College baseball works a lot like other major college sports — the early season is filled with mismatches as the top national programs beat up on smaller schools. Take in case the weekend in Tempe, Arizona as Arizona State, ranked No. 20 by Baseball America, opened their season with a three-game set against the mighty Thunderbirds of Southern Utah. A three-game sweep by the Sun Devils is hardly surprising, nor is the scores of 20-1, 18-4, and 23-3, with Arizona State now temporarily sitting with team averages of .470/.537/.773 – including 20 doubles, 23 walks and just eight strikeouts in 132 at-bats. That said, it’s not especially impressive, considering the level of competition, but it does point out once again how College statistics can be a difficult thing to glean any relevant information from. At the end of the year, Ike Davis’ 9-for-11, four double weekend; or Matt Spencer’s 7-for-9 run with 15 total bases will do wonders for their final totals, but not be especially informative. Until college statistics get more advanced, with not just much-needed standard splits, but also a separation based on competition, I’ll stick to the 20-80 scouting scores for making my judgments.