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Calhoun, Spence power ASU past UNC

Updated: June 15, 2009, 1:16 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- The doctor said Josh Spence had a 5 percent chance of playing baseball again in 2009. He switched grips, covered his finger in tape, tried a cortisone shot and even considered acupuncture. That the Australian pitcher was able to come back has been a surprise, nothing short of a miracle, Arizona State coach Pat Murphy says.

So Murphy wasn't about to be second-guessed Sunday when he put a still-mending Spence, not All-American Mike Leake, on his lineup card to face ...

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