Devils Fall to Long Beach State, 7-3

Colin Curtis had a great game in the loss

The Arizona State baseball team kicked off their season with a 7-3 loss to No. 16 Long Beach State on Friday night. A crowd of 4,783 showed up to root on the Devils and to see <B>Paul Lo Duca</b> honored before the game.

Junior starter Erik Averill, struggled in his first start of the season allowing four runs on nine hits. He did however have six strikeouts and didn't walk any batters. Long Beach State pitcher and pre-season All-American Cesar Ramos, looked solid in the win, allowing only three runs in six innings of work. Ramos' good pitching and three errors by the Devils were the difference in the game.

The Devils were down 3-0 early in the game until Colin Curtis laced a triple into left center field in the bottom of the fourth inning to score Travis Buck and Tuffy Gosewisch. Curtis finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI. Buck and senior transfer Joey Hooft each had two hits on the night. The Sun Devils were down 4-3 after seven innings but allowed three runs in the last two frames on no hits, which gave the Dirtbags plenty of cushion heading into the last half inning of the game.

Hopefully Pat Murphy and his Sun Devils can turn things around Saturday when the face the Dirtbags at 1:00 PM at Packard Stadium. Senior Jason Urquidez, a 12 game winner from a year ago, will take the mound for the Devils.

DevilsDigest.com Recommended Stories


  • After the letdown in Corvallis last weekend against Oregon State, the Sun Devils took care of business this week in a must-win situation in front of 51,428 at home against Washington State, cruising…

  • Build yourself a sky-high left-over turkey sandwich, cover it in a creamy sauce of hate, and get ready to scream!

  • With an NCAA petition for an extra year of eligibility to be filed, time will tell if today was indeed Damarious Randall's last game at Sun Devil Stadium. If it was, than the senior safety made this…

  • Arizona State is still in the midst of finding itself as a basketball team. While staring into the mirror that was the team’s third game of the season the Sun Devils beat Loyola Marymount 68-44…

  • Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.

Up Next


Tweets