Put this one in the win column, folks.
The first day of the Tempe Regional went very well for Dallas Escobedo and the Arizona State Sun Devils softball team, who defeated an overmatched North Dakota State squad 10-0 in five innings on Friday afternoon.
ASU (51-6) took care of business early on, scoring eight runs in the first two innings of the game to open up a huge lead that they would not even consider relinquishing.
Right fielder Annie Lockwood had four RBI, and center fielder Lesley Rodgers added three for the top-seeded Sun Devils.
Escobedo gave up only three hits over five innings, moving to 28-3 on the season and further proving her domination as only a freshman at ASU. Her efforts have given the Sun Devils a great opportunity to move into the Super Regional stage.
Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM Arizona time, the Sun Devils will face Long Beach State (38-16), who defeated San Diego State in the first game on Friday. Should ASU win, they'll be in the driver's seat to advance to the next round of the College World Series.