We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 11 2007 Softball beat No. 6 1994-95 MBB in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 7 1978 Baseball vs. No. 10 2018 Softball.
Here’s the current bracket:
No. 7 1978 Baseball
Record: 56–12 (15–3 WAC) Runner-up at the College World Series
Head coach: Jim Brock
Notable players: Bob Horner, Hubie Brooks
The rundown: Jim Brock’s team finished an outstanding season and headed into the NCAA Tournament as the second overall seed. Bob Horner led the way in his final season as a Sun Devil with 25 home runs and 100 RBIs, with Hubie Brooks right behind him with 82 RBIs. The team beat St. John’s, Oral Roberts and Miami (FL) before falling to USC twice in Omaha.
No. 10 2018 Softball
Record: 54-17 (13-8 Pac-10) Reached Women’s College World Series
Head coach: Trisha Ford
Notable players: G Juarez, Kindra Hackbarth, Morgan Howe
The rundown: After a four-year hiatus from the Women’s College World Series and multiple coaching changes ASU found its way back. In Trisha Ford’s second season as head coach backed by the left arm of G Juarez, the Sun Devils got through Regionals and Super Regionals undefeated. In two completely different games against Oregon and Oklahoma in OKC, ASU went 0-2.
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