Even with all that Marcel Champagnie has done for the 2008 ASU baseball team, coaches still pronounce his name like the liquor, and not as his family heritage stipulates.
The junior, “Shamp-Uh-Knee,” is hitting .375 and playing everyday at shortstop, feats that would seem to make nailing down his surname a nonissue. Champagnie just got tired of correcting people.
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Gonzaga 18 Washington 3
SPOKANE, Wash. (http://www.gozags.com April 14, 2008) Seven Gonzaga University batters recorded multiple hits as the Bulldogs exploded for 18 hits to down visiting University of Washington 15-3 Monday night at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field in Spokane. Jason Chatwood and Mark Castellitto led the brigade, recording three hits a piece.
Gonzaga (19-16, 2-6 WCC) starter Reedy Berg (2-2) earned the victory as the freshman allowed three runs on six his while striking out eight over 6.0 innings pitched. Reliever Andrew Danner earned his first career save as the rookie pitched 3.0 scoreless innings to end the game. UW (23-11) starter Geoff Brown (2-1) was tagged with the loss, allowin seven runs on eight hits in over 2.1 innings of work. Continue reading
(Pullman, WA) – Down by five runs with one out in the top of the ninth inning, Marcel Champagnie hits a three run home run. With an 0-2 count and two outs, Ryan Sontag hits a two run home run to tie the ballgame. And after all the previous excitement, Ike Davis sends the first pitch he sees over the right field fence for a three run home run, resurrecting the Arizona State Sun Devils.
On Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field, Washington State and Arizona State competed in the rubber game of their three game Pac-10 series. Trading the lead back and forth all afternoon, ASU’s improbable eight run ninth proved too much to overcome, giving the Sun Devils the series with the 16 to 13 win.
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Stanford 4 – @ Oregon State 2
Cal 13 – @ USC 11
@ UCLA 9 – UC Riverside 5
@ Arizona 7 – Indiana State 6 Continue reading
(Pullman, WA) – On Saturday afternoon it was Arizona State who made all the errors, allowing Washington State to even the series at one game each. ASU’s defensive miscues proved costly as WSU took advantage and came out with the 10 to 4 victory.
3,313 fans packed Bailey-Brayton Field to watch the two teams compete. It is “Mom’s Weekend” on the Washington State campus and the clear skies, light winds and comfortable temperature made it a perfect day for baseball. Saturday was not only the biggest crowd of the season so far for the Cougars, but also the largest crowd to witness a WSU home baseball game since 1999.
Stanford 6 – @ Oregon State 4
@ USC 11 – Cal 5
BYU 11 – @ Washington 7
@ UCLA 18 – UC Riverside 7
@ Arizona 5 – Indiana State 0
(Pullman, WA) – Washington State had a tough time playing defense on their own FieldTurf at Bailey-Brayton Field on a clear but cool Friday night, committing four errors on the evening. Arizona State on the other hand was flawless on the unfamiliar field, while taking advantage of the Cougar miscues to take game one of this three game Pac-10 conference series, 15 to 3.
@ Oregon State 10 – Stanford 9 (10 innings)
@ USC 17 – Cal 1
@ Washington 12 – BYU 4
@ UCLA 5 – UC Riverside 3
@ Arizona 10 – Indiana State 2
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 8, today. NC State senior first baseman/outfielder Ryan Pond was named National Hitter of the Week, while Washington junior left-handed pitcher Nick Haughian was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
(Stanford, CA) – A big six run fifth inning in which everything seemed to go the Cardinal way proved the difference Sunday afternoon at Sunken Diamond, as Stanford defeated Arizona State 10 to 2, and took the game as well as the season series. With the victory Stanford head coach Mark Marquess notched his 1,300th career victory.