ASU Baseball Tops Polls At No. 3 By Baseball America And Baseball Weekly

Feb. 26, 2001

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- With a 13-2 record, the No. 3 Arizona State University baseball team will host one of the premier match-ups in college baseball this season, taking on No. 2 and defending national champion LSU this weekend in a three-game series at Packard Stadium.

The Sun Devils went 1-0 last weekend, beating then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton 5-3 in a come-from-behind victory Friday night at Goodwin Field. The other two games of the planned three-game series were rained out. The Sun Devils are ranked third in the most recent Baseball America and Baseball Weekly polls. The Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll also had ASU with two first-place votes. ASU was listed sixth by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in its recent top 30 poll.

Leading the way for the Sun Devils is senior All-American catcher Casey Myers. Myers is hitting a team-leading .453 with 29 hits, six doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI. Starting pitchers Jon Switzer (3-0, 1.78), Andy Torres (5-0, 3.00) and Ryan Schroyer (2-1, 2.77) are expected to take to the mound this weekend vs. LSU.

College Baseball National Polls (Feb. 26, 2001)

Baseball America Poll1. Georgia Tech2. LSU3. Arizona State4. Miami5. Southern California6. Rice7. South Carolina8. Auburn9. Stanford10. Pepperdine11. Notre Dame12. Nebraska13. Central Florida14. Clemson15. Oklahoma State16. Tulane17. East Carolina18. Baylor19. Florida State20. Georgia21. South Alabama22. UCLA23. Stetson24. Cal State Fullerton25. Southern Mississippi

Baseball Weekly/ESPN Poll1. Georgia Tech2. Rice3. Arizona State4. USC5. LSU6. South Carolina7. Miami, Fla.8. Auburn9. Stanford10. Notre Dame11. Pepperdine12. Oklahoma State13. Clemson14. Baylor15. Nebraska16. Central Florida17. UCLA18. East Carolina19. Tulane20. South Alabama21. Florida State22. Alabama23. Stetson24. Tennessee25. Rutgers

Collegiate Baseball Poll1. Georgia Tech2. Rice3. LSU4. South Carolina5. Southern California6. Arizona State7. Auburn8. Miami, Fla.9. Stanford10. Pepperdine11. Notre Dame12. Nebraska13. Clemson14. Oklahoma State15. Central Florida16. Stetson17. South Alabama18. East Carolina19. Florida State20. Southern Mississippi21. Arkansas22. Tennessee23. Baylor24. UCLA25. Tulane

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