No. 7 Arizona State Takes Series Over No. 15 Oregon


The No. 7 Arizona State Sun Devils won the biggest series of the season so far against the No. 15 Oregon Ducks.

After winning the first two games 7-6 and 2-1, the Sun Devils lost the series finale 5-1. After winning last years’ series 2-1 also, the Sun Devils were hungry for a sweep.

In the first game of the series, the game went 10 innings for a close 7-6 Sun Devil win.

ASU was down 4-1 entering the fifth inning, but they soon put up a five spot to take a 6-4 lead. The Ducks would come back and tie the in the bottom of the ninth. Arizona State responded with a run in the top of the tenth to seal the deal to take game one.

Seth Martinez had a rough start on the mound only throwing 2 1/3 innings allowing four runs, three earned. Ryan Burr came into pitch two innings in the eighth and ninth allowing one hit and no runs earning his 4th win on the season. Eric Melbostad came in the 10th for his 1st save.

The offense racked up eight hits with shortstop Colby Woodmansee going 2-for-6. Third baseman David Greer went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

In game two the Sun Devils came away with a 2-1 victory.

The game was tied 0-0 until ASU put up one run in the top of the fifth on a balk. Oregon came back to tie the game in the seventh, but the Sun Devils would have none of it as they scored the decisive run in the top of the eighth to take the win.

Ryan Kellogg threw a complete game three-hitter, allowing just one earned run and striking out seven batters. With the victory, Kellogg improved to 4-0 on the season.

Woodmansee had another great game going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Oregon took game three to avoid the sweep with a 5-1 victory.

ASU’s Brett Lilek threw 1 1/3 allowing two runs before Hever Bueno threw three innings allowing one run.

Center fielder Johnny Sewald went 1-for-3 with an RBI and outfielder Trever Allen went 2-for-4 as he led the Sun Devils in hits.

After this PAC-12 series, Arizona State improved to 15-7 with a 4-2 record in the Pac-12. They will travel back home from Eugene to play a three game series against Stanford from March 27-March 29.