After two straight losing seasons, the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team was looking to turn a corner heading into its 2019 campaign.
Just one month into the season, it's safe to say the corner has been turned.
The Sun Devils are a perfect 19-0 and are ranked No. 10 in the USA Today coaches poll released Monday, up from No. 19 last week. ASU is coming off a three-game sweep of Pac-12 foe Washington State last weekend.
The Sun Devils lead the Pac-12 in batting average, slugging percentage and home runs this season, and they are third in the conference in team ERA. Junior outfielder Hunter Bishop leads ASU with a .438 average and 10 home runs, while sophomore outfielder and Chandler Perry High School alum Trevor Hauver is hitting .373 with six home runs and four doubles.
Coached by Tracy Smith since 2014, the Sun Devils finished both their 2017 and 2018 seasons with a 23-32 overall record, but they're nearly matched that win total already this year.
ASU has won five College World Series titles, but its last CWS championship came in 1981, and its last appearance was in 2010.
The Sun Devils will try to improve to 20-0 when they host Cal Baptist on Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased here.