No one, probably including the University of Arizona's head baseball coach Andy Lopez would have predicted when the season started in February that the Wildcats would make it to the College World Series in Omaha. But they did. And on Sunday night, Arizona will oppose either Arkansas or South Caroli ... More >>
In a pretty improbable turn of events, the Arizona Wildcats baseball team is but one win away from a berth in the best-of-three NCAA College World Series championship round this weekend.The Wildcats await the winner of tonight's elimination game in Omaha between the powerful Florida State Seminoles ... More >>
Back in the day, the University of Arizona pennially had one of the nation's best baseball teams, and trips to the College World Series in Omaha were both expected and commonplace.But times got tougher and tougher after the Wildcats' 1986 championship win, with only one appearance in the Big Dance s ... More >>
Back in the day, we had several occasions to bat against Mike White, a native New Zealander who happened to be one of the greatest fastpitch softball pitchers of all-time. Whitey wasn't a big guy, but had great command of all of his pitches, and was an absolutely fierce competitor.So last night we t ... More >>
The video above is probably the only community-college baseball highlight that's going to be news outside the state of Arizona this year.That's Yavapai College left fielder Austin O'Such that's heading full-speed over to a scuffle between his team and Scottsdale Community College's squad, and makes ... More >>
Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds: Goodyear Ballpark All week long we're sharing suggestions of where to find breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks near each spring training stadium. Have a favorite spot baseball fans should hit? Leave it in the comments. Ohio is one of those Midwestern ... More >>
Top-ranked ASU found itself down to its final strike in its NCAA softball Super Regionals opener last night against Texas A&M, down 2-1 with the bases loaded.Dallas Escobedo and the Devils squeak one outThe Aggies had managed all of two hits against the Sun Devils freshman ace pitcher Dallas ... More >>
Time was, Arizona State's fast-pitch softball team was a decided lesser-light, an afterthought of a program whose "rivalry" with the Arizona Wildcats was anything but. ASU ace pitcher Dallas Escobedo is one of nation's best. But the arrival of a new head coach, Clint Myers, a few years ag ... More >>
Does the season matter for the probation-slapped Devils?
thesundevils.comIn a flash, the dream is over. A mere 36 hours after the first pitch was thrown, the Sun Devils are done after getting embarrassed 11-4 by South Carolina. Two games and out. Elimination from the 2010 College World Series. Poof. Good luck next season.
georgeblowfish.comThe Arizona State baseball team hasn't lost two games in a row all season. Now wouldn't be a good time to start. After falling to Clemson 6-3 in their opening game of the College World Series on Monday morning, the Sun Devils are now one loss away from elimination. After ... More >>
thesundevils.cstv.comThe Arizona State baseball team is on a mission for title number six as they play in their opening College World Series game on Sunday. The program's last NCAA title was in 1981 and has won five overall (1965, 1967, 1969, 1977, 1981). In Tempe, however, it feels a lot ... More >>
http://thesundevils.cstv.com/index-main.html There would be no meltdown for the Arizona State University baseball team this year, as there was in 2008. Drew Maggi made sure of that, even if the sophomore wasn't around two years ago when the Sun Devils were upset in the Super Regional at home ag ... More >>
http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/asu-m-basebl-body.htmlLooking to actually watch some decent baseball this weekend? The D-Backs suck but you're in luck -- the Arizona State baseball team, the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, play a best-of-three series again ... More >>
thesundevils.cstv.com/.../recaps/040209aaa.htmlAs the Arizona State baseball team keeps rolling along with all eyes on the prize in Omaha, 10 Sun Devils now have a future in the sport after college. As expected, junior Seth Blair, the 2010 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, was the firs ... More >>
aggiesports.com With the 2010 season seemingly over for the last-place D-Backs, fans got a possible glimpse of the future Monday afternoon. With the sixth overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, the Snakes selected Barret Loux, a right-handed pitcher from Texas A&M. While ... More >>
As expected, the Arizona State baseball team is moving on. After taking three straight games as a Regional host, the Sun Devils will now play in their sixth Super Regional since 2003, the second-most in the NCAA over that time span. Ho hum, just another day at the ball field for the perennial pow ... More >>
Though we really do miss fired ASU head baseball coach Pat Murphy, we think it's about time that the iffy-powers-that-be at the Tempe school finally are about to drop the title 'interim' from coach Tim Esmay's title. Esmay (smiling man in photo) has led the Sun Devils to the number-one nat ... More >>
Alfonso Soriano owned Arizona pitching, which really isn't that hard to do. This is getting silly. The Arizona Diamondbacks screwed the pooch over the weekend to the tune of three losses to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. After taking the first of four games on Thursday, AZ couldn't hang wi ... More >>
We appreciated former Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy before the school controversially dismissed him a few months ago, after the 51-year-old had been chosen as the Pac-10's Coach of the Year for the third straight season. Murph (the burly fellow in the photo) alway ... More >>
D-Backs Dan Haren, Cardinals DRC meet the fans
Things looked mighty bleak midway through Arizona State's baseball game against North Carolina yesterday afternoon. Then, down 4-0 in an elimination game at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, the Sun Devils loaded the bases for previously unsung outfielder Kole Calhoun. Calhoun deposited a pitch i ... More >>
Mr. Bungle: Tony Peña helped screw the D-Backs in the eighth last night. One single out. Just three little strikes. That's all the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen -- or more specifically, Tony Peña -- needed to protect a five-run lead with two away in the bottom of the eighth versus the Los Angeles ... More >>
Devils try to make history against UCLA
A mere week into the new season, the Arizona Diamondbacks' top pitcher is on the disabled list with a sore wing and the D-Backs couldn't hit a slow-pitch grapefruit with a two-by-four. You think they've got problems? This year's star-crossed campaign for Your Phoenix Suns mercifully comes to an end ... More >>
Like we've been saying all along, Cardinals starting quarterback Kurt Warner may be playing elsewhere next season. A blogger on azcardinals.com., the team's official Web site, reports that Warner and the team are still about $4 million a year apart on a contract. Warner wants to ... More >>
Pat Murphy: Amazing coach. Relationship counselor? Not so much.
Everything that can go right will go right for high-riding Devils
The gospel according to Herb
Another winning season ends for Pat Murphy and his baseball team. Now, it's ASU management's turn at bat
Dads' egos can run amok in super-competitive Valley youth baseball, and that's dangerous
Run or walk for the sake of art
ASU's "Superfan" gets called out at the old ball game
Little-known revision of state law would allow Cardinals to play in BOB
Fame is not the name of the game in controversy over ASU baseball field
Bank One Ballpark was touted as a powerful economic engine for downtown. Data show, however, that BOB has fueled sales mostly for BOB. The meager spillover doesn't bode well for the Arizona Cardinals' stadium aspirations.
June 18 - 24, 1998
ASU'S BASEBALL WIZARD LOVES TO PLAY HARDBALL. THIS YEAR, HE'S HAD TO.