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ASU Baseball: Sun Devils host Pacific for two-game series

The Devils sit sixth in the Pac-12 standings

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Where/when: Phoenix Municipal Stadium; Sunday (1 p.m.), Monday (6:30 p.m.)

How to watch: Pac-12 Plus (ASU live stream)

Listen: Sun Devil Radio Network, Blaze Radio

Arizona State: The Sun Devils (20-27, 11-13 Pac-12) are coming off a 12-7 win over San Diego Wednesday night where three players homered, including freshman Zach Hoguiesson who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in his first career start. Sophomore right-hander Alec Marsh (3-3, 3.28 ERA) will start on Sunday with Monday’s starting pitcher still up in the air. In Marsh’s last start, he went 7 13 innings on six hits and allowed four earned runs in a 4-3 loss to Washington.

ASU freshman infielder Spencer Torkelson led the nation as of Friday with 22 home runs. He needs five more to tie the NCAA Division I single-season freshman record. Arizona State’s top three hitters per average; junior center fielder Gage Canning (.385), Torkelson (.328), sophomore catcher Lyle Lin (.323), are the lone Sun Devils to play all 47 games this season. Freshman outfielder Hunter Jump is hitting a red-hot .373 in 67 at-bats this season. He has eight hits in his last five games.

Pacific: The Tigers (19-26, 9-15 WCC) sit last place in their conference after dropping two of three games to Santa Clara a series ago. This being UOP’s first game in six days, it’ll likely start sophomore right-handed pitcher Shelby Lackey (5-3, 3.60 ERA) on Sunday. Pacific’s No. 2 starter is junior lefty Ricky Reynoso (4-3, 4.64 ERA). Lackey has won three of his last four starts.

Three-hitter and freshman infielder Alex LeForestier leads the Tigers with a .321 average and hit 5-for-12 with three doubles in the Santa Clara series. Four-hitter James Free owns a team-high with 26 walks. The catcher is hitting .299 with a team-leading 75 total bases.