Sun Devils Advance To Super Regionals With 9-5 Win Over Coastal Carolina

June 5, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Colin Curtis hit a three-run home run to help Arizona State defeat Coastal Carolina 9-5 Sunday in the Tempe regional of the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Sun Devils now advance to the super regionals. Arizona State (37-22) will meet the winner of the Fullerton regional next weekend in its second super regional appearance in three years.

With the score tied at 2 in the fourth, Coastal Carolina's Michael DeJesus and Tommy Baldridge hit back to back home runs to give the Chanticleers (50-16) the lead.

Then, in the fifth, Jeff Larish and Travis Buck singled, and Curtis followed with a shot that hit just left of the right field foul pole to give the Sun Devils a 5-4 lead.

Arizona State relievers Pat Bresnehan and Brett Bordes allowed one hit over 5 innings before Coastal Carolina scratched out a run in the ninth off Bordes. Mike Costanzo struck out with two runners on to end the game.

Travis Buck had three hits in a 16-hit Sun Devil attack.

Dom Duggan had three hits for Coastal Carolina, which eliminated UNLV 14-10 earlier Sunday to reach the championship game but would have needed to beat Arizona State twice to advance.

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