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Baseball falls to Arizona, 10-2

May 17, 2012

The 16th-ranked Arizona State baseball team lost to eighth-ranked Arizona 10-2 on Wednesday night in front of 3,098 fans at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

Sun Devil fans raised $3,447 for the Cory Hahn Foundation in the second "Pass The Bucket Night" and the loss ties the five-game baseball State Farm Territorial Cup Series at one game apiece.

A solo home to right field by Abe Ruiz and three consecutive base hits, including an RBI single by Beau Maggi, in the ninth inning gave the Sun Devils (32-18) their only two runs of the game.

The Wildcats (34-15) took a three-run lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Robert Refsnyder and an RBI fielders choice after loading the bases with no outs on two consecutive hit batters and a fielding error.

Arizona added to its advantage in the third inning on an RBI single by Joseph Maggi.

Joey DeMichele knocked a two-out triple to center field in the fourth inning to collect the first hit of the game for the Devils and the next two batters walked to load the bases, but ASU was unable to capitalize.

Bobby Brown led off the fifth inning with a solo home run to right field to extend Arizona's lead, 5-0.

ASU starting right-hander Darin Gillies (1-4) gave up three runs, including two earned, on three hits and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Left-hander Adam McCreery, making his appearance since March 13 against Utah Valley, pitched the back-end of the second and all of the third inning and allowed one run on a pair of hits with a strikeout.

Arizona starting right-hander Matthew Troupe (3-1) earned the win after throwing five scoreless innings and striking out six. Tyler Crawford (2) closed out the final four frames to get the save.

The Sun Devils host Washington in a three-game Pac-12 series this weekend for the final three home games of the 2012 baseball season. The games on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the Sunday, May 20 game starting at 12:30 p.m. The contest on Saturday is being televised live by Fox Sports Arizona, while the other two will be streamed live online. All three games will be broadcast by the Sun Devil Sports Network on The Fan AM 1060.

Game notes: In his last start, McCreery earned his first collegiate win after giving up no runs on two hits while striking out five in four innings...this is the first time brothers Beau and Joseph Maggi have played against each other in college...left-hander Brandon Bonilla took the mound for the fourth and fifth innings and allowed one run on one hit while striking out two...right-hander Joseph Lopez walked three and allowed one hit in 1/3 inning...left-hander Matt Dunbar conceded one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings.