Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/2/13
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Kasey Coffman homered on the first pitch of the game and scored three times as Arizona State beat Columbia 10-5 to stay alive and eliminate the Lions in the Fullerton Regional on Sunday. The Sun Devils (37-21-1) were scheduled to face regional top seed Cal State Fullerton later Sunday night, needing a win to avoid elimination. Nathaniel Causey also homered for ASU, which scored 10 runs on just five hits. Columbia (28-21) issued five walks and hit two batters. After Coffman's leadoff homer, the Lions briefly held the lead in the first after Joey Falcone hit a two-run double to make it 2-1. But the Sun Devils retook the lead for good with a six-run third inning that chased Columbia starter Stefan Olson from the game. Columbia outhit ASU 12-5 but stranded 13 runners, including seven in scoring position.
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