Devils fall to top seed Texas

June 17, 2009 by  

The ASU Sundevils came out to the game against Texas in their retro uniforms from 1981 when they last won the College World Series, but were unable to have the same success tonight. ASU jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after three innings and with their ace Mike Leake on the mound it looked like the Devils were getting ready to move one step closer to an appearance in the CWS finals.

Texas has had an uncanny ability to come from behind this year when needed, and they did so again scoring 6 runs to tie it in the fourth inning and another one in the seventh and followed that with three in the eight. If ASU had been able to win they would have been just one win away from playing in the 3-game finals, but now must try to beat UNC for the second time in a week on Thursday to have the right to play Texas again on Friday.

Leake started strong escaping trouble in the first after allowing the first two batters to reach base. In the fourth things fell apart for the ace and he ended the game with 3.1 innings pitched, 8 hits, six runs allowed and five strikeouts.

Kole Calhoun was an offensive star for the Devils going 3-for-4, including a homer, with a walk and two runs scored. For Texas Cameron Rupp went 2-for-3 with two homers and four runs batted in.

Coming into the game Texas and ASU had the top two ERA in the country, but the game quickly turned to an offensive outburst as often happens in CWS games.

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