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.

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