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No. 14 ASU Baseball Takes On A Pair of Ranked Opponents At Home, On The Road
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Release: 03/27/2012
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March 27, 2012

Date/Time:
Tuesday - March 27 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Wednesday - March 28 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Friday - March 30 - 6 p.m. (PT)
Saturday - March 31 - 2 p.m. (PT)
Sunday - April 1 - 12 p.m. (PT)

Radio
Click here to listen to Tuesday and Wednesday's games against Cal State Fullerton on KDUS The Fan Am 1060
Click here to listen to the three-game series on Friday-Sunday against Oregon in Eugene, Ore., on KDUS The Fan Am 1060

Live Chat
Click here for an interactive Live Chat during Wednesday's game with fans and a member of the ASU Media Relations
Click here for an interactive Live Chat during Friday's game with fans and a member of the ASU Media Relations

GAMETRACKER ONLINE
Click here to follow the Tuesday's game on Gametracker
Click here to follow the Wednesday's game on Gametracker

Click here to get Twitter updates during the game

Click here for the 2012 ASU Baseball Media Guide

The 14th-ranked ASU Baseball team will face No. 13 Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday and Wednesday night at Packard Stadium before traveling to Oregon to take on the No. 23 Ducks in a three-game series over the weekend.

Can't Make It?:
You can listen to all five games on KDUS The Fan Am 1060 or get live, up-to-the-minute stats online with gametracker. Both Tuesday and Wednesday's games at Packard Stadium will be webcast live on FoxSportsAz.com. Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens will have the call for all five games during the week. The broadcasts on Tuesday and Wednesday will begin at 6:15 p.m. (PT), while Friday's will start at 5:45 p.m. (PT), Saturday's at 1:45 p.m. (PT), and Sunday's is set for 11:45 p.m. (PT).

Webcast:
Watch Tuesday and Wednesday's games live on Fox Sports Arizona on foxsportsarizona.com

Stadium:
Tuesday and Wednesday
Packard Stadium - Tempe, Ariz.
Friday-Sunday
PK Park - Eugene, Ore.

Getting To The Game:
Tickets to games at ASU's Packard Stadium start at $8 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 16 and under) and seniors. ASU students earn free admission with their SunCard. The Sun Devils' home stadium is located on the Northeast side of campus, along Packard Dr., just east of Sun Devil Stadium and south of Loop 202.

In The Polls:
NCBWA: #15
Baseball America: #14
Collegiate Baseball: #17
Perfect Game: #14

Devils vs. Cal State Fullerton
The Sun Devils are 29-23 all-time against Cal State Fullerton dating back to their first Div. 1 meeting in 1975. This marks the fourth consecutive year the two teams have played a midweek series, with ASU holding a 5-3 advantage. They split last year's meetings, but ASU swept Fullerton in 2010. The teams' rivalry stretches past the regular season as they have faced each other 16 times in the postseason: Regionals 4-4; Super Regionals 3-3; and College World Series 1-1.

Devils vs. Oregon
The Sun Devils are 11-2 all-time against the Oregon Ducks. ASU swept Oregon at Packard Stadium last season, with the Devils winning 5-2, 3-1 and 8-0, respectively.

Pitching Matchup:
Tuesday:
ASU - RHP Zak Miller
Cal St. Fullerton - Koby Gauna
Wednesday:
ASU - TBA
Cal St. Fullerton - J.D. Davis
Friday:
ASU - RHP Brady Rodgers
Oregon - RHP Alex Keudell
Saturday:
ASU - RHP Trevor Williams
Oregon - RHP Jake Reed
Sunday:
ASU - RHP Darin Gillies
Oregon - RHP Brando Tessar

March 22-26 Recap:
The Sun Devils won three games at Packard Stadium, including its first home Pac-12 conference series of the season. The Sun Devils took two-out-three games against Cal over the weekend after beating UNLV on Wednesday, 4-2. Right-hander Brady Rodgers earned his fourth win of the season after giving up one run in a complete game to secure a win over Cal, 5-1, on Friday night in front of 2,581 fans. ASU notched a 9-6 win on Sunday with five runs in the sixth inning and lost, 3-2, on Saturday. Andrew Aplin delivered a three-run homer in the win over UNLV.

A Deep Staff:
Arizona State has used 15 pitchers through 23 games of the season. The Devils only used 11 all season last year. Right-hander Mark Lambson, who appeared in 10 games and threw 23.2 innings in 2011, has not made an appearance yet this season. Seven pitchers have also made at least one start this season.

In The NCAA Rankings (Pitching):
Trevor Williams ranks seventh in the NCAA in victories with five, while Brady Rodgers is 34th with four. Rodgers is 57th in the country with 39 strikeouts and has walked just over one batter per nine innings, good for 47th in the NCAA. He is also 11th in complete games with two. Williams is 15th with a 1.11 ERA and Rodgers is 35th at 1.31 ERA. Both have started six games this season, putting them at 17th in the nation.

In The NCAA Rankings (Hitting):
Abe Ruiz and Joey DeMichele are 26th and 35th, respectively, in the NCAA with a .714 and .702 slugging percentage. DeMichele's 59 total bases puts him at 47th in the nation and his 26 RBI are good enough for 48th. Ruiz has seven home runs this season, 22nd-best in the NCAA, and nine doubles, 48th in the country. DeMichele's four triples through 23 games is sixth-best in the NCAA.

In The Pac (Team):
The Sun Devils rank first in the Pac-12 in total bases (368), and second in slugging percentage (.461), hits (241) and RBI (152). On the mound, ASU is first in walks allowed (57), second in strikeouts (173) and innings pitched (209.2), and third in ERA (63).

In The Pac (Individual):
Ruiz and DeMichele are second and third, respectively, in the Pac-12 in slugging percentage at .714 and .702, respectively. DeMichele is fourth in RBI (26) and fifth in runs scored (24). Coffman is tied for first in stolen bases with nine. Williams and Rdogers are third and fourth, respectively, in ERA at 1.11 and 1.31, respectively. Rodgers leads the conference in innings pitched with 48, while Williams is tops in wins at five. Barrett is third in games finished at 11.

Extra, Extra!:
DeMichele leads the Pac-12 in total bases (59), including his conference-leading four triples, and Ruiz is third in total bases (55) with his conference-best seven home runs and nine doubles.

Up Next:
Arizona State hosts the Oregon State Beavers for three games April 5-7 at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The contests on Friday and Saturday will begin at 6:30 p.m. (PT), while Sunday's game is slated for 12:30 p.m. (PT). All three games will be broadcast live on KDUS The Fan Am 1060, with Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens on the call, and will be webcast live on FoxSportsArizona.com.

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