On Deck: Sun Devils Head to the Farm to Take on #14 Stanford
PALO ALTO -- Sun Devil Baseball is back on the road for another Top-25 Pac-12 opponent, slated for tha three-game series in the Bay Area against No. 14 Stanford at the Sunken Diamond. The series will begin Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. AZT before a pair of day games at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. ASU will stick around for an extra day to take on Santa Clara in a midweek contest on Monday at 1 p.m. AZT.
FAN PARKING: Due to ongoing construction in and around the neighborhood surrounding Phoenix Municipal Stadium, traffic lanes and parking lot entries are expected to be affected throughout the 2022 campaign. Fans are encouraged to arrive to the stadium early in order to account for or avoid delays that might arise getting into the parking lot.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
- This weekend's series against Stanford will be available online through the Stanford Live Stream.
- Additionally, the Stanford series will be broadcast over the airwaves on KDUS 1060 AM all weekend with the Voice of the Sun Devils Tim Healey alongside analyst Max Rossiter. Monday's tilt against Santa Clara will be broadcast on 1440 AM.
- Fans are encouraged to follow along pre-game and in-game content and updates throughout the weekend on the Sun Devil Baseball Twitter account: @ASU_Baseball, especially for key weather updates and time changes.
#10THINGS (Twitter-Friendly Notes)
1. The Sun Devil defense has turned 27 double plays so far this season, a total good for 11th in the nation.
2. Joe Lampe is the only Pac-12 center fielder without an error thus year, doing so despite having the 3rd-most putouts/assists (76).
3. The Sun Devils are 22nd in the nation with 58 doubles this season and have at least one double in 26 of 30 games.
4. ASU has wiped out multi-run opponents leads in 8 of the team's last 15 games, erasing leads after 5 inn. of 3, 7, 5, 3 in last 6 games alone.
5. Joe Lampe already has 21 extra-base hits this season, which surpasses his grand total of 20 last year.
6. ASU has had at least one runner on base on its last 7 home runs. It had a runner(s) on just 8 of the team's first 27 homers this year.
7. The Sun Devils have rallied from 5+ run deficits to tie or win the game 3 times this season, the most since it had 3 in 2010.
8. ASU is 20th nationally in fielding .979 this season. However, 12 of the team's ahead of them play their home games on turf.
9. Despite missing two games, Sean McLain has recorded a Pac-12 leading 94 defensive assists this season - six more than anyone else.
10. ASU has gotten 10 quality starts out of its pitchers this season, notable as it had only 9 in the entirety of last season.
BY THE NUMBERS
21 - Joe Lampe has 21 extra-base hits (11 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers) in 30 games this season, already passing his total for the entirety of 2022. His .622 slugging percentage is sixth in the Pac-12 this year, but he also is sixth in the league with 31 runs scored, fourth with 11 doubles, fifth with eight homers and sixth with 40 total hits. As if that weren't enough, he is third in the league with nine stolen bases. He is also the only centerfielder in the Pac-12 to not record an error this season, despite having the third-most putouts/assists (76).
20 - The Sun Devils are currently 20th in the nation in fielding at a .979 percentage. That note deserves mentioning that 12 of the teams ranked ahead of ASU play their home games on turf fields, where it is notoriously easier to field the ball. The Devils have one error or less in 22 of 30 games on the year. Sean McLain has been a part of 20 doubles plays - most among non-first basemen in the Pac-12 and he has 94 defensive assists - six more than any other Pac-12 player despite missing two games. Nate Baez has thrown out seven attempt base stealers, also tops in the Pac-12.
10 - ASU has gotten 10 quality starts out of its pitchers in 30 games this season. For perspective, ASU had just nine TOTAL quality starts last season. Adam Tulloch, Kyle Luckham, Tyler Meyer and Jacob Walker have handled the lion's share of duties, recording all but 5.0 of ASU's 132.2 innings out of starters this year (96.2 percent). Last season, ASU's "top four" starters accounted for just 74.4 percent of the team's starter innings. Already, Meyer (30.2) and Walker (17.2) have more innings than the third and fourth-highest starter numbers on ASU last season.
2 - Deuces have wild for the Sun Devils this season with ASU excelling in two categories on the year: doubles by the offense and double plays turned by the defense. ASU has turned 27 double plays on the year - good for 11th among all Division 1 programs. Additionally, ASU has 66 doubles on offense so far this year - good for 21st in Division 1 baseball. ASU has doubled as least once in all but four games this season and has multiple doubles in 18 of 30 games.
On the Cardinal/Broncos
- ASU holds a slim 104-102 advantage in the all-time series against the Cardinal and dropped the series at home in a split last year.
- ASU 7-2 all-time against Santa Clara, the last contest coming in 2014 and it had been since the 1980s prior to that.
- Stanford enters the week unranked in the D1Baseball poll, but ranked No. 11 in the nation according to College Baseball Foundation, No. 14 according to Baseball America, No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 22 according to NCBWA.
- The Cardinal has scored first in 16 of 24 games this year, but is 10-6 when scoring first.
- The Cardinal has recorded five shutouts - fifth most in the nation this year.
- Stanford starters are 10-3 with a 3.49 ERA while pitching 112 1/3 innings.'
- Stanford was voted the preseason favorite to win the 2022 conference title according to the Pac-12 coaches ... the Cardinal received eight first-place votes and 98 points to finish atop the poll for the first time since 2013.
- Sean McLain became a staple in the Sun Devil infield and batting order last season en route to being named a freshman All-American, Pac-12 All-Conference selection and ABCA All-West Region pick. McLain enters the season as the No. 33 overall collegiate prospect in the 2022 class, according to Baseball America.
- McLain has the longest reached-base streak of the Sun Devils this season at 22, but had it ended in the series finale against UW.
- McLain is tied for the team lead with 31 runs scored - tied with Joe Lampe and others for 6th in the Pac-12 this season.
- McLain has drawn 14 walks and a team-high eight HBP - third most in the Pac-12 - giving him a .400 OBP over his .286 average.
- The sophomore has been ASU's best hitter with two outs with a .364 average on 12-of-33 hitting and is tied for the team lead with 11 two-out RBIs.
- He has also been really ASU's only reliable option with a runner on third with less than two outs, recording an RBI 9-out-of-10 times - two more than any other player and tied with Jacob Tobias (6-of-7) as the only players to have one or fewer non-RBIs when in that situation.
- McLain has been a part of 20 of ASU's 27 double plays this season - fifth in the Pac-12 but tied for first among non-first basemen - and leads the Pac-12 with 94 defensive assists - six more than any other player.
- McLain recorded a 23-game hitting streak as a freshman last season - tied for the third-longest at ASU since 1998 with Andre Ethier's 2003 23-game hitting streak
- McLain was a Collegiate Baseball News freshman All-American, an ABCA All-West Region first team selection at second base and an honorable All-Pac-12 pick.
- He was second on the team with a .322 average on the year, just outside ASU's all-time freshman top-10 in the category. McLain led the team in multi-hit games last year with 23. His 10 multi-RBI games were second on the team. McLain had 17 doubles in the regular season, good for sixth in the Pac-12 and finished with 18 on the year – tied for third in ASU freshman history.
- He turned 48 double plays last season, two more than any other player in the league even including those with runs to the College World Series and 13 more than any other second baseman.
I Love Lamp
- Joe Lampe has been a spark plug for the Sun Devils since he stepped foot on campus last year and that has continued this season.
- Lampe is third on the team with a .315 average and is tied with McLain for most runs at 31 - good for 6th in the league - and leads the team with 24 RBIs
- He is slugging .622 on the year - .093 points higher than any of his teammates and sixth in the Pac-12. His 11 doubles are tied for fourth in the Pac-12 and Top-50 in the nation.
- His efforts are especially notable as he has 21 extra-base hits this season (11 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers) after have 20 for the entirety of the 2021 campaign and he has already more than doubled his home run output from last year (13 doubles, 4 triples, 3 homers).
- His 9 stolen bases have already surpassed his tally from last year and are tied for third in the Pac-12.
- He is also errorless in centerfield on 76 chances, recording 74 putouts to just two assists. His 76 putouts/assists are third in the Pac-12 (Arizona's Mac Bingham 85, USC's Rhylan Thomas 79). However, he is the ONLY Pac-12 centerfielder without an error this season.
- The redshirt sophomore showed off his toughness against #4 Oklahoma State, dislocating his shoulder in the first inning while attempting to steal a base. He popped it back in in the clubhouse, returned to the game and later recorded a single, stolen base and run scored.
- Last season, Lampe was one of three Sun Devils selected to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team last after not posting an error in center field in conference games all year. He finished the season with just one error and a .993 fielding percentage and was also named a ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Finalist as an outfielder. In the opener against USC, Lampe recorded nine putouts - the most by an ASU center fielder since at least 1998. Hunter Bishop had eight in 2019 and no other player had more than seven.
We Want EZ
- Ethan Long is tabbed as the No. 37 overall collegiate prospect in the 2022 MLB Draft class by Baseball America.
- The big bat was a little slow getting going this year, but Long has settled into a nice pace and now has three homers on the year, 20 RBIs and is second on the squad with 15 walks while bringing his average up to .317 and his OBP to .403.
- In ASU's first 9 games this season, Long was last among ASU starters with a .167 average and last slugging at .233 while reaching base at just a .308 clip - 2nd-worst. He had just two extra base hits and only three RBI. In the 21 games since, it has been the complete reverse: he leads the team in all three slash categories at .378/.447/.649 (.081/.053/.029) higher than the next closest teammate in each) with 17 RBIs, 11 extra-base hits and four homers.
- He was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career following his efforts in the Washington series.
- Long became the 129th Sun Devil to be named an All-American last seson, becoming a consensus selection after being named to teams by Collegiate Baseball News, NCBWA, and Baseball America
- Also earned two freshman All-America nods (CBN/NCBWA) and was a First Team All-Pac-12 pick as well as an ACBA All-West Region second team selection and Pac-12 All-Conference first team pick
- Long Finished the 2021 regular season 22nd nationally and second in the Pac-12 with 16 home runs while finishing 13th nationally and leading the league with a .725 slugging percentage on .340 hitting. He was sixth in the league with 53 RBI. His .340 average remained the same through the postseason, giving him the ninth-highest freshman average in Sun Devil history
- Finished with a team-best 54 RBI, tied with Barry Bonds for fourth in ASU freshman history while his 16 homers on the year surpassed Bonds for second in ASU freshman history behind only Spencer Torkelson (25) and good for Top-Five in the league.
- Behind Long's bat, ASU won five straight weekend series in the last half of the year. He began getting hot with his go-ahead two-RBI eighth inning double off potential Stanford All-American closer Zach Grech on April 16. In the 19-game stretch that started that night and lasted until his hitless weekend against USC in the penultimate series, Long bat .444 with 40 RBI, 15 home runs, eight doubles, a 1.181 slugging percentage, a .500 OBP and an absurd 1.681 OPS. Of his 32 hits in that span, 23 were for extra bases.
- Long was the only player in the Pac-12 to earn multiple Pac-12 Player of the Week nods this season, let alone three. He was the first Pac-12 player to win the honor three times in a season since Hunter Bishop in 2019. Andrew Vaughn of Cal was the last non-Sun Devil to accomplish the feat thrice in one season in 2018 when he was eventually named the Pac-12 Player of the Year.
- The hottest player in the Sun Devil lineup over the last week has been Kai Murphy.
- In the last four games, he has batted .600 on 9-of-15 hitting with a team-best seven RBIs, two homers, two doubles and a 1.133 slugging percentage.
- He has multiple hits in three of those four games and has boosted his average from .210 following the UNLV game to .271 in the process.
- He has seven RBIs in the last four games - notable as he had just four in the first 26 games of the season.
- Perhaps the biggest difference? He has struck out just once in 15 at-bats these last four games after posting 19 in the 26 games of the year.
The Long Con-or
- Sun Devil super senior Conor Davis might be among the oldest players in college baseball, but there is not denying his impact on the Sun Devil program early on.
- After his senior season at Auburn was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis came to ASU as a graduate transfer expecting to fill some of the void left at first base with the departure of 2020 MLB No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson. In ASU's very last fall scrimmage prior to the 2021 campaign, Davis blew out his knee and was forced to sit out the season with ACL surgery.
- Davis' appearance in the lineup on Opening Night was special regardless of the outcome but the "grandpa" - as his teammates call him - made it a night to remember as he launched a 1-2 offering to left field in his very first plate appearance in nearly two seasons - a solo shot that set the pace for ASU in a 3-1 victory.
- Davis is batting a team-best .333 on the season to go with a .448 OBP and a .514 slugging percentage.
- He has also drawn a team-best 21 walks this year - six more than any of his teammates and good for ninth in the league. This including a four-walk game against BYU that was tied for fifth in ASU single game history.
- Davis has also quietly been ASU's best hitter in Pac-12 games, slashing .375/.474/.594 and easily leading the team in all three categories in the process.
- While ASU as a whole has struggled advancing runners, Davis has exceeded and done so a team-best 42 times on 64 chances (.656) - 11 more than any other player on the team and over .100 percentage points higher than any teammate in the process.
- He has advanced runners with an out on eight occasions this year, second on the team behind Kai Murphy's 13.
Nate the Great
- Nate Baez earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention accolades as a catcher, despite only playing behind the dish for only the last month and a half of the season.
- He has been one of the hottest bats in the ASU order and current finds himself batting .355 in Pac-12 games - second on the team - and leading the squad in such games with five doubles,
- Overall, Baez is batting .305 on the year with 21 RBIs and it tied for the team lead with 11 doubles - good for Top-50 in the nation and fourth in the Pac-12.
- 11 of his 21 RBIs have come with two outs - a tally that also leads the team.
- Baez has the best average on the squad with runners in scoring position at .361 (13-of-36).
- Baez has shown plenty of poise as a catcher as well with 13 assists (as a catcher) and throwing out seven runners attempting to steal a base - a tally that leads the Pac-12.
- He also has the versatility to play a number of positions and has seen action at second base, left field and designated hitter this season.
- Baez already has two grand slams this season - his only two homers of the year - marking him the first Sun Devil to have two in a season since Ike Davis in 2006.
- Baez bat a team-best .362 over the final 14 games of the 2021 season with team highs in homers (8) and RBI (20) in that stretch while slugging a gaudy .915. All eight of his home runs came in those 14 games
- Finished the year with a .276 average with 26 starts and 41 games played
- All these numbers are notable as he didn't become a fixture in the starting lineup until the Cal series as he has fully taken on his role as the team's backstop, showing off his utility after coming to ASU as an infielder and spending much of his early career there prior to this current stretch.
Welcome to the Jam
- The Sun Devils have made a recent habit of having its relief pitchers inherit baserunners and getting out of games with minimal damage done. Last season, ASU inherited 205 baserunners for the year and allowed just 58 to score (28.3 percent). That total was the second-lowest of any season since 1998 (28.1 percent in 2010).
- ASU's staff has inherited 107 baserunners this season and only 37 have scored (34.5 percent).
- Christian Bodlovich has inherited 39 runners in his career at ASU, with only seven scoring (17.9 percent), including an 2-for-17 count this season.
- Will Levine has been impressive in the category through his career as well with only 8-of-31 scoring and just two on 12 chances this year.
- ASU has stranded 246 opponent baserunners this season - an average of 8.2 per game.
Playing the Field
- The Sun Devils feature a moderately new look infield this year with only Sean McLain starting the season at the position he started last year - second base - and even he has seen more games at the shortstop position after Hunter Haas made the shift from third to shortstop to start the year but has missed several weeks to injury. ASU has "new" faces on the corner infield positions with Ethan Long and Conor Davis while catcher Nate Baez only played the position the final month of the year last season.
- Despite this, the Sun Devils are fielding .979 on the year - good for 20th nationally and third in Pac-12. Of the 19 teams ranked ahead of ASU, only seven player their home games on natural grass like the Sun Devils. The other 12 all play on turf - including three of the top four.
- ASU has turned 27 double plays on the year - a tally good for 11th in Division I.
- ASU has had one or fewer errors in 22 of 30 games this year.
- Sean McLain has six more defensive assists than any player in the Pac-12 (94) despite missing two games. He has turned 20 double plays as well - 5th in the league
- Nate Baez leads the Pac-12 in throwing out seven baserunners attempting to steal this year.
- Joe Lampe is the only center fielder in the league without an error and has done so while recording/assisting the third-most outs (76)
- It's the same tale for ASU as last year, the Sun Devils were likely one of the few teams in the country that did not returning a single position player to their 2020 positions in 2021. ASU's only veteran starter was Drew Swift - who shifted over to shortstop this season after spending the majority of his career at second base.. All other positions on the diamond were replaced by newcomers.
- Despite that, ASU had one or fewer errors in 40 games last year during the regular season, going 29-11 in those.
- In 2021, ASU fielded at a very respectable .976 fielding percentage in the regular season - good for 47th nationally. ASU was first in the nation with 60 double plays turned last season, which is especially impressive since the team had just six in the first 14 games of the season.
- Sean McLain (48), Drew Swift (32) and Hunter Haas (12) all led their respective positions in the Pac-12 in double plays turned in the regular season. McLain and Swift were first and third in the league in the category, regardless of position - incredibly notable as first basemen tend to lead the way in the area.
- Junior Adam Tulloch was exceptional through the first month of the season and earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after his 7.0 inning, 13 strikeout, 3 ER, no walk victory over San Francisco.
- The victory was Tulloch's third-straight quality start for the Sun Devils. It was the first time a Sun Devil pitch had 13 strikeouts in a game since Jake Borup in 2010 and he was the first Sun Devil to be named a Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week since Ryan Hingst following his no-hitter in 2016. The 13 strikeouts were the most by any Pac-12 pitcher in a game this season.
- In his first four STARTS this year, Tulloch had a 2.16 ERA with a 2-0 record over 25.0 innings pitched. He has struck out 36 batters to just seven walks while holding opponents to a meager .141 batting average.
- Tulloch has cooled in the last three weeks however, struggling against #3 Oregon State, Grand Canyon and Washington and looking to get back on track.
- Despite his recent struggles, Tulloch is still 8th in the Pac-12 with 41 strikeouts.
- Tulloch has given ASU 6.2, 7.0, and 7.0 innings of work in three starts this season, notable as he never eclipsed 5.2 innings in any game at West Virginia last year.
- At West Virginia last year, the 17th Round pick of the Dodgers struck out 52 in 37.1 innings pitched, including a 10-strikeout effort against Coastal Carolina.
A Little Luck-ham On Our Side
- While Adam Tulloch has struggled of late, Kyle Luckham has stepped up in his place and easily assumed the mantle on Friday nights.
- Luckham has ASU's two longest outings of the season, going a career-high 7.2 innings on the road against San Diego State before besting that with an 8.0 inning effort against San Francisco a week later.
- It's notable as Luckham had never gone 7.0+ innings in his career in back-to-back starts, including his time at Cal State Fullerton.
- Luckham also added a 7.0 innings start with no earned runs allowed against Cal and has not gone less than five innings in any of his six starts since a pinch-count pull against Dixie State on Opening Weekend.
- Luckham has induced a team-best seven double play balls.
- His 42.2 innings pitched this season are third in the Pac-12.
- He has struck out 36 batters to just 8 walks - the fifth-lowest tally in the Pac-12. The 4.5:1 strikeout to walk ratio is ninth in the league.
Tyler The Negator
- Transfer pitcher Tyler Meyer has been among the most pleasant surprises of the early 2022 campaign, posting a 3.78 ERA with six starts and 33.1 innings pitched on the year.
- In his three midweek starts - against 2021 NCAA competitor Nevada, then fourth-ranked Oklahoma State and Preseason Top-25 UC Irvine - Meyer had a 2.45 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched with 16 strikeouts.
- His efforts in midweek games have earned him the nod in the weekend rotation in which he delivered a Herculean effort against #3 Oregon State as he held OSU to just four hits in his career-high 7.0 innings of work. He struck out nine Beavers to just two walks, allowing just one run in the second inning – where two of those four hits occurred.
- He followed that effort with another 7.0 inning quality start to earn the win and series victory over Washington to tie him with the team lead with three quality starts this year.
- It has been an especially notable effort as Meyer didn't pitch last season after his previous school, Stanislaus State, cancelled its season.
Boom Goes the Dynamite
- The Sun Devils are currently second in the Pac-12 with 34 home runs this season. Joe Lampe leads the way with eight while Conor Davis has five and Ethan Long and Will Rogers have four.
- Of the day-to-day starters in the Sun Devil lineup, eight have multiple home runs on the year. Of the team's six true freshmen that have seen playing time this year, five have homers (Will Rogers 4, Jacob Tobias 2, Ivan Brethowr 2, Ryan Campos 1, Cam Magee 1).
- The timing of the home runs has improved lately as well. On the team's last seven home runs, ASU has had at least one runner on base. That is notable as ASU had runners on base just eight times on the teams first 27 homers.
- The team has added 66 doubles on the year as well, good for 22nd in the nation and tops in the Pac-12. Joe Lampe and Nate Baez lead the way with 11 - good for fourth in the Pac-12 and Top-50 nationally.
- ASU has at least one double in all but four games so far this season and multiple doubles in 18 of 30 games.
- The Sun Devils already have four grand slams this year, the most it has had in a season since 2004 (also four). ASU has some work to do for the next milestone as the 2003 Sun Devils had 14 grand slams - an NCAA record.
- Nate Baez is the first Sun Devil to have two grand slams in a season since Ike Davis in 2006.
- ASU hit two grand slams (Will Rogers and Nate Baez) in consecutive innings (6th and 7th) in its 17-8 series clinching win against Dixie State on opening weekend. That was notable as prior to that, the Sun Devils had recorded just one single grand slam at Phoenix Municipal Stadium since moving there in 2015.
- It was the first time ASU had two grand slams in a single game since 2003 when the Sun Devils did so against San Diego State on Jan. 26 (also in consecutive innings in the 3rd and 4th).
Hold on to Your Seats
- ASU has played no shortage of tight games this season, for better or worse with 17 of the teams 30 games being decided by one or two runs. For perspective, ASU played in 20 1-2-run games in the entirety of last season.
- Unfortunately, ASU is 0-6 in one-run losses and 11 of the teams 16 losses have come by way of 1-2 runs.
- That said, the Sun Devils have shown that no opponent lead is safe, showing off plenty of grit in the last month in erasing multi-run deficits.
- ASU has wiped out multi-run opponent leads in 8 of the team's last 15 games. It has erased deficits of 3, 7, 5 and 3 runs after 5 opponent innings in four of the last six games alone.
- ASU has won seven games already this season when trailing after four innings, matching its total for all of 2021.
- The seven-run deficit overcome by the Sun Devils to defeat and take the series from Cal were the most since March 3, 2000 against Arizona. The Wildcats jumped to a 7-0 lead before ASU rallied to win 9-7.
- Three times this season that ASU has rallied from a deficit of five or more runs to tie or win the game - the first time that has happened since 2010 (also 3).
Big Willie Style
- One of the best players in the program's record books will start a new era of Sun Devil Baseball as Willie Bloomquist looks forward to his first season at the helm of the Devils.
- A 14-year Major League Baseball veteran and with over 20 years of experience in professional baseball, Bloomquist returns to the Sun Devils as one of the most accomplished alumni in program history and has remained deeply entrenched in all levels of baseball.
- Bloomquist spent five years as a Special Assistant to Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall after joining the front office in May 2016. In this role, Bloomquist assisted Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business side of the organization, including working on-field with players at all levels of the organization, attending community events, meeting with corporate partners, interacting with season ticket holders and visiting D-backs Minor League affiliates.
- The Port Orchard, Wash., native joined USA Baseball's Board of Directors in 2016, a post he has retained since then. Bloomquist is a two-time alum of Team USA, having played for the Collegiate National Team in 1998 and for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
- Bloomquist became the first Arizona State Sun Devil to play for the Diamondbacks and spent three seasons with the franchise from 2011-13, serving a key role on the 2011 National League West Championship team. In 225 games for the D-backs, he hit .289 with 36 doubles, 8 triples, 4 homers, 63 RBI, 43 walks and 27 stolen bases. In the 2011 NL Division Series vs. Brewers, he hit .318 (7-for-22) with an RBI and three stolen bases in five games. In 2012, he set career highs with a .302 average and 21 doubles.
- During his 14-year Major League career, which included time with the Mariners (2002-08, '14-15), Royals (2009-10) and Reds (2010), Bloomquist hit .269 with 778 hits, 110 doubles, 23 triples, 18 home runs, 225 RBI and 133 stolen bases in 1,055 career games. He compiled a .977 fielding percentage playing outfield (339 games), shortstop (305 games), third base (142), second base (141) and first base (47). Of the 111 Sun Devils to play in MLB, only seven earned more service time than Bloomquist.
- Bloomquist played three seasons at ASU (1997-99) and earned 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year honors as a junior. In 1998, he tied a College World Series single-game record with 5 hits in a game while leading a team that competed for the National Championship. Bloomquist was an All-American in both the 1998 and 1999 campaigns. He finished his college career with a .394 average before being drafted by the Mariners in the third round of the 1999 draft.
- To this day, Bloomquist still holds the fourth-highest career batting average in school history (.394) while he remains fifth in ASU history in runs (216), fourth in triples (22) and fourth in stolen bases (72) and was named to the All-Packard Team in 2014.
ON DECK - APRIL 4 through APRIL 10
Friday, April 15, 6 p.m. | Arizona State vs. USC (Phoenix) | WATCH LIVE: Pac-12 Live Stream | LISTEN: KDUS 1060 AM
Dustin Pedroia Weekend - Sun Devil Baseball will celebrate the career of Dustin Pedroia. Dustin will be on hand to throw out the first pitch and the first 1000 fans in attendance will receive a Dustin Pedroia bobblehead!
LAST WEEK - MARCH 28 through APRIL 3
Tuesday, March 29, 5 p.m. | Arizona State at UNLV (Las Vegas) | L, 10-11
Friday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. | Arizona State vs. Washington (Phoenix) | W, 8-3
Saturday, April 2, 6 p.m. | Arizona State vs. Washington (Phoenix) | L, 7-14
Sunday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. | Arizona State vs. Washington (Phoenix) | W, 16-9
Sun Devil Baseball Game Note Archive
Week 1 - Dixie State/Nevada | Postweek Season Stats
Week 2 - BYU | Postweek Season Stats
Week 3 - Oklahoma State/San Diego State | Postweek Season Stats
Week 4 - UC Irvine/San Francisco/Missouri | Postweek Season Stats
Week 5 - #3 Oregon State | Postweek Season Stats
Week 6 - Grand Canyon/Washington | Postweek Season Stats
Week 7 - UNLV/Cal | Postweek Season Stats