Jan. 29, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball will be naming an All-Decade Team for the 2000's. The 25-man roster is made up of players who played at least two seasons at Arizona State and who played in the past decade.
Ike Davis, INFIELD/OUTFIELD/PITCHER, 2006-2008
One of the highest regarded high school players to ever attend Arizona State, Ike Davis lived up to the expectations and more during his three seasons as a Sun Devil. The Scottsdale, Arizona product burst onto the scene during his rookie season in 2006, becoming the first freshman to ever lead the Pac-10 in RBI during the regular season. Davis drove in 65 that year, an ASU freshman record. He would go on to drive in 202 in his career, good for seventh on ASU’s all-time list. He hit .353 in his career, totaling 244 hits, 33 homers and 69 doubles. The 69 doubles is the fifth most in school history. He won the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year award in 2006 as well as First Team Freshman All-American honors. He was a three-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection and earned Third Team All-American honors during his sophomore season before becoming a unanimous First Team All-American during his junior year. Not only did he excel as an outfielder and a first baseman, Davis also pitched for the Sun Devils. He began his career as the Friday night starter and ended it as the Sun Devils closer, totaling a 7-5 mark with four saves and 78 strikeouts in his career. Davis won the On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player Award in 2008 and was the 18th player taken in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, going to the New York Mets. He was a part of two Pac-10 Championship teams and went to the College World Series in 2007.
From 2000 to 2009, Arizona State baseball won 433 games, 157 Pac-10 games, appeared in the NCAA Tournament in each year and reached the College World Series three times. The Sun Devils won four Pac-10 titles, including the last three, finished in the Top 5 in the nation three times and saw 47 players earn First Team All-Pac-10 honors. Over the past 10 years, ASU has had six Pac-10 Players of the Year, two Pac-10 Pitchers of the Year, two Pac-10 Newcomers of the Year, a Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, three Academic All-Americans, 33 All-Americans and a National Player of the Year. Since 2000, 78 Sun Devils have been selected in the MLB Draft.
ASU BASEBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM
Petey Paramore, Catcher, 2006-2008
Tuffy Gosewisch, Catcher, 2002-2005
Jeff Larish, Infield/Outfield, 2002-2005
Eric Sogard, Infield, 2005-2007
Dustin Pedroia, Infield, 2002-2004
Brett Wallace, Infield, 2006-2008
Dennis Wyrick, Infield/Catcher, 2000-2003
Jeremy West, Infield/Designated Hitter, 2001-2003
Andrew Romine, Infield, 2005-2007
Steve Garrabrants, Infield, 2001-2003
Brooks Conrad, Infield, 1999-2001
Travis Buck, Outfield, 2003-2005
Jason Kipnis, Outfield, 2008-2009
Colin Curtis, Outfield, 2004-2006