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ASU improves to 29-8 after beating Hawaii

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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:04 pm | Updated: 12:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Jordan Swagerty allowed just one run in his first career start on the mound and the No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team had back-to-back seven-run innings in a 17-2 win over No. 20 Hawaii on Tuesday in front of 2,824 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils improved to 29-8 on the season with the victory.

Swagerty earned the first win of his ASU career by going seven innings and giving up just five hits with six strikeouts and no walks. He moved to 1-1 on the season with the win. Jason Franzblau, Kyle Brule, Jake Borup and Jeeter Ishida combined to pitch the final two innings out of the bullpen.

After the Rainbows took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, the Sun Devils responded by manufacturing three runs in the fifth. Jared McDonald and Kole Calhoun drew back-to-back walks to start the inning, Raoul Torrez bunted them over and Zack MacPhee brought both men in with a single to left. MacPhee then advanced to third on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt, and Drew Maggi drove him with a sacrifice fly.

ASU then took command with seven runs each in the seventh and eighth innings.

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