Former Sun Devil Closer Ryan Burr became the 110th Sun Devil to play Major League Baseball on Thursday. The Chicago White Sox called him up from their Triple A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, on Wednesday and Burr made his first MLB appearance a day later against the the Detroit Tigers.
Arizona State University and Sun Devil Athletics have begun a series of capital improvements to Phoenix Municipal Stadium, highlighted by a state-of-the-art batting facility.
Construction on the $4.8M project, funded entirely through philanthropic support via the Sun Devil Club, began on June 6 with a completion date set for early November.
Spencer Torkelson earned two national honors in the last week, as he was tabbed the National Co-Freshman of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the National Freshman Hitter of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.