Nothing could go right for the Utah on Saturday night. The Utes committed three errors, their pitchers walked six batters and hit four others. ASU on the other hand could do no wrong, as the Sun Devils collected 17 hits on their way to a 17-1 trashing of Utah.
Arizona State was paced by their sophomore right-hander Trevor Williams. Williams threw another gem, allowing one earned run over eight innings. Williams gave up four hits, struck out nine and did not walk a hitter.
"It was vintage Trevor," said head coach Tim Esmay. "The best thing about Trevor tonight was that he didn't let the score dictate what his outing was going to be," said Esmay.
Williams has not walked a batter in 33 innings, and lowered his season ERA to 1.87.
"It's a nice number," said Williams about his ERA. "But the one that is the most important is wins, if I have a lot of wins at the end of the day, that is all that matters."
Williams received plenty of offense, after a scoreless first, ASU put up runs in four consecutive innings. Andrew Aplin had four RBI's for the Sun Devils, both Trevor Allen and Abe Ruiz finished with three RBI's each.
ASU chased Utah starter Joe Pond after just 1 1/3 innings of work. Pond walked two, hit another and gave up three hits. Trevor Allen got the scoring started for ASU with a one-out, two RBI double in the second inning.
ASU scored early and often, as Utah used five pitchers. Nathaniel Causey drew four walks and scored two runs on Saturday, and Beau Maggi went 2-4 with two RBI's and three runs scored.
ASU will go for the series sweep this afternoon at Packard Stadium. Alex Blackford (1-6, 6.34) will take the mound for ASU against Utah's Mitch Watrous (2-3, 3.03). First pitch scheduled for 12:30 p.m.