Sun Devil Baseball Unveils 2023 Schedule
PHOENIX – Highlighted by 31 home games and a matchup with the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 2013 and 2014, Sun Devil Baseball has officially released its 2023 schedule, announced today by head coach Willie Bloomquist and the Pac-12 Conference.
ASU's slate is 56 games and is made up of 25 non-conference matchups and 31 contests in league play culminating in the Pac-12 Tournament in Scottsdale to open the postseason. The schedule remains subject to change while game times and TV/Live Stream allocations will be released at a later date.
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Mini Plans will be available on Black Friday while Single Game and Group Tickets will be available in January. The Sun Devils will host Grand Canyon in a free Fall Ball Exhibition on. Nov. 12 which will serve as the annual Select-a-Seat event for fans.
The Sun Devils look forward to a raucous home environment, hosting home Pac-12 series against 2022 NCAA Tournament teams Stanford, Oregon State, UCLA and rival Arizona. Last season, ASU had a total attendance of 102,355 - a total that was tops in the Pac-12 and the West Coast and 20th nationally. Phoenix Municipal Stadium averaged 3,199 fans per game last season - the third-best tally in program history and tops in the Muni era.
The Sun Devils begin the 2023 slate hosting San Diego State in a three-game series from Feb. 17-19 as a part of college baseball's opening weekend. ASU won the weekend series last season against the Aztecs, taking the first two games. The Sun Devils will have a quick turnaround for a midweek clash with UNLV on Feb. 21.
For the first time since a home-and-home series against Tennessee during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns, ASU will face a member of the SEC when they hit the road to Starkville and a three-game series against 2021 College World Series Champion Mississippi State for three games from Feb. 24-26.
The Sun Devils return home to face High Point and North Dakota State in back-to-back midweeks before wrapping up a five-game homestand – tied for their longest of the year – with three against UC Irvine on Mar. 3-5.
ASU will then make a return trip to Oklahoma State after the #4 Cowboys played two games in Phoenix last season. The two midweek contests and will be held at O'Brate Stadium in Stillwater from March 7-8.
Three ensuing home games against UC Davis and one against Utah Tech takes ASU in conference play, traveling to Utah from Mar. 17-19. It is the second consecutive season that the Sun Devils have opened league play on the road.
The Sun Devils host Grand Canyon on Mar. 21 before the Territorial Cup returns to Phoenix with Arizona coming to Phoenix Municipal Stadium from March 24-26. ASU split four games with the Wildcats last season including a 10-6 win at Muni.
ASU will hit the road for a midweek at UNLV and then continue conference play over the weekend at California from March 31-April 2.
The Sun Devils then return to home for games against Seattle on Apr. 4 and Washington State from April 6-8. The series against the Cougars is slated for Thursday-Saturday.
ASU's season-long five-game road trip begins local as the Sun Devils face Grand Canyon at Brazell Field on April 11 before heading to Seattle for a weekend series with the Washington Huskies from April14-16. They finish the trip with a midweek at Arizona.
The season-long road trip gives way to ASU's second five-game homestand from April 21-26, with three league games against Oregon State from April 21-23 before two midweek contests against Cal State Fullerton.
ASU will close the season with 12 of their last 13 against the Pac-12 including nine straight at Oregon (April 28-30), Stanford (May 5-7) and at USC (May 12-14). The Sun Devils will stay in the Los Angeles area for an extra day as they face UC Riverside on May 15 in their final non-conference game of the season.
The final home contests of the year are May 18-20 against UCLA. The series is slated for Thursday-Saturday.
The Pac-12 Conference tournament will be held at Scottsdale Stadium from May 24-28 in partnership with the City of Scottsdale and The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. The Pac-12 announced a change in format for the 2023 tournament, expanding the field to nine teams and switching to pool play. There will be three teams in each pool, with each team playing two games in pool play with the top three team and a wild card advancing to a single elimination bracket to determine the league champion.