We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 9 1998 Baseball beat No. 8 2006-07 WBB in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 8 2009 Softball vs. No. 9 1973-74 Football.
Here’s the current bracket:
No. 8 2006-07 WBB
Record: 33-5, (16-2 Pac-12) Reached Elite Eight
Head coach: Charli Turner Thorne
Notable players: Briann January, Emily Westerberg
The rundown: The first time in program history the Sun Devils reached the Elite Eight. Stanford plagued ASU all season as the Cardinal beat the Sun Devils three times. However, ASU was 33-2 against everyone else they faced that season. In the tournament, ASU beat UC Riverside, Louisville and Bowling Green, the Sun Devils, a three-seed, faced four-seed Rutgers for a chance at the Final Four, but fell to the eventual NCAA runner-up.
No. 9 1998 Baseball
Record: 38-22 (18-11 Pac-12) College World Series runner-up
Head coach: Pat Murphy
Notable players: Willie Bloomquist, Casey Myers
The rundown: The Sun Devils only lost once in Omaha, but didn’t bring home the title. After three blowout wins against Florida State, Miami and Long Beach State, ASU fell to USC in the final 21-14. This was ASU’s best finish since.
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What team was better?— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) June 27, 2019