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Northern Colorado 6 ASU 3
Arizona State’s 19-game winning streak to start the season came to an end with a 6-3 loss to Northern Colorado Friday night in the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament. The loss drops Arizona State to 19-1 on the year, ending the longest winning streak to begin a season since 1961.
The Sun Devils struck out 10 times and stranded 13 runners in the game, including loading the bases in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings but coming away with no runs. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Oregon (Ticker) — Oregon State suspended two players Thursday, including last season’s Most Outstanding Player from the College World Series, for the upcoming three-game series with Pepperdine. The two-time defending champion of the CWS, the Beavers suspended righthander Jorge Reyes and outfielder John Wallace for an unspecified violation of team rules. Continue reading
Arizona State head coach Pat Murphy recently talked with 1060 AM The Fan Sports Radio out of Phoenix. He talks about the 2008 season and what impact the ESPN report has made on him. The report focused on former ASU assistant coach Mikel Moreno accusations around improper benefits around the program. The full interview with Murphy is available here.
Arizona State picked up a tough 6-5 win over Arizona on Tuesday night between two of the top teams in the country. The Sun Devils jumped all over the Wildcats in the first inning picking up three runs off of Wildcat starter Mike Colla. He only lasted 3.2 innings while letting up six runs (four earned) while allowing five hits and four walks. ASU starter Josh Satow did not fare much better as he only lasted four innings while letting up five runs (four earned) on six hits. Continue reading
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SEATTLE – The Washington baseball team held Holy Cross scoreless over both ends of a doubleheader Sunday, winning 14-0 and 8-0 to sweep a four-game series at Husky Ballpark.
In the opener, starter Jorden Merry (2-0) combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout. Merry went six innings, allowing the three hits while striking out six. Josh Scofield threw two innings and Jacob Clem pitched the ninth. Continue reading
Jason Jarvis has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season per NCAA rules. This stems from questions over a online grade being lowered.
Jarvis of Scottsdale appealed an academic dishonesty accusation that led to an online grade being lowered. He was ineligible for the first game of the season then allowed to play through Tuesday. The appeal was heard Thursday.
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Our buddies over at The Pitchfork Nation told us about a great article on ESPN.com looking into the allegations with the Arizona State Sun Devil baseball program. It seems that a large rift is developing in the ASU program as many of the boosters are supporting head coach Pat Murphy while other people in the Arizona State community are calling his accuser Mikel Moreno a true Sun Devil by bringing these possible allegations to the public. The full article from ESPN is available here.
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 11, today. Arkansas senior infielder/outfielder Aaron Murphree was named National Hitter of the Week, while Arizona senior lefthander David Coulon 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
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen opened their season with a trip to Number 1 ranked Arizona State for a three game set. I found it very odd that UMass waited so long to open their season instead of opening like most of the teams around the country on February 22nd. Continue reading