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Sun Devil Baseball Weekly Preview (4/7)
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 04/07/2014
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Season tickets starting at $99, single-game tickets, Mini Packs and Flex Plans are on sale now. Admission for ASU students is free with a valid Sun Card. Purchasing season tickets will also give fans first opportunity and priority at selecting seats at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015.

Current Overall Record: 19-13, 9-5 | SEASON STATS | CONFERENCE STATS

Last Week: 2-1 | WEEKLY STATS
Friday, April 4 | No. 25 Arizona State 6, USC 5 | RECAP POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, April 5 | No. 25 Arizona State 10, USC 9 (11) | RECAP | POSTGAME | PHOTOS
Sunday, April 6 | USC 8, No. 25 Arizona State 7 | RECAP

The Sun Devils won their third consecutive Pac-12 road series and have won seven of their past nine games. Head coach Tim Esmay has now recorded three consecutive conference series wins in each of his five seasons at ASU, and his 78 conference wins are the most of any head coach in school history through their first five seasons.

This Week: 2-1

Wednesday, April 9 | Arizona 10, No. 25 Arizona State 9 | RECAP

Friday, April 11 | No. 25 Arizona State 3, Cal 2 (10) | RECAP | POSTGAME

Saturday, April 12 | No. 25 Arizona State 4, Cal 1 | RECAP | POSTGAME | PHOTOS

Sunday, April 13, 12:30 pm PT | Cal at No. 25 Arizona State | WATCH Live Stream | LISTEN NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS



Leading Off
The Sun Devils host a three-game Pac-12 series April 11-13 against Cal.

Can't Make It?
All three games will be streamed online via the Sun Devils’ channel and will be broadcast on NBC Sports AM 1060 by Tim Healey (PxP, @TimHealeyASU) and Seth Dhaenens (color, @sethdhaenens). Live stats will also be available on

2013-14 Territorial Cup Series 
The winner of a best-of-five series between ASU and UA earns the Territorial Cup point in baseball. The two schools compete against each other in 20 common varsity intercollegiate sports, and the Sun Devil currently lead, 7.5-6. For a school to be the winner of the Territorial Cup Series Trophy, they must accumulate 10.5 points.

Click here for an up-to-date breakdown of the Territorial Cup Scoring. 

Friday Night Fireworks
Saturday Sun Devil Baseball Bingo
Kids Sunday – Run the Bases and Autographs

Tip Your Cap To The Foundation Of Sun Devil Baseball
This weekend we are honoring the players, coaches, staffers, fans and moments from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

The first 750 fans through the gate on Friday, April 11, will receive a commemorative Tip Your Cap to Baseball’s Foundation poster, the fifth one in the limited edition set.

Tip Your Cap to the Foundation of Baseball

Tip Your Cap To Coach Bobby Winkles
The baseball program will hold a special pregame ceremony for legendary coach Bobby Winkles and his former players on Saturday, April 12. ASU Hall of Famer John Jacobs, all-time saves leader Doug Nurnberg and numerous members of the ’65, ’67 and ’69 National Championship teams will be in attendance.

Tip Your Cap To The Early Years
Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson, Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University, will be recognized in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, April 13. Dr. Wilkinson is the daughter of legendary former football, basketball and baseball coach Bill Kajikawa. Coach Kajikawa was the skipper of the baseball team for seven seasons (1940, 46-50, 52).

Tip Your Cap To Packard Stadium
To celebrate the 40th and final historic season in Packard Stadium, all seven home weekend baseball series’ during the 2014 “Tip You Cap To Packard” season are dedicated to honoring a different decade or aspect of Packard Stadium and Sun Devil Baseball’s storied legacy.

Feb. 14-16: 2000s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 2000-09 celebration with coach Pat Murphy and more than 30 former Devils

March 7-9: 1990s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 1990-99 celebration with Mike Kelly and Paul Lo Duca

March 14-16: 1980s at Packard Stadium
Look back at our 1980-89 celebration with Barry Bonds, Kendall Carter, Alvin Davis, Mike Devereaux and Bert Martinez

April 4-6: 1970s and opening of Packard Stadium
Look back at our 1970-79 celebration with coach Brock’s family and his former players

April 11-13: Foundation of Sun Devil Baseball (Pre-1974) 
May 16-18: 40 years of Packard Stadium

Voting is open for the All-Packard Team
Sun Devil Baseball, the Arizona Republic and have partnered to let the fans decide their top players from the Packard Era. From Feb. 14 through the April 16, go to and vote for your favorite players. Ballots are also available at Packard on gamedays.

On Friday, May 9 we will celebrate the “All-Packard Stadium Team” and a trading card set of the players selected to the All-Packard Team will be given to fans as they enter the gates.

Packing Them In
The Devils currently rank 17th in average attendance at 2,851 (48,476 total in 17 games), which is more than 200 fans per game than the next closest West Coast team, Oregon State. ASU has led the West Coast and Pac-12 in average attendance for nine consecutive years and 10 of the past 11 seasons.


Soph. DH/C RJ Ybarra 

·     Ybarra went 4-for-8 with two doubles and eight RBI to lead the Sun Devils to a pair of wins over USC and their third consecutive Pac-12 Conference series win. Both of his doubles were bases-clearing, three-run hits to left-center field.

·     He set a career-high with five RBI and tied his career high with three hits, including the game-winning sacrifice fly to left field in the bottom of the 11th inning, in the Devils’ series-clinching win on April 5. He also added a bases-clearing, three-run double in the third inning with the Devils trailing by one.

·      Ybarra now has five career game-winning hits in the ninth inning or later, including three in the past three weekends. He hit a one-out RBI double in the 10th inning in a road win at No. 4 Oregon State on March 22 and followed that with a pinch-hit, two-out RBI single in the 10th in a road win at No. 15 UCLA before his one-out sacrifice fly in the 11th vs USC.

·      Ybarra nearly replicated Saturday’s magic on Sunday. Trailing 8-3 after six innings on April 6, Ybarra capped off a two-out, seventh-inning rally with a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double to pull ASU within a pair, 8-6. Ybarra also reached base in the bottom of the ninth inning to represent the tying run, but the Devils were unable to drive him home.



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