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Release: 04/08/2013
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April 8, 2013

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Current Overall Record: 19-9-1, 6-6 Pac-12

Last Week: 4-1
April 2 | Arizona State 4, Wichita State 3 (away)
April 3 | Arizona State 4, Wichita State 2 (away)
April 5 | Arizona State 6, No. 11 Oregon 5 (11) (home) | HIGHLIGHTS
April 6 | Arizona State 14, No. 11 Oregon 9 (home) | HIGHLIGHTS
April 7 | No. 11 Oregon 16, Arizona State 3 (home)

This Week:
Sun Devil Baseball Viewing Guide
April 10, 6:05 p.m. PT | No. 15 Arizona State at UNLV | Las Vegas (Earl E. Wilson Stadium) | WATCH: UNLV ALL-ACCESS PLAYER ($) | STATS
April 12, 6 p.m. PT | No. 15 Arizona State at USC | Los Angeles (Dedeaux Field) | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
April 13, 2 p.m. PT | No. 15 Arizona State at USC | Los Angeles (Dedeaux Field) | WATCH: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
April 14, 2 p.m. PT | No. 15 Arizona State at USC | Los Angeles (Dedeaux Field) | WATCH: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS

In The Polls:
NCAA RPI: 10
Baseball America: 15
NCBWA: 17
Perfect Game: 18
USA Today/Coaches Poll: 19
Collegiate Baseball: 27

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2013 ASU Baseball Media Guide

Leading Off
The Sun Devils head to Las Vegas to take on UNLV for a midweek non-conference tilt on Wednesday night before traveling to Los Angeles to play USC for a three-game series over the weekend at Dedeaux Field.

Can't Make It?
Sunday's game at 2 p.m. will be televised nationally on ESPNU, while Saturday's game at 2 p.m. will be streamed live at www.pac-12.com/live/usctrojans. All three conference games against the Trojans will be broadcast on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060, and 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 Star of the Week

RJ Ybarra
  • Drove in a pair of game-winning runs in the top of the ninth against Wichita State and in the bottom of the 11th against Oregon
  • Finished the five-game stretch 5-for-13 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored
  • Knocked a two-out RBI single through the middle in the top of the ninth inning to give ASU a 4-3 win over Wichita State in Kansas on Tuesday night
  • Hit a game-winning single to left-center field in the bottom of the 11th inning to give ASU a 6-5 walk-off win over the Ducks on Friday night
  • Went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and scored a run in a series-clinching 14-9 win over Oregon on Saturday night
  • Finished the week with a .538 slugging percentage, a .420 on-base percentage
  • Quick Hits:
  • The Devils have seven wins this season over top-10 teams, with two coming against Arkansas, one at Oregon State on March 23, two against UCLA on March 28 and 29, and two against Oregon on April 5 and 6, which is the most in the Pac-12
  • All nine of ASU's primary starting position players are local Arizona products for the first time in more than 30 years
  • ASU has scored 31 of its past 52 runs with two outs dating back to March 28 game against UCLA
  • As of April 8, ASU ranks second in the Pac-12 in doubles (63), triples (15), home runs (17) and slugging percentage (.433)
  • As of April 8, Trevor Williams is first the Pac-12 with 57 innings pitched, is 4th in batters struck out (46) and is tied for 8th in the conference in walks allowed with nine
  • As of April 8, ASU's pitching staff ranks 39th in Div. I in hits allowed per nine innings (7.99)
  • As of April 8, ASU ranks 32nd in Div. I in slugging percentage, 10th in triples per game and 26th in doubles per game
  • As of April 8, Trever Allen and Kasey Coffman rank 2nd and 14th, respectively, in triples in Div. I
  • As of April 8, Kasey Coffman is one of six players in the Pac-12 to rank in the top 9 in the conference in both slugging percentage and runs scored (Tanieulu, WSU; Dixon, Ariz,; Conforto, OSU; Field, Ariz.; Healy, UO)
  • ASU is 16th on the national average attendance list, and first in Pac-12 and No. 1 on the West Coast, with an average of 2,760 fans per game
  • Four Sun Devils have been named Pac-12 Player of the Week: RJ Ybarra (4/8), Ryan Kellogg (3/26), Trevor Williams (3/12) and Trever Allen (2/26)
  • James McDonald had 12 assists on April 5, 2013, vs Oregon, which is the most since Raoul Torrez had 11 against May 16, 2008, vs Washington

    Best fans on the West Coast
    9,710 total fans (3,237 per game) attended the three-game series against Oregon and ASU moved up one spot into 16th (first in Pac-12, West Coast) on average attendance list (2,760 per game, 44,171 total).

    4/1-4/7 Recap
    The Sun Devils won a home series against highly ranked Oregon over the weekend and defeated Wichita State twice on the road...ASU has now recorded consecutive home series wins over two of the top three teams in the Pac-12...they have seven wins this season over top-12 teams, with two coming against Arkansas and one at Oregon State, and two each against both UCLA and Oregon...head coach Tim Esmay collected his 15th win over a top-ranked team and is 42-31 against ranked teams in three-plus years at ASU...freshman RJ Ybarra knocked in two game-winning hits in three days against Wichita State and Oregon, respectively, and fellow freshman left-handed pitcher Ryan Kellogg improved to 7-0 with a win over the Ducks on Saturday...ASU has scored 31 of its past 52 runs with two outs dating back to March 28 game against UCLA...recorded nine extra base hits in a 14-9 win on Saturday as freshman pinch hitter Dalton DiNatale went 2-for-2 with three RBI and catcher Max Rossiter added three hits, including two doubles...second baseman James McDonald recorded 12 assists on Friday, which is the most in the past five seasons (previous best was 11 by Raoul Torrez in 2008)...junior right-hander Billy Young made his first career start against a Pac-12 opponent on Sunday.

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