For the first time since LSU lost their opening series. That team was Texas, a perennial baseball power, not a team picked to finish last in their division as the Irish were.
They won convincingly and damn near swept the series. In game one, the Irish took a lead into the bottom of the sixth. One more LSU swing of the bat, this time a three run blast, in the bottom of the eight put the Tigers up for good to complete the comeback. The LSU bullpen did masterful work as well. Matthew Beck and Austin Bain combined for 4. Game two appeared to follow the exact same script.
The Irish again jumped on LSU starting pitching early, knocking starter Zack Hess out in the third inning which featured seven runs, staking the Irish to a lead. Then, freshman starter, Tommy Sheehan, coughed up a three run fourth, but followed it up with a fifth.
Shane Combs came in for a very rough relief performance, walking the only two batters he faced. As a freshman, Williams teamed up with fellow freshman infielder Drew Swift to execute 30 double plays.
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Putting in the Work On the year, Gage Workman is batting. After not having a home run in the first four weeks of the year, Workman erupted for three in the Washington State series two coming as a left-handed batter and the other as a right-handed batter. The sophomore is just outside the top in the Pac with 39 defensive assists this season. Workman has helped turn seven double plays on the season, helping ASU to currently being second in the Pac with 21 double plays turned. Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American in Collected seven triples as a freshman, tied for the fifth highest total in the country and second on the team behind the national leader in the category, teammate Gage Canning.
Did not ground into a double play all last season, the only ASU regular that can make that claim. Posted an OPS of. Filling the Boyd Boyd Vander Kooi is current on the season and second on the team with 27 strikeouts in Vander Kooi has 14 strikeouts looking on the season, good for 2nd in the Pac Conference while his 27 strikeouts are tied for 11th. Made 10 appearances as a freshman last season, including five starts, finishing the campaign with a record. His 3. Made his final five appearances 8. Did not allow an earned run in six of his ten outings. The leadoff man has a. Hauver has drawn 19 walks on the season - currently third in the Pac and 37th nationally.
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Hauver has scored 29 runs this season, third in the league and 9th nationally Hauver has also showed plenty of pop in the bat, second on the team with six home runs this season - fourth in the Pac and 30th nationally. As a leadoff batter in an inning, Hauver has reached base 14 times this season on 35 chances. Hauver has been very productive for his teammates as well, successfully advancing runners 25 times on 45 chances. Pay the Tolman Erik Tolman has been thrust into several crucial spots as a true freshman this season and responded best when the lights were on.
Tolman is with a save this season and third on the team with a 0.
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Tolman has struck out 19 batters and in The ERA is 0. Tolman has allowed just one extra-base hit this season - the lowest total among Pac pitchers. Dabovich has a 2. All That Chaz Chaz Montoya has quickly developed a role as the team's stopper in several crucial scenarios this season.
Montoya leads the squad with 11 appearances in 20 games, posting a 0. Montoya has inherited 13 runners this season, allowing just one of them to score In his 11 appearances, Montoya has retired the first batter he has seen on 9 occasions. Montoya has not allowed an earned run since the second game of the season - a streak of nine consecutive appearances. Montoya has not walked a batter in his last 8 pitching appearances. Montoya is on the season with a team-high two saves as well.
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A Ferri Tale Forced to sit on the bench with injury for the majority of his first two seasons, catcher Sam Ferri has quickly established himself as a gamechanger as a regular in the ASU lineup. Ferri is batting. More importantly has been his effect on the game behind the plate, where he is fourth in the Pac with four runners caught stealing this season and just one error on chances.
Ferri notched his first career home run in walk-off fashion, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to help clinch the series over Washington State. Sam I Am Sam Romero has quietly put up impressive numbers this season, giving ASU solid midweek starts while being able to turn it around and eat some quality innings on the weekends as well. Romero is this year with a 0. Romero has struck out 15 batters to just four walks while allowing just two total earned runs on the year.
Corrigan has inherited a team-high 14 runners this season, allowing just two of them to score. Corrigan has a 2. Email Address required.
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