Arizona State 8 Hawaii 4
TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team defeated Hawai’i 8-4 on Sunday to win the Tempe Regional and advance to the Super Regional round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. A crowd of 3,123 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark saw the Sun Devils improve to 50-8 on the season with the win. It is the second straight and 18th overall 50-win season for ASU.
Kole Calhoun had two hits, including a solo home run, his 15th of the season and third in the three games of the Regional, and he earned Tempe Regional Most Outstanding Player. Drew Maggi added two hits, including the go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning, Riccio Torrez and Andrew Aplin also had two hits each and Deven Marrero had a two-run home run.
Arizona State 12 Hawaii 1
TEMPE, Ariz. – Zack MacPhee had four hits and Seth Blair threw seven strong innings as the No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team defeated Hawai’i 12-1 in Tempe Regional play on Saturday. A second consecutive sellout crowd saw the Sun Devils improve to 49-8 on the season with the win.
MacPhee went 4-for-5 and hit one of ASU’s four home runs on the night. Kole Calhoun, Deven Marrero and Raoul Torrez also hit home runs in the game, while MacPhee, Marrero and Johnny Ruettiger all had three RBI each.Riccio Torrez had three hits, and Ruettiger, Marrero and Austin Barnes added two hits apiece.
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Arizona State 6 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2
TEMPE, Ariz. – Merrill Kelly threw eight strong innings to lead the No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team to a 6-2 win over UW-Milwaukee in their first game of the Tempe Regional on Friday. A sellout crowd of 4,371 saw the Sun Devils improve to 48-8 on the season and advance to a winner’s bracket game with Hawai’i on Saturday.
Kelly settled down after a tough first inning, allowing only three hits and two runs (one earned) while matching his season high with eight strikeouts. He got the win to improve to 10-2, as he joins Seth Blair and Jake Borup to give ASU three double-digit game winners on the season. Mitchell Lambson pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two, to finish off the victory.
#1 Arizona State (47-8, 20-7 Pac-10)
The biggest story over the college baseball offseason was the abrupt departure of Head Coach Pat Murphy back in November. Scrambling, the Sun Devils brought back the recently let-go Tim Esmay to coach the 2010 edition of the Arizona State Sun Devils. Esmay still had the interim label placed on him up until this week when AD Lisa Love removed the label after the Sun Devils 46-win season and 4th straight Pac-10 title . The Sun Devils only non-conference loss, was a conference loss, against Arizona. The Sun Devils hosted a mid-week game against Arizona on April 20th that didn’t go against conference standings, which they lost 4-2.