For the first time ever, sophomore Kevin Newman and junior Mathew Troupe played against each other. The two Wildcats were selected to play in the Cape Cod League All-Star game last weekend. Newman was the starting shortstop for the West and Troupe was the relief pitcher for the East. The Cape Cod League has served as training ground for first round MLB draft picks. In 2012, 229 Cape Cod League players were drafted , 12 in the first round.
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Arizona swimmers Kevin Steel and Kevin Cordes captured first-place finishes last weekend at the Phillips 66 Nationals and World Championship Trials to earn a spot at the World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. Steel, a senior next season, broke his own record to win the 50y-breaststroke, while Cordes, a junior, placed first in the 100 and 200y-breaststroke.
The Arizona baseball team may have failed to live up to expectations after winning the 2012 National Championship, but for third baseman Brandon Dixon the past season may have been just as fruitful.
After finding themselves down 3-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Wildcats lit up offensively, scoring eight runs in the fourth, three in the sixth, and another five in the seventh, as Arizona defeated USC, 18-4, in Saturday night’s match at Hi Corbett Field.
Arizona baseball continued to swing hot bats and kept its playoff hopes alive in an extra inning win Friday night over USC.
After last weekend’s series victory over ASU, the Wildcats return home to host USC at Hi Corbett Field for three decisive games that will determine their playoff fate.
After losing four of its starting nine position players to last year’s MLB Draft, the Arizona baseball team shifted from relying on experienced veterans to depending on underclassmen contributors this year.
The Arizona baseball team had its back against the wall, staring directly at the possibility of missing the NCAA Tournament a year after winning the national championship.
After splitting two close contests with rival Arizona State earlier in the season, the Wildcats now enter their final road series in a must-win situation against the 15th-ranked Sun Devils this weekend at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Head coach Mike Candrea is getting older. There’s no doubting that.
In a rare rollercoaster year for Arizona softball, the normally consistent Wildcats have failed to successfully pull together all facets of the game, and their playoff hopes are now in jeopardy as they go into the final two series of the season.
Once again, a team from Oregon was unforgiving to Arizona softball, as the struggling Wildcats went winless in the Beaver State this weekend.
After dropping to No. 28 in the latest NCAA Women’s Softball RPI rankings, Arizona (28-19, 5-10 Pac-12) is looking to rebound and finish the year off strong, beginning with this weekend’s series against Oregon State.
Consistency has long been considered one of the most desirable qualities a program can possess. However, what really distinguishes the good teams from the great is the way its top players respond to adversity.
In college sports, there comes a time when leadership and responsibility are passed from the elder generations of athletes to promising underclassmen in the hope that their legacy and work ethic will remain to strengthen the team in upcoming years.
Hillenbrand Stadium is an iconic cornerstone of Arizona’s softball program and has been one of the premier venues in college softball since its opening in 1993. Thanks to a generous gift from the Hillenbrand family, the Wildcats became pioneers when they built their softball stadium in the early ’90s, paving the way for the modern softball stadium to be introduced into universities nationwide.
The No. 22 Arizona softball team came up victorious in extra innings as the Wildcats secured a 8-6 win over No. 18 UCLA in 10 innings on Thursday night at Hillenbrand Stadium.
After being no-hit and the victims of a perfect game during Oregon’s sweep last weekend, the No. 22 Arizona softball team hopes to bounce back as it takes on No. 18 UCLA at Hillenbrand Stadium in a three-game series that starts tonight.
Arizona’s No. 17 softball team split a pair of games last night against New Mexico State, dropping the first contest 3-2 and rebounding with an 8-1 win in the second game to close out non-conference play at the New Mexico State Softball Complex in Las Cruces, N.M.
The pressures of being a student athelete — daily practices, constant traveling, and competition — means that sometimes classes are put on hold.