Tempe, AZ – Mate, I don’t think anyone could have predicted Australian Josh Spence would be in this position. A late season tendon strain in the middle finger of his throwing hand had Arizona State head coach Pat Murphy predicting less than a five percent chance of Spence even throwing out of the bullpen in relief again this season. Then throw in a back injury during a comeback game. But on Sunday night a complete game effort proved to the college baseball world, ASU will be riding to Omaha on the back of two pitching aces this time. A five run fifth inning would be all the Sun Devils needed as the Tigers fell 8-2. Continue reading
Tempe, AZ – A Jason Kipnis home run onto Rural Road in the bottom of the first inning energized a sellout crowd of 4,381 on Saturday night at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark in game 1 of the Tempe Super Regional. And by the time the evening was over, Mike Leake had secured his nation leading 16 win of the season and the 40th of his ASU career. The 7 to 4 victory over the Clemson Tigers puts the Sun Devils one win away from a return to Omaha and the College World Series, while the Tigers now hope to emulate Fresno State of last year and take the next two.
The College Baseball Blog writers have all put together their predictions for the 2009 Super Regionals. You can also particpate by putting your predictions for this round of action in the comment section below and we might be able to secure a few prizes for the top predictions so please leave your email address. Continue reading
For the third season in a row Arizona State University will host a Super Regional as the Clemson Tigers come to Tempe, with the winner advancing to Omaha and the College World Series. Action will get underway at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark starting on Saturday at 6:00 . Continue reading