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High school baseball: Cowboy Up Classic kicks off baseball season today

If the recent weather in Tucson hadn't already made it feel like spring, the fact that baseball is officially back should.

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Baseball: Ex-Sahuaro ace seeks fresh start at UNM

Baseball: Ex-Sahuaro ace seeks fresh start at UNM

Jack Cole dominated opponents as a Sahuaro senior with a 94 mph fastball. But he's been slowed by injuries since, and he will look to start over at New Mexico next season.

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Baseball: Ex-Sahuaro ace seeks fresh start at UNM

Baseball: Ex-Sahuaro ace seeks fresh start at UNM

Mark Chandler considers Jake Cole one of the most dominant pitchers he has ever coached - and he coaches local star Alex Verdugo.

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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.

May 31, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…

State baseball: I-Ridge, Tucson battle but lose

Ironwood Ridge handed Notre Dame Prep its first playoff loss back on May 2, but it was the Saints who got the last laugh, winning 3-2 in eight innings Saturday night to eliminate the Nighthawks from the postseason.

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State baseball: Nighthawks still have life despite loss

GLENDALE - Ironwood Ridge had won 10 consecutive games coming into Thursday night's showdown with the defending state champions.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro 4, Nogales 3: Cougars survive on a wing and a big hit

High school baseball: Sahuaro 4, Nogales 3: Cougars survive on a wing and a big hit

Sahuaro senior Owen Sanchez (7) celebrates his walk-off hit in the seventh inning, letting the Cougars advance to another elimination game Thursday against Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep. Sanchez fell behind 0-2 in the count before singling up the middle. "I had to get something done," he said.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro 4, Nogales 3: Cougars survive on a wing and a big hit

High school baseball: Sahuaro 4, Nogales 3: Cougars survive on a wing and a big hit

Verdugo strikes out 18 before Sanchez wins it in 7th with RBI single

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State baseball: Ironwood Ridge 13, Nogales 3, 5 innings: Nighthawks just 1 win from title game

State baseball: Ironwood Ridge 13, Nogales 3, 5 innings: Nighthawks just 1 win from title game

Devin Harrison had two of Ironwood Ridge's eight hits in their 13-3 win over Nogales in five innings. The Apaches helped the Nighthawks' cause by giving up five walks and three hit-by-pitches and committing two errors.

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State baseball: Ironwood Ridge 13, Nogales 3, 5 innings: Nighthawks just 1 win from title game

State baseball: Ironwood Ridge 13, Nogales 3, 5 innings: Nighthawks just 1 win from title game

GLENDALE - With one swing of that bat, senior Devin Harrison put Ironwood Ridge one win away from a trip to the Division II state championship game.

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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 school Baseball: Sahuaro 8, Sierra Vista Buena 0: Verdugo fans 14 to help Cougars shut out Colts

Sahuaro used timely hitting, solid defense and dominant pitching to quiet the Sierra Vista Buena bats and win 8-0 at Hal Eustice Field on Tuesday.

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High school Baseball: Sahuaro 8, Sierra Vista Buena 0: Verdugo fans 14 to help Cougars shut out Colts

High school Baseball: Sahuaro 8, Sierra Vista Buena 0: Verdugo fans 14 to help Cougars shut out Colts

Sahuaro second baseman Marcos Munguia tries to turn a double play over Buena's Briggs Duce. The Cougars (17-3-1) stayed unbeaten at home.

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