Sun Devils clinch series with Cougars with 6-5, 11-inning win
By Brian Kreps
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona State second baseman Andrew Snow singled home Trever Allen in the 11th inning, as the Sun Devils walked off with a 6-5 win over Washington State in their series finale on Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 2,738 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The Sun Devils won their 10th series and 16th one-run game this season, with Allen scoring the winning run from second base. He reached on a fielding error by the Cougars and would advance to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Jordan Aboites. Allen would then score on Snow’s single.
Snow was one of the heroes of the game. He went 3-for-5 with one RBI. Allen, Brian Serven and Johnny Sewald would all have multi-hit games, with two hits apiece.
Ryan Burr got his eighth win of the season. He pitched five innings – his longest outing of the year – and had a career high seven strikeouts.
Starting pitcher Seth Martinez pitched five innings and had six strikeouts, but he would not figure in the decision. Darin Gillies – who came in relief of Martinez – threw a perfect sixth inning.
The Sun Devils would waste no time, jumping out with a four-run first inning. Serven started the scoring with a double that would score two runs. Jake Peevyhouse singled and David Greer reached via base on balls. The final runs of the inning would come on a home run by Allen.
NOTE: Allen became the 17th Sun Devil to have 200 hits, 100 RBI and 20 home runs during his Sun Devil career.
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