Sun Devils Win Game One Of Doubleheader Over Cal, 11-7
April 9, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Arizona State junior right fielder Travis Buck went 3-for-4 with two RBI and senior catcher Tuffy Gosewisch was 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the No. 24 Sun Devils to a 11-7 victory over the California Golden Bears in the first game of a Pac-10 doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Evans Diamond.
The Sun Devils extended their season high winning streak to six games to improve to 22-13 overall and 3-1 in Pac-10 play. ASU has now won 16 of its last 20 games and three straight league contests. California dropped its fourth consecutive league game to drop to 21-13 overall and 3-4 in league play.
Buck (Richland, Wash.) raised his season batting average to a team-leading .361 with a pair of singles and his team-leading 14th double of the season. Gosewisch (Scottsdale, Ariz.) recorded his team-leading 13th multi-RBI game of the season, including a clutch two-out, two-run double in the top of the second inning. Leadoff hitter Rocky Laguna (2-for-6), second baseman Seth Dhaenens (2-for-3) and freshman center fielder J.J. Sferra (2-for-3) also notched multi-hit games as the Sun Devils out-hit Cal 13-12.
Junior left-hander Brett Bordes (Mesa, Ariz.) picked up the win out of the bullpen giving up three hits and two runs in 3.1 innings to improve to 3-3 on the season. Sophomore starter Zechry Zinicola (San Bernadino, Calif.) struggled with his control by walking three and hitting two more in 3.2 innings. He allowed six walks and four runs in recording the no-decision.
Cal senior starting pitcher Eric Dworkis was saddled with the loss giving up 10 hits and six runs in four innings to fall to 3-5 on the season. The Gonzaga transfer walked three and struck out two. Relievers Jeremy Burchett and Aaron Swick combined to hold the Sun Devils scoreless over the final three innings.
The Sun Devils struck first with four two-out runs in the top of the second inning. After singles by Dhaenens and Sferra, Laguna started the rally with a single to left field to plate the first run of the inning. Buck followed with a run-scoring double down the right field line and Gosewisch followed with a two-run double to the right field gap to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Golden Bears responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the second to cut the lead to 4-2. Freshman second baseman Josh Satin led off the frame with a solo home run to left field. Left fielder Allen Craig doubled down the left field line, stole third base and scored on a groundout by designated hitter James Holder.
California pulled even in the bottom of the third on a two-run, two-out single to center field by Craig to score Mike Van Winden and Brennan Bosch. The Golden Bears threatened again in the fourth putting a pair of runners in scoring position, but Bordes came out of the bullpen to get a groundout and keep the game tied.
ASU pulled ahead with three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 7-4 lead. Hooft led off the inning with a solo home run to left field for his first homer as a Sun Devil. After a double by Dhaenens to send Dworkis from the game, ASU tacked on two more runs off reliever Alex Trafton. Buck singled in a run with two outs and Gosewisch followed with a run-scoring single through the left side of the infield.
The Sun Devils added two more runs in each the sixth and seventh inning to extend the lead to 11-4. ASU scored in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Joe Persichina (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and a two-out single up the middle by Sferra. A pair of leadoff walks to Buck and Gosewisch came into score on a wild pitch to account for both runs in the seventh.
Cal added two more on a two-run home run from catcher Garrett Bussiere in the eighth and one in the ninth on a single by Holder.
Game Notes: Sophomore Seth Dhaenens continued his hot hitting going 2-for-3 with two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to four games... Dhaenens is 17-for-36 (.472) over his last 13 games... J.J. Sferra recorded his 10th multi-hit game of the year going 2-for-3 with two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to six games... Rocky Laguna recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game of the year to extend his hitting streak to seven games... ASU is now 10-0 when Laguna hits leadoff... Tuffy Gosewisch recorded three RBI to extend his team lead to 42 on the season... Travis Buck recorded his team-leading 17th multi-hit game and also hit his 14th double of the year... Colin Curtis stole his team-leading 10th base of the season... Joey Hooft hit his first home run as a Sun Devil and sixth of his collegiate career (previous five were at the University of Miami)... sophomore Joe Persichina made his first collegiate start at shortstop after making his 59 previous starts at second base (17) and first base (42)... Persichina was perfect in the field with seven assists and one putout... the Devils had a season-high with four sacrifice bunts... ASU has scored in double digits in runs in nine of the last 19 games... ASU recorded its third straight game without an error.
Arizona State 11, California 7 (Apr 09, 2005 at Berkeley, Calif.) (Game 1)----------------------------------------------------------------------Arizona State....... 040 032 200 - 11 13 0 (22-13, 3-1 Pac-10)California.......... 022 000 021 - 7 12 2 (21-13, 3-4 Pac-10)----------------------------------------------------------------------Pitchers: Arizona State - Zinicola; Bordes, B.(4); Barnette(8).California - Dworkis; Trafton(5); Dahlen(6); Burchett(7); Swick(8).Win-Bordes, B.(3-3) Loss-Dworkis(3-5) T-3:34 A-0HR ASU - Hooft (1).HR CAL - Satin (3); Bussiere (3).