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Alex Verdugo

Gaona in the Game: Cougars out to prove a point

Gaona in the Game: Cougars out to prove a point

The football state playoffs don’t start for another three weeks. For Sahuaro, however, it’s almost like they start today.

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UA or ASU - 'I can't go wrong'

UA or ASU - 'I can't go wrong'

Alex Verdugo

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UA or ASU - 'I can't go wrong'

UA or ASU - 'I can't go wrong'

Alex Verdugo never really liked Arizona State growing up.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo to pitch at Wrigley

High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo to pitch at Wrigley

Sahuaro's Alex Verdugo was one of 36 players chosen from around the country for the Under Armour All-America Game.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo to pitch at Wrigley

High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo to pitch at Wrigley

Sahuaro ace Alex Verdugo wants to get used to playing in big-league ballparks.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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HS baseball: Sahuaro star Verdugo selected to Under Armour All-America Game

Sahuaro ace Alex Verdugo wants to get used to playing in big-league ballparks.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

Catalina Foothills High School's Michael Lee, 15, center, hits with his brothers, Jackson, 16, left, and Mason, 12, on the court built by their grandfather. "We still use it for training," said the boys' father, Mike Lee.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

Michael, a freshman at Foothills, shows off the Lee family skills that helped him win the state title two weeks ago. His younger brother Mason, left, is also "serious about tennis," their dad says.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Family still holding court

About 40 years ago, Tucson engineer R.E. "Bob'' Lee built a tennis court in his backyard. Here's what happened:

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo answers call

High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo answers call

Sahuaro pitcher Alex Verdugo, right, celebrates his RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth, giving the Cougars a 10-0 lead over Catalina Foothills. Verdugo improved to 9-0 on the mound and went 2 for 3 with three RBIs at the plate.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo answers call

High school baseball: Sahuaro's Verdugo answers call

Entering the game with the second-most strikeouts in the state, an ERA barely above 1.00 and a record of 8-0, Sahuaro's Alex Verdugo pitched as advertised Tuesday.

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High school baseball Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

High school baseball Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

Sahuaro lefty Alex Verdugo, a 6-foot-1-inch junior, takes an 8-0 record and a .500 batting average into today's state playoffs against Foothills. "It's mind-boggling what he's done," coach Mark Chandler says.

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Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

At a school that has won three state championships and produced major-league ballplayers Jim Olander, Sammy Khalifa, Tom Wiedenbauer and John Butcher, a skinny eighth-grader wearing his cap backward shouldn't turn the coach's head.

April 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

High school baseball Greg Hansen: Sahuaro pitcher is next can't-miss kid

Sahuaro pitcher Alex Verdugo has struck out 102 in 51 innings, can hit and has 46 career steals. "He's a five-tool guy," coach Mark Chandler says.

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High schools: Verdugo, Sahuaro thinking state title

At a school that has won three state championships and produced major-league ballplayers Jim Olander, Sammy Khalifa, Tom Wiedenbauer and John Butcher, a skinny eighth-grader wearing his cap backward shouldn’t turn the coach’s head.

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Baseball season preview: Cougars knew from day one they had star in Verdugo, now a junior

Baseball season preview: Cougars knew from day one they had star in Verdugo, now a junior

Sahuaro's Alex Verdugo posted a 2.04 ERA as a sophomore last year and hit .472. He played in numerous offseason tournaments and now has pro scouts and colleges pursuing him.

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Baseball season preview: Cougars knew from day one they had star in Verdugo, now a junior

Baseball season preview: Cougars knew from day one they had star in Verdugo, now a junior

Alex Verdugo may be the closest thing Tucson has to Roy Hobbs from "The Natural."

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