ASU Baseball: Sun Devils placed in Cal State Fullerton Regional, take on three-seed Clemson in game one

(Photo: Dominic Cotroneo/WCSN) The 64 teams for the 2015 NCAA Tournament were unveiled on Monday, and Arizona State was awarded a two-seed in the Regional hosted by one-seed Cal State Fullerton. Arizona State’s first-round matchup is slated for 3 p.m. on Friday against three-seed Clemson, while CSU Fullerton takes on four-seeded Pepperdine. The

ASU Baseball: Losers of five of their last seven games, how close are the Sun Devils to not hosting a Regional?

(Photo: Dominic Cotroneo/WCSN) Following Arizona State’s series-ending 2-1 win over UCLA on Sunday, for the first time all year, head coach Tracy Smith was asked how he feels about his team’s Regional-hosting chances. Not only was his response interesting, but it provides the perfect lede for a bigger-picture article. “I would think. We

ASU Baseball: Brian Serven’s lowered his hands, increased his muscle mass and improved his stats, but remains as humble as ever

(Photo: Dominic Cotroneo/WCSN) Brian Serven is the master of humility. He continues to have career days at the plate but continues to have the same happy-go-lucky attitude. “It was more guys just getting on base in front of me and just stay(ing) with the philosophy of looking for something up with runners in

ASU Baseball: A team that possesses “situationally excellent” hitters, not “clutch” hitters

(Photo: Scotty Bara/WCSN) The 2015 season for the Arizona State baseball team has undoubtedly been characterized by clutch late-inning heroics. “Walk-off Woody” on the first game of the year has evolved into the season-long trend of success in critical moments of the game—hence the new team nickname, “Cardiac Devils.” The numbers back it

ASU Baseball: Sun Devils drop conference opener after two critical bunts go unexecuted

(Photo: Dominic Cotroneo/WCSN) Only two days ago, Tracy Smith addressed the progress of his team heading into conference play. The answer was a resounding work-to-be-done attitude—with a greater attention to executing the fundamentals the main focus of that attitude. Smith’s 12th-ranked Sun Devils (10-6, 0-1) dropped their conference opener to Oregon State