Scott Kingery was six weeks away from being a college freshman, and still wasn’t sure what the plan was.
Arizona's Johnny Field slides into second base as David Hamlett tries to apply the tag in the fourth inning. UA has outscored Coppin State 30-1 in two games to open the season.
When Andy Lopez finally emerged from the home clubhouse at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday afternoon, he didn't look or sound like a coach of a team that just won 14-1.
On Saturday, as Konner Wade delivered a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike pitch, it became a reality. Fans stood, cheered and chanted. The Arizona Wildcats are going back to the College World Series. And, oh did they make it look easy.
It was a question better suited for a politician: someone with more perspective, a pollster on payroll with a larger feel for why sports fans are so fickle. Why is the Arizona Wildcats baseball team so popular all of a sudden?
Sunday baseball in the Pac-12 used to be wind-blowing-out whiffle ball: four-hour, fan-unfriendly games, baseball on steroids.
During the first month and one week of the Pac-12 season, the Arizona Wildcats christened a new stadium, swept No. 2 Stanford at home, traveled to far-flung Oregon State and Utah and survived a scare from Washington State.
Brad Davis hit a two-run homer as the Tucson Padres jumped out to an early 4-0 lead en route to an 8-4 victory over the host Salt Lake Bees on Saturday night.
During their ascent to the top of the Pac-12 Conference standings and national polls, the Arizona Wildcats have shown infrequent, but equally frustrating, signs of slippage.
After losing an early 7-0 lead, the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats bounced back with four runs over the final four innings to take their eighth straight weekend series with an 11-7 victory over Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday.