The No. 8 Arizona State University baseball team hit three consecutive home runs on five pitches in the bottom of the second to highlight an eight-run inning that helped them secure an 11-8 win over Stanford on Sunday at Packard Stadium.
The Sun Devils (30-14-1, 12-9) hit three home runs in one inning for the first time since April 13, 2008, as they picked up their 30th win of the season against the Cardinal. ASU has now notched 51 consecutive 30-win seasons, which is the most in the NCAA, and has won at least 30 games in 52 of the program’s 54-year history.
Arizona State lost to Stanford, 9-8, in 11 innings on Saturday night in front of a season high 3,752 fans. On Friday night, the Sun Devils brought the tying run to the plate in the final inning, but could not complete the rally as they fell to Stanford, 5-3.
ASU avoided being swept at home for the first time since March 25-27, 1997, against USC.
The Sun Devils head to Berkeley, Calif., for a three-game Pac-12 road series against the Cal Golden Bears May 10-12. First pitch on Friday is at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s at 12 p.m.