Freshman left-hander Ike Davis went 7 1 /3 innings, scattering four hits and allowing only one run to help lead Arizona State to a 5-3 victory over Northern Illinois Friday night at Packard Stadium.
ASU earned the victory despite stranding 12 base runners.
Davis, who was making only his second career start, was handed an early 1-0 lead, after Willy Fox singled in Colin Curtis to put the Sun Devils up in the first inning. ASU would add another run in the second when Preston Paramore knocked in C.J. Retherford to give the Devils a two-run lead.
ASU would add a run in the third and the fifth, while Davis continued to mow down Husky batters. Spotted a 4-0 lead, Davis cruised through the Northern Illinois lineup, striking out eight hitters while allowing only four hits.
After the Sun Devils added another run to take a five-run lead, the Huskies mounted a comeback in the eighth inning, when Davis was touched for his only run. Davis, who also went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the DH spot, left with one out in the eighth. After Brady Martinez and Brett Bordes allowed three runs to score, Zechry Zinicola came in and slammed the door on the NIU comeback bid.
The Sun Devils (3-1), who rapped out 11 hits, recorded their third straight victory.