2 week look: #4 ASU baseball goes 6-2, sweeps Arizona

Past two weeks saw ASU climb from #7 to #4 going 3-2 against the Kansas Schools (1-1 vs. Kansas State) (2-1 against Kansas) and then sweeping Arizona, 3 games to 0.

Game by game breakdown.

First game, 3/10/09 - upset by Kansas State. We fall 6-2 dropping us to 11-2 on the season. Mike Leake had a solid outing, going 7 strong, letting up 7 hits, striking out 3. Only 1 ER. Tagged with the loss though, as Mitchell Lambson - one of our freshmen - came on in relief and let up 4 runs in 1 inning.

The bats were silent most of the game, Carlos Ramirez had a solo shot which was about the only highlight - his 6th HR of the season. Box score:

 

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Kansas State vs #4 Arizona State
Mar 10, 2009 at Surprise, Ariz. (Surprise Stadium)

Kansas State 6 (11-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Yelovich, Dane cf........ 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
Jurica, Carter 2b........ 5 2 1 0 0 1 2 4 0
Martini, Nick lf......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0
Bloxom, Justin 1b........ 3 2 3 0 1 0 14 2 0
King, Jason 3b........... 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
Biery, Drew ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
Cruz, Jordan rf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vaughn, Rob c............ 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1
Muenster, Adam dh........ 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Morris, A.J. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Rooke, Thomas p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allen, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 34 6 11 6 1 5 27 13 5

Arizona State 2 (11-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0
MacPhee, Zack 2b......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Wilson, Zach ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Swagerty, Jordan 1b...... 3 0 1 0 1 0 10 3 0
Newman, Matt rf.......... 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Workman, Andy dh......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 2
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
Ruettiger, Johnny ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDonald, Jared 3b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torrez, Riccio ph....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maggi, Drew ss........... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Leake, Mike p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Lambson, Mitchell p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brule, Kyle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals................... 32 2 6 2 5 2 27 14 9

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Kansas State........ 100 100 040 - 6 11 1
Arizona State....... 010 000 001 - 2 6 1
-------------------------------------------

E - Vaughn, Rob(1); Maggi(2). DP - Sun Devils 1. LOB - K-State 5; Sun Devils
9. 2B - Jurica, Cart(6); Bloxom, Just(3); King, Jason(6). HR - King,
Jason(5); Ramirez(6). HBP - Cruz, Jordan; Torrez, Ri.. SH - Vaughn, Rob(1).
SF - King, Jason(1). SB - Martini, Nic(5); Torrez, Ra.(4). CS - Calhoun(2).

Kansas State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Morris, A.J......... 8.1 5 2 2 5 2 29 35
Rooke, Thomas....... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
Allen, James........ 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Leake, Mike......... 7.0 7 2 1 0 3 25 28
Lambson, Mitchell... 1.0 4 4 4 1 1 6 7
Brule, Kyle......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - Morris, A.J. (4-0). Loss - Leake (3-1). Save - Allen, James (2).
WP - Morris, A.J.(1). HBP - by Leake (Cruz, Jordan); by Morris, A.J. (Torrez,
Ri.).
Umpires - HP: Steve Mattingly 1B: Patrick Riley 3B: Jason Rogers
Start: 5:00 Time: 2:29 Attendance: 4375
Weather: Clear
Game notes:
ID-757112
Game: GAME13

More after the jump.

The next game against Kansas State, we rebounded, crushing them 11-1. We moved to 12-2 on the season. Our #2 starter, Josh Spence, came on in relief of Matt Newman, his first appearance after taking a line drive off the face against Missouri on March 1, and pitched 4 innings striking out 5. Carlos Ramirez had his 7th HR and drove in 4 RBI. Kole Calhoun hit his 2nd HR. Mike Leake, playing 1B/2B went 3-4 and Riccio Torrez was 3-5 with 4 RBI and a triple. Offense dominated, pitchers played well with 0 ER. Good game.

Box.

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Kansas State vs #4 Arizona State
Mar 11, 2009 at Surprise, Ariz. (Surprise Stadium)

Kansas State 1 (11-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Yelovich, Dane cf........ 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
Jurica, Carter 2b........ 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
Brown, Jake ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Martini, Nick lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Dellasega, Daniel ph.... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rumsey, Dan lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bloxom, Justin 1b........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1
King, Jason 3b........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Biery, Drew ss........... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cruz, Jordan rf.......... 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Vaughn, Rob c............ 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 0 2
Muenster, Adam dh........ 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Hoge, Lance p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel, Ryan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marshall, Evan p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Applegate, Matt p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hunter, Kyle p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hobbs, Dustin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 32 1 7 1 3 6 24 6 10

Arizona State 12 (12-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Calhoun, Kole lf/p....... 5 2 2 1 1 1 4 0 1
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 6 2 2 4 0 1 7 1 5
Barnes, Austin c........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ruettiger, Johnny lf.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leake, Mike 1b/2b........ 4 2 3 0 1 0 6 4 0
Workman, Andy rf/lf...... 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2
Swagerty, Jordan p...... 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Torrez, Riccio 2b/ss..... 5 1 3 4 0 0 2 1 0
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 5 0 2 1 0 2 1 2 0
Maggi, Drew ss........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacPhee, Zack ph/2b..... 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 3
McDonald, Jared ph/1b... 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1
Newman, Matt p/dh........ 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Spence, Josh p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 44 12 18 12 4 11 27 12 12

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Kansas State........ 010 000 000 - 1 7 2
Arizona State....... 300 000 27X - 12 18 3
-------------------------------------------

E - Jurica, Cart(5); Bloxom, Just(3); Calhoun(2); Torrez, Ri.(2); Maggi(3).
DP - Sun Devils 1. LOB - K-State 10; Sun Devils 12. 2B - Bloxom, Just(4);
Leake(2); Torrez, Ri.(2). 3B - Torrez, Ri.(2). HR - Calhoun(2); Ramirez(7).
HBP - King, Jason; Biery, Drew. SH - Vaughn, Rob(2). SB - Jurica, Cart(8);
Kipnis(7). CS - Bloxom, Just(1).

Kansas State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Hoge, Lance......... 3.2 7 3 3 1 3 19 20
Daniel, Ryan........ 0.2 3 0 0 0 1 5 5
Marshall, Evan...... 1.2 1 2 2 1 2 6 7
Applegate, Matt..... 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 3 3
Hunter, Kyle........ 0.1 3 4 4 1 1 4 5
Hobbs, Dustin....... 1.0 3 3 1 1 2 7 8

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Newman, Matt........ 3.0 4 1 0 1 0 13 15
Spence, Josh........ 4.0 3 0 0 1 5 12 15
Calhoun, Kole....... 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
Swagerty, Jordan.... 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4

Win - Spence (3-0). Loss - Hoge, Lance (3-1). Save - Swagerty (3).
WP - Hunter, Kyle(1). HBP - by Newman (King, Jason); by Spence (Biery, Drew). BK
- Hoge, Lance(1). PB - Ramirez(2).
Umpires - HP: Patrick Riley 1B: Jason Rogers 3B: Steve Mattingly
Start: 5:00 Time: 3:27 Attendance: 5770
Weather: Clear
Game notes:
ID-757113
Newman faced 2 batters in the 4th.
Marshall, Ev faced 2 batters in the 7th.
Hunter, Kyle faced 4 batters in the 8th.
Game: GAME14

Next game was against the Jayhawks, where we took the 1st contest 9-4, improving to 13-2. Our #3 starter, Seth Blair, pitched solidly for 5 innings. Mitchel Lambson came on and got hit around again in relief.

In what is becoming a trend, Carlos Ramirez hit another HR, his 8th already and drove in 3 RBI. Kipnis had 4 RBI. Riccio Torrez went 3-4.

 

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Kansas Jayhawks vs #4 Arizona State
Mar 13, 2009 at Surprise, Ariz. (Surprise Stadium)

Kansas Jayhawks 4 (9-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Narodowski, David ss..... 5 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 2
Heere, Brian rf.......... 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Price, Robby 2b.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
Afenir, Buck c........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 1
Thompson, Tony 3b........ 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Waters, Jimmy dh......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Land, Preston 1b......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 0
Manship, Chris ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Faunce, Nick lf.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
Brunansky, Jason cf...... 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 0
Hall, Shaeffer p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Burk, Kevin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Blankenship, Travis p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, Colton p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 33 4 9 4 4 6 24 7 7

Arizona State 9 (13-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 3 1 1 3 0 0 6 0 0
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Newman, Matt rf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Leake, Mike 2b/1b........ 3 2 0 0 1 1 6 2 0
Torrez, Riccio ss/2b..... 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 0
McDonald, Jared 1b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Workman, Andy ph........ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MacPhee, Zack 2b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Magee, Brandon ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Maggi, Drew ss.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0
Blair, Seth p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lambson, Mitchell p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Borup, Jake p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ishida, Jeeter p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brule, Kyle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 32 9 9 9 2 6 27 10 4

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Kansas Jayhawks..... 000 002 002 - 4 9 1
Arizona State....... 000 063 00X - 9 9 0
-------------------------------------------

E - Narodowski(2). DP - Sun Devils 2. LOB - KU 7; Sun Devils 4. 2B - Faunce,
N.(6); Kipnis(6). HR - Thompson, T.(4); Ramirez(8). HBP - Faunce, N.;
Ramirez; Torrez, Ra.. SF - Kipnis(2). CS - McDonald(3).

Kansas Jayhawks IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Hall, Shaeffer...... 5.0 7 6 1 1 2 21 23
Burk, Kevin......... 0.1 1 3 3 1 0 2 4
Blankenship, Travis. 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 5
Murray, Colton...... 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 5 5

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Blair, Seth......... 5.0 4 0 0 2 4 17 20
Lambson, Mitchell... 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 8 8
Borup, Jake......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Ishida, Jeeter...... 0.2 1 2 2 2 1 3 5
Brule, Kyle......... 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Win - Blair (2-0). Loss - Hall, S. (1-1). Save - None.
HBP - by Blair (Faunce, N.); by Burk, K. (Torrez, Ra.); by Blankenship
(Ramirez).
Umpires - HP: Travis Katzenmeier 1B: Kevin Sweeney 3B: Heath Jones
Start: 4:45 Time: 2:40 Attendance: 1462
Weather: Clear
Game notes:
ID-757115
Blair faced 1 batter in the 6th.
Game: GAME15

Game 2 against Kansas was a let down, as we dropped it 3-2. Our #4 starter, Flazbrou, stunk it up. Freshman Mitchell Lambson came on and struck out 12 batters in 5.2 innings, finally flashing his potential. No one really hit, we only managed 7 hits as a team.

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Kansas Jayhawks vs #4 Arizona State
Mar 14, 2009 at Surprise, Ariz. (Surprise Stadium)

Kansas Jayhawks 3 (10-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Narodowski, David ss..... 5 1 2 0 0 2 2 3 2
Heere, Brian lf.......... 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 2
Price, Robby 2b.......... 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0
Afenir, Buck c........... 4 0 2 1 1 1 7 2 0
Thompson, Tony 3b........ 5 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 2
Lytle, Casey rf.......... 3 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4
Elgie, Zac 1b............ 4 0 1 1 0 2 8 0 0
Land, Preston 1b........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Marasco, Jake dh......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Brunansky, Jason cf...... 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0
Walz, T.J. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blankenship, Travis p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bochy, Brett p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smyth, Paul p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 34 3 8 3 8 15 27 11 12

Arizona State 2 (13-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 5 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 13 3 2
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Swagerty, Jordan p...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Newman, Matt rf.......... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MacPhee, Zack pr........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDonald, Jared 1b...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leake, Mike 1b/rf........ 4 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 1
Torrez, Riccio 2b........ 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2
Maggi, Drew ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 2
Ruettiger, Johnny ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franzblau, Jason p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lambson, Mitchell p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 33 2 7 2 2 8 27 10 8

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Kansas Jayhawks..... 101 000 100 - 3 8 3
Arizona State....... 011 000 000 - 2 7 1
-------------------------------------------

E - Afenir, B.; Lytle, C.; Walz, T.; Swagerty(2). DP - Sun Devils 1. LOB -
KU 12; Sun Devils 8. 2B - Narodowski; Heere, B.; Thompson, T.; Leake(3). SH
- Torrez, Ra.(2). SB - Calhoun(4). Reached on CI - Torrez, Ri..

Kansas Jayhawks IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Walz, T.J........... 6.1 6 2 1 1 6 25 27
Blankenship, Travis. 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Bochy, Brett........ 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
Smyth, Paul......... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 4

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Franzblau, Jason.... 2.0 6 2 2 3 0 10 13
Lambson, Mitchell... 5.2 2 1 1 4 12 19 23
Swagerty, Jordan.... 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 5 6

Win - Walz, T. (2-0). Loss - Lambson (3-1). Save - Smyth, P. (3).
CI - Afenir, B..
Umpires - HP: Kevin Sweeney 1B: Heath Jones 3B: Travis Katzenmeier
Start: 4:45 Time: 3:00 Attendance: 1926
Weather: Clear
Game notes:
ID-757117
Franzblau faced 2 batters in the 3rd.
Game: GAME16

Game 3 was an ugly win pitching-wise, as we held out 12-10 over the Jayhawks. Josh Spence, Mike Leake and Jordan Swaggerty combined for 9 innings, 15 htis allowed, 9 ER, 6BB and 9 So. not pretty.

Riccio Torrez continued to tear it up - he went 3-4 with 3 RBI and his first HR. Not a bad replacement at SS. Calhoun also went 3-4 with 3 RBI and his 3rd HR.

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Kansas Jayhawks vs #4 Arizona State
Mar 15, 2009 at Surprise, Ariz. (Surprise Stadium)

Kansas Jayhawks 10 (10-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Narodowski, David ss..... 6 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 2
Heere, Brian rf.......... 5 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0
Price, Robby 2b.......... 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 1
Afenir, Buck c........... 3 2 2 1 2 0 6 0 0
Thompson, Tony 3b........ 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 2
Faunce, Nick lf.......... 5 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 2
Lytle, Casey dh.......... 3 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0
Elgie, Zac 1b............ 3 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 0
Waters, Jimmy ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Land, Preston 1b........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Brunansky, Jason cf...... 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 3
Selik, Cameron p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, Colton p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bochy, Brett p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burk, Kevin p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Smyth, Paul p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 39 10 15 10 6 9 24 7 10

Arizona State 12 (14-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
Newman, Matt rf.......... 4 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 4 1 1 2 0 2 9 0 0
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 4 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
Torrez, Riccio 1b........ 4 2 3 3 1 0 8 0 2
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacPhee, Zack 2b........ 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Leake, Mike 2b/p......... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
Swagerty, Jordan p...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDonald, Jared ss....... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 2
Spence, Josh p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals................... 37 12 14 11 5 6 27 10 8

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Kansas Jayhawks..... 000 220 150 - 10 15 2
Arizona State....... 004 035 00X - 12 14 1
-------------------------------------------

E - Elgie, Z.; Murray, C.; Torrez, Ra.(2). DP - Sun Devils 1. LOB - KU 10;
Sun Devils 8. 2B - Thompson, T.; Lytle, C.; Kipnis(7); Calhoun 2(4); Torrez,
Ri.(3); Leake(4). 3B - Afenir, B.. HR - Faunce, N.; Calhoun(3); Torrez,
Ri.(1). HBP - Calhoun. SH - Brunansky. SF - Lytle, C.; Ramirez(2). SB -
Heere, B..

Kansas Jayhawks IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Selik, Cameron...... 2.1 4 4 4 2 3 10 13
Murray, Colton...... 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 9 10
Bochy, Brett........ 1.0 5 6 4 1 1 8 9
Burk, Kevin......... 1.2 2 0 0 2 2 7 9
Smyth, Paul......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Spence, Josh........ 4.0 6 2 2 4 4 16 21
Leake, Mike......... 3.0 5 3 3 2 3 12 15
Swagerty, Jordan.... 2.0 4 5 4 0 2 11 11

Win - Leake (4-1). Loss - Murray, C. (0-1). Save - None.
HBP - by Murray, C. (Calhoun). PB - Afenir, B..
Umpires - HP: Heath Jones 1B: Travis Katzenmeier 3B: Kevin Sweeney
Start: 5:00 Time: 3:10 Attendance: 5946
Weather: Clear
Game notes:
ID-757118
Game: GAME17

Game 1 of our pac-10 series opener and against our rival was all ASU. Our Ace, and currently 1st round pick on most boards, Mike Leake threw a CG in front of a sellout crowd. Going 9 innings allowing 1 ER, striking out a career high 15 (!) and walking only 1. Leake is smokin' right now. Not a lot of offense, but this game was all Leake. Who needs Satow...

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Arizona Wildcats at #4 Arizona State
Mar 20, 2009 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

Arizona Wildcats 1 (11-8,0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Valenzuela, Rafael 2b.... 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1
Coyle, Bobby lf.......... 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Glenn, Brad 3b........... 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 0
Baird, Dillon 1b......... 3 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 1
Bandy, Jett dh........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Selsky, Steve rf......... 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
Ortega, Bryce ss......... 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0
Childs, Dwight c......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 9 2 1
Pace, Hunter cf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
Guilmet, Preston p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Burns, Cory p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoffel, Jason p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 31 1 5 1 1 15 24 11 5

Arizona State 4 (15-3,1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1
Torrez, Riccio 1b........ 4 0 1 1 0 3 6 1 0
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 4 0 1 0 0 1 15 0 3
Newman, Matt rf.......... 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
McDonald, Jared ss....... 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Maggi, Drew ss.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
MacPhee, Zack 2b......... 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Leake, Mike p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Totals................... 26 4 7 4 6 11 27 9 9

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Arizona Wildcats.... 000 000 010 - 1 5 0
Arizona State....... 000 011 02X - 4 7 1
-------------------------------------------

E - McDonald(1). DP - Arizona 1; Sun Devils 1. LOB - Arizona 5; Sun Devils
9. 2B - Baird(1); Childs(2); McDonald(2). HR - Coyle(1). HBP - Baird;
Kipnis; Wilson. SH - Maggi(1); Torrez, Ra. 2(4). SB - Kipnis(8). CS -
MacPhee(2).

Arizona Wildcats IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Guilmet, Preston.... 5.2 5 2 2 4 8 19 25
Burns, Cory......... 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 3 4
Stoffel, Jason...... 1.1 2 2 2 1 0 4 8

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Leake, Mike......... 9.0 5 1 1 1 15 31 33

Win - Leake (5-1). Loss - Guilmet (2-2). Save - None.
WP - Guilmet 2(2). HBP - by Leake (Baird); by Guilmet (Kipnis); by Stoffel
(Wilson).
Umpires - HP: Jim Garman 1B: Billy Haze 3B: Heath Jones
Start: 6:30 Time: 2:30 Attendance: 4371
Weather: Warm
Game notes:
ID-740631
Game: GAME18

Game 2 was another sellout as we won 7-3. Josh Spence is fully back folks - kid went 7.1 innings, 10 SO, 1 BB. The soft-tossing lefty is essential to our World Series hopes, and its a good thing he seems to have come back from getting hit in the face, not everyone does.

The bats were a bit more lively, but no one really stood out above the rest.

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Arizona Wildcats at #4 Arizona State
Mar 21, 2009 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

Arizona Wildcats 3 (11-9,0-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Valenzuela, Rafael 2b/1b. 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 3 0
Selsky, Steve rf......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
Glenn, Brad 3b........... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Baird, Dillon 1b......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
Weldon, Mike 2b......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bandy, Jett dh........... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Presley, Matt lf......... 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Butler, Daniel c......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 0
Harshman, Codi cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
Cooper, Shaun ph........ 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pace, Hunter cf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ortega, Bryce ss......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0
Veltmann, Matt p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Simon, Kyle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Roach, Donn p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burns, Cory p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoffel, Jason p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 32 3 5 2 1 11 24 9 3

Arizona State 7 (16-3,2-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Calhoun, Kole lf......... 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 1
MacPhee, Zack 2b......... 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2
Kipnis, Jason cf......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1
Torrez, Riccio 1b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0
Newman, Matt rf.......... 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 2 2 1 0 1 1 10 2 0
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Swagerty, Jordan ph/dh.. 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
McDonald, Jared ss....... 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Spence, Josh p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franzblau, Jason p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lambson, Mitchell p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 28 7 8 6 5 7 27 5 7

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Arizona Wildcats.... 000 001 020 - 3 5 1
Arizona State....... 010 400 11X - 7 8 1
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E - Butler(2); Spence(1). LOB - Arizona 3; Sun Devils 7. 2B - Cooper(1);
Torrez, Ra.(3). HR - Selsky(2). HBP - Torrez, Ri.; Ramirez. SH - Kipnis(1).
SF - Calhoun(2); Newman(2). SB - Kipnis(9).

Arizona Wildcats IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Veltmann, Matt...... 3.2 4 5 5 4 4 13 20
Simon, Kyle......... 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 9 9
Roach, Donn......... 1.0 2 2 1 1 2 4 6
Burns, Cory......... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Stoffel, Jason...... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Spence, Josh........ 7.1 5 3 3 1 10 27 28
Franzblau, Jason.... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Lambson, Mitchell... 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4

Win - Spence (4-0). Loss - Veltmann (1-3). Save - Lambson (1).
WP - Veltmann 2(2). HBP - by Veltmann (Torrez, Ri.); by Veltmann (Ramirez).
Umpires - HP: Billy Haze 1B: Heath Jones 3B: Jim Garman
Start: 6:30 Time: 3:00 Attendance: 4371
Weather: Hot
Game notes:
ID-757124
Roach faced 2 batters in the 8th.
Game: GAME19

The final game was the most fun to watch. A third consecutive sellout got to watch #4 ASU (17-3, 3-0) dominated Arizona 23-9.

The pitching was nothing to shout about as we did give up 9 runs, but Mitchell Lambson had his second strong relief outing of the year going 5 shutout innings.

The offense erupted, led by Jason Kipnis. Last years 3rd round pick hit a grand slam for his 6th HR, was 2-3 with 6 RBI, 4 runs, and 3 BB.

Raoul Torrez was 3-5 with 5 RBI and 4 runs scored with a double and a triple.

Good to see our offense dominate like that when so many people had questions about it going into the season.

 

Box Score

                     2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Arizona Wildcats at #4 Arizona State
Mar 22, 2009 at Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium)

Arizona Wildcats 9 (11-10,0-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Ortega, Bryce ss......... 4 3 3 0 1 0 1 3 0
Coyle, Bobby cf/lf....... 5 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0
Glenn, Brad 3b........... 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 1
Baird, Dillon dh......... 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Selsky, Steve rf......... 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1
Valenzuela, Rafael 1b.... 5 1 2 2 0 1 8 0 1
Presley, Matt lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Cooper, Shaun ph........ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pace, Hunter cf......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Childs, Dwight c......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0
Butler, Daniel ph/c..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Stiner, Kyle 2b.......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 0
Bandilla, Bryce p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simon, Kyle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roach, Donn p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burns, Cory p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Workman, Daniel p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stoffel, Jason p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals................... 37 9 12 9 4 9 24 10 6

Arizona State 23 (17-3,3-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Kipnis, Jason cf......... 3 4 2 6 3 0 3 0 0
MacPhee, Zack 2b......... 4 3 2 1 2 0 3 1 2
Wilson, Zach dh.......... 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3
Newman, Matt rf......... 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Ramirez, Carlos c........ 3 1 1 2 1 0 7 0 0
Barnes, Austin ph/c..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Torrez, Riccio 1b........ 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Calhoun, Kole ph/lf..... 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1
Magee, Brandon ph....... 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Swagerty, Jordan p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Leake, Mike rf/1b........ 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
Ruiz, Abe ph/1b......... 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
Workman, Andy lf/rf...... 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Ruettiger, Johnny ph/lf. 3 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Torrez, Raoul 3b......... 5 4 3 5 0 0 1 0 0
Maggi, Drew ss........... 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
McDonald, Jared ph/ss... 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
Blair, Seth p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lambson, Mitchell p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 39 23 16 22 11 7 27 5 9

Score by Innings R H E
-------------------------------------------
Arizona Wildcats.... 130 000 032 - 9 12 2
Arizona State....... 317 005 16X - 23 16 0
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E - Glenn 2(9). LOB - Arizona 6; Sun Devils 9. 2B - Coyle(5); Baird 3(6);
Wilson(2); Torrez, Ra.(4). 3B - Valenzuela(2); Torrez, Ra.(1). HR -
Kipnis(6). HBP - Kipnis; MacPhee; Workman; Torrez, Ra.. SF - Cooper(1);
Ramirez(3); Ruiz(2). SB - Ortega(10).

Arizona Wildcats IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Bandilla, Bryce..... 0.0 1 3 3 2 0 1 4
Simon, Kyle......... 2.1 3 6 5 1 3 11 14
Roach, Donn......... 2.2 2 2 1 1 2 9 12
Burns, Cory......... 1.0 4 5 5 2 0 7 9
Workman, Daniel..... 0.1 0 1 1 2 0 1 3
Stoffel, Jason...... 1.2 6 6 6 3 2 10 14

Arizona State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Blair, Seth......... 2.0 6 4 4 3 3 11 14
Lambson, Mitchell... 5.0 1 0 0 0 3 16 16
Calhoun, Kole....... 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 4 6
Swagerty, Jordan.... 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 6 6

Win - Lambson (4-1). Loss - Simon (2-2). Save - None.
WP - Simon(4); Stoffel(2); Lambson(2). HBP - by Bandilla (MacPhee); by Simon
(Workman); by Simon (Torrez, Ra.); by Roach (Kipnis).
Umpires - HP: Heath Jones 1B: Jim Garman 3B: Billy Haze
Start: 1:00 Time: 3:20 Attendance: 4371
Weather: Sunny
Game notes:
ID-757125
Bandilla faced 4 batters in the 1st.
Game: GAME20

Through 20 games the team has performed better than anyone could have hoped. Sitting at #4 in the country we have a weekend series against USC and their two potential first round picks - SS Grant Green and pitcher Brad Boxberger.

Some individual stats:

Overall Statistics



2009 Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball
Overall Statistics for Arizona State (as of Mar 24, 2009)
(All games Sorted by Batting avg)

Record: 17-3 Home: 14-1 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 3-2 Pac-10: 3-0



Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

28 Kipnis, Jason.... .437 20-20 71 30 31 7 1 6 30 58 .817 18 4 7 1 .558 2 1 9-11 29 1 0 1.000
29 Torrez, Raoul.... .327 20-19 52 21 17 4 1 0 12 23 .442 11 4 12 0 .478 0 4 4-5 12 29 2 .953
11 Newman, Matt..... .308 19-18 65 13 20 0 1 2 12 28 .431 10 0 12 0 .390 2 0 2-3 22 5 0 1.000
55 Ramirez, Carlos.. .304 20-20 69 19 21 2 2 8 27 51 .739 8 4 18 0 .393 3 0 0-0 179 20 0 1.000
2 MacPhee, Zack.... .298 20-16 57 15 17 3 1 0 12 22 .386 11 3 9 0 .431 1 3 2-4 22 28 2 .962
49 Calhoun, Kole.... .284 19-18 67 18 19 4 1 3 14 34 .507 12 2 9 1 .398 2 0 4-6 30 0 2 .938
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23 Ruettiger, Johnny .409 14-4 22 6 9 1 0 0 3 10 .455 1 0 3 0 .435 0 0 2-2 4 0 0 1.000
8 Leake, Mike...... .391 9-6 23 8 9 4 1 0 4 15 .652 2 0 4 0 .440 0 0 0-0 32 17 1 .980
30 Torrez, Riccio... .359 16-11 39 7 14 3 2 1 13 24 .615 4 3 10 0 .447 1 0 2-2 31 10 2 .953
25 Wilson, Zach..... .351 18-13 37 5 13 2 1 0 6 17 .459 6 1 8 1 .455 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 .000
46 Workman, Andy.... .333 13-5 24 5 8 2 0 0 7 10 .417 2 4 5 0 .467 0 0 0-0 5 0 0 1.000
13 Barnes, Austin... .286 10-0 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 .286 0 0 1 2 .286 0 0 0-0 22 0 2 .917
3 Swagerty, Jordan. .278 12-2 18 7 5 1 0 3 10 15 .833 5 0 2 0 .435 0 0 0-0 26 5 2 .939
4 Murphy, Mike..... .222 9-6 18 1 4 1 0 0 5 5 .278 1 1 3 0 .286 1 0 0-0 3 19 2 .917
37 Maggi, Drew...... .217 17-8 23 10 5 0 1 0 3 7 .304 7 2 6 1 .438 0 1 3-3 11 23 3 .919
22 McDonald, Jared.. .182 20-14 44 9 8 2 2 1 4 17 .386 9 0 14 2 .321 0 0 1-4 81 16 1 .990
20 Ruiz, Abe........ .182 9-1 11 3 2 0 0 1 8 5 .455 2 1 3 0 .313 2 0 1-1 21 2 2 .920
15 Magee, Brandon... .000 8-0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 5 0 .300 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000

Totals.............. .312 20-20 654 181 204 36 14 25 171 343 .524 111 30 131 8 .426 14 10 30-41 537 199 24 .968
Opponents........... .202 20-20 647 61 131 24 4 8 54 187 .289 49 16 207 12 .273 5 6 10-18 486 179 32 .954

LOB - Team (156), Opp (126). DPs turned - Team (12), Opp (8). CI - Team (1), Barnes 1, Opp (4). IBB - Team (1), Swagerty 1.
Picked off - Calhoun 1, Torrez, Ra. 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg)

Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

8 Leake, Mike...... 1.35 5-1 6 5 1 0/1 0 40.0 21 7 6 7 48 7 0 1 133 .158 1 6 1 2 1
45 Spence, Josh..... 1.80 4-0 6 5 0 0/0 0 35.0 27 7 7 9 46 2 2 1 125 .216 2 2 1 0 4
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58 Brule, Kyle...... 0.00 0-0 4 0 0 0/1 1 6.1 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 1 24 .167 0 1 0 0 0
51 Borup, Jake...... 0.00 0-0 3 0 0 0/0 0 4.0 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 14 .071 0 0 0 0 0
48 Annino, Tony..... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 .200 1 1 0 1 0
35 Preach, RJ....... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0
11 Newman, Matt..... 0.63 1-0 4 3 0 0/1 0 14.1 13 2 1 2 13 0 0 0 56 .232 0 1 0 0 0
43 Blair, Seth...... 2.37 2-0 4 4 0 0/0 0 19.0 15 8 5 11 21 4 0 0 70 .214 1 3 1 0 0
56 Franzblau, Jason. 2.84 1-0 5 3 0 0/1 0 12.2 13 5 4 5 13 3 0 1 48 .271 2 0 0 0 0
40 Lambson, Mitchell 3.00 4-1 11 0 0 0/1 1 27.0 18 10 9 6 33 2 1 2 95 .189 2 1 2 0 1
36 Ishida, Jeeter... 3.86 0-0 3 0 0 0/0 0 4.2 6 2 2 4 7 1 0 0 19 .316 1 0 0 0 0
49 Calhoun, Kole.... 6.23 0-0 5 0 0 0/1 0 4.1 2 3 3 2 4 1 1 0 15 .133 0 0 0 1 0
3 Swagerty, Jordan. 8.38 0-1 9 0 0 0/1 3 9.2 10 10 9 1 11 2 0 2 40 .250 1 1 1 1 0

Totals.............. 2.31 17-3 20 20 1 2/2 5 179.0 131 61 46 49 207 24 4 8 647 .202 11 16 6 5 6
Opponents........... 9.06 3-17 20 20 0 0/0 3 162.0 204 181 163 111 131 36 14 25 654 .312 25 30 6 14 10

PB - Team (2), Ramirez 2, Opp (4). Pickoffs - Team (8), Lambson 4, Leake 2, Borup 1, Blair 1, Opp (2). SBA/ATT - Ramirez
(9-16), Spence (3-5), Blair (2-3), Leake (1-3), Newman (2-3), Swagerty (0-1), Ishida (1-1), Franzblau (0-1), Barnes (1-1),
Lambson (1-1).

 

 

Mike Leake 1.35 ERA, 5-1, 40 IP, 48/7 K/BB - awesome.

Josh Spence 1.80 ERA, 4-0, 35 IP, 46/9 K/BB - awesome.

Probably one of the best 1-2 punches in the country right now.

Offensively, Kipnis is batting .437 BA, .558 OBP, .817 SLG, for a 1.375 OPS! 6 HR, 30 RBI, 18/7 BB/K ratio. His stats so far are unreal.

Carlos Ramirez is putting up a .304/.386/.739 line for a 1.125 OPS, 8 HR, 27 RBI, 8/18 BB/K ratio. The discipline is not quite Kipnis-esque, but he sure has power.

The last notable bat at this point is probably Riccio Torrez. His brother has shown he can play an able 3B (Jr, .912 OPS last year, .920 this year.) with solid defense, but everyone had his little brother, freshman Riccio, penciled in as a big "?". Riccio has played 1B/2B/SS and has been solid, while putting up a .359/.447/.615/1.062 - not bad.

The team looks great so far, and if you are in the area you should check out some of the games this weekend against USC because with Kipnis, Leake, Boxberger and Grant Green there are 4 players who could be picked in the top 40 of this years draft. Oh, and we are really good.

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