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Arizona State Baseball Sweeps Away Arizona With A 23-9 Victory

Jason Kipnis
Jason Kipnis

TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team scored a season-high 23 runs on Sunday, as the Sun Devils defeated Arizona 23-7 to complete a three-game sweep of the Wildcats. A third consecutive sellout crowd of 4,371 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark saw the Sun Devils improve to 17-3 overall, 3-0 in the Pac-10, on the season.

It was ASU’s first three-game sweep of Arizona since 2003, and the 23 runs were the most by a Sun Devil team since March 17, 2007, when they beat Maine 23-2.

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Cal Poly Mustangs Explode for 16 Hits in 15-3 Win over CA ST Bakersfield

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – One day after being held to five hits in a 6-2 victory, No. 16 Cal Poly exploded for 16 hits en route to a 15-3 triumph over Cal State Bakersfield in the second game of a four-game non-conference baseball series Saturday afternoon before 1,063 in Baggett Stadium.

The Mustangs’ fourth straight win improved their record to 13-4 while Cal State Bakersfield, fielding a baseball team for the first time this season, slipped to 4-12. The series shifts to Hardt Field in Bakersfield for games Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at 2 p.m.

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March 21 Pac-10 Recap

Cal Baseball Defeats Stanford, 7-6, to Open Pac-10 Play

BERKELEY, Calif. – The University of California baseball team – behind home runs from Brett Jackson and Dylan Tonneson, and stellar relief pitching from Michael Bugary and Blake Smith – defeated Bay Area rival Stanford, 7-6, Saturday in the Pac-10 opener at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears improved their record to 11-7 (1-0), while the Cardinal dropped to 3-9 (0-1). Cal also got strong hitting efforts from sophomore shortstop Brian Guinn (2-for-4, two RBI) and senior third baseman Michael Brady (2-for-3, two doubles, RBI). [READ MORE]

No. 4 ASU Takes Out Arizona 7-3

TEMPE, Ariz. – For the second consecutive night, a strong starting pitching performance led the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team to victory over Arizona, as Josh Spence earned the win in a 7-3 victory on Saturday. A second straight sellout crowd of 4,371 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark saw the Sun Devils improve to 16-3 overall, 2-0 in the Pac-10, on the season Continue reading March 21 Pac-10 Recap

New Mexico Takes a Pair From Northwestern

Jake Goebbert
Jake Goebbert

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northwestern dropped a pair of games to New Mexico Saturday, falling in a 16-12 shootout in the opening contest before dropping the nightcap 10-6 at Isotopes Park. The Wildcats jumped out to an early four-run lead in the second contest but were unable to hold on. 

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UIC Scores Early, Often In Pair Of Wins Over Cleveland St

Andy Leonard
Andy Leonard

CHICAGO- The University of Illinois Chicago baseball team scored a combined 33 runs and pounded out a combined 25 hits to sweep a doubleheader over Cleveland State at Les Miller Field on Saturday.

The Flames (6-12, 3-0 Horizon League) won the first game 15-5 before taking the nightcap by a final of 18-2. The twinbill sweep also gave UIC a sweep of the league-opening three-game series against the Vikings (3-13, 0-3 Horizon League).

Andy Leonard went 5-for-10 with four doubles and four RBI during the doubleheader, while Brandon Harwell was 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and four walks on the day. Continue reading UIC Scores Early, Often In Pair Of Wins Over Cleveland St

Chicago State Cougars Split Doubleheader with Pepperdine

Sophomore Michael Carpen
Sophomore Michael Carpen

MALIBU, Calif. – Chicago State baseball managed to split a doubleheader with No. 17 Pepperdine Saturday at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif., winning the first game by a score of 6-4 before dropping an 11-1 decision in the second contest. The Cougars improved to 2-20 on the season, while the Waves brought their season record to 15-6.
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Mike Leake fans Career High 15 In 4-1 Arizona State Victory

TEMPE, Ariz.- Mike Leake struck out 15 in a complete game gem to lead the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team to a 4-1 victory over Arizona on Friday in front of a sellout crowd of 4,371 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils improve to 15-3 with the win in the Pac-10 Conference opener. Continue reading Mike Leake fans Career High 15 In 4-1 Arizona State Victory

March 20 Pac-10 Recap

Mike Leake Fans Career-High 15 Batters As #4 Baseball Defeats Arizona 4-1

TEMPE, Ariz. - Mike Leake struck out 15 in a complete game gem to lead the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team to a 4-1 victory over Arizona on Friday in front of a sellout crowd of 4,371 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils improve to 15-3 with the win in the Pac-10 Conference opener Continue reading March 20 Pac-10 Recap

Baseball America Ranks ASU’s 2009 Class No. 1 In The Nation

Arizona State Head Coach Pat Murphy
Arizona State Head Coach Pat Murphy

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Sun Devils have top-ranked class for second time under head coach Pat Murphy

(Tempe, AZ) – Baseball America released its annual recruiting rankings today, and Arizona State University’s 2009 class was ranked the No. 1 class in the nation.

It is the second time that ASU has had the top-ranked recruiting class in head coach Pat Murphy’s tenure, with 1995 being the other class to be named No. 1 in the country. Continue reading Baseball America Ranks ASU’s 2009 Class No. 1 In The Nation

2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball 8th Inning Report

Left-Field Bleachers @ Wrigley
Left-Field Bleachers @ Wrigley

(Chicago, IL) - “Team One” wearing red Under Armour jerseys just attacked Jake Eliopoulos pitching for “Baseball Factory” from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Ontario, Canada for three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Continue reading 2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball 8th Inning Report