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ASU Baseball: Offense explodes in win over Nebraska

Friday night win

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Trevor Hauver unloaded his 12th home run of the season to start the offensive heavy script for Arizona State (35-12) on Friday. The leadoff homer started the runs in ASU’s 15-6 win over Nebraska (24-19).

All three of the Sun Devils’ top three sluggers in terms of blasts left the yard in Lincoln. Junior left fielder Hunter Bishop went the other way for a two-run homer and his 22nd of the season. Sophomore first baseman Spencer Torkelson lifted a moonshot three-run dinger late in the contest for his 18th of the year.

Hauver and Torkelson each added an additional RBI away from their homers. Sophomore catcher Sam Ferri put through a two-out, two RBI single early as well. Sophomore third baseman Gage Workman sent out ASU’s fourth homer of the night with three-run homer in the eighth.

Former West Virginia transfer Cole Austin — who made his Sun Devil debut on Tuesday after sitting out the 2018 season and being injured for most of this season — replaced Carter Aldrete in right field. He notched his first ASU hit with a single up the middle to plate Bishop.

ASU finished with 21 hits.

Alec Marsh had another stellar night. Over seven innings, Nebraska only collected two runs against the right-handed junior. Both runs came early before Marsh sent down 10 Huskers in a row into the sixth inning. He only walked one and allowed five hits, while he tied a career-high 10 strikeouts.

The Sun Devils will try to clinch the series on Saturday with a 12:05 p.m. first pitch.