Kaipo Spencer logged five in 1995. He 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 five homeruns through 13 starts and is holding opponent batters to a .229 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 PICKS UP SIXTH WIN ON THE MOUND - Senior righthander Chuck Crumpton (6-1) garnered his sixth win of the season in a 16-5 win over WSU this weekend. Crumpton went 6.0 innings, allowed nine hits, five earned runs while striking out seven. He is holding righthanded batters to a .256 average at the plate and leads the pitching staff in pickoff with five on the season. Crumpton is averaging 9.7 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 3.69 and is second on the staff with 76 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 16 appearances this season, seven of those in relief. He is 3-1 in his last four starts and is 2-1 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)
SITZMAN STEALS 30TH BASE OF THE SEASON - Junior outfielder Jay Sitzman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) continues to lead the Devils in stolen bases adding two more over the weekend to bring his season total to a team-leading 30. He has four stolen bases in the last four games. His .399 batting average is third on the squad. His 55 hits is fourth on the squad while his 54 runs ranks third. He is one of five Sun Devils with an over .500 on-base percentage in the starting lineup. He has recorded 13 multiple-hit games as well as six multiple-RBI games this year. He has notched 10 two-out RBI and is batting .435 with runners on base. He sports a .542 average as a leadoff hitter. Sitzman strung together eight consecutive hits during the Boston College series. The eight consecutive hits ties for second all-time at ASU. Sitzman is on a nine-game hitting streak heading into the UCLA series.
BLOOMQUIST tied for second in Pac-10 in career triples - Leadoff batter Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) knocked in two triples over the weekend to bring his season total to six and his career total to 20. The junior shortstop is tied for second in the conference and tied for third at ASU with 20 career triples. Over the weekend he went 6-for-14 (.429) with seven runs scored and eight RBI as well as a double, two triples and a homerun. He had a slugging percentage of 1.000 and was perfect in the field with six putouts and six assists. He leads the squad in multiple-hit games with 24 and is tied for first with teammate Andrew Beinbrink in multiple-RBI games with 18. He has drawn 37 walks and tallied a team-leading 71 runs scored. Bloomquist is batting .524 as a leadoff batter and is batting .467 with runners in scoring position. Bloomquist is first on the squad in two-out RBI with 21 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 has hit safely in 39 of 44 games this season. He was selected to both Baseball America's (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball's (third-team) preseason All-American teams. His 20 career triples ties him for second all-time in the Pac-10 (the record is 29). He is second on the team in stolen bases with 23 and is currently on a four-game hitting streak. Bloomquist has tallied an extra-base hit in his last four games.
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
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 261.1 25-8 4.17 266 138 121 100 238 Relievers 119.1 7-4 4.76 124 84 63 56 134 Total 380.2 32-12 4.35 390 222 184 156 372
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 indefinitely.
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)
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.
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
ASU VS. UCLA (Player Career Stats vs. the Bruins)
GP AB R H RBI HR Ave. Dustin Delucchi 12 21 2 3 3 0 .143 Willie Bloomquist 10 33 15 17 0 10 .515 Casey Myers 3 12 6 6 2 7 .500 Chip Gosewisch 12 39 6 11 0 2 .282 Andrew Beinbrink 16 68 15 23 1 20 .338 Jeff Phelps 3 11 2 5 1 6 .455 Jay Sitzman 2 9 1 3 0 0 333
G-GS W-L ERA IP SV ER Chuck Crumpton 4-0 0-0 1.45 6.2 2 1 Drew Friedberg 2-0 0-0 8.18 1.1 0 1 Robby Milner 1-0 0-0 0.00 1.0 0 0 Chad Pennington 2-0 0-0 3.60 5.1 0 2
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 (.370), runs scored (537), hits (592) stolen bases (103) and RBI (475). Individually, an Arizona State player leads the conference in 10 of 15 offensive categories including batting average (Mark Ernster, .446), runs scored (Willie Bloomquist, 71), RBI (Andrew Beinbrink, 72) and stolen bases (Jay Sitzman, 30). In the pitching categories, Will Waldrip leads the conference in wins with nine and innings pitched (84.2). Reliever Charlie Williamson leads the Pac-10 in appearances (20) and games in relief (20). The Sun Devils are second in the loop in fielding percentage (.964).
Sun Devils By Position
ASU Record Breakdown
Pac-10 8-4 Non-Conference 24-8 Vs. Ranked Teams 2-8 Vs. Unranked Teams 30-4 Home Games 22-3 Road Games 10-9 Day Games 20-7 Night Games 12-5 Vs. Right-Hand Starters 23-11 Vs. Left-Hand Starters 9-1 One-Run Decisions 3-5 Two-Run Decisions 2-2 Extra Innings 0-1 Shutouts 6-0 ASU Scores First 26-8 Opponent Scores First 7-3 Led After Seven 30-1 Trailed After Seven 1-10 Tied After Seven 1-1 Led After Eight 30-0 Trailed After Eight 1-12 Tied After Eight 1-0 Out-hit Opponents 27-1 Out-hit by Opponents 3-9 January 11-0 February 8-5 March 8-6 April 5-1 May 0-0 Last 5 Games 4-1 Last 10 Games 8-2 Current Streak W4
1999 ASU Baseball Superlatives
Longest Win Streak 11 games (1/15-1/31) Longest Losing Streak 4 games (3/5-3/13) Most Runs, Game: ASU 28 (Brigham Young, 2/20) Opp. 11 (four teams)
Most Runs, Inning: ASU 12 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 7 (Arizona, 2/26)
Most Hits, Game: ASU 25 (four times) Opp. 18 (Grand Canyon, 3/23)
Most Hits, Inning: ASU 9 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 7 (Stanford, 3/5)
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 (five teams)
Most Home Runs, Game: ASU 4 (Oregon State, 4/3) Opp. 3 (three teams)
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 9 (OSU, 4/1) Opp. 13 (two teams)
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) 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
*1. 270 - 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
1. 88 - Clay Westlake 1973-76 *2. 71 - Andrew Beinbrink 1996- 2. 70 - Antone Williamson 1992-94 4. 59 - Stan Holmes 1978-81 5. 58 - Dan Rumsey 1986-89 * ranks 3rd in Pac-10
1. 322 - Clay Westlake 1973-76 *2. 295 - Andrew Beinbrink 1996- 3. 289 - Stan Holmes 1978-81 4. 286 - Gary Atwell 1970-73 5. 277 - Mikel Moreno 1995-98 * ranks 6th in Pac-10Most Runs
1. 236 - Mikel Moreno 1995-1998 2.*227 - Andrew Beinbrink 1996- 3. 224 - Gary Atwell 1970-73 4. 216 - Rick Peters 1974-77 5. 212 - Ken Landreaux 1974-76 * ranks 6th in Pac-10Most At Bats
1. 955 - Caly Westlake 1973-76 2. 934 - Gary Atwell 1970-73 3. 837 - Dan Rumsey 1986-89 4. 816 - Stan Holmes 1978-81 5. 803 - Mikel Moreno 1995-98 6. 796 - Andrew Beinbrink 1996-Most Triples
1. 26 - Alan Bannister 1970-72 26 - Ed Irvine 1977-79 3. 20 - Rick Peters 1974-77 20 - Bump Wills 1971-74 20 - Willie Bloomquist 1997- 5.*17 - Andrew Beinbrink 1996- Tied 2nd in Pac-10 * ranks 9th in Pac-10
Most Total Bases
*1. 511 - 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-10Homeruns (44)
Head Coach Pat Murphy
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
1998 National Rankings
School BA CB BW (4/12) (4/12) (4/12) Stanford 2 2 2 Arizona State 14 16 14 USC 24 22 NRBA- Baseball America; CB- Collegiate Baseball; CP- Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll