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Arizona State Baseball Notebook
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Release: 04/07/2002
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April 7, 2002

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Record Entering Week: 20-10 (4-2 Pac-10)
Record Last Week: 2-2 (2-1 Pac-10)
Current 2002 Record: 22-12 (6-3 Pac-10)
Last Week's National Rankings: 14/19/20 (BW/BA/CB)
Current Streak: Won 2 (won 4 of last 6)

Last Week's Results (2-2):
Monday (April 1) - 11-7 loss at UNLV
Friday (April 5) - 7-4 loss at Washington State
Saturday (April 6) - 13-7 win at Washington State
Sunday (April 7) - 22-4 win at Washington State

This Week's Games:
Friday, April 12 - at UCLA, 6 p.m. PST (Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Saturday, April 13 - at UCLA, 1 p.m. PST (Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunday, April 14 - at UCLA, 1 p.m. PST (Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Pitcher of the Week Nominee:
Ryan Schroyer, So., RHP, Casa Grande, Ariz.

In a week where the ASU pitching staff combined for a dismal 5.82 team ERA, reliever Ryan Schroyer continues to tear it up in the late innings out of the bullpen. Schroyer combined for a 0.00 ERA in 3.2 innings of action last week. He recorded his first win out of the bullpen to improve to 2-1 overall on the season with three shutout innings in Saturday's 13-7 win. Since moving from a starting role to the closer role, Schroyer has been masterful in his 11 appearances and 14.2 innings out of the bullpen. He has struck out 24 batters, maintained a 0.61 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .140 batting average as a reliever. Overall he has a team-leading 2.62 ERA in 15 appearances with 49 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched.

Offensive Player of the Week Nominee:
Jeremy West, So., 1B, Las Vegas, Nev.

Sophomore first baseman Jeremy West continue his hot hitting at the plate by going 6-for-14 (.429) with five runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in the three-game series at Washington State. For the week he hit .500 (9x18) with six runs and nine RBI. West hit a home run in each of the three games vs. the Cougars and now has a team-leading 11 on the year. He also leads the team with 29 extra base hits (15 2B/3 3B/11 HR), 46 RBI and is third on the team in hitting at .376 (47x125). West has started 33 of ASU's 34 games this year, recording hits in 26 of those games. He has also tabbed 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games. He is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he has collectively gone 11-for-22 (.500) with 10 RBI.

Notes on ASU Baseball:
The Sun Devils outscored Washington State 39-18 in the three-game series in Pullman... for the second straight weekend the Devils came back to win a Pac-10 series after dropping the series opener... ASU has now won seven straight Pac-10 series dating back to the WSU series in Tempe last year... Sunday's series-clinching victory was highlighted by a season-high 22 runs four home runs and 21 hits... it was ASU's highest scoring game since a 23-1 victory over Creighton on Feb. 16, 2001... the Devils 22-12 start is comparable to the 20-14 start after 34 games during the 1998 College World Series season... ASU is now 5-1 all-time in Pullman... senior center fielder Jon Sheaffer had a solid weekend vs. WSU, going 4-for-8 with five runs scored to improve his season average to a team second best .378 mark... sophomore Andre Ethier had a career day in Sunday's finale, going 3-for-5 with two home runs, five runs scored and five RBI... Ethier leads the team in batting at .381 (48x126) with 11 doubles, four home runs and 36 RBI... he is hitting .452 (14x31) in Pac-10 play after going 4-for-10 with six runs scored vs. the Cougars... ASU's 25 home runs as a team is already seven more than the Sun Devils had all of last year... freshman shortstop Dustin Pedroia added five more hits in the WSU series and is now hitting .341 on the season... Pedroia, along with Ethier, are the only Sun Devils to play in all 34 games this year... Pedroia has made only two errors in the field this year out of 121 total chances for a .983 fielding percentage... he is second on the team with 15 multi-hit games... the Sun Devils have had 18 consecutive different starting lineups, including a youthful Sunday lineup that did not feature a player who had a full season of Pac-10 play under their belt... senior catcher Cesar Castillo seems to have solidified the starting catcher position after starting all three games vs. the Cougars... Castillo was 4-for-11 (.364) for the weekend, including a career-high three hits Sunday... freshman Nick Cadena hit his first career home run in Sunday's 22-4 win... sophomore Ryan McKenna had a big week at the plate by going 5-for-11 (.455) in the four games last week... he recorded his first career home run in a pinch-hit role vs. UNLV and then came up with a big three-run double in ASU's 13-7 come-from-behind win Saturday... ASU has now scored in 409 straight games, extending its NCAA record it set last year... Sunday (April 7), marked the seven-year anniversary of when ASU was last shutout (April 7, 1995 at USC)... the Devils continue their seven-game road trip with three games this weekend against UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Last Week's Line Scores:

Washington State 7, Arizona State 4 (Apr 05, 2002 at Pullman, Wash.)
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Arizona State....... 202 000 000  -  4  3  3      (20-12, 4-3 PAC-10)
Washington State.... 104 000 11X  -  7 13  2      (13-16, 1-3 PAC-10)
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Pitchers: Arizona State - Esposito, Sopko(7). Washington State - Bonine.
Win-Bonine(5-4)  Loss-Esposito(6-4)  T-2:34  A-751
HR ASU - West (9).

Arizona State 13, Washington State 7 (Apr 06, 2002 at Pullman, Wash.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Arizona State....... 321 000 034 - 13 14 3 (21-12, 5-3 PAC-10) Washington State.... 100 500 100 - 7 12 2 (13-17, 1-4 PAC-10) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Arizona State - Kartler, Perrault(4), Liebeck(4), Schroyer(7). Washington State - Hundt, Gorrell(7), Niles(9), Freeman(9), Fisher(9). Win-Schroyer(2-1) Loss-Gorrell(0-4) T-3:24 A-587 HR ASU - West (10).

Arizona State 22, Washington State 4 (Apr 07, 2002 at Pullman, Wash.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Arizona State....... 003 152 650 - 22 21 0 (22-12, 6-3 PAC-10) Washington State.... 010 030 000 - 4 12 2 (13-18, 1-5 PAC-10) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Arizona State - McClellan, Arguello(8). Washington State - Alwert, Svendsen(5), Kenyon(7), Freeman(8), Chamberlin(9). Win-McClellan(6-2) Loss-Alwert(2-2) T-3:05 A-478 HR ASU - Ethier 2 (4), West (11), Cadena (1). HR WSU - LaRue (4).

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