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Arizona State Baseball Notebook (March 3, 2002)
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Release: 03/03/2002
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March 3, 2002

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Record Entering Week: 8-5
Record Last Week: 3-0 vs. Loyola Marymount
Current 2002 Record: 11-5
National Rankings: 15/18/21 (BW/CB/BA)
Streak: Won 3 (Won 4 of last 5 overall)

Last Week's Results:
Friday - beat Loyola Marymount 15-2

Saturday - beat Loyola Marymount 7-2

Sunday - beat Loyola Marymount 10-5

This Week's Games:
Tuesday, March 5 - New Mexico State, 7 p.m. MST (Hohokam Stadium)

Friday, March 8 - UNLV, 7 p.m. MST (Packard Stadium - Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament)

Saturday, March 9 - St. John's, 7 p.m. MST (Packard Stadium - Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament)

Sunday, March 10 - Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. MST (Packard Stadium - Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament)

Offensive Player of the Week Nominee:
Steve Garrabrants, So., 2B, Phoenix, Ariz.
Garrabrants was locked in at the plate in the three-game sweep of the Loyola Marymount Lions, combining to go 7-for-12 (.583) with a double, triple and five RBI. The sophomore has started all 16 games for the Sun Devils in 2002 and is hitting at an overall .394 (26x66) clip on the season. He leads the team with 10 multi-hit games and is third with nine extra base hits. As the leadoff batter in 15 of his 16 games played, Garrabrants is an astounding 10-for-15 (.667) to lead off the game for the Sun Devils. He has recorded at least one hit in 14 of ASU's 16 games this year and is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak in which he has combined to go 9-for-16 (.562).

Pitcher of the Week Nominee:
Robbie McClellan, Jr., RHP, Liberal, Kan.
Junior Robbie McClellan made his first career start as a Sun Devil a memorable one, helping lead ASU to a 7-2 win with a complete-game three-hitter Saturday against LMU. McClellan struck out six and allowed only one earned run in ASU's second complete game of the year. For the season McClellan is 3-2 with one save and a team-leading 2.74 ERA.

Notes on ASU Baseball:
After enduring a tough stretch of games with five losses in six games against ranked opponents (Florida State and Cal State Fullerton), the Devils rebounded with a series sweep of Loyola Marymount and have now won four of their last five games... the ASU pitching staff combined for a 2.00 team ERA in the three-game series and did not give up a home run in the series... for the season the ASU pitchers have combined for an impressive staff ERA of 3.19... the offense came alive as well in the three game sweep, combining to hit .363 (37x102) and outscored the Lions 32-9... sophomore Andre Ethier hit .462 in the series with six hits and two doubles and continues to lead the Devils at the plate with a .444 (28x63) batting average... Ethier is second on the team with nine multi-hit games, but leads the team with five three-hit games... Ethier currently has a five-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .455 (10x22)... senior center fielder Jon Sheaffer continues to swing a hot stick, going 4-for-10 with four runs scored and four RBI in the series with LMU... he is third on the team with a .390 batting average and carries a career-high 10-game hitting streak into this week's games... Sheaffer is hitting .406 (13x32) during the streak... sophomore first baseman Jeremy West has hit three home runs in the last six games and leads the team with four on the year... until Rod Allen blasted a three-run home run in Saturday's 7-2 win, ASU's first seven home runs were all solo shots... the Devils now have nine on the year in the first 16 games, two ahead of the seven they had at the same point last year... freshman catcher Tuffy Gosewisch has fallen into a nice offensive groove since moving to a reserve role as the Devils' late-inning catcher... after starting the year 1-for-18 at the plate, Gosewisch has three hits in his last four at-bats... ASU has now scored a run in 391 consecutive games, extending its NCAA record it set last year (old record was 349 games)... ASU's pinch-hitters have combined to go 9-for-28 (.321) with four RBI this season... ASU head coach Pat Murphy is now only two wins short of 600 career Division 1 victories (598-264-2).

Last Week's Line Scores:

Arizona State 15, Loyola Marymount 2 (Mar 01, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Loyola Marymount.... 010 000 001 - 2 8 4 (5-9) Arizona State....... 031 134 30X - 15 16 3 (9-5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Loyola Marymount - Jenson, Lundwall(6), Sarver(7). Arizona State - Esposito, Liebeck(7). Win-Esposito(3-2) Save-Liebeck(1) Loss-Jenson(1-3) T-3:23 A-1956

Arizona State 7, Loyola Marymount 2 (Mar 02, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Loyola Marymount.... 011 000 000 - 2 3 3 (5-10) Arizona State....... 310 000 30X - 7 7 0 (10-5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Loyola Marymount - Muecke, Huddy(2), Abreu(8). Arizona State - McClellan. Win- McClellan(3-2) Loss-Muecke(1-3) T-2:46 A-2129 HR ASU - Allen (3).

Arizona State 10, Loyola Marymount 5 (Mar 03, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Loyola Marymount.... 000 000 311 - 5 8 0 (5-11) Arizona State....... 105 100 03X - 10 14 2 (11-5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Loyola Marymount - Lovato, Cordova(3), Waite(6), Sarver(8), Abreu(8). Arizona State - Kartler, Klusman(7), Sopko(8), Schroyer(9). Win-Kartler(2-0) Loss-Lovato(0-2) T-3:35 A-2164 HR ASU - West (4).

Statistics vs. Loyola Marymount Last Weekend (3-0)

Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 39 Tuffy Gosewisch.. .750 3-0 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 .750 0 0 0 0 .750 0 0 0-0 9 0 0 1.000 9 Steve Garrabrants .583 3-3 12 4 7 1 1 0 5 10 .833 4 0 2 0 .688 0 0 1-2 5 6 2 .846 5 Dennis Wyrick.... .500 3-3 6 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 .667 3 0 2 0 .667 0 0 1-1 13 4 0 1.000 17 Ryan McKenna..... .500 1-0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 .500 1 0 1 0 .667 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000 14 Andre Ethier..... .462 3-3 13 4 6 2 0 0 2 8 .615 2 0 3 0 .533 0 0 0-0 12 0 0 1.000 28 Jon Sheaffer..... .400 3-3 10 4 4 1 0 0 4 5 .500 2 0 1 0 .462 1 0 1-2 7 0 0 1.000 3 Sergio Garcia.... .400 2-1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .400 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0-0 1 5 1 .857 20 Nick Walsh....... .400 3-2 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .400 4 1 0 0 .700 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 .000 8 Jeremy West...... .364 3-3 11 4 4 1 0 1 4 8 .727 2 1 2 0 .500 0 0 0-0 23 1 0 1.000 10 Rod Allen........ .250 3-3 12 3 3 0 0 1 4 6 .500 0 2 2 1 .357 0 0 2-3 5 0 0 1.000 2 Dustin Pedroia... .154 3-3 13 3 2 0 0 0 3 2 .154 0 0 1 0 .154 0 0 0-0 1 6 0 1.000 6 Ian Kinsler...... .000 2-2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 3 0 .000 0 1 0-0 2 3 2 .714 16 Nick Cadena...... .000 1-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000 27 Bryce Kartler.... .000 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 1.000 4 Doug Schutt...... .000 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .333 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 .000 Totals.............. .363 3-3 102 32 37 6 1 2 28 51 .500 20 4 17 2 .477 2 3 5-8 81 28 5 .956 Opponents........... .190 3-3 100 9 19 2 0 0 6 21 .210 18 3 23 1 .331 0 0 3-4 72 34 7 .938

LOB - Team (27), Opp (31). DPs turned - Team (2), Opp (4).

(All games vs Loyola Marymount Sorted by Earned run avg)

Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA 23 Mike Esposito.... 0.00 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 6.0 5 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 23 .217 0 0 0 0 0 41 Mark Sopko....... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 50 Robbie McClellan. 1.00 1-0 1 1 1 0/0 0 9.0 3 2 1 8 6 0 0 0 30 .100 2 0 0 0 0 27 Bryce Kartler.... 2.84 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 6.1 4 3 2 4 5 2 0 0 23 .174 0 2 0 0 0 47 Jered Liebeck.... 3.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 1 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 .250 0 1 1 0 0 59 Aaron Klusman.... 9.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 .400 1 0 0 0 0 12 Ryan Schroyer.... 9.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 5 .400 0 0 0 0 0 Totals.............. 2.00 3-0 3 3 1 0/0 1 27.0 19 9 6 18 23 2 0 0 100 .190 3 3 1 0 0 Opponents........... 9.38 0-3 3 3 0 0/0 0 24.0 37 32 25 20 17 6 1 2 102 .363 2 4 0 2 3

PB - Team (2), Wyrick 2, Opp (1). SBA/ATT - Wyrick (3-4), Esposito (1-2), Kartler (1-1), McClellan (1-1).

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