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Baseball hosts Pac-12 home opener against Cal

March 21, 2012

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The 14th-ranked ASU Baseball team will face UNLV on Wednesday night at Packard Stadium before hosting Cal in a three-game series over the weekend. First pitch for Wednesday's game is set for 6:30 p.m. (PT). Friday's game at Packard Stadium, the team's first-ever home Pac-12 contest, is slated for 6 30 p.m. (PT), while Saturday's game will also start at 6:30 p.m. (PT) and Sunday's is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (PT).

Can't Make It?:
You can listen to all games on KDUS The Fan 1060 Am or get live, up-to-the-minute stats online with gametracker. Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens will have the call for all four games during the week. The broadcasts on Friday and Saturday will begin at 6:15 p.m. (PT), while Sunday's broadcast is set for 12:15 p.m. (PT).

Wednesday - March 21 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Friday - March 23 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Saturday - March 24 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)
Sunday - March 25 - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Wednesday and Friday-Sunday
Packard Stadium - Tempe, Ariz.

Getting To The Game:
Tickets to games at ASU's Packard Stadium start at $8 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 16 and under) and seniors. ASU students earn free admission with their SunCard. The Sun Devils' home stadium is located on the Northeast side of campus, along Packard Dr., just east of Sun Devil Stadium and south of Loop 202.

In The Polls:
NCBWA: #18
Baseball America: #14
Collegiate Baseball: #18
Perfect Game: #17

Devils vs. Cal
The Sun Devils are 108-57^ all-time against the California Golden Bears. The two teams met last season in April 21-23, with ASU sweeping the Golden Bears at Evans Diamond in Berkley, Calif. ASU won the first two games, 6-4 and 5-0, respectively, before a shutout win in the final contest, 6-0.

^ - Some win in 2007 later vacated due to NCAA sanctions. Records do no reflect vacations.

Pitching Matchup:
UNLV - RHP Buddy Borden - (3.94 ERA, 0-1, 16 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 9 BB, 25 SO)
Cal - TBA
Cal - TBA
Cal - TBA

UCLA Recap:
The 11th-ranked baseball team split its doubleheader against No. 9 UCLA on Sunday and lost the three-game series, 2-1, at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles. On Friday, the Devils jumped out to a five-run lead in the third inning, but lost, 6-5, to UCLA in its Pac-12 conference opener on a walk-off home run. ASU won game one of its Sunday doubleheader against UCLA, 4-3, behind three home runs, including a pair by Abe Ruiz, and seven strong innings from right-hander Trevor Williams, who earned his fifth consecutive victory of the season. The Devils dropped the final game of the series on Sunday night, 4-2.

A Look At California:
The Cal baseball team (11-7), looking to snap a four-game losing streak, will visit San Francisco (10-11) in a non-conference game, Tuesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Benedetti Diamond. Last weekend, the Golden Bears fell to Oregon State in a three-game Pac-12 series - 9-2, 4-1 and 13-5.

A Deep Staff:
Arizona State has used 15 pitchers through the first 11 games of the season. The Devils only used 11 all season last year. Right-hander Mark Lambson, who appeared in 10 games and threw 23.2 innings in 2011, has not made an appearance yet this season. Six pitchers have also made at least one start this season.

Up Next:
Arizona State hosts Cal State Fullerton for a two-game series on March 27 and 28, with both games set for a 6:30 p.m. (PT) start at Packard Stadium. They then travel to Eugene, Ore., to take on the Oregon Ducks for three games. The first contest will begin at 6 p.m. (PT), Saturday's game is slated for 2 p.m. (PT) and Sunday's game is slated for 12 p.m. (PT). All five games will be broadcast live on KDUS The Fan 1060 Am, with Tim Healey and Seth Dhaenens on the call, and the two games against Cal State Fullerton will be webcast live on