#14 Baseball Welcomes Kansas State To Tempe For Midweek Series
March 12, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. -
The Sun Devils vs. The Wildcats:
The Sun Devils and Wildcats have only faced each other once, and that was almost 36 years ago. The last meeting between the two was March 23, 1971 at the Riverside Tournament in
K-State Series Info:
Both games of the brief two-game set will begin at 7 p.m. at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Both
Facing Tough Competition:
Of ASU's seven losses this season, six have come at the hands of teams ranked in the Top 25, including one to Vanderbilt, who is #1 in both the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball polls. Their only loss to an unranked team was to
Stat of the Week:
Despite Eric Sogard's two homer game on Friday night, the Devils continue to make
bunting a big part of their offensive arsenal. ASU has recorded 19 bunt singles this season, including nine from Andrew Romine. Sogard leads the team with his .714 (5-7) bunting average, while the team as a whole has a .559 (19-34) bunting average. The team has also successfully converted ten sacrifice bunts.
ASU dropped three spots to #18 in the Baseball America poll while they fell seven spots to #19 in the NCBWA poll. They fell to #13 in the Rivals.com poll and were bumped down to #18 in Baseball
A busy Spring Break week for the Devils continues, as they will host the Maine Black Bears in a four-game series beginning Friday. The two teams will play a St. Patrick's Day doubleheader before closing out the series on Sunday. ASU will wear special green hats on St. Patrick's Day.