Saturday, February 21, 2015

Arizona State Sun Devil pitchers strike out 10 but fall to TCU Horned Frogs 3-0

Photo by Mike Stockman
By Mike Stockman
Staff Correspondent 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (February 20, 2015) The No. 8 ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils were unable to score against the No. 1 ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, losing 3-0 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, February 20, 2015. 

The Sun Devils pitching staff are averaging almost ten strike outs per game this year.

The Horned Frogs were aggressive with stealing base attempts. Before this game, they were second in the Big 12 with 8 stolen bases. They had 8 attempts, scoring one, but were either thrown or tagged out by Sun Devil catcher Brian Serven on three of the eight attempts.

When asked how to slow down the Horned Frogs aggressive base stealing in the post-game interview, Coach Tracy Smith responded “We’ve got to fight to not over-analyze”.  “They’re going to be aggressive, I thought Serven did a pretty good job. Obviously we want to hold guys close, but it wasn’t like they walked all over us.”

The Sun Devils host the Horned Frogs for two more games this weekend. Game times are Saturday,  February 21  at 1:00 P.M. AZ time and Sunday, February 22 at 12:30 P.M. at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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