The Devils club baseball team ended the 2023 season winning 2 of 3 games this weekend against UCSD at Peoria Stadium.
ASU started off a little slow in the first game, but the bats got hot in the 5th inning. Connor Palluck led the team going 2 for 3, and a run scored. Chase Jankowski was 2 for 4, with his hits being a double and a triple, picking up 4 RBI’s and scoring a run. Riley Barrett was also hot going 2 for 4, with a double, 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Riley also picked up his 4th win only giving up 2 hits, 1 ER, 5BB and striking out 12 in 6.1 innings. David Zona closed out the game with the Devils winning 7-3.
They carried the momentum into game 2, winning 13-3 in 5 innings. Several players helped the strong offense with 10 hits and 10 walks. Xavier Gonzalez walked 4 times and scored 3 runs. Nolan Klein, didn’t just take one for the team, he was hit by pitch 3 times and scored twice. Jackson Dow was 3 for 4, with an RBI and a run. Danny Machaj went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs. Riley Barrett stayed hot going 2 for 3, with a double, 2RBI’s, a run and a walk. Freshman, Will Case picked up his 4th win of the season. He threw a complete 5 inning game only giving up 3 hits, 0 ER, 4 BB while striking out 6.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t carry the momentum into a hot Sunday, falling 11-5 to UCSD. Xavier Gonzalez had a good game going 2 for 3, and 3 walks. Sean Bowman came into the game and went 2 for 3, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. The boy’s 8 hits and 8 walks just wasn’t enough to counter the hot bats of SDSU. Josh Sarabia started the game and got relief from Michael Galpin Jr., Johnny Lambert Jr., and Nolan Klein.