Arizona Wildcats pitching coach Shaun Cole called junior Konner Wade at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday morning with an assignment.
Two years ago today, Joe Serrano was getting set for his senior season with the Salpointe Catholic baseball team.
Konner Wade was Arizona's No. 2 starter last year, but says he's ready to be the team's ace. "I've been waiting for this for a while," he says.
For the first time in his life, Konner Wade couldn't get hitters out consistently.
When Andy Lopez walked into a team meeting Monday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field, he asked his squad to recite the two words most often associated with the Arizona Wildcats baseball program.
This is college baseball's version of "Mission Impossible": Pick the best of Arizona's College World Series champions, 1976, 1980, 1986 or 2012. And, moreover, select an All-Star team from those four powerhouses.
The Arizona Wildcats met quietly in their home clubhouse on May 6, their once-promising season hanging in the balance.
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Before playing their first College World Series game, the Arizona Wildcats donned their red jerseys, white pants and navy caps and walked as a team to a bronze statue outside of TD Ameritrade Park.
Before playing their first College World Series game, the Arizona Wildcats donned their red jerseys, white pants and navy caps and walked as a team to a statue outside of TD Ameritrade Park.
Johnny Field will no doubt be getting himself dirty for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team this summer. His teammates will be playing summer ball in places such as Alaska, Texas and the New England area.
The Wildcats' Summer Plans
An Arizona fan holds cutouts of shortstop Alex Mejia, left, and pitcher Kurt Heyer. Both players are likely to turn pro, but the Wildcats' future is bright.
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona Wildcats boarded a charter plane for Tucson on Tuesday morning, their NCAA baseball championship trophy buckled into a front-row seat between two pillows.
Johnny Field shows an NBA-worthy vertical leap as he heads to the top of a pile of celebrating Wildcats in the middle of the Omaha, Neb., field.
Robert Refsnyder is plainly a happy man - and about 3 feet off the ground - after scoring Arizona's go-ahead run in a three-run ninth. The Wildcats did everything right in the inning against South Carolina ace Matt Price, right.
OMAHA, Neb. - Their so-called defensive substitution delivered the biggest hit of his life. Their No. 9 hitter battled like a cleanup guy.
Arizona Athletics will hold an official NCAA Baseball National Championship Recognition on campus Tuesday at McKale Memorial Center.
Arizona's Joey Rickard is safe at third, moving over from first on Alex Mejia's third-inning single. Trent Gilbert scored on the play.