Its springtime in the Valley, which means its Cactus League season. Uh, yeah. Of course.
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Its springtime in the Valley, which means that ASU Baseball is in full swing. Oh, yeah, you forgot about them? Uh, yeah.
Well, you damn well shouldnt, because the squad -- which is traditionally treated like the Valleys red-headed stepchild during the month of March -- is ranked No. 1 in the country by the USA TODAY/ESPN coaches preseason poll. Guess whos tops in another NCAA poll? The University of Tucson Mildcats. Should be an interesting season, indeed.
The Sun Devils open their season by hosting the three-day DeMarini Invitational at Packard Stadium. The tourney features games against Miami (Ohio), Vanderbilt, and the two-time defending national champs of Oregon State.