ASU Baseball: Late Spark Lifts Sun Devils

Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a baseball in the hand of Arizona State Sun Devils outfielder Coltin Gerhart 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; Detailed view of a baseball in the hand of Arizona State Sun Devils outfielder Coltin Gerhart 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 moved within one game of first place in the Pac-12 as they beat the USC Trojans 3-2.

David Greer was the hero of the game as he blasted a home run over the left field wall to secure the two needed runs to take the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Greer is now tied for the most home runs on the team with eight.

The first run of the game came on a home run in the first ASU at-bat thanks to Gage Canning. Canning now has three home runs on the season.

ASU was able to find the ball as they had eight hits on the day but they were unable to capitalize on opportunities as they were only 1-6 with runners were on base.

Seth Martinez got the night started for Sun Devils on the mound.

In 7.0 innings, Martinez gave up four hits and two runs. He was also able to strike out 5 during his time on the mound.

The Sun Devils finished out the night with Chris Isbell and Eder Erives pitching in relief with Isbell ending up with the win.

This game was a good test for the Sun Devils.

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They should have had a more successful night against the Trojans but, in the end, they were able to grind it out and earn the victory.

After a solid night for Martinez, ASU was able to provide the support necessary from the bullpen to give themselves a fighting chance late in the game.

This game is very similar to a game ASU will see in the NCAA tournament. Close games where it all comes down to late in the game. That is when you need your team leaders to show up, and that is exactly what ASU got out of Greer.