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Sun Devil Baseball Weekly Preview (4/15)
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Release: 04/15/2013
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April 15, 2013

Current Overall Record: 22-10-1, 8-7 Pac-12

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Last Week: 3-1
April 10 | Arizona State 11, UNLV 3 (away)
April 12 | USC 5, Arizona State 0 (away)
April 13 | Arizona State 6, USC 3 (away)
April 14 | Arizona State 6, USC 5 (away)

This Week:
April 16, 6 p.m. PT | No. 9 Arizona State at Arizona | Tucson, Ariz. (Hi-Corbett Field) | WATCH: Pac-12 Network | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
April 19, 6:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | WATCH: STATS
April 20, 6:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: Blaze Radio | STATS
April 21, 12:30 p.m. PT | Valparaiso at No. 9 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | WATCH: Live Stream | RADIO: Blaze Radio | STATS

In The Polls:
RPI (NCAA): 9
Baseball America: 9
Perfect Game: 11
NCBWA: 14
USA Today/Coaches Poll: 18
Collegiate Baseball: 24

Pac-12 Baseball Standings as of April 15, 2013
 (rankings according to Baseball America):
No. 5 Oregon State: 10-2, 28-6

No. 10 Oregon: 12-3, 27-8 (0.5 GB)
No. 13 UCLA: 7-5, 22-10 (3 GB)
Stanford: 7-5, 19-11 (3 GB)
No. 9 Arizona State: 8-7, 22-10-1 (3.5 GB)

Arizona: 8-7, 23-12 (3.5 GB)

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2013 ASU Baseball Media Guide

Leading Off
The Sun Devils head to Tucson on Tuesday to face Arizona for a non-conference Territorial Cup game, with first pitch at 6 p.m., before they return home to host Valparaiso for a three-game non-conference set over the weekend. Friday and Saturday's games are set for a 6:30 p.m. start, while Sunday's game will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Can't Make It?
Tuesday's game against the Wildcats will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Ted Robinson and JT Snow on the call, and it will also be broadcast on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 or through the All-Access player on thesundevils.com. Blaze Radio will stream all three games against Valparaiso online at www.ustream.tv/channel/blaze-sports. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at @ASU_Baseball for live scoring and updates from the weekend, and check thesundevils.com for stats, notes and more.

Sun Devil Stars of the Week

Trever Allen
  • Recorded five RBI on five hits, including two home runs, and scored four runs to help ASU win 3-of-4 this past week, including its third consecutive Pac-12 series win
  • Went 5-for-14 with a .357 batting average, a .857 slugging percentage and .438 on-base percentage as he recorded three extra-base hits, including a double and two home runs, and walked twice
  • Tied his career high with four RBI on the road against UNLV and his three-run homer in the second inning put ASU ahead 3-0 and they never relinquished the lead en route to an 11-3 win
  • His solo home run in the sixth inning of Sunday's game put ASU ahead 6-0 and proved to be the game winner as ASU won 6-5. He also added a double and scored a pair of runs in the series-clinching win.
  • He shined defensively on Friday in ASU's loss to the Trojans as he twice threw a USC runner out at home from right field to prevent runs from scoring
  • Alex Blackford
  • Made two appearances, including one start, and registered a 1.29 ERA and a win in seven innings over the week
  • Allowed just four hits and one earned run, and struck out eight and walked just one in seven innings of work over the week
  • Blackford allowed one earned run in six innings to earn the series-clinching win over USC on Sunday
  • Faced the minimum 12 batters over the first four innings and retired 11 consecutive Trojans until he issued a walk with one-out in the bottom of the fifth inning
  • Struck out the side in his one inning of relief in the sixth inning of the team's 11-3 win at UNLV
  • Territorial Cup:
    ASU currently leads the Wildcats in the Territorial Cup standings, 6.5-5.5. ASU and UA sports teams will compete against one another in 18 common varsity intercollegiate sports, with each sport worth one point. For a school to be the winner of the Territorial Cup Series Trophy, they must accumulate 9.5 points. The baseball teams face each other five times this season, with two non-conference games in Tucson on April 16 and 30, and a three-game Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium May 17-19.

    Against the Wildcats:
    The Sun Devils are 187-120^ all-time against Arizona , and is 9-5 against Arizona in Tucson over the past six seasons. ASU won two vs. the Wildcats last season, including a 12-8 comeback win in Tempe and a 9-7 road victory in the second-to-last game of the season. The Devils trailed by three heading into the seventh inning and rallied to score seven runs in the frame to take the win at Packard, and right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams picked up his conference-leading 12th win after allowing four earned runs in eight innings in Tucson. Head coach Tim Esmay is 9-6 against the Wildcats in his three seasons at ASU, and the Sun Devils are 19-10 against Arizona in the past six seasons, including 9-5 in Tucson and 11-7 in conference games. ASU went 5-0 against the Wildcats in 2009, outscoring Arizona 63-19, including a 23-9 win at Packard Stadium and a 20-3 win in Tucson. ^ Some wins in 2007 later vacated due to NCAA sanctions. Records do not reflect vacations.

    Past Week Recap (April 8-14):
    ASU won three-of-four this past week, including a road series win against USC and a non-conference road win at UNLV...ASU lost the Friday night opener to USC before winning the next two to secure their third consecutive Pac-12 series win...this is the first time since 2007 against Washington that the Devils lost a conference series opener on the road and went on to win the three-game series...outfielders Trever Allen and Kasey Coffman combined for 10 RBI, 11 hits and eight runs and the duo collected six extra-base hits, including three home runs, two doubles and a triple...Allen went 5-for-14 with a .357 batting average and a .857 slugging percentage, and Coffman went 6-for-17 with a .353 batting average and a .706 slugging percentage...freshman left-handed pitcher Ryan Kellogg improved to 8-0 and fellow freshman Ryan Burr pitcher collected his seventh save of the season...Burr is in fourth place on the school's single-season freshmen saves list and Kellogg is one win away from tying for seventh on the school's single-season freshmen wins list.

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