Third-ranked ASU Uses Five-Run Fifth to Defeat Gophers, 8-0
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Feb. 17, 2013

TEMPE, ARIZ. - Minnesota gave Arizona State a battle through four innings on Sunday in the final game of the Littlewood Classic, but the third-ranked Sun Devils broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning to record an 8-0 victory over the Gophers.

Sophomore right-hander Kelsey Kimminau made the start in the circle for the Golden Gophers (3-6), and she baffled ASU for the first two innings of a scoreless game.

But ASU's Cheyenne Coyle, who entered the game with six home runs already this season, reached on a two-out bunt in the top of the third inning, and Amber Freeman followed with her fifth home run of the year to put the Sun Devils up, 2-0.

Lucy Aubrecht added a solo home run in the fourth inning to stretch ASU's advantage to 3-0, before the home team broke through with its decisive fifth frame.

Sophomore third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson, a graduate of Phoenix's Sandra Day O'Connor High School, had the Gophers' lone hit against ASU ace Dallas Escobedo (8-0). Richardson went 1-for-2 at the plate, increasing her season average to .440.

Kimminau dropped to 0-2 with the loss, allowing nine hits and eight earned runs, while striking out ASU leadoff hitter Alix Johnson two times.

Minnesota now looks ahead to next weekend's LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. The Gophers will play five games against four schools at the tournament, which starts on Friday with games against Albany and FGCU.


 

 

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