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ASU and Arizona Play for State Bragging Rights

Baseball regular season winds up at Packard Stadium.

May 13, 1999

Arizona State (38-19, 11-10 Pac-10 and ranked No. 25 Baseball America, No. 24 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 25 Collegiate Baseball) end the regular season with a three-game conference series with Arizona (31-20, 11-10 Pac-10) at Packard Stadium.

THIS WEEK ON THE TV AND RADIO -- FOX Sports Arizona will broadcast Saturday's game live. Tom Dillon and Vince Coleman will provide the play-by-play and color commentary. COX Sports (Cable Ch. 9) will broadcast Friday night's game live if the Sun's lose tonight. If the Suns win tonight, COX Sports will broadcast the Suns playoff game instead of ASU baseball. George Allen and Doug Gerlach will supply the play-by-play and color commentary respectively. 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.

Friday    May 14        Arizona              Packard Stadium         7 p.m.
Saturday  May 15        Arizona              Packard Stadium         7 p.m. Fox Sports Arizona
Sunday    May 16        Arizona              Packard Stadium         1 p.m.
                          

EXTRA INNINGS -- Senior Andrew Beinbrink is now tied for fifth in career homeruns at ASU with 39 ... ASU's 61 homeruns surpasses last year's total of 57 ... Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 251 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... the NCAA record for consecutive games played without being shutout is 349 (held by Coastal Carolina) ... Pat Murphy is 17-10 vs. the Wildcats ... the Devils have recorded an extra base hit in 42 of the last 45 games and in 52 of 57 games this season ... ASU has posted nine games with 20 or more hits ... Arizona State's 650 runs scored this season ranks fourh all-time for a single season in Sun Devil history ... ASU pitchers have thrown eight 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 650-319 through 57 games ... eight complete games is the most by an ASU pitching staff since 1995 when they also posted eight ... 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 ... Arizona State's 122 stolen bases ranks fourth all-time for a single season ... 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 2.1 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 158-48 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 9-5 in televised games ... of ASU's 19 losses, 11 have been by one or two runs ... 10 of the Devils 19 losses have been to ranked opponents ... ASU has posted 40 games with 10 or more hits ... the Devils have recorded a school record 20 or more runs in eight contests this season.

ABOUT ARIZONA -- The Wildcats are 31-20 overall, 11-10 in Pac-10 play ... Arizona is coached by Jerry Stitt ( Arizona '68) ... ASU leads the all-time series with Arizona, 148-97 (records dating back to 1959) ... the 'Cats are led by Keoni DeRenne (.380, 2 HR, 48 RBI) and Shelley Duncan (.296, 18 HR, 62 RBI) ... over the past two and a half years (five three-game series), the visiting team has won the series ... earlier this season, in a non-conference series in Tucson, ASU took two-of-three from Arizona ... probable starting rotation for this weekend: Fri - Josh Pearce (6-6, 5.63 ERA) ; Sat. - Ben Diggins (8-4, 6.31 ERA) and Sun. - Michael Crawford (4-5, 6.52 ERA).

RIVALRY FACTS (ASU VS. UA SINCE 1995) -- The average margin of victory in the 17 ASU wins is 4.9 runs ... eight of the 10 Arizona State losses to the Wildcats have been by two or fewer runs (seven of the losses have been by one run) ... as a team, Arizona State has recorded over 10 hits in its last eight meetings with the 'Cats.

NCCA REGIONAL SITES ANNOUNCED ON MAY 17 -- Regional site selections will be announced live via telephonic news conference, Monday, May 17 at 2 p.m. CST. Committee chair Dick Rockwell, director of athletics at LeMoyne College, will make the announcement and then be available for questions. Please call the sports information office at 965-6592 for the phone number to listen to the announcement and participate in the question and answer session.

BLOOMQUIST runs hitting streak to 17 games -- Leadoff batter Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) went six-for-16(.375) this weekend to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. For the weekend, he had three runs scored and six RBI while hitting his ninth homer of the season. He leads the squad in multiple-hit games with 31 and multiple-RBI games with 23. The '99 All-American candidate has drawn a team-leading 48 walks as well as a team-leading 96 hits and 92 runs scored. He needs just four hits to post his second consecutive 100+ hits season. The last player to post back-to-back 100+ hit season was Kevin Romine in 1981 (102) and 1982 (121). His 92 runs scored ranks sixth in ASU history for a single season (the single season record is 101). If he reaches 100 in both hits and runs this season, he will become only the second Sun Devil in history to accomplish the feat in a single season (Oddibe McDowell had 117 hits and 101 runs in 1984). Bloomquist is batting .532 as a leadoff batter and is batting .473 with runners in scoring position. He is first on the squad in two-out RBI with 27 on the year. His 22 career triples puts him in second all-time in the Pac-10 (the record is 29 by Chip Hale, Arizona, '84-'87). He is second on the team in stolen bases with 30 and needs only four to eclipse his total from last year (33). He has 69 career stolen bases which is tied for fifth all-time at ASU.

WALDRIP SETTLES FOR NO-DECISION VS. THE HUSKIES -- Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) lasted only 3.1 innings in a no decision as ASU defeated Washington 7-6 in 12 innings on Friday evening. The lefthander allowed six hits and four earned runs in his fifth no decision of the season. He is 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). He currently leads the staff in wins (10), complete games (4), innings pitched (107.1) and strikeouts (97). He is 5-0 in his last nine starts and is 2-1 in six starts in Pac-10 play. He is the first ASU pitcher to record four complete games since Kaipo Spencer logged five.

Brendan Hines vs. Washington (May 8, 1999)
Mitch Jones   vs. Southern Utah (April 30, 1999)
Casey Myers   vs. Washington State (April 10, 1999)
Jeff Phelps   vs. USC (April 25, 1999)
Trent Pratt   vs. Washington State (April 11, 1999)
Jay Sitzman   vs. Southern Utah (May 1, 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

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 (.361), runs scored (627), hits (712) stolen bases (115) and RBI (555). Individually, an Arizona State player leads the conference in 9 of 15 offensive categories including batting average (Andrew Beinbrink, .409), runs scored (Willie Bloomquist, 89), RBI (Andrew Beinbrink, 80) and stolen bases (Jay Sitzman, 32). In the pitching categories, Will Waldrip is tied for the lead with 10 wins and is first in innings pitched (104.0). Reliever Charlie Williamson leads the Pac-10 in appearances (27) and games in relief (27). The Sun Devils are tied for second in the loop in fielding percentage (.964).

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    316.2   27-11   4.81    341 192 169 135  281
Relievers   182.2   11-8    4.74    195 127  96  89  200
Total       499.1   38-19   4.78    536 319 265 224  481

INJURY REPORT -- Senior transfer Donny Starkins had 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. Sophomore Casey Myers fractured his right thumb in Sunday's game vs. Southern Utah. He is out for the remainder of the regular season. RHP Chad Pennington has been hampered by a nagging abdominal strain but is 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)
vs. Washington State 3.0 7   6   6   4   4   ND (9-2)
vs. UCLA             4.0 3   5   5   6   1   ND (9-2)
vs. Oklahoma         7.0 9   2   2   3   4   ND (9-2)
vs. Southern Utah    5.0 4   0   0   2   6   W  (10-2)
vs. Washington       3.1 6   5   4   4   3   ND (10-2)

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.

ARIZONA STATE VS. ARIZONA CAREER STATS

                    GP   AB   R   H   RBI HR  Ave.
Brooks Conrad        2    3   1   2   1   0   .667
Mark Ernster         5   12   6   6   1   0   .500
Chip Gosewisch      14   50  11  24  15   1   .480
Brett Cadiente       3   15   4   7   4   0   .467
Willie Bloomquist   14   45  16  19  14   1   .422
Jeff Phelps          6   10   4   4   7   1   .400
Andrew Beinbrink    21   89  26  34  20   3   .382
Jeff Duncan          3   8    2   3   1   0   .375
Trent Pratt          3   6    3   2   3   0   .333
Mitch Jones          3   7    2   2   2   1   .286
Jay Sitzman          4   9    3   2   2   0   .222
Dustin Delucchi      8  21    3   5   5   0   .238
Scott Goodman        2   4    0   0   0   0   .000
Brendan Hines        1   1    0   0   0   0   .000

G-GS W-L ERA SV IP ER Chuck Crumpton 5-1 1-2 4.44 0 16.2 8 Drew Friedberg 3-0 0-0 12.27 0 2.2 3 Robby Milner 2-0 0-0 13.50 0 4.0 6 Chad Pennington 4-0 1-0 7.05 1 10.2 8 Jon Switzer 1-1 1-0 3.60 0 5.0 2 Will Wlaldrip 1-1 0-0 7.11 0 6.1 5 Charlie Williamson 1-0 0-1 13.50 0 0.2 1

Sun Devils By Position

C Trent Pratt, Fr. or
Ty Johnson, So.

1B Mitch Jones, Jr. .324, 47 H, 10 HR, 37 RBI

2B Mark Ernster, Jr. .440, 62 H, 41 RBI, 4 HR

3B Andrew Beinbrink, Sr. .410, 91 H, 82 RBI, 13 HR

SS Willie Bloomquist, Jr. .398, 96 H, 80 RBI, 9 HR

LF Jay Sitzman, Jr. .374, 67 H, 62 R, 33 SB

CF Dustin Delucchi, Jr. .325, 38 H, 36 R, 7 2B

RF Jeff Duncan, So. .368, 46 H, 44 R, 21 RBI

DH Jeff Phelps, So. or Brendan Hines, So.

P Chuck Crumpton (5/14) 7-3, 4.09 ERA, 93 K

Will Waldrip (5/15) 10-2, 4.19 ERA, 97 K

1999 ASU Baseball Superlatives
Longest Win Streak     11 games (1/15-1/31)
Longest Losing Streak   5 games (4/16-4/24) 

Most Runs, Game: ASU 28 (Brigham Young, 2/20) Opp. 14 (USC, 4/24)

Most Runs, Inning: ASU 12 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 8 (USC, 4/24)

Most Hits, Game: ASU 25 (four times) Opp. 18 (Grand Canyon, 3/23)

Most Hits, Inning: ASU 9 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 7 (two teams)

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 (six teams)

Most Home Runs, Game: ASU 4 (Oregon State, 4/3) Opp. 3 (USC, 4/25)

Most Stolen Bases, Game: ASU 8 (Arizona, 2/28) Opp. 5 (CS Fullerton, 3/16)

Most Double Plays (turned), Game: ASU 5 (Washington, 5/7) Opp. 3 (Oklahoma, 4/28)

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 12 (UCLA, 4/16) Opp. 13 (two teams)

Largest Win. Margin 25 (two times)

Largest Loss Margin 10 (Stanford, 3/5)

Largest Crowd, Home 3,319 (USC, 4/23)

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 ,2X)

Most Triples, Game 1 (12 players tied)

Most HRs, Game 2 (three 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 & 4/16) 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. 280  - 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. 75 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 2. 70 - Antone Williamson, 1992-94 4. 59 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 5. 58 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 * tied for 1st in Pac-10

Most Hits 1. 322 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 *2. 315 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 3. 289 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 4. 286 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 5. 277 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-98 * ranks 3rd in Pac-10

Most Runs 1. *242 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 2. 236 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-1998 3. 224 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 4. 216 - Rick Peters, 1974-77 5. 212 - Ken Landreaux, 1974-76 * ranks 3rd in Pac-10 Most At Bats 1. 955 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 2. 934 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 3. 851 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 4. 837 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 5. 816 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 6. 803 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-98

Most Triples 1. 26 - Alan Bannister, 1970-72 26 - Ed Irvine, 1977-79 3.22 - Willie Bloomquist, 1997- 4. 20 - Rick Peters, 1974-77 20 - Bump Wills, 1971-74 6.*17 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- ranks 2nd in Pac-10 * ranks 9th in Pac-10

Most Total Bases *1. 541 - 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-10

Most Homeruns 1. 56 - Bob Horner, 1976-78 2. 46 - Mike Kelly, 1989-91 3. 45 - Barry Bonds, 1983-85 4. 44 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 5. 39 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 39 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996-

Homeruns (61)
        
  • Solo: (24) Jones 6, Beinbrink 5, Ernster 2, Goodman 1, Gosewisch 1, Myers 2, Bloomquist 1, Phelps 1, Hines 4, Sitzman 1
  • 2-run: (19) Cadiente 1, Gosewisch 2, Bloomquist 5, Ernster 2, Beinbrink 3, Jones 1, Phelps 1, Pratt 1, Myers 1, Conrad 1, Sitzman 1
  • 3-run: (16) Jones 3, Delucchi 1, Beinbrink 4, Bloomquist 3, Myers 2, Phelps 1, Pratt 1, Hines 1
  • Grand Slams: (2) Beinbrink 1, Myers 1
  • Back-to-Back: (2) Jones and Ernster 1, Gosewisch and Beinbrink 1
  • Two in One Game: (6) Myers 1, Bloomquist 1, Hines 2, Jones 1, Sitzman 1
  • Inside the Park: (0)
  • Pinch-Hit: (2) Phelps 1, Jones 1
  • Head Coach Pat Murphy
    Fifth season at Arizona State: 149-87
    Div. I Record (11th year):     467-203-1 
    Career Record (14th year):     522-258-3
    

    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.

    1998 National Rankings (Pacific-10 Schools)

    School        BA       CB     BW
                (5/10)  (5/10)  (5/10)
    Stanford      6        5      6
    USC          16       16     20
    Arizona St.  25       25     24

    BA- Baseball America; CB- Collegiate Baseball; CP- Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll

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