Devil Dish: Baseball Heartbreak

This game will break your heart.
Any game will, but especially one where success is hitting a ball three out of 10 times and even the best aren’t perfect.
I’m talking about baseball, and for the first time I really understand.

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Cako finishes second at ITA Championships

It was a great run, all the way to the final match.

ASU tennis sophomore Jacqueline Cako played with authority and came in second at the ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles.

The only Sun Devil to win the tournament was Kelcy McKenna in 2008.

Going into the tournament, assistant coach Clint Letcher said he was looking for good results.

On Thursday in the first round of the tournament, Cako defeated Florida’s Joanna Mather, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, taking the Gator into extra sets.

This match was indicative of the tournament for Cako: it was a battle, but she was prepared to face it.

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Tennis’ Cako heads to LA

Sophomore Jacqueline Cako is ready to play at the All-American Championships this weekend in Los Angeles, Calif.

This is Cako’s first appearance in the prestigious tournament, and she is looking forward to the experience.

“I’m really excited to go,” Cako said. “It’s a really small draw.”

The tournament is based on preseason rankings and draws the Top 25 female college tennis players in the country. Cako prequalified for the tournament.

Assistant coach Clint Letcher will accompany Cako to the tournament and says it will be a good experience for her.

“She’ll get to play top girls in college tennis,” Letcher said. “She’s excited, we’re excited.”

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Devil Dish: D-backs must change attitude

The Milwaukee defeats struck a chill in the hearts of Arizona Diamondback fans, despite faith in their team.

Coach Kirk Gibson and his crew made it to the postseason, but problems exhibited in games one and two need to be corrected immediately.

During the regular season the D-backs often pulled out ridiculous wins that probably shouldn’t have been theirs.

This phenomenon almost became expected. Of course Ryan Roberts would hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning.

If the Diamondbacks want to stay in the postseason, that mentality has to stop.

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Tennis collects several wins at Cal Nike Invite

The ASU tennis team opened their season with a successful showing at the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.

The first tournament is always difficult because the team has not competed for months, said ASU coach Sheila McInerney.

“You just want them to get a lot of competative matches,” McInerney said. “It was a lot of tennis and they all needed it.”

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