ASU Baseball: Sun Devils Take Mid-week Game From Texas Tech


Arizona State designated hitter Nate Causey collected four RBI against Texas Tech and now has 10 RBI in the past two games. He went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a pair of run-scoring singles, third baseman Michael Benjamin went 4-for-5 with an RBI, and center fielder Kasey Coffman finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Right-hander Ryan Burr struck out two in the ninth inning to post his 11th save of the season.

ASU’s starting right-hander Eric Melbostad gave up five runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings, but did not factor in the decision. He was replaced by Adam McCreery (2-3) with two outs in the top of the second.

Texas Tech starting right-hander Matt Withrow went three innings and allowed four runs on six hits in a no-decision. Right-hander Matt Custred (1-2) took the loss after conceding four runs on four hits in two innings.

The Sun Devils host a three-game Pac-12 series against Arizona over the weekend with first pitch on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.