HOUSTON - The battle between eighth-ranked Vanderbilt and 16th-ranked Arizona State was as good as advertised, needing extrainnings to determine the outcome. A wild pitch on an intentional walk in the 10th handed ASU its first loss of the season, 7-6 at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
With a man on third and one out in the 10th, Ike Davis was attempting to throw ball two of the intentional walk to Brad French, but his toss home was too high for Petey Paramore, allowing Jonathan White to score the winning run.
The Sun Devils tied it at six in the eighth-inning on a Davis sacrifice fly to center. After Eric Sogard walked and went to third on a Brett Wallace single, Davis sent a sinking liner to centerfield. The centerfielder made the grab, but Sogard was able to tag and score.
Sogard went 3-for-4 and walked twice, while Paramore and Kiel Roling each contributed two hits. Paramore and Davis each knocked in two runs while Roling had one RBI.
ASU starter Joey Parigi lasted five innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking five. Adam Bailey lasted 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run and a hit. Dustin Brader threw 1 2/3 innings, allowing only a single hit.
The Devils(4-1) will finish up their trip to Houston today, when they take on host Houston at10a.m.