No. 17 Sun Devils Travel To Washington For Key Pac-10 Series
May 19, 2005
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All-Time Series vs. Washington
All-Time Record vs. UW:.........13-8History at Husky Ballpark:......7-5Last 5/10 vs. UW:...............2-3/5-5
The Sun Devils are ranked No. 17 by Baseball America, No. 18 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 22 by ESPN/Sports Weekly. ASU has appeared in the national rankings in 107 of the last 113 weeks dating back to the start of the 2000 season. Washington is not ranked, but opened the season at No. 9 in the Baseball America preseason poll.
ASU returns to the airwaves this weekend with all three games of the Pac-10 series against Washington broadcast locally in the Phoenix area on KDUS 1060 AM with Tim Healey and Bob Eger calling all the action from the Husky Ballpark press box. Every game during the 2005 season can be followed via GameTracker on the Internet at www.thesundevils.com.
The Sun Devils are currently in fourth place in the Pac-10, one-game behind third-place USC... 16 of ASU's 20 losses this season have come against teams that have appeared in the national polls at some point this season... the Sun Devils have played 28 of their 50 games (56%) against nationally ranked teams... ASU currently has the No. 15 RPI and No. 9 ISR on BoydsWorld.com... junior RF Travis Buck has a current 14-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .475... freshman shortstop is hitting .500 (11-for-22) over his last five games... senior 1B Jeff Larish leads the Pac-10 with 16 home runs, but has not gone deep since Apr. 29 at Oregon State (22 at-bats).
What's On Tap:
The Arizona State Sun Devils (30-20, 11-7 Pac-10) make its final regular season road trip of the season with a three-game series against the University of Washington Huskies (28-21, 7-11 Pac-10). ASU enters the series having lost five of its last seven games, with six of those games being played against top 10 opponents. Overall, ASU has played 28 of their 50 games against teams that have been ranked at some point this season. Following the series with the Huskies in Seattle, ASU completes the regular season by hosting the Washington State Cougars to a three-game set at Packard Stadium (May 27-29). The NCAA Tournament Field of 64 will be announced on Monday, May 30, at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN.
... Travis Buck has recorded two or more hits in 11 of his last 14 games and leads ASU with 28 multi-hit games.... Seth Dhaenens has raised his batting average 295 points .071 to .365 by going 37-for-90 in his last 28 games.... Travis Buck is hitting .475 during his current 14-game hitting streak and .438 (70-for-160) over the last 35 games.... Travis Buck won his fifth career Pac-10 POW award, the most ever by a Sun Devil position player.... ASU set a school record with 35 hits in the 30-13 win over Western Illinois (3/13). Travis Buck went 6-for-8.... Jr. LHP Erik Averill leads the pitching staff going 8-3 with a 3.40 ERA this season. He also has 3 CG.... Averill won his 20th career game last week vs. UA and is 8-3 with a 2.96 ERA as a starter this season.... 16 of ASU's 20 losses this season have come against teams that have appeared in the national rankings.... Washington's Tim Lincecum marks the 12th preseason All-American pitcher Arizona State will face this season.... ASU has played over half of its schedule (28 of 50) against teams that have been ranked at some point this season.... ASU has been road warriors this season playing 24 of its last 43 games away from Packard Stadium.... 16 Sun Devils, including 10 true freshman, have made their debut in the Maroon and Gold this season.... ASU leads the Pac-10 with 97 stolen bases this season, including 17 from Travis Buck and 14 from Colin Curtis.... ASU has scored 175 of its 371 runs (47%) with two outs. Travis Buck leads the team with 22 two-out RBI.... ASU owns a 243-108-1 record for a .692 winning percentage this decade (2000-P).... Jeff Larish leads the Pac-10 with 16 home runs and ranks fourth in ASU history with 44 career homers.... Losing four of five games to Arizona this season marked the first season series loss to UA since 1992.... Freshman reserve catcher Austin Stockfisch has recorded a hit in nine of his 12 at-bats this season (.750).... Travis Buck and Jeff Larish have been named to the Golden Spikes Award initial watch list.... ASU's roster features three Washingtonians... Buck (Richland), Barnette (Federal Way), Curtis (Issaquah).... The Sun Devils have used 39 different batting lineups and 31 different defensive lineups in 50 games this season.... UW's Brent Lillibridge and ASU's Jeff Larish played on the 2003 USA Baseball National Team.
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