Arizona State Baseball: Getting to Know the 2013 Sun Devils

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Arizona State Baseball: Getting to Know the 2013 Sun Devils
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Arizona State Baseball head coach Tim Esmay has a score to settle.

Entering his fourth year at the helm of one of the countries most storied programs and clear of NCAA sanctions, the Sun Devils have only two goals this season. Winning the Pac-12 and returning to Omaha. Both goals are lofty as Baseball America and ESPN both rank the Sun Devils as the No. 6 team in the Pac-12.

Esmay is entrenched in Arizona State history, an alumnus himself and assistant coach out of college, he was head coach at Utah before being lured back home and hired on as an assistant coach in 2005 under Pat Murphy.

This year's crop of Sun Devil baseballers look to join the legions of former Sun Devils that have gone on to "The Show." One-hundred-and-one, to be be exact, the third-most in of any college program.

Arizona State has won five National Championships, has 22 College World Series appearances and 35 postseason appearances, including 14 of the last 16 seasons. The Devils also boast four of the past six Pac-10 championships and have 50 straight 30-win seasons.

The season starts this weekend with the No. 20 Sun Devils hosting Bethune-Cookman, so let's get to know some of the key members of the Arizona State baseball team.

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