Category Archives: Pac-12

CBB Column: Rumblings from Around the Nation

During the season, I will be providing random thoughts from around the nation. On Saturday night, We had Pat Murphy of Arizona State get ejected in the fifth inning as his Sun Devils went on to lose to the Oregon State Beavers. He tried to spark his team which ended up losing the game but picked up a victory on Sunday to salvage a game from the Beavers. Continue reading

Disappointed again in Fullerton

Gary Brown(Fullerton, CA) – Cal State Fullerton continues to be a difficult place for Arizona State to play, and on a cool Tuesday night these two quality programs battled back and forth for over four exciting hours.  Yet at the end ASU couldn’t get the final out, and instead CSF short stop Christian Colon secured the victory with a single through the left side that brought home Gary Brown for the 10 to 9 victory in the bottom of the ninth.

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Arizona State prevents Oregon State sweep

Ike Davis(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.

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Big West Recap for 4/20

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

Ike Davis Update

Ike Davis(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