March 3, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jim Edmonds hit a two-run homer and Mark Harriger pitched 2 1-3 strong innings as the Anaheim Angels beat Arizona State University 16-9 Wednesday night in the Angels' exhibition opener.
Edmonds singled and homered in his first two at-bats of the spring, helping Anaheim jump to a 5-2 lead before most of the Angels regulars came out. Harriger, who pitched for Class A Lake Elsinore last season, did not give up a hit in earning the win. He struck out three batters and walked one.
Anaheim had 21 hits off five Sun Devils pitchers.
Mo Vaughn, a free-agent signee recently added to the Angels lineup, knocked in a run with a first-inning sacrifice fly.
Starter Ramon Ortiz, who pitched at Class Double-A Midland in 1998, gave up two runs in the first, but retired four of the last five men to face him.
Arizona State, the NCAA tournament runnerup last season, roughed up Angels rookie Seth Etherton for six runs in 1 2-3 innings. Andrew Beinbrink hit a three-run home run to highlight a four-run fourth inning that gave Arizona State an 8-7 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, non-roster invitee Keith Luuloa hit a two-run single and Tim Unroe followed with a run-scoring single and the Angels led thereafter.
The Angels have a Cactus League opener on Friday against the Oakland Athletics in Tempe, Ariz.