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Sun Devil Baseball to Host Alumni Day and Fan Fest

Jan 20, 2022

PHOENIX – Sun Devil Baseball will launch its 2022 campaign with an action-packed weekend in Phoenix as the team celebrates its fans and its past in hosting the Sun Devil Baseball Alumni Day & Fan Fest, presented by Someburros on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. 

The free event is open to all Sun Devil fans who wish to attend, with gates opening at 9:30 a.m. AZT and festivities getting underway at 10 a.m. 

Nearly 100 former Sun Devil players, coaches and staff are slated to make their return to the Valley of the Sun, with many excited to take part in the return of the Sun Devil Alumni Exhibition, a brief three-inning exhibition featuring many of the names Sun Devil Nation has come to know and love over the decades, a list that includes the likes of Dustin Pedroia, Andre Ethier, Ryan Burr, Deven Marrero, Paul Ray Powell, Pat Murphy, Tuffy Gosewisch and more. 

A vast majority of the Letterwinners will be enjoying quite the weekend as many will participate in the 2nd Annual Project 34 Golf Classic at Papago Golf Course on Saturday, Jan. 29 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Project 34 was founded by Sun Devil Alumni Cory Hahn and Trevor Williams with an overarching goal to positively impact the lives of individuals living with a spinal cord injury. The sold-out event welcomes many from across the baseball world – a large contingent of which is former Sun Devils – to raise money and awareness for those suffering from spinal cord injuries.

Sunday's Alumni Exhibition will be followed by a town hall-style Q&A session with Sun Devil head coach Willie Bloomquist, hosted by the Voice of the Sun Devils, Tim Healey. Fans in attendance will be able to pick Bloomquist's brain on his return to the Sun Devils and the coming 2022 season.

Fans are then encouraged to stick around to get their first look at the 2022 roster as the Sun Devils will take part in an intrasquad exhibition immediately following the Q&A. 

Members of the Sun Devil ticket office will be in attendance and host a Select-a-Seat outing for prospective ticket buyers. Additionally, the Sun Devil Team Shop will be open as well as limited concession offerings. Parking and admission to the event are free to the general public. An autograph card featuring the 2022 schedule will also be given away free to the first 500 fans in attendance.

Parking Advisory: Due to road closures around Phoenix Municipal Stadium during the event, fans are encouraged to enter the Main lot via 56th St. from Washington or Van Buren. See linked PDF above for details.

Event schedule:
9:30 AM - Gates Open
10:00 AM - Alumni Exhibition
11:15 AM - Q&A with Coach Bloomquist
12:00 PM - 2022 Team Scrimmage

2022 Alumni Game Roster
Scheduled to appear:
 
Carter Aldrete – INF – 2017-19

  • Decorated middle infielder and 3-year Letterwinner
  • Drafted by the Giants in 2019, reached High-A in 2021

Trever Allen – INF – 2012-15

  • Four-year Letterwinner and legacy Sun Devil following in the footsteps of his father, Jamie (1977-79)
  • Drafted by the Angels in 2015 and played two seasons professionally

Carlos Arguello – LHP – 2002-03

  • A crafty lefty who pitched in high profile regional and super-regional games during his ASU career
  • Played professionally with the Gateway Grizzlies following his time at ASU

Erik Averill – LHP – 2003-05

  • A freshman All-American and three-year Letterwinner
  • Anchor of the pitching staff for the 2005 CWS team that finished #3
  • Drafted by the Tigers and pitched three seasons professionally

Cathleen Field Balholm – Bat Girl – 1977-81

  • Member of the support staff for the 1977 and 1981 National Champion Sun Devils
  • Mother of current Sun Devil catcher, Bronson Balholm

Chris Beall – 1B/OF – 2013-16

  • Four-year Letterwinner
  • Batted .305 in 37 games played during the 2014 campaign

Bill Berger – INF – 1970-73

  • Member of the All-WAC team in 1973 and later drafted by the Angels that same year
  • Son, Brian, was a member of the 2000 Pac-10 Champion Sun Devils

Hunter Bishop – OF – 2017-19

  • Three-year Letterwinner and first-team All-American
  • 1st round selection of the Giants in 2019
  • Selected to the prestigious Arizona Fall League "Fall Stars Game" in 2021

Willie Bloomquist – INF – 1997-99

  • Three-year Letterwinner and first-team All-American
  • 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 14-year Big Leaguer, Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Famer, and current Head Coach

Brett Bordes – LHP – 2003-06

  • Four-year Letterwinner and ASU's all-time pitching appearance leader (109)
  • A dominant left-hander and member of the 2005 CWS team
  • Drafted by and played professionally for the Orioles

Patsey Brock – First Lady of Sun Devil Baseball – 1972-74

  • The wife of legendary Head Coach, Dr. Jim Brock
  • ASU graduate and a successful, longtime educator
  • An active member of the Sun Devil Baseball family to this day

Todd Brown – OF – 1983-85

  • Three-year Letterwinner and both All-Conference and All-American outfielder
  • Member of the 1983 and 1984 CWS teams
  • Drafted by the Brewers in 1985 and reached AAA

Travis Buck – OF – 2003-05

  • Three-year Letterwinner and represented ASU as a member of Team USA
  • All-Conference, All-CWS, and All-American outfielder
  • A first-round selection of the A's in 2005 and went on to play six seasons in MLB
  • Current Assistant Coach

Ryan Burr – RHP – 2013-15

  • Three-year Letterwinner and ASU's all-time saves leader
  • Drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2015 and current member of the AL Central Champion White Sox
  • Got married this past off-season

Kole Calhoun – OF – 2009-10

  • A local product from Buckeye, Arizona
  • Two-year Letterwinner and current member of the Texas Rangers
  • Member of the 2009 and 2010 CWS teams and affectionally known as the "Mayor of Omaha"

Ralph Carpenter – OF – 1966-67

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1967 National Championship team
  • Signed with the Twins following the 1967 season and played two seasons professionally

Zach Cerbo – C – 2014-17

  • Four-year Letterwinner for the Sun Devils and member of three Regional teams

Nick Cheema – C – 2017-21

  • Four-year Letterwinner for the Sun Devils and member of two Regional teams

Brooks Conrad – INF – 1999-2001

  • Three-year starter and All-Pac-10 Performer
  • Drafted by the Astros and played eight years in MLB
  • Currently Managing in the Kansas City Royals farm system

Brady Corrigan – RHP – 2018-21

  • Four-year Letterwinner for the Sun Devils
  • One of the program's most durable arms, now pursuing his graduate degree
  • Current Assistant Coach

Brendan Cunningham – Dir. Baseball Ops – 2007-18

  • Longtime behind-the-scenes glue of the Sun Devil Baseball program
  • Member of three CWS teams in 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • Now working for the ASU Foundation as a top fundraiser

RJ Dabovich – RHP – 2019-20

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the top-ranked 2020 Sun Devils
  • Drafted by the Giants in 2020 and AA in 2021
  • Selected to the prestigious Arizona Fall League "Fall Stars Game" in 2021

Ron Davini – C – 1967-68

  • Member of the 1967 National Champions and two-year Letterwinner
  • He was drafted three times while at ASU and reached AAA over his five seasons in professional baseball
  • Successful high school baseball coach and longtime coaching staff member with USA Baseball

Seth Dhaenens – INF – 2004-06

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of the 2005 CWS team that finished #3
  • Signed professionally with Tampa Bay following his standout ASU career
  • Joined Tim Healey in the radio booth for six seasons following his retirement

Roger Detter – INF – 1967-69

  • A Sun Devil legend as he competed for Baseball, Basketball, and Track and Field
  • Captain of the 1969 National Champions and also a member of the 1967 National Champions
  • Holds Sun Devil basketball's record for most consecutive free throws (36)
  • Signed with the Cubs and reached AA during his four seasons in professional baseball

Jake Elmore – INF – 2008

  • Member of the 2008 Pac-10 Champions and Super Regional team
  • Drafted by the Diamondbacks and went on to play six seasons in MLB

Tim Esmay – INF – 1986-87 /// Asst. Coach – 1988-90, 94, 2005-07 /// Head Coach – 2010-14

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1987 CWS team
  • Spent 7-years as an assistant coach and 5-years as the head coach of Sun Devil Baseball
  • Was named 2010 Pac-10 Coach of the Year
  • All in has accompanied ASU to Omaha seven total times

Andre Ethier – OF – 2002-03

  • Two-year Letterwinner, All-Pac-10, and All-American outfielder
  • 2nd round pick of the A's in 2003 and went on to play 12 seasons with the Dodgers
  • He was inducted to the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame and had his number 14 honored on the OF wall in 2016
  • Was the third member (joins Coach Jim Brock and Bob Horner) of Sun Devil Baseball named to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and inducted this last fall

Sam Ferri – C – 2017-21

  • Four-year Letterwinner and member of two Regional teams

Darrin Gillies – RHP – 2012-15

  • Four-year Letterwinner and staple of the Sun Devil pitching staff
  • Drafted by the Mariners in 2015 and reached AAA in 2021

Chip Gosewisch – C/INF – 1996-99

  • Horizon High School product and Four-year Letterwinner
  • Member of the 1998 CWS team that finished #2 in the country
  • Drafted by the Angels in 1999 and played two seasons professionally

Tuffy Gosewisch – C – 2002-05

  • Horizon High School product and Four-year Letterwinner
  • Member of the 2005 CWS team that finished #3 in the country
  • Drafted by the Phillies in 2005 and played five seasons in MLB

David Graybill – OF/RHP – 2013-15

  • Three-year Letterwinner and two-way player for the Sun Devils
  • Third generation Sun Devil Baseball player
  • Drafted twice during college and pitched professionally in the Giants organization

David Greer – INF – 2014-16

  • Three-year Letterwinner and All-American 3B
  • Drafted by the Mariners following his junior season
  • Returned to ASU as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach following his pro career

Jim Haggerty – LHP – 1977-1980

  • Three-year Letterwinner
  • Member of the 1977 National Champions

Cory Hahn – OF – 2011 /// Asst. Coach – 2012-14

  • Member of the 2011 Sun Devils and returned as Undergraduate Assistant Coach during the 2012 seasons
  • Founder of Project Thirty-Four, an organization dedicated to providing grants to people with spinal cord injuries
  • Current member of the Arizona Diamondbacks front office

Greg Halvorson – C – 1996-98

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of the 1998 CWS team that finished #2 in the country
  • Drafted by the Mets in 1998, and both pitched and caught during his professional career

R.J. Harrison – C – 1973-75
·       Three-year Letterwinner and All-WAC performer in 1975
·       Member of the 1973 and 1975 CWS teams
·       Drafted by the Cardinals in 1975 and reached AAA during his professional career
·       A longtime executive with the Tampa Bay Rays
Trevor Hauver – OF – 2018-20

  • Chandler-product and three-year Letterwinner
  • A third-round pick of the Yankees and part of a blockbuster trade deadline deal with the Rangers in 2021
  • Reached High-A during his first full professional season in 2021

Connor Higgins – LHP – 2016-18

  • Three-year Letterwinner and two-time draft picked during his ASU career
  • Selected by the Angels in 2018 and reached AAA during the 2021 season

Rick Heumann – Student Assistant – 1974-78

  • Member of the support staff for the 1977 National Champion Sun Devils
  • Past City Council member and current Chairman of the City of Chandler's Chamber of Commerce

Tyler Johnson – C/RHP – 1997-01

  • Four-year Letterwinner as a two-way player for the Sun Devils
  • Member of the 1998 CWS team that finished #2 in the country
  • Member of the 2000 Pac-10 Champion Sun Devils

Bryce Kartler – LHP/OF – 2000-03

  • Four-year Letterwinner as a two-way player for the Sun Devils
  • Member of the 2000 Pac-10 Champion Sun Devils
  • Drafted three times during his ASU career and reached High-A with the Yankees organization

Ryan Kellogg – LHP – 2013-15

  • Three-year Letterwinner and All-American LHP
  • Drafted by the Cubs in 2015 and reached AAA in 2021
  • Represented his native Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic

Steve Kirkman – Baseball Operations – 1999-2015

  • One of the longest-tenured staff members in Sun Devil Baseball history
  • Contributed heavily to all aspects of the program operations for 17 seasons
  • Member of four CWS teams and five Pac-10 champion teams

Jeff Larish – INF – 2002-05

  • Tempe-product and four-year Letterwinner
  • All-Pac-10, All-CWS, and All-American performer and member of the 2005 CWS Team
  • Known for an incredible 3-HR game vs. Nebraska during the 2005 CWS
  • Member of Team USA and played three seasons in MLB following his 2005 draft selection

Jack Lind – INF – 1966-67

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1967 National Champions
  • Drafted by the Astros in 1967 and spent two seasons in MLB
  • Longtime coach in both Minor League and Major League Baseball
  • Son, Zach, is the drummer of the band, Jimmy Eat World

Eli Lingos – LHP – 2015-18

  • Four-year Letterwinner
  • Drafted by the Indians in 2018 and spent the 2021 season pitching in AA

Chris Lopez – INF – 1991-92

  • Infielder on the Sun Devil Junior Varsity teams in 1991 and 1992

Brandon Magee – OF – 2009-11

  • Three-year Letterwinner for Baseball while also a member of Sun Devil Football
  • Member of the 2010 CWS team
  • Played both professionally in the Red Sox organization and the NFL for the Browns and Buccaneers
  • Older brother of current Sun Devil INF Cam Magee

Jim Mancuso – RHP – 1995 /// Strength Coach – 1996-2014

  • Letterwinner on the 1995 Sun Devil team
  • Legendary strength coach, spending 14-seasons leading the program's conditioning and mental skills efforts and author of the Saturday morning Cus workout
  • Member of five Pac-10 Champion and five CWS teams 

Deven Marrero – INF – 2010-12

  • Three-year Letterwinner
  • Member of the 2010 CWS team and 2011 Super Regional team
  • He was a first-round selection of the Red Sox in 2012 and completed his sixth MLB season in 2021 as a member of the Miami Marlins

Alec Marsh – RHP – 2017-19

  • Three-year Letterwinner and 2nd round selection of the Kansas City Royals
  • Reached AA during the 2021 season and was also selected to the prestigious Arizona Fall League last fall

Bert Martinez – INF – 1980-83

  • Four-year Letterwinner
  • Member of three CWS teams (1980, 1981, 1983), including the 1981 National Championship team

Seth Martinez – RHP – 2014-16

  • Three-year Letterwinner and All-American pitcher in 2016
  • He was selected by the Athletics in 2016 and made his MLB debut with the Astros in 2021, becoming the 112thMLB player in Sun Devil Baseball history

Kenny McCarty – Athletic Trainer – 1997-2015

  • Longtime Baseball Athletic Trainer and a favorite among Sun Devil Baseball players
  • Member of five Pac-10 Champion and four CWS teams 
  • Currently the Head Athletic Trainer for Sun Devil Athletics

Daniel Milner – C/INF – 2010-11

  • Two-Year Letterwinner as a catcher and infielder
  • Member of the 2010 CWS team and 2011 Super Regional Team

Chaz Montoya – LHP – 2017-19

  • Three-Year Letterwinner
  • Member of 2019 Regional team

Pat Murphy – Head Coach – 1995-2009

  • Spent 15 seasons as Head Coach of Sun Devil Baseball
  • Led program to four Pac-10 Championships and four CWS appearances
  • He was named Baseball America Coach of the Year in 1998 and was also a four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year
  • Remains the youngest NCAA coach to reach 500 victories
  • Former Manager of the San Diego Padres and current Bench Coach of the Milwaukee Brewers

Doug Newstrom – 1B/RHP – 1991-93

  • Three-Year Letterwinner and member of the 1993 CWS team
  • All-Pac-10 and All-American performer
  • He was drafted by the Dodgers and reached AAA during his 8-year professional career

Dustin Pedroia – INF – 2002-04

  • Three-Year Letterwinner and one of the most decorated players in program history
  • Has represented Team USA on both the Collegiate National Team and World Baseball Classic
  • Recently retired from an elite 14-year MLB career in which he won three World Series, was named 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2008 AL MVP
  • Will be inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in August 2022

Noah Peery – RHP – 1993-94

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1993 and 1994 CWS teams
  • He was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year in 1994 and pitched professionally in the Mets organization
  • Father of current Sun Devil RHP, Noah Peery

Jake Peevyhouse – OF – 2012-15

  • Four-year Letterwinner and member of three NCAA Regional teams
  • Selected as the prestigious Cory Hahn Draft Pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015

Randy Policar – Sports Information Director – 2006-2011

  • Sun Devil graduate and longtime Baseball SID
  • Member of four Pac-10 Champion and three CWS teams
  • Founder of the Legends of Packard podcast 

Paul Ray Powell – OF – 1968-69

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1969 National Champions, as well as a member of the Sun Devil football program
  • All-WAC, All-CWS, All-American performer, and 1969 Sporting News Player of the Year
  • A first-round selection of the Twins in 1969, he played three seasons in MLB

Kevin Romine – OF – 1981-82

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1981 National Champions
  • An All-Pac-10 and All-American performer and holds the highest career batting average (.408) in ASU history
  • He was a 2nd round selection of the Red Sox in 1982 and played seven seasons in MLB
  • Father of recently-retired Sun Devil MLB Alum, Andrew Romine

Graham Rossini – Dir. Baseball Ops – 2000-07

  • Spent eight seasons in the program, most notably as Director of Baseball Operations
  • Member of two Pac-10 Champion and two CWS teams
  • Was an executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks for 13 seasons before returning to Sun Devil Athletics as Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2021

Miguel Sanchez – LHP – 2002

  • Letterwinner on the 2002 Regional Team

Brian Serven – C – 2014-16

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of three NCAA Regional teams
  • Drafted by the Rockies in 2016 and reached AAA during the 2021 season

Jay Sferra – Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator – 1996-2006

  • Longtime assistant coach and one of the top recruiting coordinators in the nation
  • Member of two Pac-10 Champion and two CWS teams
  • Father of former CF and member of the 2005 CWS team J.J. Sferra

Jon Sheaffer – OF – 2001-02

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of two Regional Teams
  • Also, a WR on the Sun Devil Football team
  • Drafted and played professionally in the Yankees organization

Chris Sinacori – Pitching Coach – 1998, 2003-04

  • Three-year pitching coach for the Sun Devils
  • Member of the 1998 CWS team that finished #2 in the country
  • Pitched in the Dodgers organization before coaching in the Chicago White Sox organization

Glenn Smith – OF – 1965-66

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of the 1965 National Champions
  • Drafted twice during his ASU career, he reached AA as a member of the Twins organization

Mark Sopko – RHP – 2002-03

  • Two-year Letterwinner and member of 2002 Regional and 2003 Super Regional Teams
  • Drafted by the Blue Jays in 2003, he reached High-A during three professional seasons

Drew Stankiewicz – INF – 2012-14

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of two Regional teams
  • Drafted by the Phillies in 2014, he reached AAA with the Twins organization in 2021
  • Signed by the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks this past off-season

Danny Stolper – Dir. Baseball Ops – 2016-21

  • Enters his seventh season as a member of the Sun Devil Baseball program
  • Member of three Regional teams and the top-ranked 2020 Sun Devils
  • Holds both an undergraduate and master's degree from ASU

Drew Swift – INF – 2018-21

  • Chandler-product and four-year Letterwinner
  • Member of two Regional teams and the top-ranked 2020 Sun Devils
  • Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Gold Glove Award Winner in 2021
  • Selected by the Oakland A's in the 2021 draft as was called up to AAA later that season

Erik Tolman – LHP – 2019-21

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of two Regional teams
  • Saw time as a two-way player during his ASU career
  • Drafted in 2021 by the Nationals

Raoul Torrez – INF – 2007-10

  • Four-year Letterwinner
  • Member of four Pac-10 Champion and three CWS teams
  • Drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2010, he reached AAA during his four years in professional baseball

Tim Vasquez – RHP – 1996-97

  • Two-year Letterwinner and legacy Sun Devil as his father and uncle are fellow Sun Devil Baseball alums
  • Owner of today's presenting partner, Someburros Authentic Mexican Food

Brett Wallace – INF – 2006-08

  • Three-year Letterwinner and member of the 2007 CWS team
  • A two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year and a two-time All-American
  • A member of Team USA, he was the 13th overall pick in 2008 and played six seasons in MLB

Brian Weymouth – RHP – 1980

  • Letterwinner on the 1980 Sun Devils
  • One of a few knuckleballers in ASU history, he recorded both a save and a CG in 1980

Trevor Williams – RHP – 2011-13

  • Three-year Letterwinner and All-American pitcher
  • Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft, he recently completed his sixth MLB season as a member of the New York Mets
  • Represented ASU as a member of Team USA's Collegiate National Team
  • Co-founder of Project Thirty-Four with fellow alum Cory Hahn

Andy Workman – OF – 2008-11

  • Gilbert product and three-year Letterwinner
  • Member of two Pac-10 Champion teams and the 2009 CWS team
  • Drafted by the Angels in 2011, he reached AA during his four seasons in professional baseball

Gage Workman – INF – 2018-20

  • Queen Creek-product and three-year Letterwinner
  • A legacy Sun Devil as his father, Widd, pitched for ASU in 1996
  • Drafted by the Tigers in 2020, he reached High-A in his first full professional season in 2021

RJ Ybarra – C – 2013-16

  • Four-year Letterwinner and member of four Regional teams
  • Following his ASU career, he played professionally for the Tijuana Toros of the Mexican League

Barbara Young – Bat Girl – 1977-78

  • Member of the support staff for the 1977 National Champion Sun Devils