Arizona State vs. Florida Game Notes
June 23, 2005
Arizona State leads the all-time series against Florida 3-0, with all three wins coming in the NCAA Tournament or the College World Series. ASU defeated UF in the 1988 CWS (10-1) and the 1997 regional in Miami, Fla. (3-2).
Jason Urquidez Career Statistics:
Zechry Zinicola's Career Statistics:
NCAA Home Run Leaders (as of June 23, 2005):
|1.||Matt LaPorta, Florida||25|
|Kris Harvey, Clemson||25|
|Adam Tucker, Birmingham Southern||25|
|4.||Jason Maxey, Towson||23|
|Jeff Larish, Arizona State||23|
|Paul Lo Duca||129||66||.446||1993||24||0|
ASU Single-Season Pitching Appearances:
1. Noah Peery, 1994 39
2. Brett Bordes, 2005 37
3. Chuck Crumpton, 1998 36
4. Ryan Bradley, 1997 35
5. Ryan Bradley, 1996 34
Kevin Dukes, 1981 34
ASU Career Pitching Appearances:
1. Kendall Carter, 1981-84 102
2. Ryan Bradley, 1995-97 99
3. Kevin Dukes, 1978-81 82
4. Brett Bordes, 2003-P 77
5. David Cassidy, 1986-89 74
Ken Hansen, 1968-71 74
... Arizona State started the season 6-9, but have responded by going 36-15 over the last 51 games.
... ASU was the only No. 2 seed to advance to the College World Series and entered the CWS with the fewest number of wins (39).
... Jeff Larish leads the Pac-10 with 23 home runs, becoming only the 12th Sun Devil to hit 20 homers in a season.
... ASU is hitting .307 (104-for-339) and pitching for a 3.40 ERA in 10 games in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
... Wednesday's game against Florida was the latest played game in ASU baseball history. The previous was June 20, 1969 in the CWS.
... Tuffy Gosewisch has a current six-game hitting streak and has combined to go 10-for-24 (.417) with seven RBI during the streak.
... 20 of ASU's 24 losses this season have come against teams that have been ranked at some point this season.
... ASU has played error-free in the field in the last two games and made only two errors in the CWS for a sparkling .987 FLD%.
... Catcher Tuffy Gosewisch has thrown out nine of the last 15 attempted base stealers.
... Seven Sun Devils, including first-rounder Travis Buck by the Oakland A's, were selected in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft.
... Averill's five complete games are more than season total marks by the Sun Devils in 2004 (2), 2003 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (2) and 1998 (4).
... ASU leads the Pac-10 with 128 stolen bases, the most by a Sun Devil team since swiping 130 in 1999.
... The Sun Devils are 22-4 when scoring in the first inning and 29-10 when they score before their opponent.
... In 10 postseason games, ASU's starting pitchers have combined go to 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA.
Arizona State Comeback Wins in College World Series History:
2005--ASU has had a pair of comeback wins in the CWS this year, including rallying for a 4-2 win over Tennessee and a 8-7 win over Nebraska in 11 innings. Both came in elimination games. Below are several more memorable comeback wins that ASU has notched during its 19 trips to Omaha and the CWS. The list was compiled by former ASU SID Doug Gerlach.
1965--ASU's first national championship. In the championship game, with ASU leading 2-1, Ohio State loaded the bases with no one out in the 7th inning, but did not score. Then, in the ninth inning, Ohio State got two runners on, but again, did not score, and ASU won 2-1. In that ninth inning, with Ohio State threatening to tie or win, Bobby Winkles turned to one of his assistants, who looked as if he was about to have a heart attack, and said, as only Winkles could, 'This game's pretty close, isn't it.'
1967--ASU beat #1 ranked Stanford, 4-3 in 14 innings in the semi-final game, with Gary Gentry pitching a complete game. ASU scored the winning run when Scott Reid hit a fly ball to center field. The Stanford center fielder mistakenly broke in on the ball and then, realizing his mistake, broke back but to no avail. As the ball hit the ground and the winning run scored, the Stanford center fielder ran to the center field fence and threw his glove over it.
1977--ASU's 2-1 win against South Carolina in the championship game was a nail biter from beginning to end. Chris Bando's home run in the bottom of the 7th inning broke a 1-1 tie. ASU earlier in the game scored its other run on a base running mistake -- Mike Henderson singled but rounded first base too far and was hung up, and while South Carolina was dealing with him, Rick Peters ran home, giving ASU a 1-0 lead at the time.
1976--ASU was all but dead, but came from behind to beat Arizona, 7-6 in 10 innings in the opening game. ASU was just about out of players. Needing a pinch hitter in the 10th inning, Brock sent up Gary Rajsich, who had been to bat only 53 times all season. He lined a single to left to drive in the winning run.
1975--ASU beat Oklahoma, 1-0 in 10 innings. John Poloni, who was ASU's number 4 starter, pitched a complete game. (Yes, ASU actually had a number four starter in those days.)
1972--ASU, behind Eddie Bane's pitching, beat Oklahoma, 1-0 (9 innings).