PHOENIX – Coming off of a series win against CSU Bakersfield, the Arizona State Sun Devils (18-20, 5-10 Pac-12) travel to Eugene, Ore., to take on the Oregon Ducks (23-13, 6-9 Pac-12) Friday night in the first of a three-game series.
The Sun Devils are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and hope to get back to the .500 mark with this road trip. The Ducks are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are currently on a five-game losing streak.
Oregon will send junior left-handed pitcher David Peterson (8-2, 2.20 ERA) to take the mound against ASU in the series opener. Peterson pitched a seven-inning game in his last outing.
The Sun Devils have sent freshman left-hander Chaz Montoya (4-2, 5.95) to the bump in each of their last two weekend-series openers. However, junior lefty Eli Lingos (5-3, 3.39)—the team’s ace—could draw his first Friday night start since April 7 at California.
ASU’s key players to watch are freshman first baseman Lyle Lin and sophomore outfielder Gage Canning.
Lin has reached base in 24 consecutive games and is batting .340 this season. Meanwhile, Canning has nine games this season with three or more hits and is currently hitting .359, which is ninth in the Pac-12. He enters the weekend leading the nation with seven triples this year.
The series’ first pitch is scheduled to be thrown Friday night at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. Saturday’s contest is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., and Sunday’s series finale is tabbed to begin at 12 p.m.
The Sun Devils will return to Phoenix Municipal Stadium on May 5, when they open a three-game home series against Stanford.