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Baseball

Weems' career at UA shows hard work pays off

 “I would just like to thank all the coaches that got me here to this point, all the little leagues coaches and the travel coaches that really took the time and effort to teach me the game of baseball and teach me to be the man that I am today,” Weems said.   Read more

Freshman Heyer in uncharted territory

Prior to Friday night's Arizona baseball season opener against Utah Valley University, head coach Andy Lopez and his players used words like ""workaholic"" and ""dominant"" to describe freshman pitcher Kurt Heyer. Read more

Stepping into the spotlight

Of the Arizona baseball players, 23 will wear Arizona across their chests for the first time this season, making it difficult to pinpoint one player who needs to step up for the Wildcats in 2010. Read more

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