Coming off a loss to Stanford in the second round of the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament, Arizona Baseball (36-22,16-14) returns to action to take on ASU.
After losing to Stanford in the second round of the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament, Arizona Baseball gets another life as they return to action to take on rival Arizona State on Friday afternoon in an elimination game.
Coming in, the Wildcats face a talented, but inconsistent Sun Devils squad that has already beaten Arizona earlier this year. The Devils are also fresh off a win over Oregon to stay alive in the tournament.
And as both teams enter Friday’s action, the stakes get even higher as the Devils could potentially play spoilers to the Wildcats.
Luckily, Arizona’s offense has been firing on all cylinders, totaling 16 runs in two games; however, where the Wildcats will need to improve things is on the mound. In their two games, Arizona has surrendered 20 runs (18 earned).
Naturally, the Wildcats will need a better result on the mound on Friday afternoon if they are to win this one. The winner will face Stanford on Saturday!
With that said, here’s a look at Arizona’s upcoming opponent.
Getting to Know the details of Arizona Baseball’s opponent, the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Team: Arizona State Sun Devils
Head Coach: Willie Bloomquist is currently in his first season as skipper of the Sun Devils, having compiled a 26-31 (13-17) record so far. Willie was named the Sun Devils’ coach last June after previously playing in the Major Leagues for 14 years. Willie is also an ASU Alumnus.
2021-22 Record: The Sun Devils are currently 26-31 (13-17) on the year and are fresh off a win over Oregon to stay alive in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Head-to-head Series: Arizona leads the overall series against Arizona State, holding a 258-224-1 advantage all time.
Last Meeting: The last time these two teams met was for a three-game series in Tucson, where the Wildcats came away with the 14-4 win and 2-1 series victory!
Game information and details for Arizona Baseball:
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Location: Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz. (12,000)
Television: Pac-12 Networks
Spread: N/A (Also, don’t forget to use WynnBet to enhance your overall betting experience)
Pitching Matchups: TBD