Since 2008, 21 former Arizona Wildcats have yet to produce a five-hit game, while 10 have accomplished the feat just once.
Editor's note: Today, the Star debuts a new weekly feature on Southern Arizonans in the minor leagues. "The Home Team: Minor-Leaguers with Southern Arizona Ties" will run every Monday.
Johnny Field and his Arizona Wildcats teammates arrived in Tucson at noon on Tuesday, where the 2012 NCAA national champions were greeted by 5,000-plus fans at McKale Center.
The Wildcats won five straight postseason games at Hi Corbett Field to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., where they are 2-0 so far.
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona Wildcats have been on fire in the postseason, winning seven consecutive regional, super regional and College World Series games.
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona Wildcats' first College World Series game since 2004 was a showcase of styles and a battle of wills.
UA shortstop Alex Mejia went to St. Louis in the fourth round, the highest of five Wildcats drafted Tuesday.
Joey Rickard was shagging flies along the Hi Corbett Field warning track at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was summoned back to the UA clubhouse.
Had you suggested that Andy Lopez's recruiting Class of 2009 would've been good enough to win a Pac-12 championship or knock off Missouri, or anyone, in an NCAA tournament game, you would have been laughed out of the ballpark.
The Arizona Wildcats will open NCAA Regional play Friday boasting a Pac-12 championship, renewed confidence —and two new pieces of hardware.
Seth Mejias-Brean, attempting a bunt last week, is hitting .351 with 52 RBIs and has a career-high slugging percentage of .486.
Seth Mejias-Brean's stellar junior season has inevitably led to comparisons - but not to other baseball players. To hear the Arizona Wildcats third baseman's teammates tell it, Mejias-Brean is a cross between Paul Bunyan and Chuck Norris, with a little Roy Hobbs mixed in.
Robert Refsnyder rounded third base, his legs pumping and his senses on overload.
It was UA-ASU. It was the bottom of the ninth. It was 0-0. It was the Game of the Year in Tucson.
Kurt Heyer says: "Experience is really the key" for UA as it heads into its final six regular-season games and the postseason.
The Arizona Wildcats will play six games in the next 10 days, a critical stretch that will determine whether the nation's 14th-ranked team will host an NCAA regional or hit the road.
The No. 13-ranked Arizona baseball team let a five-run lead slip away Tuesday night in Tempe, and No. 20-ranked Arizona State capitalized on a seven-run seventh inning to win a non-conference game 12-8 at Packard Stadium.