Calhoun's HR sparks second-inning spurt

June, 16, 2009
Kole Calhoun's three-run home run was the difference between the Sun Devils and North Carolina in ASU's first CWS game.

Calhoun picked up where he left off against Texas in the second inning with a solo shot off Texas pitcher Chance Ruffin to give the Sun Devils a 1-0 lead.

It got worse from there for Ruffin and the Longhorns, as singles from Matt Newman and Raoul Torrez put runners on first and third. A passed ball would score Newman, and Jared McDonald's single scored Torrez to give the Sun Devils a 3-0 lead.

In the top half of the inning, Arizona State pitcher Mike Leake faced baserunners on first and second for the second consecutive inning after Brandon Loy reached on an error and Cameron Rupp drew a walk on the next at-bat.

But just as he did in the first, Leake took care of the threat, striking out Preston Clark and Connor Rowe to end the inning.



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