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Feb. 10, 2002

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    Arizona State Baseball Notebook
    February 10, 2002

    Record Entering Week: 4-0
    Record Last Week: 3-0 vs. #25 Tennessee
    Current 2002 Record: 7-0
    National Rankings: 17/18/20 (BW/BA/CB)
    Streak: Won 7

    Last Week's Results:

    Friday - def. #25 Tennessee, 7-4Saturday - def. #25 Tennessee, 8-1Sunday - def. #25 Tennessee, 5-4

    This Week's Games (All times local to site):

    Friday, Feb. 15 - at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. ESTSaturday, Feb. 16 - at Florida State, 2 p.m. ESTSunday, Feb. 17 - at Florida State, 1 p.m. EST

    Offensive Player of the Week Nominee:
    Andre Ethier, So., OF/1B, Phoenix, Ariz.
    Ethier hit .462 (6x13) in the series vs. Tennessee, collecting a pair of three-hit games during ASU's sweep of the No. 25 Volunteers. He went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in the finale on Sunday, helping lead ASU to a 5-4 victory to improve to 7-0 on the year. He was 3-for-5 falling just a home run short of hitting for the cycle in Saturday's 8-1 victory. Ethier leads the Devils at the plate in 2002 hitting .462 (12x26) with four doubles, a triple and 10 RBI. Ethier transferred to Arizona State from Chandler-Gilbert CC. Over the last five games Ethier is hitting .444 (8x18) with three doubles and five RBI.

    Pitcher of the Week Nominee:
    Robbie McClellan, Jr., RHP, Liberal, Kan.
    Junior RHP Robbie McClellan was 1-0 with one save on the mound vs. the Volunteers. The former junior college standout at Seward County CC, McClellan struck out seven batters in 3.1 innings in Friday's series opening 7-4 win for the Sun Devils. McClellan came back to close out the Sunday game, earning his first career save. The junior stymied a Volunteer ninth-inning rally when he struck out consecutive batters with the bases loaded to end the game with the tying run on third base. For the year he is 2-0 with one save and a 0.00 ERA. In 8.1 total innings, McClellan has struck out 15 batters and opposing hitters are batting just .167 against him.

    Notes on ASU Baseball:
    Arizona State is off to a 7-0 start, matching the 7-0 start of the 2000 Pac-10 Championship squad... the Sun Devil bullpen has allowed only two earned runs in 19.2 combined innings... in addition, the Sun Devil bullpen has inherited 17 runners, with only four scoring... the starters have faired almost as well, maintaining a staff 2.49 ERA... sophomore RHP Mike Esposito threw his first career complete game in the 8-1 win over Tennessee on Saturday... in two career games vs. the Volunteers, Esposito has allowed only one run in 15.0 combined innings... sophomore designated hitter/infielder Steve Garrabrants has a hit in each of ASU's first seven games, hitting .448 (13x29) on the year... his leadoff home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the first in Saturday's 8-1 win was his first career home run, ending a span of 161 at-bats without a round-tripper... Garrabrants leads ASU with five multi-hit games... the leadoff hitter in the game for Arizona State is 6-for-7 this year in getting a hit... junior LHP Bryce Kartler tied a career high with nine strikeouts in his career-long start of 6.2 innings on Sunday... Kartler picked up his first career victory in his 33rd career appearance... he also have five saves to his credit... sophomore RHP Ryan Schroyer struck out eight 5.2 innings Friday and now has 18 strikeouts between his two starts this year... ASU has out-hit its opponent in six of the seven games... playing its home games at pitcher-friendly Hohokam Stadium, ASU already has six triples, one-third to its 2001 season total of 18... ASU has now scored a run in 382 consecutive games, extending its NCAA record... 8th year head coach Pat Murphy is now only six wins short of 600 Division 1 victories in his career... the ASU hitters are batting .329 (28x85) with runners in scoring position.

    Last Week's Line Scores:

    Arizona State 7, Tennessee 4 (Feb 08, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.)----------------------------------------------------------------------Tennessee........... 020 011 000  -  4 10  2      (1-3)Arizona State....... 110 004 01X  -  7  6  2      (5-0)----------------------------------------------------------------------Pitchers: Tennessee - Riley, Sadlowe(6). Arizona State - Schroyer, Jackson(6), McClellan(6).Win-McClellan(2-0)  Loss-Sadlowe(0-1)  T-3:27  A-2229HR UT - Moffett (2).

    Arizona State 8, Tennessee 1 (Feb 09, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.)----------------------------------------------------------------------Tennessee........... 010 000 000 - 1 7 0 (1-4)Arizona State....... 210 500 00X - 8 15 0 (6-0)----------------------------------------------------------------------Pitchers: Tennessee - Hicklen, Massey(4). Arizona State - Esposito.Win-Esposito(2-0) Loss-Hicklen(0-2) T-2:27 A-3251HR ASU - Garrabrants (1).

    Arizona State 5, Tennessee 4 (Feb 10, 2002 at Mesa, Ariz.)----------------------------------------------------------------------Tennessee........... 000 000 103 - 4 6 1 (1-5)Arizona State....... 104 000 00X - 5 7 3 (7-0)----------------------------------------------------------------------Pitchers: Tennessee - Andrews, Johnson(4), St. Jean(7). Arizona State - Kartler, Sopko(7), McClellan(9).Win-Kartler(1-0) Save-McClellan(1) Loss-Andrews(1-1) T-2:48 A-2961

    Statistics vs. Tennessee Last Weekend (3-0):

    Record: 3-0   Home: 3-0   Away: 0-0   Pac-10: 0-0

    Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

    14 Andre Ethier..... .462 3-3 13 3 6 1 1 0 5 9 .692 1 0 2 1 .500 0 0 0-0 16 0 2 .88928 Jon Sheaffer..... .400 3-2 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 .600 3 0 0 0 .625 0 0 2-2 3 0 0 1.000 5 Dennis Wyrick.... .400 2-2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .400 0 2 1 0 .571 0 0 1-1 1 4 0 1.000 9 Steve Garrabrants .357 3-3 14 4 5 0 0 1 3 8 .571 0 0 1 0 .357 0 0 0-2 4 1 0 1.00010 Rod Allen........ .333 3-3 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 5 .556 3 1 1 0 .538 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.000 8 Jeremy West...... .333 2-2 6 2 2 1 1 0 4 5 .833 2 1 1 1 .556 0 0 0-0 11 0 1 .917 3 Sergio Garcia.... .333 2-1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 1-1 4 5 0 1.000 2 Dustin Pedroia... .273 3-3 11 1 3 1 0 0 2 4 .364 3 0 1 0 .429 0 0 0-0 3 10 0 1.000 4 Doug Schutt...... .250 2-1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 1 0 1 0 .400 0 0 2-2 1 0 0 1.00017 Ryan McKenna..... .250 3-1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 .250 1 1 0 0 .500 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 1.00039 Tuffy Gosewisch.. .200 2-2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 2 0 .200 0 0 0-0 16 0 0 1.000 6 Ian Kinsler...... .143 2-2 7 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 .143 1 0 1 0 .250 0 0 1-1 4 5 1 .90019 Joel Bocchi...... .000 2-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 2 1 .333 0 0 0-0 14 0 0 1.00020 Nick Walsh....... .000 2-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 1 .400 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000

    Totals.............. .301 3-3 93 20 28 4 3 1 20 41 .441 20 5 13 4 .449 0 0 7-9 81 26 5 .955Opponents........... .221 3-3 104 9 23 3 0 1 8 29 .279 12 3 30 2 .317 1 1 7-7 72 35 3 .973

    LOB - Team (26), Opp (31). DPs turned - Team (2), Opp (5). IBB - Team (0), Opp (1).

    (All games vs Tennessee Sorted by Earned run avg)

    Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

    27 Bryce Kartler.... 0.00 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 6.2 2 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 23 .087 3 0 0 0 050 Robbie McClellan. 0.00 1-0 2 0 0 0/0 1 4.1 3 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 17 .176 0 0 0 0 013 J.J. Jackson..... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 1 0 0 023 Mike Esposito.... 1.00 1-0 1 1 1 0/0 0 9.0 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 32 .219 0 1 0 0 012 Ryan Schroyer.... 4.76 0-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 5.2 7 4 3 3 8 2 0 1 23 .304 0 0 0 1 141 Mark Sopko....... 13.50 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.1 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 8 .375 0 1 0 0 0

    Totals.............. 2.00 3-0 3 3 1 0/0 1 27.0 23 9 6 12 30 3 0 1 104 .221 3 3 0 1 1Opponents........... 7.50 0-3 3 3 0 0/0 0 24.0 28 20 20 20 13 4 3 1 93 .301 0 5 0 0 0

    PB - Team (1), Gosewisch 1. SBA/ATT - Gosewisch (6-6), Esposito (3-3), McClellan (2-2), Bocchi (1-1), Schroyer (1-1), Kartler (1-1).

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