Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Devils Take the Territorial Cup Back to Tempe in 52-37 Victory Over the Wildcats

Mike Stockman
Phoenix Area Sports
(Photos by Jacob M Cutler)

TEMPE, ARIZONA (November 21, 2015) The Territorial Cup, first played on Thanksgiving Day in 1899, is the nation’s oldest collegiate rivalry trophy and it is heading back to Tempe, AZ  after the Arizona State University Sun Devils defeated their rival Arizona Wildcats by a score of 52-37 at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday November 21, 2015.

This was the 89th meeting between these schools. The Wildcats lead the series 48-40-1.

Carrington skirts the sideline for a pick-six to seal the game.
Last year, the Wildcats won the Pac-12 South when they hosted and defeated the Devils in Tucson. This year, a win for the Devils makes them bowl eligible for the fourth straight season under Coach Todd Graham.

Even though the score sounds like a blow-out, it was a much closer 38-30 game with less than seven minutes left, until two interceptions were run back for touchdowns by freshman Kareem Orr (Chattanooga, Tenn) and red-shirt senior Lloyd Carrington (Dallas, TX),  giving the Devils 16 defensive touchdowns under Coach Graham, which is the most in the FBS since 2012.

The Player of the Game Award was given to senior WR Devin Lucien (Encino, CA). He caught nine passes for 190 yards and one touchdown.

Other notable performances came from sophomore Kalen Ballage (Peyton, CO) who rushed for a total of 110 yards.  In the second quarter, a 65 yard run set up a one yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Mike Bercovici. Bercovici led the Devils with 315 yards passing, two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown.

Foster extends his streak to 51 games - Pac-12 record
Scottsdale native DJ Foster rushed for 33 yards, one touchdown, and 14 yards receiving.  This extends his streak of at least one reception to 51 games – a Pac-12 record. Foster is the only active FBS player to rush for over 2,000 yards and over 1,500 receiving in a career.

Sophomore Demario Richard (Palmdale, CA) rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown for the Devils before leaving the game due to injuring his ankle.

Red-shirt freshman Jalen Harvey caught the first pass of his collegiate career for the Devils which went for a 41 yard touchdown.

Zane Gonzales became the second All-Time leader in scoring for the Devils when he surpassed Thomas Weber’s 340 points by racking up a total of 10 points on the day giving him 348 in his career.

The Wildcats leading performances included an interception returned 21 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter by sophomore Cam Denson (Tucson, AZ). Red-shirt freshman quarterback Brandon Dawkins (Oxnard, CA) passed for 305 yards, 78 yards rushing, one touchdown run and two touchdown passes.

21 yard pick-six by Denson puts Wildcats on board in Q2.
The longest play of the year for the Wildcats came on a 95 yard touchdown pass to red-shirt junior Trey Griffey.

Senior kicker Casey Skowron (Phoenix, AZ) became the seventh All-Time Leading Scorer for the Wildcats, adding 13 points to his career total.

The Wildcats were bowl eligible coming into this game. It is the fourth-straight season under Coach Rich Rodriguez and the seventh time in the last eight years that the Wildcats will play in a bowl game.

This was the final regular season game for the Wildcats who are off next week prior to the bowl games.

The Devils travel to Berkely, CA to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday, Nov 28 for the final game of the regular season.  The game time has been set to 8p.m. AZ time and will be covered by FoxSports1.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Devils Win Homecoming Game 27-17 Over Huskies

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography by Jacob M Cutler)

TEMPE, AZ (November 14, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils came from behind after being down 17-3 at the half, to defeat the Washington Huskies by a final score of 27-17 on Homecoming Saturday, November 14 at Sun Devil Stadium.

Mike Bercovici has thrown for over 4,000 yards as a Devil
In the first quarter, the Huskies chewed up the Devils’ defense with a total of 205 yards offense. Missed tackles and broken assignments allowed the Huskies to jump to a 10 - 0 lead.

In the second quarter, the Huskies extended their lead when quarterback Jake Browning threw a 29 yard touchdown pass to a wide open Darrell Daniels who strolled in easily with 8:20 left in the half.

The Devils would not get on the board until Zack Gonzales, now 3rd all-time in scoring for the Devils, hit a 40 yard field goal with less than 2:30 left in the half.

At the half, the Huskies led 17-3 with a total of 341 yards on offense to the Devils’ 133 yards.

After halftime, a different team came out of the locker room for the Devils.  The Huskies continued to pile on the yards, but were unable to score the rest of the game.

In the second half, the Devils scored 7 points in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth.  The defense forced four turnovers, three interceptions and one forced fumble, to tame the Huskies.

The Devils finished the game with 397 yards total offense to the Huskies’ 547 total yards.

Matt Haack - 11 punts averaged over 46 yards
The Devils’ junior punter Matt Haack (Des Moines, Iowa) played a major role in pinning the Huskies back deep all game. He punted eleven times for a total of 507 yards, his average yards per punt was just over 46.

After the game, one reporter asked what happened in the locker room during the halftime intermission. Antonio Longino said “We said to each other - when we come out, we gotta come together. Don’t just play for the seniors. We have to play for everybody because tomorrow is not promised to anyone“.

In other postgame interviews, Kalen Ballage talked about the heart of the team when he stated “It’s how you finish, not how you start”.

Mike Bercovici, with over 4,000 yards passing as a Sun Devil, talked about what it felt like to put on the Devil uniform for over 90 games. He said “It feels incredible …We will never take it for granted”. “If you want to put a pitchfork on your helmet, you gotta wake up bright-eyed no matter the situation”.

As the players left the postgame interview, one could see the focus in the eyes of each of them as they begin to mentally prepare for their next game – the Arizona Wildcats.

Bercovici, Longino, Ballage in postgame interview.
The Huskies (4-6) travel to Oregon State to play the Beavers next week in a Pac12 Conference game on Saturday, November 21.

The Devils (5-5), needing  to win the next game to be bowl eligible,  host in-state rival and nemesis Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, November 21, at Sun Devil Stadium. The annual Territorial Cup showdown can be seen on local channels. Game time is 1:30 p.m. MST.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Team USA Ties Canada 2-2 in Game 1

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

GLENDALE, ARIZONA (October 31, 2015) The 2015 USA Baseball Premier12™ Team pitching staff combined for a total of 14 strike outs to hold back Canada in game 1 of 3 that ended in a 2-2 tie on Saturday afternoon, October 31 on Hank Aaron Field at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Team USA’s RHP Seth Simmons (Arizona Diamondbacks) led the pitching staff with five strike outs using only 39 pitches.

Canada scored their two runs in the second inning.  The first run came when Brock Kjeldgaard scored on a bases loaded walk. Taylor Green scored the second run on a sacrifice grounder.  Canada’s bats were held to a total of five hits for the game. Pete Orr led Canada’s batting with two hits in the game giving him a .500 slugging percentage.

Team USA’s first run came in the third inning when Jacob May crosses the plate on a Tyler Pastornicky RBI single to right field. The tying run came in the seventh inning when May singled up the middle allowing Brett Phillips to score on the play.

After the game, Team USA’s Manager Willie Randolph, an MLB veteran, stated “I was impressed with our pitching.” He also stated “today was a good day and I saw a lot of good things”.  When asked about tomorrow’s match up, his response was “I want them to be a little more aggressive. Tomorrow we will stretch out, probably doing more running and stealing bases.”

Team USA Baseball host Canada on Sunday at 1 p.m. AZ Time for game 2 at Maryvale Baseball Park. To follow the USA Baseball Premier™ Team, visit For game updates, follow @USABaseball on Twitter.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Devils' Defense Gets Eight Sacks in Win Over The Buffaloes

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography by Jacob M Cutler)

ASU Sacks Colorado's Sefo Liufau 8 times.
TEMPE, AZ (October 10, 2015)  The Arizona State University Sun Devils’ defense produced eight sacks, twelve tackle for losses, a blocked punt, and an interception in the 48-23 win over Pac-12 rival Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, October 10 at Sun Devils Stadium.

The Devils tight-end Kody Kohl scored the first two touchdowns of the game in the first quarter. The first touchdown came when he picked up a fumble and ran it in from 28 yards out. His second touchdown, a 16 yard reception, was the first of five touchdown passes thrown by senior quarterback Mike Bercovici.

Zane Gonzales, a junior from Deer Park, Texas, became the 5th highest scorer in Devil history adding six extra points and two field goals to his career total of 300 points.

Kody Kohl scores on fumble recovery in first quarter.
For the second time in his career as the Devils’ quarterback, Bercovici threw five touchdown passes. He now has over 3,000 total yards passing.

The Buffaloes (3-3, 0-2 Pac-12) host the Arizona Wildcats in Boulder, CO on Saturday, October 17 at 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised on FS-1. 

The Devils (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) travel to Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 17 to face the current PAC-12 South leader, Utah Utes. Game time is 7:00 p.m. AZ time and it will be televised on ESPN.

Monday, September 28, 2015

DJ Foster Becomes 4th in NCAA History to Rush and Receive for Over 2000 Yards

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography by Jacob M Cutler)

Trojan QB Cody Kessler throws 5 TDs.
TEMPE, ARIZONA (September 26, 2015) The #19 University of Southern California Trojans did not need to use the triple option offense in their victory over the Arizona State University Sun Devils. Instead, they relied on the arm of Trojan senior quarterback Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) who threw for 379 yards, five touchdowns, and finished the game with a 197 quarterback rating in the 42-14 win over the Devils on Saturday, September 26, at Sun Devils Stadium.

In the first three games of the season, the Devils faced triple option offenses, allowing an average of over 215 yards rushing per game. In this game, they were able to hold the Trojans to less than 100 yards rushing. However, with a total of four turnovers, missed tackles, and two missed field goals, the Devils’ Head Coach Todd Graham stated, in a concerned manner, “They executed, we didn’t”.

DJ Foster makes history.
The Devils’ senior DJ Foster (Scottsdale, AZ) becomes the 4th player in the history of NCAA football to receive 2000 yards and rush for 2000 yards.

The Trojans’ Kessler also achieved a prestigious record in this game. His total career touchdown passes ranks him as third in the history of Trojan football.

The Trojans (3-1, 1-1 PAC-12) will host the Washington Huskies in a Pac-12 conference game on October 8, at 6 p.m. PT. The game will broadcast on ESPN.

The Devils (2-2, 0-1 PAC-12) travel to Pasadena, CA to take on Pac-12 rival UCLA Bruins  on Saturday, Oct 3 at 4:30 p.m. AZ time. The game will be covered by FOX.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Demario Richard Breaks ASU Record for Most Yards Receiving By Running Back

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography by Jacob M Cutler)

Richard dives across goal for 33 yard td reception
TEMPE, ARIZONA (September 18, 2015) Arizona State University Sun Devil’s running back Demario Richard rushed for 104 yards and flew past defenders for 151 yards receiving while scoring two touchdowns in a 34-10 victory over the New Mexico Lobos on Friday, September 18 at Frank Kush Stadium.

Richard, a sophomore from Palmdale, CA had a record performance that included a 93 yard touchdown reception, the third longest touchdown pass in Devil history. His 151 yards in receptions is the most from a running back in the history for Devils' football.
For the second week in a row, a visiting non-conference team has created havoc in the middle of the Devils' defense carving up long runs and scoring touchdowns. The Lobos were able rack up 15 first downs, 184 yards rushing, and held the ball for a total of 36:21.

Coach Todd Graham leads his Devils to another win
In the post-game press conference, Coach Todd Graham was asked if he was concerned about the performance his defense is having this year against the run. His response was a very firm “I guarantee our guys are going to be ready for next week”.  He went on to say “I feel good about where my team is at”.

The Lobos will be traveling next week to play the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, September 26 at 1:08 pm MST. The game can be seen on television channel ROOT.

The Devils host PAC-12 Conference rivals University of Southern California Trojans on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  This is the first conference game time of the season for the Devils. The game time has not been announced and will be covered on PAC-12 Networks.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cal Poly Rushes for 323 Yards But Lose 35-21 to the Devils

Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography provided by Jacob M Cutler)

TEMPE, ARIZONA (September 12, 2015) Cal Poly Mustangs' rushing attack surprised the Arizona State University Sun Devils by gaining 323 yards, but the Mustangs couldn't hold on for the upset. Tied at 21-21 with less than eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Devils added two touchdowns to pull ahead in their home opener to win 35 -21 in the first meeting against the Mustangs on Saturday, September 12 at Frank Kush Stadium.

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Kody Kohl makes game changing touchdown catch with defender on his back.

The game started as most expected, the Devils took the lead 14-0 early in the second quarter. However the Mustangs, with a triple option threat, drove 64 yards in eight plays and scored on a pounding, up-the-middle run by Joe Protheroe. Protheroe would end the night with 130 net yards rushing, one touchdown, and an average of 4.6 yards per carry for the Mustangs, a Big Sky Conference member.

On the next play, Devils' junior De'Chavon Hayes takes the kick-off 57 yards, setting up the Devils in great field position on the Mustangs' side of the 50 yard line.  The Devils finished the drive with a six yard run, the first of two Demario Richard touchdowns, making the score 21-7.

Once again, most of the fans thought the Mustangs would roll over and the score would get out of hand. 

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Mustang running back Joe Protheroe dives over goal line for score
This would not be the case for the Mustangs, who are in their 97th season of football. With :13 seconds left in the first half, Mustang quarterback Chris Brown scored on a one yard quarterback sneak, bringing the Mustangs within seven points. On the first drive of the second half, the Mustangs tied the game with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Chris Brown to Reagan Enger.

It wasn't until the fourth quarter with 7:36 left on the clock that the Devils were able to score the go-ahead touchdown on a 10 yard game-changing pass from Mike Bercovici to Kody Kohl. Bercovici completed his third touchdown pass to Tim White with 1:59 on the clock putting the final score at 35-21.
Cal Poly's home opener against Northern Iowa is Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Devils host the New Mexico Lobos in Tempe, AZ on Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the PAC-12 Network.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Scottsdale's Allen and Kirk Play Big Role In Aggies' Opener Against The Devils

By Mike Stockman
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
(Photography provided by Jeremy Fletcher of Bigshots Snapshots Media)

HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 5, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils began the 2015 football season at NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium,  in Houston, TX against the Texas A&M Aggies. This was the first meeting between these teams, ending in a victory for the Aggies by a score of 38 - 17 on Saturday, September 5 in front of 66,308 screaming fans.

Kyle Allen Leads the Aggies to Victory Over the Devils
Scottsdale natives Kyle Allen (sophomore quarterback) and Christian Kirk (freshman wide receiver / punt returner) contributed to four of the five touchdowns for the Aggies in the win over the Devils.

Allen put the Aggies on the board first when he threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Tra Carson, senior running back from Texarkana, TX, in the first quarter for his first touchdown of the year. In the 4th quarter, he scrambled for a 12 yard touchdown. With less than four minutes left in the game, he connected with Kirt on a 66 yard touchdown to put the Aggies up 31-17. Allen finished the night with a 139.4 rating - completing 15 of 26 passes for 198 yards, two touchdown passes, one interception, and one rushing touchdown.

Christian Kirk returns punt 79 yards for touchdown.
Kirk was electrifying as he darted through the Devils' special team on a punt return for a 79 yard touchdown in the second quarter. Kirt ended the night with 106 yards receiving and 82 yards in punt returns. His two touchdowns were the longest plays of the game.

Devils' senior quarterback Mike Bercovici threw a four yard touchdown to tight-end Kody Kohl for the Devils' first score of the night. In the third quarter, Bercovici ran for a 19 yard touchdown bringing the Devils' within three for a score of 17-14. Bercovici would finish with a 109.8 rating, completing 25 of 41 passes for a total of 199 yards, one touchdown pass, and a rushing touchdown.

The Devil's only other points came from field goal kicker Zane Gonzalez, from 23 yards out with 4:16 left in the game.  He finished the night with two extra points for a total of five points for the Devils.

Aggies’ kicker Taylor Bertolet connected for a field goal in the third quarter from 19 yards out. He finished the evening making every extra point bringing his total to eight points.

The Aggies' defense was able to get to Bercovici for a total of nine sacks on the night, four coming from defensive end Daeshon Hall, a junior from Lancaster, TX.The final score of the game occurred with 1:38 left when Carson ran 10 yards for a touchdown giving them a 38-17 lead.

Devils' Mike Bercovici runs over defender on 19 yard touchdown.
The Aggies, who are now 16-0 against non-conference teams since Kevin Sumlin became head coach, will be hosting Ball State in College Station for their home opener on September 12, 2015 at 6 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on ESPNU and radio coverage can be heard on TAMUSN.

The Devils, who have had back to back ten win seasons under Coach Todd Graham, will host Cal Poly in their home opener on September 12, 2015 in Tempe, AZ at 8 p.m. PST. This game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sun Devils' Ryan Kellogg Pitches Shutout

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

ASU's Ryan Kellogg pitches shutout, 11 strike outs, and this out.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (May 14, 2015) - The Arizona State University Sun Devils' left-handed junior Ryan Kellogg threw 100 pitches, 11 strike outs, and a guy out at first with his glove to lead his team to victory over the Washington State University Cougars by a score of 5-0 on Thursday, May 14 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. 

Coming into this weekend, the Sun Devils lead the all-time series with a 49-15 record against the Cougars.  

This was the first shutout of the season for the No.12 ranked Sun Devils.

David Greer gets 2 hits and scores twice.
David Greer continues his performance at the plate by getting two hits and scoring two runs in four at bats. He led the Devils with a batting average of .359 for the game. He leads the Devils with a .351 average and is one of six that are batting over .300 this season. 

Brian Serven gets two RBI with his double in the eighth inning to put the final scores on the board.

In the post game interview with Ryan Kellogg, he was asked how it felt to pitch the whole game. He responded "Getting through the first inning with three strike outs felt good, especially after starting <the game> with three balls."

When asking about his glove scooping throw to first for an out, Kellogg smiled, and said "Skip always says No Superman Plays". He then finished his comment with "gotta keep it interesting I guess".

Sun Devil Coach Tracy Smith spoke well of Ryan's performance tonight. He stated "That's been him all year. He's the guy that goes out there all year, and does his job." He said "At this point, we're going to go out there with our best option. If we lose, it's going to be with our best guy". 

The Sun Devils host the Cougars Friday at 4 p.m. and then Saturday at 7 p.m. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. All three games will be televised on Pac-12 Networks and can be heard on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sun Devils Win Game Two Against Rival Wildcats

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

ASU's Johnny Sewald steals a homerun from the Wildcats
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (April 12, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils add another victory over the Arizona Wildcats by a score of 13-7 on Sunday, April 12 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Ryan Kellogg was awarded the win. He threw 100 pitches in 5.2 innings allowing ten hits and five runs.  He is now 6-1 on the season.

Colby Woodmansee had three hits with four times at bat, getting four RBI. David Greer also had a productive game at the plate with three RBI. 

The Sun Devils started the game strong with four runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the fifth and finished strong producing four runs in the bottom of the eighth.

After Monday's game against the Wildcats, the Sun Devils travel to Seattle, Washington for a three game series covered by Pac-12 Networks against the Washington Huskies on April 17-19, 2015. Game time for Friday and Saturday is 7:00 p.m. Sunday's game time is 1:00 p.m. PST.

Wildcats Dalbec Gets Two Home Runs To Beat the Sun Devils

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

Arizona's Bobby Dalbec Hits 2 Home Runs In Win Over the Sun Devils
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (April 13, 2015) After hitting a home run in the second inning, Arizona Wildcats' sophomore Bobby Dalbec (Parker, Colo.) pounds a two run home run over the left field fence in the top of the ninth to give the Wildcats the lead over rival Arizona State University Sun Devils. The Wildcats won the game after scoring six runs  in the ninth for a final score of 7-2 over the Sun Devils on Monday, April 13 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Dalbec had an amazing day at bat getting three RBI and on the mound pitching 4.1 innings allowing only five hits with four strikeouts.

Even though the Sun Devils won two out of the three games in this series, the Wildcats established that giving up is not an option. They will be traveling to Oregon to play the Oregon State Beavers in a three game Pac-12 conference series on April 17-19. Friday's game starts at 5:35 p.m. PST. Saturday's game is at 4:05 p.m. and Sunday's game starts at 1:05 p.m.

The Sun Devils travel to Seattle, Washington for a three game series covered by Pac-12 Networks against the Washington Huskies on April 17-19, 2015. Game time for Friday and Saturday is 7:00 p.m. Sunday's game time is 1:00 p.m. PST.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sun Devils Get Walkoff Win Over The Wildcats 5-4

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
ASU scores three runs in the fifth inning.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (April 11, 2015) The No. 9-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils had bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth when senior Jake Peevyhouse (Phoenix,AZ) hit a walkoff single for the 5-4 win over the No. 24-ranked University of Arizona Wildcats in the first of a three game weekend on April 11 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

The Wildcats lead the all-time series 242-210-1. These three games are part of the overall five games required for baseball in the Territorial Cup between these schools. In all, there are twenty sports participating. Currently, the Sun Devils lead the Cup scoring with 7.5 to the Wildcats' 5.5. 

After this three game series against the Wildcats, the Sun Devils travel to Seattle, Washington for a three game series covered by Pac-12 Networks against the Washington Huskies on April 17-19, 2015. Game time for Friday and Saturday is 7:00 p.m. Sunday's game time is 1:00 p.m. PST.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Top-Ranked Bruins Cool the Sun Devils 11-5

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

TEMPE, ARIZONA (April 4, 2015) The #7 ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils Water Polo team lose to the #1 ranked UCLA Bruins by a score 11-5 on Saturday, April 4 at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, AZ.

ASU's Goalie E.B. Keeve gets 13 saves against #1 Bruins
The Sun Devils' goalie E.B. Keeve (redshirt junior from Naperville, Ill.) played all 32 minutes, recording 13 saves but was unable to keep the Bruins from scoring 11 times - three goals in the first period, three goals in the second, and a total of five goals in the third period.

The Bruins' goalie Sami Hill protected the net for the complete match, collecting 11 saves and allowing only five balls to get past her.

The Sun Devils' Izabella Chiappini scored twice while Alkistis Benekou, Petra Pardi, and Kayla Casas each scored one goal.

The Bruins' Rachel Fattal led the team's scoring with three goals. Fattal scored two goals in the first period and one in the second. Ashley Zwimer scored twice, one in the first period and another in the second period. One goal was awarded to each of the following: Alys Williams, Elissia Schilling, Devin Grab, Danielle Ferraro, Alexis Angemund, and Emily Donahue.

The Sun Devils will be traveling to Berkeley, CA to play California on Sunday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. PST. The game will be covered on the Pac-12 Networks and can be viewed online at:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sun Devils Defeat The NMSU Aggies 7-3

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

ASU's Trever Allen hits 3 run home run in 6th inning.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 31, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils score early in the game when sophomore Colby Woodmansee (Phoenix, AZ) hit a two run home run in the first inning. In the bottom of the sixth inning, senior Trever Allen (Tempe,AZ) hit a three run home run adding to the Sun Devils 7-3 win over New Mexico State Aggies on Tuesday, March 31 at Phoenix Municipal stadium.

Sun Devils' sophomore David Greer, from Scottsdale, AZ, went three for four at the plate and scored once. Joey Bielek, a senior from Scottsdale, AZ had two hits with three at bats and scored twice.

Sophomore Lucas Martinez (Fairfax, VA) led the Aggies with two hits, one rbi, and one run scored. Daniel Johnson (sophomore from Vallejo, CA) had two hits and scored one run. Cameron Haskins, senior from El Paso, TX scored after getting on base by being walked.

Sun Devils' junior pitcher David Graybill (Phoenix, AZ) posted a 0.00 era and freshman Ryan Hingst (El Paso, TX) was awarded the win with a 3.38 era.

During the postgame interview, Trever Allen was asked how he felt about the performance of the team so far this season, he stated "If we do these things, and stay true to our plan, we're going to be special".

The Sun Devils travel to Utah for a Pac-12 televised three game series April 2,3, and 4. Games on Thursday and Friday start at 6 P.M. MST. Saturday, April 4 game time is 5 p.m. MST.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sun Devils Sweep The Cardinal Three Games

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
ASU's Brian Serven gets his first of two home runs against Stanford.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 29, 2015) On an early spring afternoon with temperatures reaching 96 degrees, Arizona State University Sun Devil designated hitter Brian Serven gets five hits in five times at the plate, two of which were home runs scoring four in the seventh and eighth innings to lead the Sun Devils to victory over Pac-12 rival Stanford Cardinal by a score of 14-6 on Sunday, March 29 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

During the postgame press meeting, Serven was asked about his batting performance and commented "Both times I was trying to barrel it up, stay up the middle and stay with the plan." When asked about what it's like to be a designated hitter, "There definitely is a different approach to the game when you're just hitting. When I'm DH-ing I can focus on hitting."  He finished with, "Yes, this was the best game I ever had".

Coach Tracey Smith had positive words to say about Brett Lilek's pitching performance."He needs to give us that kind of outing on Sunday. I'm very proud of him for what he did. He knew his back was up against the wall, he responded in a very very positive way." He then went on to say "You've got to take advantage of your opportunities...When you're at the low of the low...This past week we had a candid talk... you have to give results. I'm very proud of him, he knew where he stood, and he responded well. He did an excellent job today".

ASU's Brett Lilek pitches 7 innings to get the win over Stanford
The Sun Devils will host New Mexico State in their next game on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. MST. The game will be played at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Friday, March 27, 2015

ASU Hosts Water Polo Invitational Tournament

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

TEMPE, ARIZONA (March 22, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils hosted the 2015 ASU Invitational Water Polo Tournament over the weekend, March 21 - 22 at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Participating teams included Indiana Hoosiers, #15 Long Beach State 49ers, Redlands Bulldogs, Hartwick Hawks, #9 San Jose State Spartans, and #6 Arizona State Sun Devils.

On Saturday morning, Long Beach State opened the tournament by defeating Indiana in overtime 9-8 while Hartwick defeated Redlands 17-6. In the afternoon, Arizona State won in a commanding performance 12-4 over San Jose State. Indiana defeated Hartwick 9-6 and Long Beach State finished the day with a 16-2 victory over Redlands.

Sunday's matches included an early morning offensive show by San Jose State who won 20-1 over Redlands. Arizona State beat Indiana by a score 12-5 . Just before noon, Hartwick upset Long Beach State in a 7-6 match. 

In the afternoon, Indiana outperformed Redlands 20-4. #15 Long Beach State bounced back from their previous loss to hand Arizona State it's only loss of the weekend by a score 5-3.

The final game of the weekend was another high scoring performance by San Jose State who put up 21 goals to Hartwick's 7.

Long Beach State's next match is at Northridge on Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m. PST.

San Jose State will visit #2 ranked Stanford at Avery Aquatics Complex on Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. PST.   

Next up for Indiana is a match against Notre Dame College in Euclid, Ohio on Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Redlands will be at Chapman on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.

The Sun Devils host #2 Stanford Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. MST. The game will be played at Mona Plummer Aquatics Center in Tempe, Arizona.
Hartwick and Arizona State meet Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. MST at Mona Plummer Aquatics Center.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Sun Devils Win 4-3 Over The Lobos In The Rain.

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 18, 2015) A little rain delayed the start of the game but did not delay the No. 7 ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils from scoring early in their 4-3 win over the New Mexico Lobos on Wednesday, March 18, at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

The Sun Devils scored early in the bottom of the first inning, then twice in the second inning to hold a lead until the seventh inning. In the seventh, the Lobos pulled together a two run performance to tie the game.

ASU's Colby Woodmansee scores go-ahead run in the 8th.
In the eighth inning, the Sun Devils' Colby Woodmansee scores from second base on a line drive shot to center field from Joey Bielek for the final run of the game.

The winning pitcher was Darin Gillies and Ryan Burr was credited with the save.

The #7 Sun Devils are traveling to #15 Oregon for a three game series beginning March 20, 21, and 22. After the three game road trip, they will return to host the Stanford Cardinal for a three game series on March 27,28 at 6:30p.m., and Sunday, March 29 at 12:30p.m. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sun Devils Get Tenth Win of Season

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
PHOENIX, ARIZONA  (March 11, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils pull together a fifth inning four run rally against the UNLV Rebels to win their tenth game of the season by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The Sun Devils Ryan Burr adds to his record for saves.
The Sun Devils begin Pac-12 schedule this week on March 13,14, and 15 when they host the Oregon State Beavers for a three game series. Game one on Friday March 13 is at 6:30p.m. On Saturday  game time is 6p.m. Sunday's game starts at 1p.m. Saturday and Sunday will be televised on Pac-12 Networks. All games will take place at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Sun Devils Defeat the Dirtbags Two Out of Three

By Mike Stockman
Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 8, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils had four runs in the eigth inning to seal the win over Long Beach State Dirtbags by a score of 9-3 on Sunday, March 8 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. This was the second win of the three game weekend bringing  their season record to 9-5.
After a late comeback win by the Dirtbags in game two on Saturday evening, the Sun Devils were able to regroup and make adjustments to outperform  the Dirtbags on Sunday afternoon getting nine hits while the Dirtbags were held to five hits and two errors.
The Sun Devils host UNLV on Wednesday, March 11 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium at 6:30p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Dirtbags Beat Sun Devils 4-2 in Game 2

By Mike Stockman
Sr. Writer / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 7, 2015) - The Arizona State Sun Devils fall to the Long Beach State Dirtbags in game two of three by a score of 4-2 on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

The Sun Devils had a two run lead going into the top of the eigth inning when the Dirtbags' junior Zack Rivera (Tustin, CA) hit a three run home run over the left field wall.

In  the top of the ninth, the Dirtbags added another run making the final score 4-2.

The Dirtbags have a 9-5 record and will be heading home after Sunday's game to host San Diego State on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Blair Field.
The Sun Devils are now 8-5 on the season and will host the Dirtbags on Sunday for the final of three games at 12:30 p.m. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Defeat the Arizona State Sun Devils 4-0

By Mike Stockman
SportsWriter / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

ASU's Ryan Lillard receives a concussion during exhibition game

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (March 3, 2015) The Arizona Diamondbacks, coached by Chip Hale, a former University of Arizona Wildcat Chip Hale who was a member of the 1986 championship team, defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils by a score of 4-0 in an exhibition game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3, 2015.
The Arizona State Sun Devils' Coach Tracy Smith's goal was to "stay healthy". Unfortunately, one player receives a hand injury while another receives a concussion from a wild pitch.
Coach Tracy Smith during post-game
When asked about the Diamondbacks and their new head coach, Coach Smith responded "You can see why he's going to do well." He also went on to say "The Diamondbacks have been good about taking our ASU guys under their wings.It's good to watch the pros and observe from the dugout."
The Sun Devils will be hosting the Long Beach State Dirtbags in a three game series at Phoenix Municipal Stadium starting Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and ending on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Long Beach State Dirtbags Lose To Arizona State Sun Devils In Game 1

By Mike Stockman
Sportswriter / Photographer
Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (March 6, 2015) The Arizona State University Sun Devils hit three doubles in a row in the fifth inning to overcome a grand slam by Long Beach State Dirtbags in the fourth inning to win 6-4 in the first of a three game series starting Friday, March 6, 2015 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. 

ASU's pitching staff averages over 10 strike outs per game
In last year's meeting, the Dirtbags took advantage of the Sun Devils 11-0 at Blair Field. In the first game of the weekend, the Dirtbags were held to four runs, six hits, and had two errors. The Sun Devils scored 6 runs on 13 hits with one error.

The Sun Devils pitching threw for 13 strike outs, giving Seth Martinez the win. Ryan Burr extends his all-time record for saves by striking out two batters in the top of the ninth inning.

The Sun Devils will host the Dirtbags on Saturday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. for the second game of the series.
The Long Beach State Dirtbags will head home after this three game series to host  San Diego State on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6 P.M. at Blair Field.
After this three game series, The Sun Devils will be hosting UNLV on Wednesday, March 11  
at 6:30 P.M. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Horned Frogs Slide Past the Sun Devils to Win 3-2

By Mike Stockman

Copyright 2015 Phoenix Area Sports

ASU has 70 Strike Outs in 7 Games
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (February 22) With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and runners on first and second base, The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs Sr. Cody Jones from Round Rock, Texas hits a single to left field, allowing the lead runner at second a chance to slide past Arizona State University Sun Devils for the final score of the game 3-2 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

The Horned Frogs finish the three game weekend with two wins, bringing their season record to 6-1.

The Sun Devils pitching staff racked up twelve more strike outs, bringing the seven game season total to 70. The Sun Devils' record is now 4-3.

TCU steals base 12 times so far this year.
The Sun Devils’ RJ Ybarra, a junior from Riverside, California, hit a home run in the second inning over center field. In the third inning, sophomore David Greer from Scottsdale, Arizona, connected for a home run over left field for the only scores of the game.

The Horned Frogs host Texas Southern on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 P.M. CT at Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Sun Devils host Bakersfield in the Phoenix Muni Classic on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Game time is 6:30 P.M. MST at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.