Baseball Hosts Oklahoma In Three Game Set This Weekend
March 16, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Arizona State returns home for a three-game set with the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sun
Devils returned from the Lone Star State with a 17-6 record, after going 3-0 in the
Whataburger College Classic and falling 11-6 in Austin against the Texas Longhorns.
The Sun Devils vs. The Sooners:
Arizona State holds a 48-19 edge over the Sooners. ASU swept the three-game series the
two teams played last season in Tempe. Oklahoma comes into this weekend with a 17-4
record, and ranked in the Top 25 in all four polls.
Whatburger College Classic Recap:
The Sun Devils took home the title at the inaugural Whataburger College Classic, emerging
from the weekend with three wins. ASU knocked off host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10-2
on the fi rst day, came from behind to beat Rice 6-5 in ten innings on Saturday, then closed
out the weekend with a 3-1 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs. The Sun Devils placed six
players on the All-Tournament Team, led by WCC MVP Willy Fox. Fox had the game winning
hit against Rice on Saturday and played solid defense at both third and first throughout
ASU is ranked #11 in the Collegiate Baseball poll this week, up two spots from a week
ago. They are #13 in the NCBWA poll. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Devils are at
#13. ASU rose one spot to #16 in Baseball America.
The road weary Sun Devils fell to the Longhorns 11-6 to close out an almost weeklong
road trip to the Lone Star State. Brett Bruneel got his first start as a Sun Devil,
lasting 2.2 innings, allowing three hits and four runs to take the loss. Only one of his
runs was earned. ASU allowed Texas to score ten two-out runs, and walked six batters
to help the Longhorns to victory. Arizona State scored five runs in the ninth, but the
comeback attempt fell short.