TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona State rallied from a pair of deficits to defeat Arizona 7-5 in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday night at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson.
The Sun Devils (29-12-1, 11-7) pushed across two runs in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie en route to their fifth consecutive victory. They finished April with a 14-4 record, their most wins in April since 1988.
Right-hander Darin Gillies (2-2) got credit for the win and right-hander Ryan Burr recorded his 10th save of the season with a flawless ninth inning. Freshman first baseman Dalton DiNatale led the way offensively with three RBI.
Arizona scored three times off ASU starter Zak Miller in the first inning, but ASU battled back with one in the second in three in the third -- highlighted by Jake Peevyhouse's home run.
Riley Moore put Arizona back in front with a two out, two-run single in the fifth, but ASU tied it in the next inning when Mike Benjamin singled in Nate Causey, who had tripled.
ASU scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a bases-loaded wild pitch from right-hander Mathew Troute. The Sun Devils scored an insurance run when DiNatale drew a bases-loaded walk.
Burr's 10 saves are the second most by a freshman in school history and are one away from tying Jason Jarvis for the most in school history.
Trent Gilbert had four of eight hits for Arizona (28-15), which went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
The game took 4 hours, 13 minutes to complete. The announced attendance was 4,386.
The two rivals have split a pair of non-conference games and will meet again for a three-game Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium, May 17-19.