The Villanova bench races out to converge on reliever Danny Wilkinson after the upset was complete.


Be-Devil’d! ‘Nova Arms Clamp Down In Upset Of ASU

PHOENIX —  That giant burst of jubilation that occurred at approximately 2:45pm mountain time might just have registered on the Richter Scale. That was the moment when Villanova shut down Arizona State’s white-knuckle rally and officially notched a 2-1 win here in the Valley of the Sun.

Villanova freshman reliever Danny Wilkinson faced a bases-loaded, two-out and a one-run lead type of situation against the ninth-ranked Sun Devils this afternoon. The Wildcats had played toe-to-toe with ASU for the second straight day, but this time it came down to one pitch. And Wilkinson threw the right one. 



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