The ASU Baseball team ended their regular season on a sour note as they lost the final game of the weekend series against USC 31-9.
The Sun Devils were in trouble early as they made three pitching changes in the first inning alone. When the smoke cleared at the end of the game, ASU used a total of nine pitchers on the night.
The Trojans biggest inning came for them in the fourth where they were able to score nine runs on the Sun Devils. The inning turned ugly after three straight walks allowed the first run of the inning to score. Followed up by constant singles and doubles, Trojans were crossing home plate seemingly after every at bat.
The Sun Devils seemed in a daze after the first inning and were unable to get any consistent pitching going.
On the offensive side of the ball, this would have been a great game if not for USC’s even better performance.
With hits sprinkled throughout the Sun Devils lineup, this type of hitting performance is something that ASU will need on a regular basis in order to go deep into the NCAA tournament.
Overall, this game was a disappointment but was to be expected.
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ASU hadn’t had a game where nothing seemed to be working for them, and those type of games are the ones that build character for a team.
After the game, coach Tracy Smith didn’t seem to concerned about the loss.
He took to twitter to combat some people’s sense of embarrassment being an ASU Baseball supporter.
When one person tweeted at coach Smith about the loss being embarrassing, coach Smith responded.
“To under confident people it is. Guess that is why I am not embarrassed any you are dwelling on it,” he tweeted.
Having a coach that even in the worst of times can stay positive is the right coach ASU needs heading into the post season.