Devils Stay Alive, Eliminate Prairie View 13-4
June 3, 2006
HOUSTON, Texas - The Arizona State Sun Devils rebounded from a loss to Baylor earlier in the afternoon to eliminate the Prairie View A&M Panthers 13-4 in Game 4 of the Houston Regional. Preston Paramore and Colin Curtis each had three RBI to lead the Devils, who will now face the loser of the Rice/Baylor match-up on Sunday.
Arizona State blew the game open in the second and third innings, scoring five runs in each to take a 10-0 lead after three. Tony Barnette got the start for the Sun Devils, his second start in as many regional games. Barnette was on the hill when Friday night's game was suspended due to rain. He did not come out for the resumption, instead starting the elimination game. He would go only two innings, allowing only three hits before giving way to Brady Martinez with the Devils up 11-0.
Martinez went four innings, allowing only one earned run to pick up his fourth win of the year. CJ Retherford threw the final three to pick up his first career save. Retherford also went 3-4 while playing third, catcher and pitcher.
Eight Sun Devils had hits, while five had multi-hit games in the win. ASU pounded out 16 hits against three different Panther pitchers.
The Devils will now wait for the loser of the Rice/Baylor match-up. The Devils will play at approximately 3 PM Arizona time on Sunday.