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Baseball sweeps double header with 8-4 win over FIU

March 22, 2008

The top ranked Arizona State baseball team bounced back on Saturday at the Bob Schaefer Memorial tournament, sweeping a double header from Florida International. ASU claimed game two 8-4 after winning game one 10-5. The Devils now stand at 21-1 on the year.

Josh Satow pitched six strong innings, picking up the win in game two to move to 3-0 on the year. Satow allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six. Ike Davis came on in the ninth with two on and two out and shut the door to pick up his third save of the season.

Marcel Champagnie got the offense started in the second, doubling home Kiel Roling to put ASU up 1-0. Champagnie would come home on a Raoul Torrez ground out to give the Devils a 2-0 lead.

The big bats would be on display in the third, as Brett Wallace and Roling each hit two-run blasts to make it 6-0. It was the team leading ninth homer of the year for Wallace and the fourth homer of the season for Roling. Arizona State would stretch it to 7-0 in the fifth, when Wallace scored from third on a wild pitch.

FIU would cut the lead to 7-2 in the sixth, then add another run in eighth to make it 7-3, but ASU would answer in the bottom half of the inning. Ryan Sontag's double down the left field line scored Petey Paramore to make it 8-3. The Golden Panthers would rally in the ninth against Jason Franzblau and RJ Preach, but Davis ended the threat and the game. Franzblau went 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits out of the bullpen.

Brett Wallace, Petey Paramore and Kiel Roling all turned in two-hit games to lead the Sun Devil offense.

Earlier in the afternoon, UC Irvine defeated Northern Colorado 9-6.

The Sun Devils will close out the Schaefer Memorial Tournament on Sunday afternoon, when they host #5 UC Irvine at 4 p.m. from Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.