Baseball

Shifts on the diamond

At one point, Arizona head coach Andy Lopez said junior infielder Bryce Ortega was the best defensive shortstop he'd ever coached. But it is looking more and more like Ortega will spend most of his time at second base this season. Read more

What we learned from Red-Blue

Judging by Arizona baseball head coach Andy Lopez's comments following last Saturday's Red/Blue intrasquad scrimmage — ""Nobody got hurt,"" Lopez said with a laugh — it is clear that there isn't all too much to take from a glorified practice. Read more

Q&A;: Craig Lefferts

The 1980 Arizona baseball NCAA Championship team will be honored during Saturday's UA Red/Blue intrasquad scrimmage. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with the 1980 championship game's winning pitcher, Craig Lefferts, the father of Arizona Icecats forward Brady Lefferts. Craig Lefferts discussed the reason for his team's success in 1980, his excitement to see the players and coaches again and his son's success as a hockey player at the UA. Read more

"Arizona baseball: New year, new faces, new mentality"

One year after what Arizona baseball head coach Andy Lopez called a ""nightmare"" of a season, the UA baseball team finally has a clean slate. With 23 newcomers, a new attitude in place and official practice underway, the season of redemption is on the horizon for the Wildcats. Read more

Baseball springs into new season

The Arizona baseball team's first official practice Monday not only symbolized that spring is near, but the pop of the glove and balls flying off the bat also pose an opportunity for the Wildcats to rid the bad taste from the mouth of last year's season. Read more