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Baseball Preps for Series with Washington State
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Release: 06/21/1999
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April 7, 1999

Friday,   April  9  Washington State (Cox Sports, Ch. 9)  7 p.m. MST
Saturday, April 10  Washington State (FOX Sports Net)     1 p.m. MST
Sunday,   April 11  Washington State (Cox Sports, Ch. 9)  1 p.m. MST

ASU - Arizona State (29-12, 5-4 Pac-10 and ranked No. 19 Baseball America, No. 15 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 18 Collegiate Baseball) host Washington State (16-12, 1-5 Pac-10) in a three-game conference series beginning on Friday at Packard Stadium.

THIS WEEK ON TV AND RADIO - FOX Sports Net will carry Saturday's 1 p.m. game live. Tom Kelly and Jerry Kindall will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties respectively. COX Sports (Ch. 9 locally) will broadcast Friday and Sunday's matchups live. George Allen will call the action while Doug Gerlach provides the analysis. KMVP 860 AM will broadcast all three games this week. Trey Bender and Bob Eger will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.

EXTRA INNINGS - Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 235 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... Pat Murphy is 2-1 vs. Washington State ... the Devils have recorded an extra base hit in the last 29 games and in 39 of 41 games this season ... three everyday starters are batting over .400 through 41 games ... ASU has posted nine games with 20 or more hits ... Dustin Delucchi is on a 12-game hitting streak, his longest of the season ... Andrew Beinbrink has become the conference and school leader in career RBI ... 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 497-199 through 41 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 nine of its last 10 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 ... Arizona State is averaging 12.1 runs per game and 13.5 hits per game ... the Devils are averaging 2.4 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 119-18 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 4-3 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 29 games with 10 or more hits ... the Devils have recorded 20 or more runs in eight contests this season.

ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars are 16-12, 1-5 in the Pac-10 ... they are coached by Steve Farrington (Eastern Washington '74) ... WSU will play Gonzaga on Wednesday before heading to Tempe ... the Cougs are 3-7 in their last 10 games ... ASU leads the all-time series with the Cougars, 13-3 ... last week, WSU was swept by No. 2 Stanford in a conference series in Palo Alto ... last season, ASU won two-of-three from WSU in a non-conference series in Tempe (W, 9-1; W, 6-5; L, 12-17) ... the Cougars are led by Ray Hattenburg (.378 with four homers) and Shawn Stevenson (.317 with a team-leading 29 runs scored) ... Jason Grove leads the squad with seven homers on the year ... probable starting rotation for this weekend: Fri.- LHP Wade Parrish (4-3, 3.29 ERA), Sat.- RHP Jamaal Gaines (2-2, 5.86 ERA), and Sun.- LHP Todd Meldahl (3-2, 4.99 ERA).

CASEY AT BAT - Sophomore Casey Myers has had the hot bat for the Devils lately. In his last 11 games, he is 20-for-42 (.476) with 16 runs scored and 23 RBI. Myers is tied for third on the team with 15 two-out RBI and is batting .400 with runners in scoring position. He is batting .500 vs. lefties. He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against Cal two weeks ago. The designated hitter went 7-for-13 (.538) and collected 10 RBI with nine runs scored as well as four walks. In Sunday's victory, he went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and a career-high seven RBI. Myers also had two homeruns including his first collegiate grand slam. For the season, Myers is now batting .355 with 39 RBI on the season. He is currently on a 15-game hitting streak, the longest of his career.

BEINBRINK CONTINUES TO CLIMB CAREER CHARTS - Senior Andrew Beinbrink (San Diego, Calif.) continues to add to his career totals during the 1999 season. He currently has 263 career RBI and is now in second at ASU in career doubles with 71 ( ranks third in the Pac-10). He is tied for second all-time in runs scored with 224 and needs 13 runs to become the career leader (he is ranked sixth in the conference). The Pac-10 career RBI leader, became ASU's career RBI leader with his 251st RBI. In his first at bat of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with Boston College, the 6-3 infielder/outfielder hit a double down the leftfield line to drive in his 251st run. 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 20 multiple-hit games and 16 multiple RBI games. His .428 batting average is second on the squad and his 68 hits, 65 RBI, nine homers and 18 doubles leads the team. Beinbrink is batting .457 with runners in scoring position. He is currently on a 10-game hitting streak. Beinbrink has recorded an extra base hit in 10 of his last 14 games.

WALDRIP NOTCHES NINTH WIN OF THE SEASON - Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) picked up his team-leading ninth win of the season in a 9-5 win over Oregon State on Friday night . Waldrip went 5.1 innings, allowed eight hits and three runs with three strikeouts. He currently leads the staff in wins (8), complete games (4), innings pitched (76.1) and strikeouts (72). 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 four homeruns through 12 starts and is holding opponent batters to a .217 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 TAKES FIRST LOSS ON THE MOUND - Senior righthander Chuck Crumpton (5-1) picked up his first loss of the season in a 9-8 loss to OSU over the weekend. Crumpton went 5.2 innings, allowed eight hits, four earned runs while striking out eight and walking none. He is holding righthanded batters to a .248 average at the plate and leads the pitching staff in pickoff with five on the season. Crumpton is averaging 9.6 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 3.34 and is second on the staff with 69 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 15 appearances this season, seven of those in relief. In his last three starts, he has gone 2-1 with five earned runs through 19.2 innings with a 2.34 ERA. Here is the breakdown of his starts:

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)  
SITZMAN STEALS THE SHOW - Junior outfielder Jay Sitzman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) continues to lead the Devils with 28 stolen bases in 1999. His .405 batting average is fourth on the squad. His 51 hits is fourth on the squad while his 51 runs ranks third. He is one of four Sun Devils with an over .500 on-base percentage in the starting lineup. He has recorded 12 multiple-hit games as well as six multiple-RBI games this year. He has notched nine two-out RBI and is batting .412 with runners on base. He sports a .545 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 six-game hitting streak heading into the WSU series.

BLOOMQUIST LEADS OFF - Leadoff batter junior Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) is batting at a .382 clip for the Devils this season and leads the squad in several different categories. He leads the squad in multiple-RBI games with 16 and in multiple-hit games with 21. He has drawn a team-leading 35 walks as well as 64 runs scored. Bloomquist is batting .526 as a leadoff batter and is batting .455 with runners in scoring position. Bloomquist is tied for first on the squad in two-out RBI with 19 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 36 of 41 games this season. He was selected to both Baseball America's (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball's (third-team) preseason All-American teams. His 18 career triples ranks him seventh all-time in the Pac-10 (the record is 29). He is second on the team in stolen bases with 22.

LAST HOMERUN

Andrew Beinbrink    vs. Oregon State (April 2, 1999)
Willie Bloomquist   vs. Oregon State (April 3, 1999)
Brett Cadiente      vs. Howard (January 30, 1999)
Brooks Conrad       vs. Oregon State (April 3, 1999)
Dustin Delucchi     vs. Grand Canyon (February 23, 1999)
Mark Ernster        vs. Boston College (March 19, 1999)
Scott Goodman       vs. Grand Canyon (February 23, 1999)
Chip Gosewisch      vs. Arizona (February 27, 1999)
Mitch Jones         vs. Boston College (March 20, 1999)
Casey Myers         vs. Oregon State (April 3, 1999)
Jeff Phelps         vs. California (March 27, 1999)
Trent Pratt         vs. California (March 27, 1999)
DRAFTED DEVILS - A total of eighteen current players on the 1999 Arizona State squad have been taken in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
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    249.2   24-8  3.72  242  118  103   87   224
Relievers   104.0    5-4  5.28  114   81   61   49   122
Total       353.2  29-12  4.17  356  199  164  136   346
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 strained his lower back in Saturday's game vs. Oregon State. He is listed as probable for this weekend. Leftfielder Jay Sitzman tweaked his ankle this weekend vs. OSU and is listed as probable for this weekend.

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)
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.

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

THE NORTH AND SOUTH - This season the Pacific-10 Northern and Southern Divisions will combine and play a 24-game schedule. Nine of the conference schools will field baseball teams (Arizona State, Arizona, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State). Each team will play the other member schools in a three-game series either home or away. ASU will play in-state rival Arizona six times, however only one of the series will count in conference play.

ASU VS. WASHINGTON STATE (Player Career Stats vs. the Cougars) -

                    GP  AB  R  H  RBI  HR   Ave.
Dustin Delucchi      2   3  1  2   0    0  .667
Willie Bloomquist    3  10  4  5   3    0  .500
Casey Myers          3  10  1  4   2    0  .400
Chip Gosewisch       3   8  2  3   2    0  .375
Andrew Beinbrink     3  10  4  3   7    1  .300
Jeff Phelps          3   7  1  1   1    0  .143
Jay Sitzman          2   3  0  0   0    0  .000
Mark Ernster         1   0  1  0   0    0  .000

G-GS W-L ERA IP H ER BB K Drew Friedberg 1-0 0-0 0.00 2.1 1 0 1 3 Chuck Crumpton 3-0 0-0 3.00 3.0 1 1 3 5 Chad Pennington 1-0 0-0 13.50 2.0 2 3 3 4

ASU Record Breakdown

Pac-10                        5-4
Non-Conference               24-8
Vs. Ranked Teams              2-8
Vs. Unranked Teams           27-4
Home Games                   19-3
Road Games                   10-9
Day Games                    18-7
Night Games                  11-5
Vs. Right-Hand Starters     22-11
Vs. Left-Hand Starters        7-1
One-Run Decisions             2-5
Two-Run Decisions             2-2
Extra Innings                 0-1
Shutouts                      6-0
ASU Scores First             25-8
Opponent Scores First         5-3
Led After Seven              28-1
Trailed After Seven          0-10
Tied After Seven              1-1
Led After Eight              28-0
Trailed After Eight          0-12
Tied After Eight              1-0
Out-hit Opponents            25-1
Out-hit by Opponents          2-9
January                      11-0
February                      8-5
March                         8-6
April                         2-1
May                           0-0
Last 5 Games                  4-1
Last 10 Games                 8-2
Current Streak                 W1

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 (five 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)
Largest Win. Margin  25 (two times)
Largest Loss Margin  10 (Stanford, 3/5)
Largest Crowd, Home  3,019 (Oklahoma, 3/13)
Smallest Crowd, Home   1,002 (1/31)
Largest Crowd, Road  4,023 (FSU, 2/6)
Smallest Crowd, Road  100 (UH-Hilo, 1/24) 

Longest Hit Streak 20 (Bloomquist, 1/23-3/5) Most Hits, Game 6 (Mark Ernster, 2/20) Most Runs, Game 6 (Beinbrink, 2/20) Most Doubles, Game 3 (Gosewisch, 2/28) Most Triples, Game 1 (12 players tied) Most HRs, Game 2 (two players tied) Most RBIs, Game 8 (Beinbrink, 3/19) Most SBs, Game 4 (Bloomquist, 2/28)

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
Career Hitting
Most RBI
*1. 263  - 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

Most Doubles 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 Most Hits 1. 322 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 *2. 292 - 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-10

Most Runs 1. 236 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-1998 2. 224 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 *224 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 4. 216 - Rick Peters, 1974-77 5. 212 - Ken Landreaux, 1974-76 * ranks 6th in Pac-10 Most 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. 788 - 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 5. 18 - Willie Bloomquist, 1997- *17 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- ranks 7th in Pac-10 * ranks 9th in Pac-10

Most Total Bases 1. 505 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 *2. 502 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 3. 495 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 4. 492 - Bob Horner, 1976-78 5. 469 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 * ranks 3rd in Pac-10

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