April 11, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - Top-ranked Arizona State parlayed a five-run second inning into an 11-1 victory over Washington State in Pacific-10 Conference baseball, Saturday.
The Sun Devils (25-7, 10-1 Pac-10), ranked No. 1 in three of the four major polls, received eight shutout innings from Josh Spence (7-0) with 10 strikeouts. Redshirt-sophomore Chad Arnold (3-2) took the loss for Washington State (14-15, 4-4 Pac-10).
Arizona State scored in every inning from the second through the fifth in building an 11-0 lead. Matt Newman, who finished 5-for-5 with five RBI, did the most damage with a two-run double in the second and a three-run home run in the third.
The series concludes, Sunday with first pitch scheduled for noon.