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
@ Cal 5 – Washington 4
@ UCLA 8 – Stanford 2
@ ASU 15 – OSU 12
@ Arizona 4 – WSU 2
@ UCSB 6 – USC 0
(Tempe, AZ) – Statistically Oregon State had the fewest runs, hits, runs batted in, home runs and total bases in the entire Pac-10, however on Saturday evening at Winkles Field – Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark the Beavers padded their numbers as they defeated Arizona State 12 to 3. Joey Wong, Lonnie Lechelt and Jordan Lennerton all left the ballpark with men on base in front of them. While on the mound Tanner Robles was effective and the OSU defense turned three double plays to keep ASU humble.
Sophomore Ryan Ortiz paced the Beavers from the fifth spot in the lineup. He went 3 for 5 on the evening and scored twice.
The victory by OSU provides their first ever series win in Tempe, and is the Sun Devils first series loss at home since 2005.
(Tempe, AZ) – National Player of the Year candidate Ike Davis was really slow trying to get to first base after grounding out to the shortstop in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday night. Davis had barely gotten half way to first base by the time Oregon State had gone short to first to record the out.
Earlier in the game the entire Sun Devil team had gone out to warm up and ASU starter Mike Leake had already thrown all his warm up pitches by the time Davis made his way to first base. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
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.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Stanford 4 – @ Oregon State 2
Cal 13 – @ USC 11
@ UCLA 9 – UC Riverside 5
@ Arizona 7 – Indiana State 6 Continue reading
(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.
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
@ Washington 5 – Arizona 1
Oregon State 9 – @ Cal 2
@ UCLA 4 – USC 2
UC Davis 13 – @ Washington State 11
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