Sun Devils Defeat Aggies in Mid-Week Showdown


The momentum from the weekend sweep of Stanford carried over into Tuesday as the Sun Devils defeated the New Mexico State Aggies to win their fourth game in a row.

The Sun Devils got off to a hot start right out of the gate. Colby Woodmansee stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and hit a two-run home run to put ASU on the board.

Sun Devil starter David Graybill held the Aggies scoreless in his three innings of work. He did not allow a hit and struck out four.

Tucker Baca came in to relieve Graybill and the Aggies got to him early. Baca gave up two runs in the top of the fourth and suddenly the game was tied at 2 a piece.

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The Sun Devils being the Sun Devils answered right back in the fifth and sixth innings.

In the fifth, Joey Bielek led off with a triple and Coltin Gerhart knocked him in with an RBI groundout.

In the sixth, ASU blew the game open when Trever Allen blasted a ball into deep right field for a three-run home run. Later in the inning, Andrew Snow knocked Bielek in from third on a SAC fly to right.

ASU now led the Aggies 7-2.

That score would hold until the 9th inning.

The Aggies threatened in the 9th and were able to scratch across a run, but the Sun Devils held on to win it 7-3.

They are now 19-7 on the year and have won four in a row.

Ryan Hingst was credited with the win, his second of the year. He went 2 1/3 innings without allowing a run. He gave up just one hit and struck out five.

The loss went to Aggies starter Michael Paulson, who is now 0-2 on the year. Paulson threw five innings tonight and the Sun Devils managed six runs on seven hits and stuck out six times against the Aggies left-hander.

Up next, ASU head to Salt Lake City Utah to take on the Utah Utes in a three-game weekend series on the road.

The Utes are coming off a 2-1 series loss to California. With the win tonight, The Sun Devils have won 12 of their last 15 games.

It should be a fun weekend for Sun Devil fans in Utah.