Cats beat the Devils for 2nd time this season

Cat Tracks Editor
Posted Feb 23, 2005

Arizona would not need any last second heroics to down the Sun Devils. In fact, the Wildcats would have to fend off a small rally to beat ASU 11-5 in a non-conference battle.

The Wildcats struck first. Trevor Crowe doubled then scored two batters later on a Jordan Brown single. Nick Hundley doubled Brown home and advanced to third on the throw to the plate. Hundley scored one battle later on a Bill Rhinehart single.

The Cats added two more in the second. Chris Frey homered to right and Jeff Van Houten doubled and scored on a Brown single.

The Devils got on the board in the fifth on a Jeff Larish homer, he’d homer again in the sixth. In between Cats would add a run in the fourth.

Hundley hit a solo shot in the fifth and led 8-2.

ASU added a pair in the sixth and got within three when Joe Persichina scored on a fielder’s choice.

The Wildcats gave themselves a cushion when Frey doubled home Crowe and Brad Boyer, then scored himself on a throwing error.

Mark Melancon put the first two batters on base, but struck out Zechry Zincola before forcing a game ending double play.

Frye, Boyer and Brown each had three RBI’s. Frye was 3-5.

David Coulon pitched the first four innings, allowing just one run and striking out six but was pulled because he was on a pitch count. Eric Berger came on in the fifth and got the win (2-0). Melancon got the save after relieving Sean Jarrett for his first save of the year.

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