ASU Baseball: Weekend Recap and Thoughts

Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils shortstop Colby Woodmansee against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils shortstop Colby Woodmansee against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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The ASU Baseball team had another good weekend against the Pac-12, taking 2 of 3 against Oregon.

Arizona State had quite a weekend as they won Friday and Saturday’s games by walk-offs and then lost 12-2 on Sunday

Quick Reaction:

The ASU Baseball team is starting to gain some momentum in Pac-12 play. They currently sit in 4th place and are poised to make a push for one of the top two spots in the conference if they continue the play they have exhibited over the past month. The key to the Sun Devils recent success has been their hitting ability. Because of ASU’s ability to put runs on the board, the starting pitching of ASU hasn’t had to be lights out and the bullpen just has to close out the game. Something that ASU had a problem with last season was a lack of run production when it mattered which caused a strain on the pitching staff. This strain led to the way too early exit that fans watched at the Fullerton regional last year. The hits have been coming for ASU, and as long as they can keep that up then they could make a run not only at the Pac-12 title but the national title as well.

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Player to watch:

Who else to watch but Colby Woodmansee? His 2016 campaign has been spectacular as he has made contact with the ball when it matters and he also has made big plays in the outfield. He is the undisputed leader of this team, and he leads by example, which is what you want a leader to be. People have been saying it for a long time, “This kid is going to be special one day.”

Final Thoughts:

With May being the final month of regular season play it is now or never for the Sun Devils. They have the ability to be an under-the-radar team in the Pac-12 and slowly work their way into possession of the first or second place spot in the Pac-12. It’s warming up in Arizona, and the ASU Baseball team is soaking it in.