ASU baseball counting on freshmen middle infielders
If Arizona State baseball is to rebound from its first losing season since 1985, the improvement will begin up the middle.
Freshmen Alika Williams and Drew Swift are projected to be ASU's starting middle infielders with Carter Aldrete, who played shortstop much of 2017, shifting to third base. The net effect, ASU hopes, will be a significant defensive improvement that also will benefit the pitchers.
ASU was last in the Pac-12 in fielding percentage (No. 184 nationally) and next to last in earned-run average (No. 206) last season.
The Sun Devils finished 23-32 overall and 8-22 in... read more