No. 19 Sun Devils Hand Huskies 8-4 Loss
May 19, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - Trailing 2-0 after an inning, 19th-ranked Arizona State got a three-run homer in the second and went on to beat the Washington baseball team, 8-4, Saturday night in the second game of a three-game, Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium.
The Sun Devils improved to 34-18 overall and 16-10 in Pac-12 play with the win. Washington fell to 27-23 and 11-15 in conference play.
ASU's Trevor Williams improved his record to 11-2 the win. He worked eight innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Washington sophomore righty Jeff Brigham (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits in three innings.
Washington took advantage of a couple of breaks in the first inning to score two runs. With one out, Caleb Brown drew a walk from Williams, who had gone 41 and one-third consecutive innings without issuing a base on balls. After a second out, Branden Berry reached on a two-base error by the ASU third baseman. Anselment followed with a single to center field, driving in both Brown and Berry to give the UW a 2-0 lead.
ASU took the lead in the second inning. After singles from James McDonald and Michael Benjamin, Devils catcher Beau Maggi hit his first career homer, putting the home team in front, 3-2.
In the third, ASU added a fourth run as Andrew Aplin led off with a walk and eventually scored on an Abe Ruiz double.
In the fifth, the Devils added three more on RBI singles from Deven Marrero and Nathaniel Causey and a run-scoring groundout from Ruiz.
Washington cut the gap in the sixth. Anselment, who extended his hitting streak to 13 games, doubled with two down and then scored on a single from Pehl, cutting the ASU lead to 7-3. In the seventh, UW shortstop Ty Afenir was hit by a pitch and scored on a two-out single from Caleb Brown, making it a 7-4 score.
Ruiz picked up his third RBI of the night in the seventh when he sacrifice fly plated Marrero, who had singled to open the inning.
The Huskies and Devils conclude the series Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. game. Fans can watch live video, for free, at foxsportsarizona.com.