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20070228 Baseball Falls to Arizona State, 22-8
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Release: 02/28/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></B><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">TUCSON</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? The Arizona State baseball team opened Tuesday night&rsquo;s game against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with eight runs on seven hits and never looked back, as the Sun Devils cruised to a 22-8 victory at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The loss, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> second straight, dropped the Cats to 11-4 on the season, while ASU improved to 11-3 with the win.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The Sun Devils strung together six hits and a hit batter for six runs before Arizona could even record an out in the first, and then added two more off of starter Paul Bargas (1-1) to open the game with a bang. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The Devils, who finished with 20 hits on the night, posted three more runs in the second and two in the third for a 13-0 advantage before UA pushed across its first run in the home half of the third. The ASU offense continued its run-scoring ways with five runs in the fourth and one in the fifth before capping off the night with three runs in the seventh.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Individually, ASU&rsquo;s Brett Wallace led the charge, finishing 3 for 4 with a home run, seven RBI and three runs scored. Kiel Roling and Matt Hall chipped in with three hits and four RBI apiece.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Even when the <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> offense got something going, it was not to be, as <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&rsquo;s defense had its own highlight with a triple play in the bottom of the fourth inning. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>C.J. Ziegler and Brad Glenn led off the frame with back-to-back singles, but Jon Gaston lined out to second and the two base runners were both caught too far away from first and second for the rare triple killing. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>On the mound, ASU starter Joey Parigi (2-1) kept the Wildcats offense off balance, limiting it to one run on four hits over five innings. The left-hander earned his second win of the season and finished with one strikeout and a pair of walks.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The lone bright spot for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> in the game came in the ninth inning when it rallied for six runs on seven hits. Ziegler and Glenn hit back-to-back home runs in to lead off the inning and Bill Rhinehart added a two-run double later in the frame.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Arizona will look to get back on track this Friday when it opens a three-game series against Eastern Michigan at Kindall Field at 4 p.m. Right-hander Preston Guilmet is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.</FONT></P>
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