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Isaiah Jackson celebrates Nu'u Contrades' grand slam. (Shotgun Spratling)

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Arizona State’s Jackson Takes Offense To New Heights Against SCU

At The Ballpark

PHOENIX — Pitching in the desert is unforgiving, especially as temperatures rise. Then there are days where it’s even worse, and the bullpen wishes it could cut the telephone line from the dugout to avoid sending anyone else out to the slaughter. Saturday afternoon’s matchup between Santa Clara and Arizona State fell into the latter category.

Pitchers with all-conference expectations and conference pitcher of the year potential were shelled to the tune of 33 combined hits. Sixteen went for extra bases, leading to the scoreboard displaying a tally reserved for the guys that wear shoulder pads. No lead was safe[…]

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