ASU Baseball Notebook (21-13, 2-1 Pac-10)

April 3, 2005

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Current 2005 Record: 21-13 (2-1 Pac-10)
Record Last Week: 3-0 (0-0 Pac-10)
Record Entering Week: 18-13 (2-1 Pac-10)
Current Streak: Won 5 (won 15 of last 19)
Overall Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 6-11
National Rankings (3/28): #24 (Baseball America)
BoydsWorld RPI: #17

Last Week's Results (vs. Wright State)
Friday (April 1) - 13-1 win over Wright State
Saturday (April 2) - 11-3 win over Wright State
Sunday (April 3) - 14-1 win over Wright State

Up Next - at California Golden Bears (20-12, 3-3 Pac-10)
Friday (April 8) - at California (2 p.m. -- Evans Diamond -- Berkeley, Calif. -- KDUS 1060 AM
Saturday (April 9) - at California (1 p.m. -- Evans Diamond -- Berkeley, Calif. -- KDUS 1060 AM
Sunday (April 10) - at California (1 p.m. -- Evans Diamond -- Berkeley, Calif. -- KDUS 1060 AM

Offensive Player of the Week Candidate:
Rocky Laguna, RS-Fr., OF, Yuma, Ariz.
Redshirt freshman right fielder Rocky Laguna sparked the Sun Devils to a series sweep of the Wright State Raiders hitting .700 (7-for-10) in the non-conference series. Laguna also scored six runs, stole four bases and drove in seven more while recording a .786 on-base percentage in the three-game series. He went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the series opener and followed that with a 2-for-2 performance and reached base safely in all five plate appearances on Saturday. He completed his weekend going 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI in Sunday's 14-1 victory. He also hit his first career home run with a three-run blast. With hits in all three games against Wright State, Laguna extended his career-high hitting streak to six games, hitting .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs and eight RBI. Overall, Laguna leads the Sun Devils hitting .356 (26-for-73) with seven doubles, two triples, one home run and 21 RBI. He is also 9-for-9 stealing bases and has a .473 on-base percentage. ASU is 9-0 this season when Laguna bats leadoff.

Pitcher of the Week Candidate:
ASU's Starting Pitchers (Erik Averill/Pat Bresnehan/Jason Urquidez)
ASU's starting pitching trio combined to dominate the Wright State offense and helped lead the Sun Devils to the series sweep. All three starters (Erik Averill, Pat Bresnehan, Jason Urquidez) earned a victory in the series and combined for a 1.93 ERA by giving up just three earned runs in 14.0 innings. Bresnehan tied a career high with seven strikeouts and Averill threw five shutout innings to lower his ERA from 3.31 to 3.03.

ASU Player Notes:
Senior designated hitter Joey Hooft extended his hitting streak to five games and hit .455 (5-for-11) in the series against Wright State... redshirt freshman Rocky Laguna extended his hitting streak to a career-high six games and is hitting .500 (11-for-22) during the streak... junior Travis Buck recorded his team-leading 16th multi-hit game of the year Sunday and is hitting .351 (53-for-151) on the season... the team batting race continues to be tight as Laguna (.356) overtook the team lead over the weekend from Buck (.351) and senior catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (.346)... freshman center fielder J.J. Sferra extended his hitting streak to five games (.471, 8-for-17) and finished the series hitting .500 (5-for-10)... sophomore Seth Dhaenens hit .750 (6-for-8) in the series against Wright State and has recorded a hit in five of the last six games... Dhaenens has raised his batting average from .071 to .340 by going 15-for-34 (.441) over his last 13 games (9 starts)... during ASU's five-game winning streak Dhaenens is hitting .643 (9-for-14)... senior 1B/OF Jeff Larish gained sole possession of fifth place in the ASU career record books with his 41st career home run... his 204 RBI also moved him up to fifth place for career RBI, passing Antone Williamson (203, 1992-94)... Larish is hitting .316 (42-for-133) on the season with 23 extra base hits (.692 SLG%), 36 RBI and 27 walks... Larish also ranks second in ASU history with 169 walks, ninth in total bases (427) and 10th in at-bats (732)... junior LHP Erik Averill earned his team-leading sixth win with five shutout innings in Friday's series opening 13-1 victory... Averill has won his last four decisions and is 6-2 with a 3.03 ERA on the season... Averill is 18-8 with a 4.02 ERA in 56 career games (221.2 IP) as a Sun Devil... senior RHP Jason Urquidez picked up the series finale giving up one run in four innings and is 5-2 with a 4.64 ERA this season and 17-5 with a 3.85 ERA in 33 career pitching appearances (23 starts)... reserve freshman catcher Austin Stockfisch went 1-for-1 vs. Wright State and has recorded a hit in six consecutive at-bats... Stockfisch is 6-for-7 (.857) on the season and has reached base in all seven of his at-bats... redshirt freshman outfielder Eric Williams recorded his first career hit in Friday's 13-1 win... the Bordes brothers (Brett and Greg) formed a unique batter in the ninth inning of Sunday's 14-1 victory with Brett (Jr.) on the mound and Greg (Fr.) catching.

ASU Notes:
The Sun Devils swept the Wright State Raiders to extend their season-high winning streak to five games... after starting the season 6-9, ASU has won 15 of its last 19 games to improve to 21-13 overall... ASU has played 19 of its 24 games against teams that have appeared in the national polls at some point this season... 21 of ASU's final 22 games will come against Pac-10 opponents... the Devils are hitting .310 with 68 doubles, 14 triples and 30 home runs... by scoring 10 or more runs in fourth of the last five games the Sun Devils are now averaging 7.71 runs per game... the pitching staff has recorded 264 strikeouts and given up 152 earned runs in 307.2 innings for a 4.45 ERA... during the five-game winning streak the Sun Devils are hitting .364 (71-for-195) and have outscored their opponent 57-7... the pitching staff has a 0.98 ERA (5 ER, 46.0 IP) during the win streak... the Sun Devils scored in the first inning for the 12th and 13th time this season over the weekend and improved to 10-3 when scoring in the opening frame... ASU has outscored its opponent 30-20 in the first inning... the Sun Devils played error free baseball for the second straight game in Sunday's 14-1 win, marking the first time this season has played back-to-back games without committing an error... ASU made only two errors in the series and have now recorded seven games with no errors this season... ASU outscored Wright State 38-5 in the three-game series and hit .389 (44-for-113) and pitched for an impressive 1.33 ERA... the pitching staff has combined to allow only five earned runs over the last five games to lower the team ERA from 5.06 to 4.45 during that stretch... the bullpen combined to allow only one earned run in 13 innings vs. Wright State... the Sun Devils used the same batting lineup in all three games over the weekend... the consistent lineup is an oddity for ASU as head coach Pat Murphy has used 26 different starting batting lineups this season... the Sun Devils added 11 more stolen bases to their league-leading total of 64... with two more triples over the weekend (Joey Hooft/Andrew Romine), the Sun Devils now have 14 on the season to double the entire season total from last season.

Quoting Murph [11th year head coach Pat Murphy talks about ASU's series sweep of Wright State and the upcoming Pac-10 games]
'This is a series we should have won convincingly and we went out there and did that. Wright State had some quality wins early in the season and we knew we would have to go out there and play well. It is easy to overlook these types of games coming off an intense series at USC and with another Pac-10 series coming up next weekend. It was nice to see our younger players get a chance to play and contribute. I thought we pitched well and played excellent defense. Guys like Rocky (Laguna) and Seth (Dhaenens) continue to really add a spark to our offense. We have a tough series coming up on the road at Cal and every weekend in the Pac-10 is going to be a battle.'

Recapping Last Week's Games (3-0):

GAME 32#24 SUN DEVILS 13, Wright State 1April 1 at Packard Stadium	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9		R	H	EWSU	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0	0	-	1	11	1ASU	0	4	0	6	0	0	1	2	x	-	13	16	2

W: Averill (6-2); L: Kearcher (2-1); S: NoneHR: Dhaenens (2)Time: 3:17 Attendance: 2,163 Record: 19-13

HIGHLIGHTS: Erik Averill tossed five scoreless innings to record his fourth straight decision and five players recorded multi-hit games to lead the No. 24 Sun Devils to a commanding 13-1 victory over Wright State University in non-conference action Friday night at Winkles Field at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils out-hit the Raiders 16-11 with all 19 active position players seeing action in the contest. Redshirt freshman Rocky Laguna went 2-for-4 with three stolen bases and two RBI to lead the balanced offensive attack. Zechry Zinicola (2-for-2, 2 RBI), Colin Curtis (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI), Joey Hooft (2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBI) and J.J. Sferra (2-for-2) also added multi-hit games. Sophomore second baseman Seth Dhaenens hit a two-run home run as part of the four-run second inning for his second homer of the season.

GAME 33#24 SUN DEVILS 11, Wright State 3April 2 at Packard Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H EWSU 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 11 1ASU 0 4 0 6 0 0 1 2 x - 13 16 2

W: Bresnehan (3-2); L: Snyder (1-4); S: NoneHR: NoneTime: 3:10 Attendance: 2,273 Record: 20-13

HIGHLIGHTS: Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch went 3-for-5 with four RBI to lead the No. 24 Sun Devils to a 11-3 series clinching victory over the Wright State Raiders on Saturday evening at Winkles Field at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils won their fourth straight game and 14th out of the last 18 to improve to 20-13. Gosewisch led four players who tallied multi-hit games by recording his fifth game this season with three or more hits. Seth Dhaenens continued his hot hitting streak going 3-for-3 with one RBI and Rocky Laguna went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and reached base safely in each of his five plate appearances. Sophomore starting pitcher Pat Bresnehan tied his career high with seven strikeouts and limited the Raiders to five hits and two runs in five innings. The reigning Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week won his second straight start to improve to 3-2 on the season. Junior reliever Tony Barnette threw two scoreless frames and freshman right-hander Seth Garrison closed out the victory giving up one run and striking out three over the final two innings.

GAME 34#24 SUN DEVILS 14, Wright State 1April 3 at Packard Stadium 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H EWSU 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 5 3ASU 1 6 3 0 0 2 2 0 x - 14 15 0

W: Urquidez (5-2); L: Barrett (3-3); S: NoneHR: Larish (13), Laguna (1), Persichina (1)Time: 2:56 Attendance: 2,077 Record: 21-13

HIGHLIGHTS: Rocky Laguna went 3-for-4 with four RBI and hit his first career home run to lead the No. 24 Sun Devils to a 14-1 non-conference victory over Wright State on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Winkles Field at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils swept the Raiders by a combined score of 38-5 to extend their season-high win streak to five games. Laguna had a pair of singles and a three-run home run to leads ASU's 15-hit attack. Seth Dhaenens continued his hot streak at the plate going 2-for-2 with two runs and a pair of walks. Senior first baseman Jeff Larish went 2-for-5 with three RBI, including a two-run double and his Pac-10 leading 13th home run of the season. Senior RHP Jason Urquidez earned the win in a predetermined four-inning start. Urquidez scattered three hits and struck out seven to improve to 5-2 on the season and 17-5 in his career.

Overall Statistics last week vs. Wright State (3-0):

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%13 Austin Stockfisch 1.000 3-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 1.000 6 Seth Dhaenens.... .750 3-3 8 4 6 0 0 1 4 9 1.125 4 1 0 0 .846 0 0 1-1 6 9 0 1.00014 Rocky Laguna..... .700 3-3 10 6 7 1 0 1 7 11 1.100 3 1 1 0 .786 0 0 4-4 4 0 0 1.000 2 J.J. Sferra...... .500 3-3 10 3 5 0 0 0 1 5 .500 0 0 1 0 .455 1 0 1-1 3 0 0 1.00025 Eric Williams.... .500 3-0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 1 0 1 0 .667 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.00015 Joe Persichina... .500 3-0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 2.000 1 0 1 0 .667 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 1.000 5 Joey Hooft....... .455 3-3 11 2 5 0 1 0 4 7 .636 0 0 0 0 .455 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 .00037 Zechry Zinicola.. .400 3-0 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 .400 1 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0-0 2 1 0 1.00039 Tuffy Gosewisch.. .333 3-3 12 2 4 1 0 0 6 5 .417 2 0 0 0 .429 0 0 0-0 23 2 0 1.000 9 Colin Curtis..... .333 3-3 9 4 3 0 0 0 2 3 .333 2 0 2 0 .455 0 0 1-1 1 0 1 .50012 Andrew Romine.... .300 3-3 10 4 3 0 1 0 4 5 .500 0 0 1 0 .300 0 0 2-2 6 2 0 1.00011 Jeff Larish...... .273 3-3 11 4 3 1 0 1 3 7 .636 4 0 2 0 .467 0 0 2-2 20 0 0 1.000 4 Travis Buck...... .231 3-3 13 5 3 0 0 0 1 3 .231 3 1 1 1 .412 0 0 0-2 2 1 0 1.00036 DJ Butler........ .000 3-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 1.00018 Willy Fox........ .000 3-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000 7 Vinny Biancamano. .000 3-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0-0 3 5 1 .88928 Eric Sogard...... .000 3-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 1.000 3 Jeff Landry...... .000 3-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0-0 0 3 0 1.000Totals.............. .389 3-3 113 38 44 3 2 4 36 63 .558 24 4 15 1 .507 1 0 11-14 81 28 2 .982Opponents........... .232 3-3 99 5 23 4 0 0 5 27 .273 4 2 29 3 .276 0 1 1-4 72 34 5 .955

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 SHA45 Erik Averill..... 0.00 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 5.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 .263 0 2 0 0 037 Zechry Zinicola.. 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 10 .100 0 0 0 0 050 Tony Barnette.... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0 0 041 Josh Satow....... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 .286 0 0 0 0 047 Ty Marotz........ 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .444 0 0 0 0 031 Kevin Dryanski... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 049 Brett Bordes..... 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 0 0 0 0 034 Jason Urquidez... 2.25 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 4.0 3 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 15 .200 1 0 0 0 040 Pat Bresnehan.... 3.60 1-0 1 1 0 0/0 0 5.0 5 2 2 0 7 1 0 0 18 .278 0 0 0 0 117 Seth Garrison.... 4.50 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 8 .250 0 0 0 0 0Totals.............. 1.33 3-0 3 3 0 0/0 0 27.0 23 5 4 4 29 4 0 0 99 .232 1 2 0 0 1Opponents........... 12.38 0-3 3 3 0 0/0 0 24.0 44 38 33 24 15 3 2 4 113 .389 4 4 0 1 0

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