Tritons Drop Series Against ASU
The Sun Devils traveled to sunny San Diego to take on the Tritons in a three game weekend series. Where game one was a low scoring thriller, with Joel C taking the hill for the Sun Devils against Mike Robichaux for the Tritons. The Tritons struggled to hit all game, earning only three hits on record. J.B. Garza, Brandon Imai, and Tyler Lo each had one hit in the game. ASU had nine hits contributing to their three runs. Unfortunately, the Tritons had seven errors in the game, causing all three runs to be unearned. Although the Tritons had made multiple errors in the field, the Sun Devils failed to capitalize on most of them due in part to great pitching from Mike and Ethan Ou.
Game two was more of the same, with the Tritons struggling to get hits throughout the game. Only recording seven hits to ASU's twelve, and the Tritons had almost half their hits in the 9th inning. ASU led for the majority of the game, until the Tritons tied it up in the bottom of the sixth as a result of an RBI from Dylan Vargas. In the seven inning double-header, the Sun Devils and Tritons failed to score in the seventh sending the game to extra innings. In the 9th inning, the Sun Devils struck first but put out a run off of back to back doubles. However, the Tritons weren't going down without a fight. Finally able to string some hits together involving Connor Long, Frank Drugge, and Rocco Novello all singling in the inning. Rocco came up to bat with second and third and one out, to bring the winning run in for the Tritons in walk-off fashion with a single up the middle.
Game three was unlike the previous games for the Tritons, where the bats got fired up early to produce runs in both the first and the second innings. ASU was hot with the bats as well, putting up six runs through the first three innings. Putting up one more run in the sixth, the Tritons went into their final at bats trailing by five runs. Off singles by Rocco and Dylan, Kyle Young then stepped up and doubled over the head of the left fielder to bring the Tritons within two runs. With the tying run on base and two outs, Connor Long stepped up and flew out to the right fielder on a 3-2 count to end the series.