Monday, February 22, 2016

Sun Devil Baseball Starts The 2016 Season With 4 Wins

Mike Stockman
Phoenix Area Sports

ColbyWoodmansee tags runner attempting to steal second base.
TEMPE, AZ (February 21, 2016) The Arizona State University Sun Devil Baseball team started the 2016 season with four straight victories over Big East visitor Xavier Musketeers this weekend at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

On Friday evening, the Devils opened the season with 10 hits while the Musketeers were held to five hits.  The Devils won the opening game by a score of 5 - 2.

After the game, the Devils’ Head Coach Tracy Smith stated “the good part about tonight was I liked the way we played defense…we had nervous at bats today.”

Eder Erives grabs a bunt during double header and throws out runner.
Saturday was a double header. The first of the two games finished with the final score of 2-1. In the second game of the double header, the Musketeers were able to out-hit the Devils 12 to 9 but were unable to turn the advantage into a win. The Devils finished the evening with a win by the score of 8-2.

Game four on Sunday resulted in a 5-1 victory for the Devils, who are looking to keep the momentum alive. When asked what they need to work on before the next game, sophomore Andrew Shaps (Paradise Valley, AZ) said “all around consistent, everybody needs to keep getting better. He then ended the comment with “I think overall we did great this weekend”.

The Devils host the Nevada Wolfpack on Tuesday, Feb 23 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Game time is 6:30 P.M and will be available on ASU Live Stream |

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