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WICHITA, Kan. - Freshman R.J. Ybarra knocked a two-out RBI single through the middle in the top of the ninth inning to push Arizona State to a 4-3 win over Wichita State on Tuesday night at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan.
Catcher Max Rossiter took a leadoff walk to start the ninth, and right fielder Trever Allen singled two batters later to put the tying run on second. Following a strikeout by shortstop Drew Stankiewicz, Ybarra scored Rossiter on the game-winning single for just his second RBI of the season.
Freshman closer Ryan Burr struck out two in the ninth and stranded a Wichita State base runner at third as he induced a popup to first base for the final out of the game to secure his sixth save of the season.
Right-hander Alex Blackford (3-0) faced only one batter, but prompted a flyout to center field with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to preserve the 3-3 tie and earn his third win of the season.
Five hitters different hitters had two hits for the Sun Devils (16-8-1), while five pitchers combined to strand 14 Shockers (16-13) on base, including three times with the bases loaded.
Starting right-hander Billy Young went five innings in his first start of the season and allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out a pair. Left-hander Matt Dunbar pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three.
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Wichita State is going from surprising Final Four contender to tournament headliner.
The Shockers will participate in the CBE Classic in November at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., as part of the College Basketball Hall of Fame induction festivities. They'll be joined by Texas, BYU and DePaul in the tournament championship rounds.
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The request is the first step in the process toward declaring for the draft but is non-binding.
Carson said he intends to make a decision within the next two weeks.
At this time my family and I decided...
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