The Arizona Wildcats met quietly in their home clubhouse on May 6, their once-promising season hanging in the balance.
David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star
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.
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.
The Wildcats dugout erupts on Robert Refsnyder's two-run, opposite-field home run in the first inning for all the support starter Konner Wade would need.
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona Wildcats' baseball season was hanging in the balance earlier this year when coach Andy Lopez adopted a new mantra. One in a row.
OMAHA, Neb. - Perhaps you noticed that nobody sprinted from Arizona's dugout, bumped chests with a teammate, pointed joyfully to the sky as if thanking the baseball gods or did a goofy dance that would indicate they were, you know, VERY HAPPY AND EXCITED to beat the two-time defending nation…
OMAHA, Neb. - Kurt Heyer is such a character, teammates and coaches say, that he sometimes defies description.
UA's Kurt Heyer did not find out he was starting tonight against Florida State until Wednesday. He held FSU to three runs, just one earned, and six hits over 7 2/3 innings Friday.
Arizona first baseman is no stranger to Omaha. He visited the city twice when his brothers made College World Series appearances for Arizona State.
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona Wildcats' rallying cry during their team huddles would look terrible on a T-shirt, brutal on a wristband. It doesn't even roll off the tongue right. Let's try it: Hands in the middle. One, two, three … "Be logical!"
OMAHA, Neb. - Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from a sporting goods vendor here.
OMAHA, Neb. - Florida State's Scott Sitz gave the best performance of his career on college baseball's biggest stage.
OMAHA, Neb. - Mat Troupe had just thrown the biggest pitch of his life, giving the Arizona Wildcats a College World Series win, when he spun and faced TD Ameritrade Park's right field video board.
OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA didn't take long to suck the life out of a College World Series crowd that wanted to see that lovable team from Long Island win yet another game during its amazing postseason run.
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