Baseball slugs past Hawai'i

<p> <a href="… Swagerty</a> allowed just one run in his first career start on the mound and the No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team had back-to-back seven-run innings in a 17-2 win over #20 Hawai'i on Tuesday in front of 2,824 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils improved to 29-8 on the season with the victory.</p><separator></separator><p>Swagerty earned the first win of his ASU career by going seven innings and giving up just five hits with six strikeouts and no walks. He moved to 1-1 on the season with the win. <a href="… Franzblau</a>, <a href="">Kyle Brule</a>, <a href="">Jake Borup</a> and <a href="">… Ishida</a> combined to pitch the final two innings out of the bullpen.</p><separator></separator><p>After the Rainbows took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, the Sun Devils responded by manufacturing three runs in the fifth. <a href=""… McDonald</a> and <a href="">K… Calhoun</a> drew back-to-back walks to start the inning, <a href="">R… Torrez</a> bunted them over and <a href="">Z… MacPhee</a> brought both men in with a single to left. MacPhee then advanced to third on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt, and <a href="">Drew Maggi</a> drove him with a sacrifice fly.</p><separator></separator><p>ASU then took command with seven runs each in the seventh and eighth innings, including home runs by <a href=""… Ramirez</a>, <a href="">… Torrez</a>, MacPhee and <a href="">J… Kipnis</a>, a two-run triple by McDonald and an RBI double by <a href="… Ruettiger</a>.</p><separator></separator><p>MacPhee was 3-for-5 with four RBI to lead the offense, while Kipnis and <a href="">… Torrez</a> also had three RBI each. The Sun Devils had nine extra-base hits in the game, with the four home runs, triples by McDonald, <a href="">Drew Maggi</a> and <a href="">… Barnes</a> and doubles by Ruettiger and <a href="">Ma… Newman</a>, and they also drew 10 walks.</p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils return to Pac-10 action on Friday, as they begin a three-game series at California with first pitch scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond.</p>