Arizona State boasts one of the top offenses in college baseball, leading the Pac-12 in slugging percentage (.527) and home runs (88). Palo Alto resident Hunter Bishop, who attended Serra High in San Mateo, leads the Pac-12 in slugging (.792), total bases (160) and home runs (22), ranking second in RBI (61). Spencer Torkelson ranks second in home runs (21), fourth in slugging (.714) and second in total bases (155).
Sacred Heart Prep alum Dominic Cacchione has made nine appearances for ASU and allowed one earned run over his first 7 2/3 innings before allowing 12 in 2 1/3 innings.
Stanford junior first baseman Andrew Daschbach, the former Sacred Heart Prep standout, earned Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week honors as he became the first Stanford player to hit four home runs in a game. He completed the feat in a nonconference game against Cal Poly.
He also had three hits, including a pair of triples, and scored twice in Stanford's 8-5 win over Oregon State last Friday.
Daschbach finished three games last week with 23 total bases, six RBI and six runs to become Stanford's third Pac-12 Player of the Week in five weeks.
Daschbach became the first player in the NCAA to hit four home runs in a game this season and the eighth to do so since 2013. He is the second-ever Pac-12 player to hit four homers in a game, joining UCLA's Bill Scott (vs. Washington on March 30, 1999).
Daschbach's 16 total bases against Cal Poly are the most of any player in the NCAA this season and the most in the Pac-12 by five.
Junior Will Matthiessen has been a standout performer on both sides of the ball as a designated hitter and pitcher, having started in five of Stanford's last six Pac-12 series.
Offensively, Matthiessen leads the team in batting average (.320), on-base percentage (.399), hits (57) and RBI (44).
In his six starts, Matthiessen is 4-1 with a 4.05 earned-run average, a .232 batting average against and 29 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. In those games, Matthiessen is slashing .500/.773/.542 at the plate with a home run, six RBI, six runs, three doubles and 17 total bases.
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