Benjamin and Ybarra each homered for the Sun Devils
RJ Ybarra hit the Sun Devils' first grand slam in three years
Nine different Sun Devils collected an RBI
Starting right-hander Alex Blackford allowed just one earned run in six innings
Left-hander Ryan Kellogg earned his eighth win of the season
High School: Four-year letterman in football..named captain of the baseball team his senior year...First-Team All League (Big VIII) in 2009, 2010 and 2012...Big VIII MVP in 2010...holds a number of records at Riverside Poly, including most career hits, most consecutive games with a hit and most walks in a season...most exciting moments in sports was hitting a home run to break the career hits record at Riverside Poly.
Personal: Majoring in business communication...says he chose ASU because it just felt right and the rich history of the baseball tradition really impressed him. Also really liked all the coaches...his father has had the biggest influence on his baseball career...favorite pro sports team is the LA Dodgers and favorite player is Albert Pujols...enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends...if he could learn to do anything, it would be to fly a plane...most played son on iPod is "Eight Second Ride" by Jake Owen...favorite person to follow on twitter is teammate Nick Diamond (@NickDiamond21) and favorite follower is teammate Emilio Torrez...parents are Ruben and Barbara Ybarra...has a younger brother, Matthew...cousin Desiree Ybarra plays softball at Cal State Fullerton...born Sept. 20, 1993...full name is Ruben Rene Ybarra.