Tim Tawa is big time pumped after slamming his three run homer to beat Arizona State.


High Drama With Stanford-Arizona State, WAC Tourney


PHOENIX — Holy buckets. Did I ever pick a good spot to come to this weekend.

Today’s menu of tasty morsels in this sleepy desert town included a ninth-inning moon shot by Stanford to win the series at Arizona State in dramatic fashion and then a pair of extra inning wins by a scrappy and soulful Sacramento State clan to keep their post-season dreams alive at the WAC Tournament.

After debating on what to do for this tournament week, which included possibly going to the rain-pocked Big 12 Tournament or going up the coast to Santa Barbara to see if Cal Poly could pull the stunning sweep of the Gauchos and get into the NCAAs, I guess I chose wisely by heading six hours east toward the Valley of the Sun.

It was great to see a much improved and very promising Arizona State team fight tooth and nail with the No. 4-ranked Stanford Cardinal before having it all fall apart on them in a crushing ninth inning. It was also great to see the small but proud fan bases of Sac State and Grand Canyon add a whole other level to the enjoyment of the WAC finals.

Now we get to do it one more time… I mean, the WAC finals that is. Can’t wait to see what Sunday holds. In the meantime, check out what happened on Saturday here in the land of Alice Cooper.

Man, I can’t wait for Sunday. I guess I better sleep fast.

Let’s do this chronologically, beginning with what I saw in that Pac 12 showdown of NCAA-bound teams.


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