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Arizona State beats Wichita State 9-5

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11:39 p.m.

Seth Martinez made a successful pitching debut for Arizona State, and the Sun Devils defeated Wichita State 9-5 Tuesday night in Tempe, Ariz.

Martinez, a freshman, went four innings, striking out six and was awarded the win.

The Shockers (11-7) fell behind 6-1 after five innings but were handed three runs in the sixth. With two outs and runners on first (Garrett Bayliff) and second (Casey Gillaspie), Micah Green hit a grounder to shortstop that Colby Woodmansee threw into right field trying to force Bayliff at second. Bayliff and Gillaspie scored, and Green scored later when Chase Simpson tripled.

But ASU (10-8) put the game away in the eighth. Cullen O’Dwyer doubled and Woodmansee followed with a single and Drew Stankiewicz hit his first homer of the season, only the second allowed this season by Shocker pitchers.

Notes: WSU’s Garrett Brummett (1-0, 6.00 ERA) will face Zak Miller (1-0, 9.35) in Wednesday’s series finale.… ASU’s Woodmansee got a rare bunt double in the fourth. He was called to sacrifice and bunted down the third-base line. Shocker third baseman Chase Simpson tripped and fell trying to field the ball. The ball rolled foul, but the home plate umpire ruled Simpton touched it. Woodmansee wound up on second with a double.

Dearman lf411011.224
Parker 2b400001.364
Gillaspie 1b513101.406
Bayliff rf411000.307
Baker c300011.259
Green cf411002.271
Simpson 3b402101.262
Kirk ss300000.243
Bobbit ph000010.280
Harbutz dh401001.176
Totals 36 5 10 2 3 8
Arizona State
Sewald cf322010.375
Stankiewicz 2b511201.375
Ybarra dh512001.339
Causey 1b402210.317
Serven c402302.302
Beall lf401000.368
Dinatale 3b310010.304
O’Dwyer rf221001.147
Woodmansee ss322111.263
Totals 33 9 0 0 0 0

Wichita State0010030004
Arizona State21030003x9

O’Dwyer reached on catcher’s interference.

E — K. Gardner, Baker, Woodmansee. DP — WSU 3, ASU. LOB — WSU 7, ASU 7. 2B — Causey (8), Woodmansee (2), O’Dwyer (1). 3B — Simpson (1), Parker (1). S — O’Dwyer, Sewald. SB — Dearman (10). CS — Dearman.

K. Gardner L,1-11 1/3333308.18
Palmer2 2/3630110.80
Arizona State
Martinez W,1-04311262.25
Melbostad 3 2/3630002.81

Umpires — home, Patrick Riley; first, Travis Katzenmeier; third, Steve Mattingly.

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