Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wildcats Shutout The Devils 8-0

Mike Stockman
Phoenix Area Sports

Rick Monday with team and flag he saved 40 years ago.
PHOENIX, AZ - (April 26, 2016) It was 40 years ago this week when Rick Monday, an Arizona State University alumni and former baseball player, ran out to save an American flag that two people were attempting to burn in the outfield during a Chicago Cubs baseball game. Today, the flag and the hero were celebrated as the greatest play in baseball history.

But even with Monday's motivating speeches on how great our country is, and what the flag stands for, the Devils were unable to keep the rival Arizona Wildcats from taking the game in an 8-0 shutout at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Tuesday evening, April 26.

Wildcats' Louis Boyd gets 2 hits, 1 RBI in win over the Devils.
The Wildcats recorded 16 hits and no errors. All of the Wildcats starting players either scored or had a hit in front of 2,942 fans who watched the display of domination from the visiting rival team. Ryan Aguilar, a senior outfielder from Yorba Linda, California, led the team with three hits, producing one RBI.  Wildcats' pitcher Kevin Ginkel (Lakeside, CA) went the distance for the shutout, allowing only two hits by the Devils.

After the game, Devils Head Coach Tracy Smith stated "We didn't play good defense tonight". He also said "We should be good enough that a one pitch pitcher should not be able handle us for nine innings". "We've got to put this aside...we gotta think about how we can do better this weekend".

Wildcats' Kevin Ginkel throws 91 pitches in 9 innings in shutout.
The Wildcats (27-14) travel to California to take on the USC Trojans in a three game series starting Friday night at 7 p.m PST. Saturday's 7 p.m game will be televised by ESPN. Sunday's game starts at 2 p.m. PST.

The Devils (23-15) host a three game series against New Mexico at Phoenix Municipal Stadium starting Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p..m. Saturday's game will be at 6:30 p.m. The final game on Sunday begins at 12:30 p.m.

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