April 9, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The 21st-ranked ASU Baseball team will face New Mexico on Monday and Tuesday at Isotopes Park in a rematch of last season's NCAA Regional. First pitch for Monday is set for 6 p.m. (MT) and Tuesday game is slated for 7 p.m. (MT).
Can't Make It?:
You can listen to both games on KDUS The Fan Am 1060 or get live, up-to-the-minute stats online with gametracker. Tuesday's game will be televised live by CBS College Sports, with Kevin Stocker and James Bates providing the play-by-play and analysis. Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens will have the radio call for both midweek games. The radio broadcast on Monday will begin at 5:45 p.m. (MT), while Tuesday's will start at 6:45 p.m. (MT).
Tuesday's game is being broadcast live on CBS College Sports - channel 187 on COX, channel 613 on DIRECTV and channel 158 on DISH Network.
Monday - April 9 - 6 p.m. (MT)
Tuesday - April 10 - 7 p.m. (MT)
Isotopes Park -Albuquerque, N.M.
In The Polls:
Baseball America: #21
Collegiate Baseball: #24
Perfect Game: #22
Devils vs. New Mexico
The Sun Devils are 118-28 all-time against New Mexico. ASU faced the Lobos four times last season at Packard Stadium, including a three-game season-opening series and in the first game of the NCAA Regional. The Devils swept UNM to begin the year (8-2, 8-1 and 7-5) on Feb. 18 and a doubleheader on Feb. 20, and won 4-2 in the NCAA Regional on June 3.
Cory Hahn Nights:
Every Friday night, ASU's portion of the 50/50 raffle, which takes place at every Sun Devil baseball home game, is going to support Cory Hahn's fund. This started on April 23 against California and will continue through the end of the season. Both midweek games at Arizona, on April 17 and May 16, will be Cory Hahn Fund "Pass The Bucket" Nights, where a volunteer will be present at every section passing buckets for donations to Cory's fund.
A Heavy Load:
Starting with the CS Fullerton two-game series on Tuesday, March 27, and ending with the New Mexico series on Tuesday, April 10, the Sun Devils will have played 10 games in 15 days.
Oregon State Recap:
The Sun Devils completed a three-game series sweep over Oregon State over the weekend, outscoring the Beavers 16-5. Brady Rodgers earned his fifth win of the season after giving up two runs in eight innings pitched in an 8-2 win on Thursday night. Trevor Williams allowed just five base runners in Friday's 3-2 win to secure his sixth win of the year. The Sun Devils scored five runs in the eighth inning on Saturday, highlighted by a three-run homer by Max Rossiter, to win, 5-1.
Welcome To Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood:
Right-hander Brady Rodgers has three complete games this season and went the distance in back-to-back games after allowing one earned run in a win over Cal on March 23 and giving up one earned run in a loss to Oregon on March 31. He began the season with 23 consecutive scoreless innings, which is sixth-best in the school history, and has allowed just eight earned runs and seven walks in a conference-best 64 innings this season. He also went nine innings in an extra-innings contest against UCLA.
Leading The Pac (Team):
As of April 9, the Sun Devils lead the Pac-12 in home runs (21) and are second in total bases (457), hits (306), RBI (176), and are third in slugging percentage (.435). On the mound, they are tops in the Pac-12 in ERA (2.62) and walks allowed (68), second in opposing batting average (.232) and third in strikeouts (210).
Leading The Pac (On The Mound):
On the pitching side, right-hander Brady Rodgers and Trevor Williams own the top-two spots in ERA at 1.12 and 1.65, respectively. Rodgers leads the conference in innings pitched at 64, while Williams is first in runners picked off at four and wins with six.
Doing The Extra (Base) Work:
Across the board, the Sun Devils can claim the top spot in the Pac-12 in extra-base hits. Abe Ruiz leads the conference in doubles (12) and home runs (8), Joey DeMichele is first in triples (4). DeMichele is second in total bases (73) and Ruiz is fourth (70). Ruiz and DeMichle are second and third, respectively, in slugging percentage at .667 and .629.
A Deep Staff:
Arizona State has used 15 pitchers through 31 games of the season. The Devils only used 11 all season last year. Right-hander Mark Lambson, who appeared in 10 games and threw 23.2 innings in 2011, has not made an appearance yet this season. Eight pitchers have also made at least one start this season and 10 have registered either a win or a loss.
Arizona State hosts USC for a three-game Pac-12 conference series April 13-15 at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The game on Friday, April 13, will be a blackout game with the Devils debuting their new cooper and black hats and jerseys. First pitch for that game, as well as the one on Saturday, April 14, is set for 6:30 p.m., while the game on Sunday, April 15, is slated for 12:30 p.m.