(Tempe, AZ) – 12 pitchers combined to allow 16 hits, 18 walks and 27 runs in the only typical Pac-10 Sunday game. 3,279 fans spent 3:44 witnessing plenty of offense on a comfortable afternoon. The 15 to 12 victory by Arizona State prevented the first Pac-10 series sweep by a visitor at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark since 1997.
Starting pitching was terrible for both teams as neither Reyes Dorado for ASU or Jorge Reyes for OSU made it through the second inning. Brett Wallace hit a three run home run for the Sun Devils in the first and his two run single in the second finished off Jorge Reyes. Reyes Dorado on the other hand lucked out with a 1-2-3 first, but he came apart after that as the Beavers sent four singles through the left infield combined with two walks to end his afternoon early.
UC Riverside 7 @ #5 UCI 5
#18 CSF 2 @ Pacific 1
#24 LBSU 4 @ Cal St. Northridge 1
Cal Poly 4 @ UC Davis 2
USC 0 @ UCSB 6
No. 5 UC Irvine Upset by UC Riverside
IRVINE, Calif. — The fifth-ranked Anteaters were upset by UC Riverside, losing 7-5 in the series finale Sunday at Anteater Ballpark. The loss dropped UCI to 6-6 in the Big West (24-9 overall) while the Highlanders improved to 11-23 (5-4 Big West) overall. It was the Anteaters’ first series loss to an unranked opponent this season and the first time UCI has lost two straight games. Continue reading
(Tempe, AZ) – After sitting out Saturday night against Oregon State, Ike Davis returned to the Arizona State lineup on Sunday and was instrumental in ASU salvaging one game of the Pac-10 series. Despite a sore hamstring that slowed him throughout the afternoon, Ike started for the Sun Devils at first base and batted in the clean up position.
In his first plate appearance in the first inning, Ike threw his bat after a ball on the outside and struck out. But in the second inning a “mammoth blast” according to the voice of the Sun Devils Tim Healey, that ended up east of the stadium on Rural Road and then onto the Karsten Golf Course driving range scored three runs. On the offensive front Ike finished the day 1 for 3 with 3 runs, 3 RBI’s, 3 walks and 2 K’s. Continue reading
#18 CS Fullerton 11- Pacific 1
UC Riverside 5 – #5 UCI 3
#24 LBSU 9 – CS Northridge 2
Cal Poly 10 – UC Davis 5
UC Santa Barbara 23 – USC 2
(Tempe, AZ) – Statistically Oregon State had the fewest runs, hits, runs batted in, home runs and total bases in the entire Pac-10, however on Saturday evening at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark the Beavers padded their numbers as they defeated Arizona State 12 to 3. Joey Wong, Lonnie Lechelt and Jordan Lennerton all left the ballpark with men on base in front of them. While on the mound Tanner Robles was effective and the OSU defense turned three double plays to keep ASU humble.
Sophomore Ryan Ortiz paced the Beavers from the fifth spot in the lineup. He went 3 for 5 on the evening and scored twice.
The victory by OSU provides their first ever series win in Tempe, and is the Sun Devils first series loss at home since 2005.
(Tempe, AZ) – Trailing by three runs in the top of the ninth, Oregon State batted around and scored five runs against the Arizona State bullpen to take game one of this three game Pac-10 series, 6 to 4. It was a pitchers duel early on Friday night as OSU starter Mike Stutes brought a no hitter into the eighth, while ASU starter Mike Leake gave up only one run through eight complete innings.
Stutes made the potent ASU offense look silly, striking out nine Devils on the evening. But in the third inning Stutes had a slight hiccup as he hit Raoul Torrez in the back with a 2-2 pitch. A pair of walks followed, while a Jason Kipnis sacrifice fly to left field tied the game at one.
Stanford 4 – @ UCLA 1
@ Cal 10 – Washington 5
@ Arizona 7 – WSU 6 (12 innings)
@ UCSB 6 – USC 4
(Tempe, AZ) – National Player of the Year candidate Ike Davis was really slow trying to get to first base after grounding out to the shortstop in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday night. Davis had barely gotten half way to first base by the time Oregon State had gone short to first to record the out.
Earlier in the game the entire Sun Devil team had gone out to warm up and ASU starter Mike Leake had already thrown all his warm up pitches by the time Davis made his way to first base. Continue reading