On Deck: Sun Devils Host Trojans in Key Pac-12 Series
PHOENIX -- Sun Devil Baseball returns home looking to get back in the win column in conference play with a three-game Pac-12 set against USC beginning Thursday, April 14. The Thursday-Saturday series starts a day early due to Easter Weekend. Thursday's game is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. AZT first pitch, followed by 6 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
- 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.
- Fans are encouraged to utilize this link and the attached PDFs to print out any roster sheets or stats they wish to bring with them to the games. As part of ASU's sustainability initiatives, roster sheets are no longer provided to the fans.
- The first 1,000 fans in attedance on Friday will receive a Dustin Pedroia bobblehead doll. Please note that this will ONLY be available on Friday and ONLY available to the first 1,000 fans.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
- This weekend's series against the Trojans will be available online through the ASU 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.
- 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 30 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 this year and 1 of just 7 Pac-12 players with 80+ putouts/assists to be errorless.
3. The Sun Devils are 8th in the nation with 81 doubles this season and have at least one double in 29 of 34 games.
4. ASU has double-digit hits in 10 of its last 12 games and 18 times in 34 games. ASU has reached double-digit scoring in 4 of last 6.
5. Joe Lampe already has 23 extra-base hits this season, which surpasses his grand total of 20 last year and second in the Pac-12.
6. ASU has had at least one runner on base on 7 of last 8 homers. It had a runner(s) on just 8 of the team's first 27 homers this year.
7. Nate Baez has 15 doubles this season, 13th in the nation and tops in the Pac-12. 4 of his last 5 hits and 7 of his last 11 have been doubles.
8. In the last six games, ASU true freshmen have bat 29-for-81 (.358) with 28 of the teams 56 RBIs.
9. Despite missing two games, Sean McLain has recorded a Pac-12 leading 106 defensive assists this season.
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
28 - In Arizona State's last six games, true freshmen have bat 29-for-81 (.358) with 28 of the teams 56 RBIs. Since Pac-12 play began on March 18, Ryan Campos has posted the team's third-best average at .316 while Jacob Tobias is right behind him in fourth at .304. Tobias actually leads the team in league-only games with 10 RBIs this season while Campos is fourth with eight. Cam Magee has provided quite a burst as well, despite appearing in just the last two weekends as he has bat .400 in ASU's last six games and is tied for the team-lead in that span with eight RBIs.
23 - Joe Lampe has 23 extra-base hits (13 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers) in 34 games this season, already passing his total for the entirety of 2022 (20). His .607 slugging percentage is ninth in the Pac-12 and just under .100 points more than any teammate. Lampe is third in the Pac-12 in hits (47), third in doubles (13), 7th in triples (2), 5th in homers (8), 10th in RBIs (27), third in stolen bases (11), 4th in runs (37). Lampe and Oregon State's Jacob Melton are the only Pac-12 players to rank in the Top-10 in all eight of those categories. No other player has more than six (Arizona's Daniel Susac)
15 - Nate Baez is second on the team with a .339 average on the year with 23 RBIs and leads the team with 15 doubles - good for 13th nationally in the nation and tops in the Pac-12. Four of his last five hits have been doubles and 7 of his last 11.He has been ASU's hottest bat in the last month and leads the team with a .375 average since Pac-12 play started on March 18. In that time, he has 10 doubles over 16 games and leads the team with a .554 slugging percentage and is second with a .446 OBP - one of just two players over .400 in the category in the last month.
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 30 double plays on the year - good for 11th among all Division 1 programs. Additionally, ASU has 81 doubles on offense so far this year - good for 8th in Division 1 baseball. ASU has doubled as least once in all but five games this season and has multiple doubles in 21 of 34 games.
On the Trojans
- The storied rivalry between two historic programs features the Sun Devils with a a slim 112-108 record in the all-time series history with ASU taking the series in Los Angeles last year, 2-1
- USC's 38 home runs are 3rd in the Pac-12 and the Trojans' 1.27 HR/game are 2nd in the conference.The Trojans are 1st in the Pac-12 and 23rd in the NCAA with 18 sacrifice flies. USC has 9 triples, 3rd most in the Pac-12.
- Charlie Hurley's 1.85 ERA is 5th best in the Pac-12 and 30th in the NCAA. Hurley's 6.6 hits allowed/9 are 6th in the conference and his 1.08 WHIP is 9th.
- Matt Keating is tied for the Pac-12 lead with 5 saves. He has made 14 relief appearances on the mound with a 2.29 ERA and 2-1 record.
- Adrian Colon-Rosado leads USC and is 2nd in the Pac-12 with a .387 batting average. He has reached base in 28 straight games and has hits in his last 8 contests coming into this week's action. Colon-Rosado's .642 slugging percentage is also good for 5th in the Pac-12. He is coming off a 2-HR game at CSUN and is tied for the team lead with 7 long balls.
- 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 second on the team with 36 runs scored - tied for seventh in the Pac-12. He is second on the squad with 24 RBIs
- McLain has drawn 18 walks and a team-high 12 HBP - second-most in the Pac-12 and 26th nationally - giving him a .433 OBP (15th in Pac-12) over his .304 average.
- The sophomore has been ASU's best hitter with two outs with a .378 average on 14-of-37 hitting and is and second on the squad 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 10-out-of-11 times - three more than any other player and tied with Joe Lampe (6-of-7) as the only players appearing in 25+ games to have one or fewer non-RBIs when in that situation.
- McLain has been a part of 22 of ASU's 30 double plays this season - sixth in the Pac-12 but second among non-first basemen.
- He leads the Pac-12 with 107 defensive assists - two 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 .324 average and leads the way with 37 runs - tied for 4th in the Pac-12 in the league.
- Lampe leads the team with 27 RBIs - the 10th-best tally in the Pac-12.
- He is slugging .607 on the year - just under 100 points higher than any of his teammates and 9th in the Pac-12. His 13 doubles are tied for third in the Pac-12 and 33rd in the nation.
- His efforts are especially notable as he has 23 extra-base hits this season (13 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers), good for second in the Pac-12 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 11 stolen bases have already surpassed his tally from last year and are tied for third in the Pac-12.
- He is also errorless in center field on 81 chances, recording 79 putouts to just two assists. He is one of just 7 players in the Pac-12 with over 80 chances and no errors this year.
- His 81 putouts/assists are fourth in the Pac-12 (Arizona's Mac Bingham 96, USC's Rhylan Thomas 90, Oregon's Colby Shade 85). However, he is the only Pac-12 center fielder with no errors 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 four homers on the year, 22 RBIs and has used 15 walks and 3 HBPs to post a .373 OBP over his .289 average.
- 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 was 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. In a 19-game stretch, 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.
- One of the hottest batters in the Sun Devil lineup over the two weeks has been Kai Murphy.
- In the last eight games, he has batted .419 with a team-best 12 RBIs to go with two homers, three doubles and a .710 slugging percentage.
- He has multiple hits in four of those eight games, including three games with three hits to give him four on the season - good for second on the squad
- He has boosted his average from .210 following the UNLV game to .271 in the process.
- He has a team-best 12 RBIs in the last eight games - notable as he had just four in the first 26 games of the season.
- Perhaps the biggest difference? He has struck out just four times in 31 at-bats in those eight games (12.9 percent) games after posting 19 in 81 (23.4 percent) to start the year and 43 of 135 (31.9) last season.
- Murphy has been king of the productive outs this year as well, recording a team-best 14 runners advanced with an out - five more than any teammate.
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 .339 on the season to go with a .437 OBP and a .504 slugging percentage - sitting just outside the Pac-12 Top-10 in average and OBP.
- He has also drawn a team-best 21 walks this year - three more than any of his teammates and good for 13th 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 one of ASU's best hitters in Pac-12 games, slasshing .356/.431/.533.
- While ASU as a whole has struggled advancing runners, Davis has exceeded and done so a team-best 45 times on 73 chances (.616) - 9 more than any other player on the team and over .100 percentage points higher than any of the team's day-to-day starters
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.
- Overall, Baez is second on the team with a .339 average on the year with 23 RBIs and leads the team with 15 doubles - good for 13th nationally in the nation and tops in the Pac-12.
- Four of his last five hits have been doubles and 7 of his last 11.
- 12 of his 23 RBIs have come with two outs - a tally that also leads the team.
- He has been ASU's hottest bat in the last month and leads the team with a .375 average since Pac-12 play started on March 18.
- In that time, he has 10 doubles over 16 games and leads the team with a .554 slugging percentage and is second with a .446 OBP - one of just two players over .400 in the category in the last month.
- His average in Pac-12 games (also .375) is seventh in the league.
- Baez has the best average on the squad with runners in scoring position at .375 (15-of-40).
- 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 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 last month and a half as the team's primary backstop, showing off his utility after coming to ASU as an infielder and spending much of his early career there.
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 117 baserunners this season and only 40 have scored (34.2 percent).
- Christian Bodlovich has inherited 41 runners in his career at ASU, with only nine scoring (22.0 percent), including an 4-for-19 count this season.
- Will Levine has been impressive in the category through his career as well with only 8-of-34 scoring and just two on 15 chances this year.
- ASU has stranded 279 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 as the majority of the season has featured new or mostly new faces at every position.
- Despite this, the Sun Devils are fielding .977 on the year - good for 31st nationally and third in Pac-12
- ASU has turned 30 double plays on the year - a tally good for 11th in Division I and second in the Pac-12.
- ASU has had one or fewer errors in 25 of 34 games this year.
- Sean McLain has six more defensive assists than any player in the Pac-12 (106) despite missing two games. He has turned 22 double plays as well - 6th in the league but second among non-first basemen.
- 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 fourth-most putouts/assists (81)
- 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 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 month 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 45 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 inning start with no earned runs allowed against Cal and has not gone less than five innings in any of his eight starts outside of pitch-count pull against Dixie State on Opening Weekend and his ridiuclous ejection against #14 Stanford.
- Luckham has induced a team-best seven double play balls.
- His 44.1 innings pitched this season are 8th in the Pac-12.
- He has allowed just 10 walks this year, 10th fewest 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.
- Meyer has allowed just five doubles this year, fifth fewest in the Pac-12.
- It has been an especially notable effort as Meyer didn't pitch last season after his previous school, Stanislaus State, canceled its season.
Boom Goes the Dynamite
- The Sun Devils are currently fourth in the Pac-12 with 34 home runs this season. Joe Lampe leads the way with eight while Conor Davis and Ethan Long have five
- 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 seven of the last eight of team's homers, 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 81 doubles on the year as well, good for 8th in the nation and tops in the Pac-12. Nate Baez leads the conference with 15 and Joe Lampe is not far behind him with 13.
- ASU has at least one double in all but five games so far this season and multiple doubles in 21 of 34 games - including 15 in the last three games alone.
- ASU has double-digit hits in 10 of its last 12 games and 18 of the 34 games played this year.
- 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 34 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 19 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).
The Kids Will Be Alright
- ASU has gotten significant contributions from its true freshmen in the last month.
- Since Pac-12 play began on March 18, Ryan Campos has posted the team's third-best average at .316 while Jacob Tobias is right behind him in fourth at .304.
- Tobias actually leads the team in league-only games with 10 RBIs this season while Campos is fourth with eight.
- Cam Magee has provided quite a burst as well, despite appearing in just the last two weekends as he has bat .400 in ASU's last six games and is tied for the team-lead in that span with eight RBIs, recording a homer, a triple and a double and sitting second on the squad with a .700 slugging percentage in the process.
- In these last six games, ASU true freshmen have bat 29-for-81 (.358) with 28 of the teams 56 RBIs.
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 11 through APRIL 17
Monday, April 11, 6 p.m. | Arizona State at. Santa Clara (Santa Clara) | W, 21-1
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!
Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m. | Arizona State vs. CSUN (Phoenix) | WATCH LIVE: Pac-12 Live Stream | LISTEN: KDUS 1060 AM
Green Game - Help Sun Devil Baseball celebrate ASU's zero waste and sustainability practices with a green themed day and concession items.
LAST WEEK - APRIL 4 through APRIL 10
Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. | Arizona State vs. #11 Arizona (Phoenix) | W, 10-6
Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. | Arizona State at #14 Stanford (Palo Alto) | L, 0-8
Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. | Arizona State at #14 Stanford (Palo Alto) | L, 6-10
Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m. | Arizona State at #14 Stanford (Palo Alto) | L, 10-16
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
Week 8 - Arizona/Stanford | Postweek Season Stats