ASU will face UCF, Minnesota and No. 2 Oklahoma State in Stillwater
The schedule for the weekend was adjusted Wednesday afternoon. ASU will now face UCF on Friday at 10 a.m. MST and Saturday at 3 p.m. MST. The Sun Devils will play No. 2 Oklahoma State on Friday at 12:30 p.m. MST and Minnesota on Saturday at 10 a.m. MST.
Friday’s game against Oklahoma State will be broadcast live on ESPN+, with Chris Deal (PBP) and Alison McCutcheon (analyst) calling the action.
The Sun Devils take to the road at 16-5 on the season after going 1-2 versus Arizona last weekend to open Pac-12 play. ASU is 1-0 in road games and 3-1 at a neutral site this season. They have won six games via run-rule.
Head to Oklahoma, ASU is batting .333 while leading the Pac-12 with its .622 slugging percentage. They are averaging 6.19 runs per game while ranking second in the country by hitting 1.81 home runs per game.
In the circle, the staff has a 2.77 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. Sun Devil pitchers strike out 6.58 batters per seven innings, allowing only nine home runs. The opposition is batting .244 with a .667 OPS.
Arizona State won the only previous meeting with UCF, 10-7, during the 2009 Kajikawa Classic.
The Sun Devils have split the 16 all-time meetings against Oklahoma State. The teams have never met in Stillwater, with ASU going 1-5 at home and 7-3 at a neutral site. OSU defeated the Sun Devils 5-2 at last year’s Kajikawa Classic for a second straight win in the series.
ASU is 14-7 in 21 meetings with Minnesota, including a 3-2 mark at a neutral site. The teams split two games during the Littlewood Classic last season in Tempe.
RUNS ON THE BOARD
The Sun Devils scored a run in each of the first 18 games of the season to extend its run to 56 consecutive games dating back to last season. That was the team’s longest streak since a 75-game stretch that spanned the 2014 & 2015 seasons.
Entering the weekend, ASU ranks 28th in the country by scoring 6.18 runs per game, and they have scored at least eight runs in a game 10 times while going for 10-plus on three occasions.
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