After posting their first-ever 6-0 start to the season, the Rams were ranked No. 10 nationally. But a midseason slump endangered their postseason chances. It seemed like every game was a nail biter as ASU played 25 one-run games on the way to a 27-26 record. A postseason berth was secured on the final day of the regular season as Blake Bass (Lubbock) pitched a dominant game against Eastern New Mexico to get ASU into the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament.
With head coach Kevin Brooks at the helm for all 10 seasons, ASU improved to 369-211 all-time. David Goggin (Red Wing, Minn.) became the third Ram to earn Academic All-America honors, maintaining a 4.0 GPA as a chemistry major while leading the team with 34 RBI and 57 total hits. Tyler Coughenour (Wichita, Kan.), Cameron Massengill (Kennedale) and Bass earned All-LSC first team selection.
Jake Feckley (Wylie) secured his place in the ASU record books by becoming the Rams’ all-time winningest pitcher. In three seasons at ASU, he posted a 20-13 record. His 175 career strikeouts rank second in program history. Bass led the Rams with a 2.72 ERA while Jason Zgardowski (San Antonio) led the team with 72 strikeouts in 80 2/3 innings. Graylon Brown (Brownwood) led ASU pitchers with six wins and four saves in a team-leading 25 appearances. At the plate, Massengill hit .323 and Coughenour led the Rams with five home runs, 11 doubles and 19 stolen bases.