Jason Kelly - formerly the associate head coach, pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Washington - has been named the pitching coach for Sun Devil Baseball, as announced by head coach Tracy Smith today.
Three Sun Devils heard their names called on the final day of the 2019 MLB Draft, bringing the Sun Devil Baseball program's total to five draftees this week. Lyle Lin, Carter Aldrete and Sam Romero were all drafted on Wednesday following Hunter Bishop and Alec Marsh's selections on Monday.
Outfielder Hunter Bishop was selected with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants on Monday, becoming the first Sun Devil Baseball player to go in the first round since 2012. Bishop was joined on the opening night of the draft by teammate Alec Marsh, who was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round with the 70th overall pick – the first pick of the second competitive balance round.
BATON ROUGE– The 2019 Sun Devil Baseball season came to an end Sunday with a 13-12 loss at the Baton Rouge Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
BATON ROUGE– The Sun Devil Baseball team shook off a rough loss Friday and a tenuous start on Saturday afternoon to rally for a 13-5 victory over Stony Brook in the first elimination game of the Baton Rouge Regional of the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament.
BATON ROUGE – An anomalous fifth inning would prove to be undoing of the Sun Devil Baseball team in a tough 15-3 loss to Southern Miss in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament at the Baton Rouge Regional.