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Arizona State Dominates Final 2003 NCAA Baseball Statistics
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Release: 06/26/2003
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June 26, 2003

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TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- The Arizona State Baseball team dominated the final release of the NCAA statistics as the only team in the nation (283 Division I teams) to rank in the top 10 in the four major statistical categories.

ASU, who finished the season ranked No. 7 in the nation (Baseball America) with a 54-14 record, placed second in batting average (.347), second in scoring (10.03 runs per game), eighth in pitching (3.32 ERA) and ninth in fielding (.973 FLD%). In addition, the Sun Devils also ranked fourth in win-loss percentage (.794), fifth in slugging percentage (.529) and 28th in home runs per game (1.18). ASU also broke the NCAA record with 14 grand slams and extended its NCAA record consecutive games scoring streak to 501 games.

Individually the Sun Devils also had several players rank nationally. Sophomore shortstop Dustin Pedroia led the nation with 34 doubles (0.50 per game) and was also 31st with a .404 batting average and fourth in toughest to strikeout. Sophomore first baseman Jeff Larish led the nation in walks (1.20 per game), was sixth with 1.46 RBI per game (95 total) and 18th in runs scored per game (1.23).

CategoryRankActualNational LeaderActual
Batting Average (283 ranked)20.347Southern U. 0.351
Earned Run Average (283 ranked)83.32Va. Commonwealth 2.54
Fielding Percentage (283 ranked)90.973Long Beach St. 0.98
Scoring (283 ranked)210.0Southern U. 10.2
Home Runs Per Game (283 ranked)281.18New Mexico St. 1.75
Triples Per Game (283 ranked)290.37Arizona 0.86
Doubles Per Game (283 ranked)142.35New Mexico 2.87
Slugging Percentage (283 ranked)50.529Southern U. 0.572
Stolen Bases (283 ranked)1361.09Jackson St. 3.35
Double Plays Per Game (283 ranked)450.97Southern Ill. 1.31
WL Pct (283 ranked)40.794Southern U. 0.863

CategoryPlayerRankActualNational LeaderActual
Batting Average (100 ranked)Dustin Pedroia
Jeremy West
31
87
0.4040
.381
Rickie Weeks, So.U0.479
Home Runs Per Game (75 ranked)Jeff Larish
Jeremy West
51
53
0.28
0.27
Billy Becher, NMSU0.52
Runs Batted In Per Game (75 ranked)Jeff Larish
Jeremy West
6
47
1.46
1.13
Billy Becher, NMSU1.93
Doubles Per Game (75 ranked)Dustin Pedroia10.5Dustin Pedroia, ASU0.5
Toughest to Strikeout (75 ranked)Dustin Pedroia422.8Matt Rogelstad, Ark.St41.6
Runs Per Game (75 ranked)Jeff Larish
Dustin Pedroia
Andre Ethier
18
20
62
1.23
1.22
1.1
Rickie Weeks, So.U1.63
Slugging Percentage (75 ranked)Jeff Larish
Jeremy West
38
41
0.697
0.693
Rickie Weeks, So.U0.933
Walks (75 ranked)Jeff Larish
Andre Ethier
Jeremy West
1
25
39
1.2
0.76
0.71
Jeff Larish, ASU1.2
Earned Run Average (100 ranked)Ben Thurmond
Jered Liebeck
62
84
2.73
2.88
Tom Mastny, Furman1.09
Victories (30 ranked)Beau Vaughan2510.0Jeff Niemann, Rice17.0
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings (75 ranked)Beau Vaughan3110.2Ryan Wagner, Houston16.8
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