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ASU baseball has shown reasons for optimism amidst another bleak season

ASU baseball has struggled in the pst two seasons, but the performance of some players show promise for what's ahead. Chris Gleason - Reporter: ASU Baseball is having another tough season as Wednesday’s 8-7 loss to New Mexico State dropped their record to 17-23, leaving them with 3rd fewest overall wins in the Pac-12. Gleason: 2017 was the Sun Devils worst season in over three decades, and many don’t see this year as much better with a team that’s been defined by its youth. While the pitching staff is a mix of upper and underclassmen, 8 of ASU’s 10 regular position players are sophomores or freshmen. But despite the overall struggles, this team has shown reasons for optimism. Gleason: For one, the Devils won their 9th Pac-12 game Sunday, already one more than a season ago and putting them in the middle of the conference standings at 9-9. Then there’s freshman first baseman Spencer Torkelson, who hit his Division-I leading 20th home run Sunday. He’s already shattered the programs single-season freshman Home run record, previously held by Barry bonds, and is chasing the NCAA’s freshman single season mark of 26 and the ASU all-time record of 27 in a year. Tracy Smith - ASU Baseball Manager: I said you know it's not all about his power he's a good hitter, he's a smart hitter. He knows what he wants to do, he'll talk about how the pitcher's trying to work him prior to the at-bat. Gleason: Furthermore, Torkelson and junior outfielder gage canning were selected to the mid season watchlist for the golden spikes award, the most prestigious honor in amateur baseball. Canning, the NCAA leader in triples, along with Tork become the first Sun Devils selected to the list since 2015, and the first position players since 2012. While Canning will likely get drafted into the MLB after this season, he’s helped set the foundation for a program trying to get back to national prominence. The Sun Devils will now get a shot at one of the nation’s best as they head north to play fifth ranked Oregon State Friday through Sunday. Reporting for State Press, I’m Chris Gleason. Reach the reporter at ccgleaso@asu.edu or follow @realchrisgleas1 on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Room 4 hypes up the newsroom with their original raps

The last group to perform for The State Press in our basement newsroom was rap trio Room 4. They are made up of three ASU freshman that met in the dorms. Reach the reporter at cmgiulia@asu.edu or follow @tinamaria_4 on Twitter. Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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Baseball Head Coach comments on Gage Workman's development this season

ASU Baseball Head Coach Tracy Smith says that Gage Workman, a freshman infielder, who graduated a year early from high school is exactly what the team needs this season and has a bright future ahead of him. Workman's father also played baseball at ASU nearly two decades ago. Reach the reporter at cconderm@asu.edu or follow @coleconderman on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Closet Goth brings the noise

In this SP Basement Session, ASU student-led band Closet Goth visited The State Press and rocked the newsroom. Reach the reporters at mmbaiett@asu.edu, gharman@asu.edu and awestfa2@asu.edu or follow them at @marcellabaietto, @GregPHarman and @WestfallAustin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Acne Superstar performs in the newsroom

In the inaugural SP Basement Session series, The State Press invited the ASU student rock band Acne Superstar to perform some of its songs. Reach the reporter at kmarlin1@asu.edu or follow @kynan_marlin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Breakup Shoes melt our hearts

The fifth band to perform for The State Press in our basement newsroom in a single day was ASU student indie rock band Breakup Shoes. Reach the reporter at cbeesch@asu.edu or follow @courtneybeesch on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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ASUPD Detective explains emergency call boxes on campus

ASUPD Detective Tuilefano describes how to use the on campus emergency call boxes and the appropriate times to use them. Reach the reporter at cconderm@asu.edu or follow @coleconderman on Twitter. Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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ASU hosts SpringDanceFest on the Tempe campus

On April 20-22, the SpringDanceFest was held at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse on ASU's Tempe campus. The dance performance was hosted by the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s dance program which combined some of the most memorable pieces from the 2017–18 season. Editor's note: The video was captured during a rehearsal, not the actual performance. Reach the reporter at qwang147@asu.edu or follow @HoYo_CC on Twitter. Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Elna Rae rocks out the newsroom

In the inaugural SP Basement Session series, The State Press invited the ASU student rock band Elna Rae to perform some of its songs. Reach the reporter at kmarlin1@asu.edu or follow @kynan_marlin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Go Outside has indoor concert in The State Press newsroom

In our second SP Basement Session, The State Press invited the ASU student-led band Go Outside to perform in the newsroom. Reach the reporters at mmbaiett@asu.edu, gharman@asu.edu and awestfa2@asu.edu or follow them at @marcellabaietto, @GregPHarman and @WestfallAustin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: Plush World TV performs in our new video series

Despite not having all of her bandmates, Alexis Molina, the vocalist of Plush World TV, was able to perform three of their songs during The State Press's Sessions. Reach the reporters at mmbaiett@asu.edu and awestfa2@asu.edu or follow @marcellabaietto and @westfallaustin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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A walk on ASU's Tempe campus shines light on suicide prevention

On April 14, ASU group ASK.LISTEN.SAVE held the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at ASU's Tempe campus. The walk's mission was to inform youth and young adults about suicide prevention. Music: "Follow The Shadows" by The 126ers from YouTube Audio Library Reach the reporter at qwang147@asu.edu or follow @HoYo_CC on Twitter. Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter


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SP Sessions: The TEMPEtations debut our new video series

In our first SP Basement Session, The State Press invited the ASU student-led a capella group The TEMPEtations to perform one of its competition pieces. Reach the reporters at mmbaiett@asu.edu or follow @marcellabaietto on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.


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SP Sessions: The TEMPEtations debut our new video series

In our first SP Basement Session, The State Press invited the ASU student-led a capella group The TEMPEtations to perform one of its competition pieces. Reach the reporters at mmbaiett@asu.edu or follow @marcellabaietto on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.




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