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ASU Best Teams: No. 7 1978 Baseball vs. No. 10 2018 Softball

Battle of the diamonds

Photos from Sun Devil Athletics

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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