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Release: 05/25/2001
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May 25, 2001

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2001 NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT NOTES
#17 Arizona State Sun Devils 12, #22 Texas Tech Red Raiders 3
(37-18-1) ? May 25, 2001 ? (40-19-1)
Fullerton, Calif. (Goodwin Field)

Game Start: 3:07 Game Time Temp: 90? Game Time: 2:54 Attendance: 1,348

Arizona State 12, Texas Tech 3 (May 25, 2001 at Fullerton, Calif.)
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Texas Tech.......... 100 100 100  -  3 11  2      (40-19-1)
Arizona State....... 110 001 90X  - 12 17  1      (37-18-1)
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Texas Tech - Roberson, B., Ertel, C.(5), Rowe, S.(7), Larsen, M.(7), Fossum, C.(8).
Arizona State - Esposito, Torres(6).
Win-Torres(13-4)  Loss-Ertel, C.(3-3)  T-2:54  A-1348
HR TTU - Alvarez, G. (7), Smith, B. (7). HR ASU - Duffy (4), Myers (7).
  • Pat Murphy in NCAA Regional Openers: ASU head coach Pat Murphy has now fashioned a 269-141 career record in seven seasons at Arizona State... his is his eighth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and for the sixth time has been sent to play in the regional that features the No. 1 National Seed (Cal State Fullerton)... Murphy is now 22-14 (.611) overall in his postseason career and is 13-6 (.684) in his ASU career the NCAA Tournament... Murphy is also now 5-3 in NCAA Regional openers during his postseason career.

  • Casey Myers Continues To Dominate the Postseason: With his 4-for-5 game, three-run home run and three RBI, Casey Myers continues to have success in the NCAA Tournament... Myers is a career .425 hitter (17x40) in 10 career postseason games... he has four home runs, and 15 RBI in his postseason career... his four-hit game Friday was his 29th multi-hit game of the year and tied a career high, which he now tied nine times... it was his 95th of career multi-hit games... his three-run home run in the nine-run seventh inning was his team-leading seventh of the year and his first since April 17 at New Mexico State... now with 39 in his career, he is sixth in ASU history... the 2000 and 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year was named a second-team Collegiate Baseball All-American today... with the four hits, now has 312 in his career, 10 off the school record of 322 set by Clay Westlake (1973-76)... his three RBI gives him 69 on the year and 275 in his career, just eight off the school and Pac-10 record of 283 set by former Sun Devil Andrew Beinbrink (1996-99)... Myers, who has had his batting average dip under .400 lately for the first time since early February, improved his team-leading batting average to .395 with his four hits Friday.

  • Martin Comes Up Big In Regional Play: Senior Jonah Martin entered today's game with 33 starts and has split time with freshman right fielder Ryan McKenna in right field... the veteran warrior from Hawai'i, had a big game Friday, going 3-for-4 with three RBI... Martin is now 8-for-18 (.444) in his postseason career, after going 5-for-14 last year in NCAA Tournament... Martin is now hitting .343 on the year (35-for-102).

  • Duffy Is Becoming the Man: Junior center fielder Chris Duffy has been the hottest hitter for the Sun Devils as of late... he hit his fourth home run of the year Friday and added two hits in the 12-3 win... his solo home run to spark the nine-run seventh inning was his third in the last eight games... he tabbed his 26th multi hit game of the year in only his 46th start and now has 12t multi hit games in last 18 starts... he improved his hitting steak to six games, in which he is 12-for-29(.414)... Duffy has a hit in 40 of his 47 games played this year and has recorded a hit in 16 of his last 17 games... Duffy is now batting .375 on the year (72x192).

  • Around the Horn: Leadoff hitter Nick Walsh reached base in ASU's first at-bat for the 8th time in ASU's last 11 games... he has reached base safely now in 14 of his last 15 games by either walk or base hit... he also has drawn at least one walk in nine of his last 10 games... both teams led off their first at-bats in the regional with base hits... junior center fielder Chris Duffy extended his hitting streak to six games with a single in the bottom of the fifth inning... Duffy has a hit in 16 of his last 17 games... Texas Tech starting pitcher Brandon Roberson had his 10-game winning streak halted by the Devils in taking his first no-win decision as a starter since losing to Nebraska on March 4... the 9-Run Seventh Inning was second only to ASU's 11-run seventh inning vs. Creighton (2/16)... ASU also scored nine runs in the second inning vs. Washington (5/14) in a 17-1 win over the Huskies... ASU sent 11 batters to the plate in that inning... Andy Torres picked up his 13th win of the season, marking the most wins by a Sun Devil since Todd Douma was 16-3 back in 1990... Torres is now 7-1 with a 3.35 ERA out of the bullpen this year... freshman Rod Allen tabbed his 21st multi-hit game of the year with a 2-for-5 game... Allen is now hitting .387 on the year... the two home runs (Duffy/Myers) marked only the fifth time this year the Devils have had a multi-home run game this year... ASU is now 6-1 when Myers hits a home run and 13-4-1 when Walsh bats leadoff... ASU has been hot when starting pitcher Mike Esposito starts, going 9-2-1 when the redshirt freshman starts on the mound... The Sun Devils are now 13-2 all-time vs. Texas Tech, with the game being the first meeting since 1995... the win marked the 122nd win all-time in ASU's 25 years in the NCAA Tournament... sophomore shortstop Dennis Wyrick notched his 20th multi-hit of the year with a 2-for-5 game and is now 13-for-22 (.591) in his last six games.
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