News and updates for Arizona State baseball and softball for the week of April 17-23.
This week, ASU visits UNLV and hosts Cal State Bakersfield for three games.
UNLV 13, ASU baseball 12
ASU baseball blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning as host UNLV walked off with a 13-12 win Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The Sun Devils (16-19) rallied back from an early 6-0 deficit but could not hold on for the road victory. They return to play Friday against Cal State Bakersfield.
Friday: ASU vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: ASU vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: ASU vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 12:30 p.m.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: Wilson Stadium, Las Vegas.
ASU: The Sun Devils (16-18) started their season high four-game win streak last week with a 5-3 home win over UNLV then swept Washington State, improving to 5-10 in Pac-12 play. They rallied from 4-1 down in the ninth inning for a 5-4 walk-off win (third this season) in the Washington State finale. Eli Lingos started two games last week, pitching a combined 11 1/3 innings with one win. ASU also beat UNLV 5-4 on March 28. OF Gage Canning is on an eight-game hitting streak. 1B Lyle Lin has reached base in 20 straight games and all but during his freshman season. The Sun Devils return home Friday to start a non-conference series against Cal State Bakersfield (19-12).
UNLV: The Rebels (13-25) dropped two of three against San Diego State after losing to ASU on April 11 and were outscored 36-9 in the final two games by the Aztecs. Ernie De La Trinidad of Phoenix has reached base in 31 consecutive games and DH Cody Howard has a seven-game hitting streak.
ASU softball (26-12 overall, 5-7) vs. Utah (28-8, 10-3)
Friday: ASU vs. Utah, 7 p.m.
Saturday: ASU vs. Utah, 4 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Sunday: ASU vs. Utah, 11 a.m., Pac-12 Network