20 Facts for 20 Wins with Sun Devil Softball
TEMPE, Ariz. - Historical times are in the making for the 2022 Arizona State softball team this season as they have won 20 games during the last 47 days. For the second week in a row, the program sits atop of the Pac-12 rankings, the first time since Jan. 5, 2012 as they have gone undefeated against four Pac-12 opponents.
This past weekend, the Sun Devils earned the longest active win streak in the country after No. 1 Oklahoma was defeated on their road trip in Austin.
This is the 15th time in program history that an ASU softball team has won ten straight games, and only the fifth time that an ASU softball team has won twenty straight, with the last time coming in 2013 when they won 21 straight.
Within the 20-game stretch for the Sun Devils, they've hit 52 home runs, which is about 2.6 per game, while holding opponents to 17 home runs and 2.4 runs per game compared to ASU's 8.4 runs per game. The Sun Devils currently have four starters that are batting above .400 in the last twenty games - Yannira Acuña .490, Cydney Sanders .433, Savannah Price .432 and Emily Cazares .400.
Despite playing the fewest games in the Pac-12, the Sun Devils lead the conference in runs (107), RBIs (103), and home runs (33).
The group of 19 have been under the watchful eye of the softball community, and even highlighted on National Television. Below are 20 statistical facts from the win streak that Sun Devil softball has accomplished.
Fans can watch the Sun Devils this weekend, Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24 on Stanford Live Stream via Pac-12.com as they travel to Palo Alto for a Northern California battle against Stanford.
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20 straight wins since Sunday, March 6.
19 games that Yannira Acuña has been on base during the winning streak.
18 times that ASU has hit at least one home run in a game
17 games scoring eight or more runs during this winning streak.
16 times that either Alynah Torres, Yanni Acuña, or Cyd Sanders have hit at least one home run during the 20-game span. All three have combined for 24 home runs, 63 RBIs and 76 hits.
15 times that ASU has scored in the first inning.
14 games have featured a hit from junior outfielder Jazmine Hill for the maroon and gold.
13 times in the last 20 games that ASU has held their opponent to two runs or less.
12 straight Pac-12 wins, tied for the longest winning streak in conference play since 2011.
11 games feature at least five strikeouts from the Sun Devil pitching staff.
10 Runs, the amount it took to beat Utah last Friday night in a comeback extra innings win. The first time an ASU Softball team has won a game while allowing eight or more runs since a 2019 18-17 walk-off win against UTAH where the Sun Devils scored nine-seventh inning runs. In all previous occurrences, ASU was 0-18 before Friday night.
9 Home runs by freshman Cydney Sanders (leads team & Conference during winning streak)
8 Run-rule wins during the winning streak (vs. Arizona March 27- 8-0, March 26 - 11-0, vs. Oregon State March 19 - 9-1, vs. Marist March 15 - 9-1, vs. New Mexico State March 12 - 8-0, March 11 - 10-0, vs. BYU March 10 - 8-0)
7 Double plays have been turned by the team
6 Shutout victories have happened during the 20-game winning streak (vs. Utah April 15 - 12-2, vs. Arizona March 27- 8-0, March 26 - 11-0, vs. New Mexico State March 12 - 8-0, March 11 - 10-0, vs. BYU March 10 - 8-0 and vs. Texas A&M March 6 - 7-0)
5 Different players with at least seven home runs during this 20-game stretch (Yannira Acuña, Cydney Sanders, Jazmine Hill, Alynah Torres, Jazmyn Rollin)
4 Straight Pac-12 sweeps (Oregon State, Arizona, Oregon and Utah)
3 Saves for right-handed pitcher Marissa Schuld; she is currently tied in the Pac-12 with the most saves.
2 Walk-off extra inning wins (Bella Loomis against Oregon State on March 20 & Jazmine Hill against Utah on April 14)
1 perfect game by Scottsdale native Marissa Schuld against Arizona on March 27 for the first Perfect Game in program history since 2017.