1981 Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team

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1981 Arizona State Sun Devils baseball
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Conference Pac-10 Conference
1981 record 55-13 (26–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Brock (10th year)
Assistant coach Benny Hines
Assistant coach Tim Kelly
Assistant coach Jack Lind
Home stadium Packard Stadium
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Pacific-10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
Washington x 12 6   .667     34 18   .654
Oregon State 11 7   .611     29 14   .674
Washington State 11 7   .611     27 25   .519
Oregon 2 16   .111     16 21   .432
Southern
#1 Arizona State xy 26 4   .867     55 13   .809
Stanford y 16 14   .533     43 22   .662
Southern California 15 15   .500     34 24   .586
Arizona 14 16   .467     30 22   .577
California 12 18   .400     31 31   .500
UCLA 7 23   .233     21 35   .375
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1981[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1981 Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team represented Arizona State University in the 1981 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Sun Devils played their home games at Packard Stadium. The team was coached by Jim Brock in his 10th season at Arizona State.

The Sun Devils won the College World Series, defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the championship game.

Roster[edit]

1981 Arizona State Sun Devils roster
 

Pitchers

  • 3 Randy Newman
  • 10 Mark Brewer
  • 14 Jeff Ahern
  • 18 Barry Koch
  • 19 Kevin Dukes
  • 20 Mike Pagel
  • 21 Kent Nielson
  • 25 Jim Jefferson
  • 27 Kendall Carter
  • 29 Jim Boudreau
 

Infielders

 

Outfielders

Catchers

  • 8 Ric Wilson
  • 17 Jim Tognozzi

Schedule[edit]

1981 Arizona State Sun Devils Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Kendall Carter
  • First Team All-American[2]
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
Alvin Davis
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
Kevin Dukes
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
Stan Holmes
Lemmie Miller
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
Ricky Nelson
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
Kevin Romine
  • First Team All-American[2]
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
Mike Sodders
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • Baseball America Player of the Year[2]
  • First Team All-American[2]
  • First Team All-Pac-10[2]
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year[2]

Sun Devils in the 1981 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball program were drafted in the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]


Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Mike Sodders 3B 1st 11th Minnesota Twins
Kevin Dukes LHP 2nd 27th Seattle Mariners
Lemmie Miller OF 2nd 50th Los Angeles Dodgers
Ricky Nelson OF 4th 78th Seattle Mariners
Alvin Davis 1B 6th 144th Oakland Athletics
Stan Holmes OF 8th 192nd Minnesota Twins
Allen Black RHP 15th 365th Chicago Cubs
Mike McCain INF 16th 400th Minnesota Twins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1981". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Arizona State Sun Devils baseball Media Guide" (PDF). TheSunDevils.com. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "CWS Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)"". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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