Despite a tendon strain in his pitching hand that supposedly ruled him out for the rest of the season, junior transfer Josh Spence got the start for Arizona State on Sunday afternoon against UCLA.
The Aussie was amazing from the rubber earlier this season before the injury caused his ERA to rise from a low around 1.20.
Francis Larson was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and hit his eighth home run
Anteaters record 30th win with victory
Salt Lake City, UT – Christian Bergman hurled his first career complete game to lead No. 1 UC Irvine to its 30th win as the Anteaters defeated Utah 10-1 Friday at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Anteaters extended their win streak to a season-high seven games, improving to 30-10, while Utah dropped to 14-24.
Bergman recorded a career-high nine strikeouts, pitching a four-hitter to improve to 7-1. Bergman, who did not allow a walk in the outing, faced four over the minimum in the winning effort.
Francis Larson and Casey Stevenson each had three hits and two RBI to lead the Anteaters while Jeff Cusick and Dillon Bell had two hits and an RBI apiece. Continue reading
Santa Barbara, CA – Second baseman Matt Valaika singled down the right-field line to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as UC Santa Barbara defeated No. 12/14 Cal Poly 6-5 in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
Mark Haddow struck out but reached first base on a wild pitch to open the rally. Gunnar Terhune laid down a sacrifice bunt and the throw from Mustang first baseman Wes Dorrell hit Haddow in the helmet and both runners were safe.
Brian Gump’s sacrifice bunt moved the runners up 90 feet and Eric Oliver was intentionally walked to load the bases. With the Mustang infielders and outfielders playing up, Ryan Cavan’s popup was caught by center fielder Ryan Lee on the edge of the outfield grass for the second out of the inning.
Valaika’s single down the right-field line off Mustang senior right-hander Eric Massingham scored Haddow with the winning run. Continue reading
Arizona State's junior Captain secured his 10th victory of the year Friday afternoon
Junior Righty wins his 10th game of the year
April 24, 2009
Berkley, CA – Junior right hander Mike Leake proved once again just how special he is, allowing only one Cal run over nine innings in a 3-1 Sun Devil victory over the Golden Bears at Evans Diamond. It was Leake’s seventh career complete game and third this season. With the win, Arizona State improves to 30-8 on the year, 14-2 in Pac-10 play. It is the 47th straight year, and 49th overall, in which the Sun Devils have won at least 30 games. Continue reading
Huskie Jason Erickson
Erickson Deals Golden Bears 6-2 Loss
SEATTLE – Jake Rife hit a double and a home run and Jason Erickson turned in the longest start of the year by a Husky pitcher as the Washington baseball team beat California, 6-2, in a Pac-10 game Friday night at Husky Ballpark. [READ MORE] Continue reading
Arizona State and Washington State get underway on Friday night
Tempe, AZ - Carlos Ramirez and Kole Calhoun each had four RBI and Mike Leake threw a complete game as the No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team defeated Washington State 13-3 on Friday at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. A crowd of 3,146 saw the Sun Devils improve to 24-7, 9-1 in the Pac-10, on the season with the win. Continue reading
TEMPE, Ariz.- The Arizona State University baseball team fell 7-5 to Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday in the first game of the DeMarini West Coast Challenge in front of 3,851 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils drop to 19-5 on the season with the loss.
Gary Brown was the most productive player with three hits including two doubles and a stolen base for the Titans. While Jason Kipnis led the Sun Devil offense with two hits and three RBI, including his team-leading ninth home run of the season.
The Pac-10 was 7-0 in games played on Wednesday.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Cal scored twice in the third inning and then exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 9-6 victory over Santa Clara Wednesday afternoon at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears improved to 13-8 overall and the Broncos dropped to 10-8. The winning pitcher for Cal was sophomore right-hander Yasser Clor, who improved his record to 3-0 by throwing a career-high 5.1 innings with six hits, four runs, one earned run, two walks and two strikeouts. Sophomore right-hander Kevin Miller earned his first collegiate save by throwing the final 3.2 innings (five hits, two runs, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts). Sophomore right fielder Mark Canha, who is leading the Bears with a .398 average, had a two-run single in the third, while senior third baseman Michael Brady, sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn, junior first baseman Blake Smith, junior second baseman Jeff Kobernus, freshman left fielder Danny Oh and junior catcher Dylan Tonneson all had RBI in the fourth inning. [READ MORE]
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — UCLA junior infielder Casey Haerther has been named the Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week and ARIZONA STATE junior right-handed pitcher Mike Leake has been named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 16 – 22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Oregon and Washington both fall in non-conference action Tuesday.
Errors Costly In Loss To Hornets
EUGENE, Ore. - Blake Crosby hit the first grand slam out of PK Park on Tuesday afternoon, but unfortunately for the Ducks, Crosby was sporting a Sacramento State uniform, and the senior first baseman helped lead the Hornets to a 10-5 victory.
No. 10 UC Irvine Out-Slugs Washington, 17-13
SEATTLE - A ninth-inning sacrifice fly from DJ Crumlich broke a 13-13 tie as the No. 10 UC Irvine baseball team out-slugged Washington for a 17-13 win Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.