STANFORD, Calif. - Junior right-hander Darin Gillies turned in a career-long outing for the second consecutive start, but the Arizona State University baseball team fell to Stanford, 1-0, in the series finale on Saturday at Sunken Diamond in Stanford, Calif.
Gillies (1-3) allowed just one run on four hits and one walk in eight innings, and the Sun Devils (21-16, 10-8) put the tying run on base in four of the final five innings.
Gillies conceded a solo home run in the fourth inning, but otherwise allowed just two baserunners to reach second base. He has given up just one earned run, two walks and six hits in the past 14 innings he’s pitched.
Cardinal (15-17, 6-9) starting left-hander John Hochstatter (5-1) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and scattered three hits across 7 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Right-hander AJ Vanegas (4) closed out the final 1 1/3 frames to record his fourth save of the season.
Junior first baseman Nate Causey went 2-for-3 and sophomore designated hitter RJ Ybarra hit a double to record ASU’s three hits. Causey and Ybarra singled and doubled in consecutive at-bats in the top of the sixth to put runners at second and third with one out, but Causey was thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice from sophomore third baseman Dalton DiNatale and frshman catcher Brian Serven lined out to the end the frame.
First baseman Danny Diekroeger scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run to right field.
Causey hit a two-out single in the top of the eighth, but was stranded on a pop-up to the shortstop, and Serven walked with one out in the ninth, but was thrown out on a game-ending double play.
ASU moved to 95-93 all-time against Stanford...eight of the Sun Devils’ past 12 games have been decided by one run...Gillies conceded up a leadoff single in the bottom of the first before he retired the next six batters in order.
ASU heads to Tucson to take on Arizona in a three-game Pac-12 road series and the final three games of the Territorial Cup Series on April 25-27. First pitch on Friday is set for 7 p.m. PT, Saturday at 7:30 pm PT and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PT. Friday and Saturday’s games will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks and Sunday’s will be televised on ESPNU. All three games will be broadcast on NBC Sports AM 1060 by Tim Healey (PxP, @TimHealeyASU) and Seth Dhaenens (color, @sethdhaenens). Live stats will also be available.
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 give fans first opportunity and priority at selecting seats at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015. Ariz.
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