Baseball takes series from Arizona

<p><a href="/sports/m-basebl/stats/2010-2011/game24.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Box Score</span></a></p><separator></separator><!-- LINKS TO RELATED PAGES END --><p>Thanks to a fantastic start by <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/barrett_jake00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Jake Barrett</span></a> and some clutch hitting by <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/barnes_austin00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Austin Barnes</span></a>, Arizona State beat the Arizona Wildcats 8-1 on Sunday afternoon to take the weekend series two games to one. Barrett (2-2) was magnificent for 7.1 innings, allowing five hits and a run, to earn the win and help ASU improve to 18-6 on the year, 2-1 in pac-10 play in front of a sell out crowd for the third consecutive day.</p><separator></separator><p>The Devils would strike first in the second inning when <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/marrero_deven00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Deven Marrero</span></a> singled up the middle to score <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/demichele_joey00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Joey DeMichele</span></a> and give ASU an early 1-0 lead. The Wildcats would even the game up in the top of the third on a Joey Rickard double to left that scored Alex Mejia.</p><separator></separator><p>The game would turn into a pitcher's duel from that point on, as Barrett and Arizona's Tyler Hale would trade zeros until the bottom of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, with a man on and one out, <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/barnes_austin00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Austin Barnes</span></a> drove a ball over the left field wall for his first home run of the year and a 3-1 Sun Devil lead.</p><separator></separator><p>The lead would increase to 8-1 in the bottom of the eighth. <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/torrez_riccio00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Riccio Torrez</span></a> hit a ball past the diving short stop for what appeared to be a base hit. But Torrez never stopped running until he hit second base, giving him a double and putting a man in scoring position for ASU. He would come around to score on a <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/wilson_zach00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Zach Wilson</span></a> single to center field. The Devils would add four more runs in the inning, thanks to two Arizona errors.</p><separator></separator><p><!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE -->The story of the game for ASU was their pitching, as Barrett struck out six and scattered five hits before giving way to <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/williams_trevor00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Trevor Williams</span></a> and <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/lambson_mitchell00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Mitchell Lambson</span></a>. Williams was perfect for .2 innings then Lambson struck out two in his inning of work to secure the victory.</p><separator></separator><p><a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/barnes_austin00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Austin Barnes</span></a> was 2-3 with three RBI and a run scored, while <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/torrez_riccio00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Riccio Torrez</span></a> was 2-3 with one run scored. <a href="/sports/m-basebl/mtt/marrero_deven00.html"><span style="color: #444444;">Deven Marrero</span></a> drove in two runs in the win.</p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils will continue Pac-10 play Friday, April 1 against the Oregon Ducks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Winkles Field- Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. <!-- PARSER CONTENT MARKER END --></p>