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Sun Devil Baseball preview: Territorial Cup edition


May 14, 2013

The Sun Devils will host a three-game Pac-12 set with the University of Arizona Wildcats this weekend, and also host a non-conference matchup with Texas Tech on May 15. The First pitch on May 15, 17 and 18 is set for 6:30 p.m., while the May 19 game will start at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $7 and are going fast. Call 480-727-0000, visit sundeviltickets.com or go to the Sun Devil Ticket Office, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Current Overall Record: 32-15-1,14-10 Pac-12

Last Week: 2-1
May 10 | Cal 3, Arizona State 1 (away)
May 11 | Arizona State 10, Cal 9 (away) | HIGHLIGHTS
May 12 | Arizona State 10, Cal 7 (away) | HIGHLIGHTS

May 15, 6:30 p.m. PT | Texas Tech at No. 13 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
May 17, 6:30 p.m. PT | Arizona at No. 13 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
May 18, 6:30 p.m. PT | Arizona at No. 13 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS
May 19, 12:30 p.m. PT | Arizona at No. 13 Arizona State | Tempe, Ariz. (Packard Stadium) | RADIO: NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 | STATS

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Can't Make It?
All four games will be broadcast by Tim Healey (@TimHealeyASU) and former Sun Devil baseball star Seth Dhaenens (@sethdhaenens) on the MidFirst Bank Sun Devil IMG Sports Network on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 and on the All-Access Player at thesundevils.com.

Baseball Promotional Schedule

WEDNESDAY, May 15, vs Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m.

  • Junior Sun Devil Club Night
    • Two free general admission tickets with a Kids Club ID

FRIDAY, May 17 vs Arizona at 6:30 p.m.

  • Head Football Coach Todd Graham will throw out a first pitch and sign autographs pre-game for 45 minutes on the third-base concourse
  • Territorial Cup will be on-site for fans to view and take photos
  • The final Friday Night Poster Series giveaway features outfielder Trever Allen
  • Sixth installment of Friday Night Fireworks

SATURDAY, May 18 vs Arizona at 6:30 p.m.

  • Final Baseball Bingo of the season
  • Adopt-A-Dog Night
    • Homes Fur Good and the Luv of Dogz Fund will be right outside of Packard Stadium from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with their loveable companions available for adoption on site

SUNDAY, May 19 vs Arizona at 12 p.m.

  • Senior Day
    • Honoring pitchers Alex Blackford and Matt Dunbar, and catcher Max Rossiter
    • Arizona's First Responders
      • Support First Responders from around the Valley with an event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
        • Highway patrol cars and fire trucks
        • Share the Road Program
        • EMT staff and vehicles 

Postseason Tickets:
Season ticket holders can renew and/or preorder postseason tickets by calling their service representative at 480.965.5333 or visiting the Sun Devil Ticket Office at Sun Devil Stadium.

Season Ticket Renewal:
The deadline to retain your seats and receive the best possible price is Saturday, June 22. Meeting the renewal deadline will also ensure you receive priority when selecting seats at the new Phoenix Municipal Stadium in 2015.

Territorial Cup:
The 2012-13 Territorial Cup hangs in the balance as the two teams split the two non-conference games in Tucson and the winner of the series will win the 2012-13 Territorial Cup. The two teams face each other five times this season and split the two non-conference tilts in Tucson before the three-game Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium this weekend.

In The Polls:
RPI (BoydsWorld.com): 17
Baseball America: 13
Perfect Game: 13
Collegiate Baseball: 13
NCBWA: 14
USA Today/Coaches Poll: 15

Pac-12 Baseball Standings as of May 13, 2013 (rankings according to Baseball America):
No. 6 Oregon State: 20-4, 41-8
No. 10 Oregon: 19-5, 40-11 (1 GB)

No. 8 UCLA: 17-7, 34-14 (3 GB)
No. 13 Arizona State: 14-10, 32-15-1 (6 GB) 

Stanford: 11-13, 26-20 (9 GB)

Arizona: 10-14, 29-20 (10 GB)