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Arizona wins thriller versus ASU in front of record-setting crowd Special

Tucson - And they thought Friday’s crowd was big. After setting an attendance record of 6,324 on May 13, it was shattered the very next day.

Arizona wins wild one against New Mexico State Special

Tucson - Three lead changes, 13 pitchers used and nearly four hours of play for 8 1/2 innings. These were all parts of a roller coaster mid-week contest between Arizona and New Mexico State University on April 20 at Hi-Corbett Field.

Grand slam, starting pitching lift Arizona over CSU Bakersfield Special

Tucson - The loudest boos from the 2,820 in attendance at Hi-Corbett Field on Saturday night came in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Uncommon hit not enough for Arizona in Utah victory Special

Tucson - In the pitcher-friendly park of Hi-Corbett Field — where homeruns are a rare species — the long ball was hit twice in the same inning on Saturday night.

Arizona freshman’s night at the plate is no laughing matter Special

Tucson - J.J. Matijevic has had people mispronounce his last name for as long as he can remember, but the Arizona first baseman with Polish heritage has always had a sense of humor about it.

Arizona sophomore pitches in clutch, 'Cats win on opening night Special

Tucson - After pitching a scoreless first inning, Austin Schnabel found himself in trouble on the mound. Three consecutive basehits by Eastern Michigan University put his team down, 1-0, with one out in the second frame.

Arizona twin brothers strengthen their bond with baseball Special

Tucson - Scott Kingery knows that turning double plays in the field can increase the connection between teammates, especially when the player you are flipping them with is your twin brother.

Arizona infielders redeem for errors with offense, drive in 7 Special

Tucson - It was the bottom of the fifth inning on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara had just replaced its starter, and Gauchos reliever Hector Lujan was warming up on the mound. With the game tied at 3-3, the bases were loaded for Kevin Newman.

Seton Hall pitcher ‘overmatches’ Arizona in series opener Special

Tucson - Heading into Friday’s game, Arizona starter James Farris and Seton Hall starter Josh Prevost had a lot in common as pitchers.

Arizona baseball player has soul of musician, 3 RBI night Special

Tucson - Kenny Meimerstorf knows how to hold both a bat and a guitar. In fact, before the Arizona right fielder goes to sleep at night, he often strums Jack Johnson tunes on his nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, which he considers somewhat of a post-game ritual.

Arizona senior throws complete game shutout, strikes out 10 Special

Tucson - It’s been more than two years since it last happened for James Farris. Not since his first outing of the 2012 season on Feb. 19 against North Dakota State.

Arizona freshman dedicated to his girlfriend, baseball on V-Day Special

Tucson - Even before Willie Calhoun saw his first college pitch, he understood commitment. The first-year Wildcat has been with his girlfriend Nikkiandaya for four years, ever since his freshman year at Benicia High School in California.

Arizona baseball fan plays for his hometown dream team Special

Tucson - Michael Hoard remembers sitting in the stands at Sancet Stadium as a child, cheering on the Arizona Wildcats baseball team.

Faith in God, family's battle with cancer inspire Arizona pitcher Special

Tucson - There hasn’t been a day. There hasn’t been a day in his baseball career that James Farris hasn’t pitched for his teammates, coaches, school and fans.

Arizona freshman idolizes Derek Jeter, drives in 6 on Saturday Special

Tucson - Kevin Newman has spent countless hours watching video tape of Derek Jeter in the field, over the course of his baseball career.

Arizona freshmen come up big in 10-inning walkoff thriller Special

Tucson - None of them are legally old enough to drink, so the three won’t be celebrating tonight’s victory over beer at a local bar.

Arizona players continue to compete for starting jobs Special

Tucson - The man behind the mask has been changing recently for the Wildcats. Riley Moore, who usually sits behind the plate for Arizona, was not on the field on Saturday, in his team’s 2-1 loss to Washington.

Arizona State tops Arizona in marathon match between rivals Special

Tucson - Tuesday night’s contest between Arizona and Arizona State had the length of Rapunzel’s hair. The nine inning game lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes, and the teams combined for 345 pitches thrown, 8 hit batsmen and 12 walks.

Arizona starter misses complete game by one out Special

Tucson - The hardest out on Friday night for Konner Wade was the 27th one. In the ninth inning against California, the Wildcats starter was one out away from a complete game shutout.

Wildcats get first conference win, snap 6-game losing streak Special

Tucson - There were many words spoken by Andy Lopez to his team after their first PAC-12 victory of the season on Thursday. And the over-riding message the Arizona head coach sent to his players was that the road to a winning streak is about winning a single game.

Cats can’t claw back against Beavers, Moore makes PAC-12 debut Special

Tucson - If you had asked Andrew Moore a month ago, he wouldn’t have known whether or not he would be a starter this season for Oregon State.

Wildcats drop conference opener, Oregon State plays good baseball Special

Tucson - Even before Friday night’s conference opening loss to Oregon State, Andy Lopez knew there was a tough road ahead for his defending Champion team.

Dixon nearly hits for cycle, homers twice against Bulldogs Special

Tucson - Brandon Dixon has now managed to do three times, what only one other Wildcat has done once this season: hit a homerun at Hi-Corbett Field.

Wildcats come from behind to beat Lions with walk-off Special

Tucson - Johnny Field had three singles in Friday night’s game against Columbia. His first basehit was to third. His second one was to left-center field. His third won the game.

Bittersweet outing for Arizona pitcher Special

Tucson - Wildcats’ hurler Nick Cunningham posted nothing but zeros on Tuesday night. The senior also broke a personal career-high in one category and tied another. Still, Arizona suffered its second loss of the season, 3-1, to Utah Valley.

Arizona freshmen find commonality in season opening performances Special

Tucson - One of them is an identical twin who missed all of January with mononucleosis. Another’s father played professional baseball and likes golfing in his spare time. While the third enjoys ping pong and comes from a bloodline of tennis players.

Arizona pitching and offense light up field on opening night Special

Tucson - Even after coaching Arizona baseball for 11 years, Andy Lopez still experiences new and unique things. Friday night’s season opener against Coppin State, in which the Wildcats won, 16-0, was a prime example.

Wildcats coach embraces pressure to repeat Omaha victory Special

Tucson - Many baseball coaches say the most difficult year is the one that follows a World Series win. But Andy Lopez doesn’t feel that way at all.

Arizona player fulfils boy’s unique request on Meet the Team day Special

Tucson - It wasn’t a playoff game. It was no Regional or Super Regional contest. Let alone close to the magnitude of the Men's College World Series, which the Arizona Wildcats won last year. It could barely be considered an exhibition game.

Cats Clinch Ticket to College World Series Special

Tucson - The temperature in Tucson had hit 103 degrees during the game. But that didn’t stop 3,900 Arizona baseball fans from attending Hi-Corbett Field on Saturday to watch the Wildcats clinch a spot in this year’s Men’s College World Series.
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Saturday starter James Farris has pitched very well in back-to-back outings. So much so  that he may...
Saturday starter James Farris has pitched very well in back-to-back outings. So much so, that he may have earned the No.1 spot in the Arizona rotation.
Bobby Dalbec had his fourth homerun of the season on Saturday night against Utah.
Bobby Dalbec had his fourth homerun of the season on Saturday night against Utah.
Riley Moore tags Konnor Armijo out at home plate  in the second inning on Thursday.
Riley Moore tags Konnor Armijo out at home plate, in the second inning on Thursday.
Cody Quiroz  8  gets his jersey signed by Arizona head coach Andy Lopez on Meet the Team day at Hi-C...
Cody Quiroz, 8, gets his jersey signed by Arizona head coach Andy Lopez on Meet the Team day at Hi-Corbett Field.
James Farris pitched a complete game in Arizona s 16-3 Championship win over Louisville on Sunday.
James Farris pitched a complete game in Arizona's 16-3 Championship win over Louisville on Sunday.
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Brad Ziegler
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Johnny Field takes a crack against Washington State. The former batboy and Arizona outfielder loves ...
Johnny Field takes a crack against Washington State. The former batboy and Arizona outfielder loves batting cleanup for the Wildcats.
Trent Gilbert turns two  as Adam Landecker slides in hard.
Trent Gilbert turns two, as Adam Landecker slides in hard.
Seth Mejias-Brean will continue to man the hot corner for the Wildcats this season.
Seth Mejias-Brean will continue to man the hot corner for the Wildcats this season.
Arizona s Riley Moore takes pride in his catching and wants to always be a part of the battery on th...
Arizona's Riley Moore takes pride in his catching and wants to always be a part of the battery on the field.
Catcher Riley Moore hands a poster back to a young fan  after signing it.
Catcher Riley Moore hands a poster back to a young fan, after signing it.
Junior pitcher Tyler Hale  returning from last season  is competing with four others for the Sunday ...
Junior pitcher Tyler Hale, returning from last season, is competing with four others for the Sunday slot in Arizona's starting rotation.
Cesar Salazar slides into home safely for Arizona s first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth...
Cesar Salazar slides into home safely for Arizona's first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning on Saturday.
Calhoun  who has been with his girlfriend for four years  at the plate against Kent State on Feb. 14...
Calhoun, who has been with his girlfriend for four years, at the plate against Kent State on Feb. 14 at Hi-Corbett Field. The Wildcats won in their home opener, 13-1.
Arizona s Austin Schnabel recorded his first win and quality start of the 2015 season on Friday  Feb...
Arizona's Austin Schnabel recorded his first win and quality start of the 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 13.
Sophomore Scott Kingery played baseball with his twin brother Sam in high school  and the two still ...
Sophomore Scott Kingery played baseball with his twin brother Sam in high school, and the two still enjoy playing baseball together recreationally.
Team leader and natural righty  Alex Mejia batted left-handed for the first time ever  battling a sp...
Team leader and natural righty, Alex Mejia batted left-handed for the first time ever, battling a sprained wrist, in Friday's game.
Freshman shortstop Kevin Newman takes a cut against the Eagles on Saturday. Arizona beat Coppin Stat...
Freshman shortstop Kevin Newman takes a cut against the Eagles on Saturday. Arizona beat Coppin State, 14-1.
Alex Mejia returns as starting shortstop for the Wildcats this season. As a junior  he is considered...
Alex Mejia returns as starting shortstop for the Wildcats this season. As a junior, he is considered a team leader that the freshmen players look to for advice.

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