Baseball sweeps double header with 8-4 win over FIU
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">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/satow_josh00.html">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">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/davis_ike00.html">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.
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The big bats would be on display in the third, as Brett">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/wallace_brett00.html">B... 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">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/sontag_ryan00.html">Ryan Sontag's double down the left field line scored Petey">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/paramore_petey00.html">... Paramore to make it 8-3. The Golden Panthers would rally in the ninth against Jason">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/franzblau_jason00.html"... Franzblau and RJ">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/preach_rj00.html">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">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/wallace_brett00.html">B... Wallace, Petey">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/paramore_petey00.html">... Paramore and Kiel">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/roling_kiel00.html">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.