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Softball Makes Short Trip for Tuesday Bout with GCU

Apr 15, 2024

TEMPE – Sun Devil softball will make the short trip across town on Tuesday to face Grand Canyon in the final non-conference game of the regular season. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The game will be available on ESPN+ and in the ESPN app.

ABOUT THE SUN DEVILS
Arizona State enters the midweek contest at 18-21 and is looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The Sun Devils have gone 2-9 on the road and 1-9 in the last 10 games overall.

ASU will enter Tuesday batting .295 with a .844 OPS. They are scoring 5.03 runs per game while posting 105 extra-base hits. The Sun Devils are second in the Pac-12 with 61 stolen bases and lead the conference with a .884 stolen base percentage.

In the circle, ASU pitchers have a 4.30 ERA and 1.62 WHIP. The staff averages 5.14 strikeouts per seven innings, and the opposition is batting .292.

STRIKING EARLY
The ASU offense has been potent early in games, scoring 106 runs in the first three innings, which accounts for 54 percent of the team's 196 total runs. The team has crossed the plate 45 times in the first inning and scored 37 runs with a plus-18 run differential in the third inning.

TAKE TWO (OR THREE)
ASU has hit 57 doubles this season, ranking third in the conference and 61st nationally. They have hit at least one double in 30 games, with multiple doubles in a game 14 times.

ASU has also tallied 15 triples during the year to lead the conference and tie for ninth in the NCAA. The 15 triples are the most since 1995 and tied for the 10th most for a season in program history.

THIEVERY
The Sun Devils enter the weekend second in the Pac-12 and 42nd in the nation with 61 steals. ASU has stolen at least one base in a game 25 times this season, with multiple steals 17 times. The 61 steals are the ninth-most in program history.