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Published: June 4, 2008
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•Position: Pitcher

•High School: Tulsa Holland Hall

As a Holland Hall senior, Bach compiled a 15-2 record with a .01 ERA and 16.8 strikeouts per game, pitching every inning of the season. Bach was in attendance at the Women's College World Series on Tuesday, and will be heading west in August to play ball for national-champion Arizona State. After all, spring in Arizona is awfully nice ...


•How did you get connected with Arizona State?

Playing competitive ball in the summer. My softball coach helps with recruiting and I also take pitching lessons from Ernie Parker, a past Olympic coach, and he helped me get in touch with (ASU associate head coach Robert) Wagner, and then coach Wagner contacted me. Coach Wagner is in charge of recruiting.

•What finally sold you on the Sun Devils?

Growing up as a little kid my dream was always to play in the Pac-10, so that was a big factor. My dad was very supportive of my choices, and he coached me for 12 years, so he was a big part in the process.

When I came down to my final choices of Arizona State, Baylor and Michigan, he pulled up all the details and all the things about each school. One of them was that the average temperature in March in Michigan was a little chilly for my taste. Baylor was nice, kind of like Oklahoma, but I thought Arizona at 75 degrees sounded pretty good.

•ASU Coach Clint Myers obviously isn't afraid to play freshmen.

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