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Sunnyside grad Romero trying to break out of slump

Sunnyside grad Romero trying to break out of slump

Outfielder is hitting just .167 since being sent to minors.

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Home Team: Ex-Cat Schlereth joins Crowe after trade to Tigers

Home Team: Ex-Cat Schlereth joins Crowe after trade to Tigers

Ex-Wildcat Schlereth traded from Pittsburgh to Detroit.

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Mills, McCoy make MLB appearances

The Home Team: Mills, McCoy make MLB appearances

Former UA pitcher Mills gets his shot with first-place Oakland

June 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The Home Team: Mejia wins showdown with Frenzel

Alex Mejia and Cole Frenzel were teammates for two seasons at the University of Arizona, most recently in 2011, before going on to play professionally.

June 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Hot-hitting Selsky named to Southern League all-star team

The Home Team: Hot-hitting Selsky named to Southern League all-star team

Six minor leagues announced their all-star rosters last week, and only one featured a former Arizona Wildcat.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The Home Team: Locals in the minor leagues

Brad Glenn has not looked back since striking out as a pinch hitter in his first at-bat of the season with the Buffalo Bisons on May 16.

June 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Locals in the minor leagues

The Home Team: Locals in the minor leagues

The 2012 Arizona Wildcats national championship team has produced 11 professional players.

May 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Former Wildcat Mills setting them down in PCL

The Home Team: Former Wildcat Mills setting them down in PCL

Brad Mills remained one of the toughest pitchers to hit in the Pacific Coast League last week after tossing six innings of one-hit baseball Tuesday in a win against the Iowa Cubs.

May 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Reds give former UA star Duncan shot with minor-league deal

The Home Team: Reds give former UA star Duncan shot with minor-league deal

The Cincinnati Reds now have three local high school products in their minor league system after Shelley Duncan signed a minor-league deal with the club Friday.

May 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The Home Team: Local players in the minor leagues

For the fifth straight year Jordan Brown has found himself back in the Pacific Coast League.

May 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Ex-Cats Guilmet, Field, Glenn finding early season success

The Home Team: Ex-Cats Guilmet, Field, Glenn finding early season success

Last year, there were 63 players with ties to Southern Arizona who played minor-league baseball.

April 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Folk posted career-best season in 2013

The Home Team: Folk posted career-best season in 2013

Nick Folk finished what was arguably the best season of his career on a high note.

January 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Briggs returns just in time for key game

The Home Team: Briggs returns just in time for key game

After eight weeks of sitting on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, Lance Briggs returned to action Sunday night for the Chicago Bears.

December 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Reed, Cason having solid seasons

The Home Team: Reed, Cason having solid seasons

The Houston Texans have had rough season on the field, but the same cannot be said for their linebacker Brooks Reed.

December 18, 2013 11:55 pmLoading…
The Home Team: Gronkowski done for year; Folk stays hot

The Home Team: Gronkowski done for year; Folk stays hot

Rob Gronkowski’s season is over.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Gronk found end zone against Texas

The Home Team: Gronk found end zone against Texas

Rob Gronkowski has caught a touchdown pass in four of his six games since returning to action.

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Foles, Gronkowski continue to shine

The Home Team: Foles, Gronkowski continue to shine

Since making his first start of the season on Oct. 13 at Tampa Bay, Nick Foles has led the Philadelphia Eagles to four wins and a first-place tie in the NFC East.

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The Home Team: Folk misses first kick, Foles still on fire

The Home Team: Folk misses first kick, Foles still on fire

Nick Folk’s quest for a perfect season came to an end in Week 11.

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The Home Team: Wade gets tryout with Broncos

The Home Team: Wade gets tryout with Broncos

It’s been nearly 11 months since Trevin Wade last played in an NFL game.

November 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sabino outslugs Tempe, will face No. 2 seed Saguaro next

The last time Sabino faced Tempe, in 1996, most of the players on this year’s teams were either toddlers or newborns.

November 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Former Lancer Tuel inconsistent in loss to undefeated Chiefs

The Home Team: Former Lancer Tuel inconsistent in loss to undefeated Chiefs

Sunday was a day of many firsts for Jeff Tuel.

November 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Ex-Cat Foles will start Sunday in Oakland

The Home Team: Ex-Cat Foles will start Sunday in Oakland

Nick Foles passed his first test Tuesday. The next one comes this weekend.

October 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Foles, Briggs go down with injuries as Gronkowski returns

The Home Team: Foles, Briggs go down with injuries as Gronkowski returns

Rob Gronkowski finally returned to the playing field on Sunday. But for two other former Arizona Wildcats, it was a weekend to forget.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Foles, Britton made most of their first starts

The Home Team: Foles, Britton made most of their first starts

Nick Foles took his first start of the year and ran with it.

October 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Ex-Cat Gronkowski could make 2013 debut this weekend

The Home Team: Ex-Cat Gronkowski could make 2013 debut this weekend

This may finally be the week Rob Gronkowski steps on the field.

October 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Reed notches first sack in overtime loss to Seahawks

The Home Team: Reed notches first sack in overtime loss to Seahawks

Former UA and Sabino High School standout Brooks Reed has started all four games this season for the Houston Texans. The outside linebacker has taken the role in stride, accumulating 15 tackles and helping the Texans to two wins.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Larsen catches on with Bucs, again

The Home Team: Larsen catches on with Bucs, again

For the third time this season, UA product Spencer Larsen has been signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster. The fullback has yet to appear in a game but could see action Sunday, when the Bucs play the Arizona Cardinals.

September 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The Home Team: Ex-Cat Bruschi inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame

The New England Patriots honored former Arizona Wildcats linebacker Tedy Bruschi with his induction into the team’s hall of fame Sept. 12.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: A look at Southern Arizonans in the NFL

The Home Team: A look at Southern Arizonans in the NFL

The NFL season kicked off last weekend with 10 former Arizona Wildcats and a couple of Tucson natives that include Sabino High grad Brooks Reed and ex-Sunnyside running back Michael Smith on Week 1 rosters.

September 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Local minor league all-stars

The Home Team: Local minor league all-stars

Every minor-league player’s goal is to move up their organization’s system and reach the majors.

September 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Mejias-Brean homers in High-A debut

The Home Team: Mejias-Brean homers in High-A debut

Seth Mejias-Brean’s big season at the plate for Class-A Dayton paid off when he was moved up to High-A Bakersfield (Calif.).

September 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home Team: Castillo’s transition to reliever pays off

The Home Team: Castillo’s transition to reliever pays off

In his first season in the closer’s role, Jesus Castillo recorded 23 saves and a 2.45 ERA in the Mexican League with Broncos de Reynosa this season. In his previous eight seasons of professional baseball he was used as a starter.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am Related

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

Ex-Cat Wade picks up first win after rough start

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Ex-Badger back in minors to work on repertoire

Tom Wilhelmsen had converted the 10th-most saves in the American League with 24 for Seattle, but in his last 10 games with the Mariners his ERA jumped to 7.45, leading to his demotion to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Crowe rehabs with OKC, might be here next week

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Crowe rehabs with OKC, might be here next week

After suffering a sprained right shoulder with the Houston Astros on June 20, Trevor Crowe began his rehabilitation assignment in the minors.

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Former Falcon Bahramzadeh earns first pro save

After pitching in 13 games for the Oakland Athletics' rookie affiliate in Phoenix in 2012, Kayvon Bahramzadeh was promoted last week to Low-A Vermont.

July 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Righty Hale becomes 12th pro from UA title team

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Righty Hale becomes 12th pro from UA title team

Arizona has now produced 12 professional players from its 2012 national championship team.

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Cienega grad Mejias-Brean delivers 2nd 5-hit game

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Cienega grad Mejias-Brean delivers 2nd 5-hit game

Since 2008, 21 former Arizona Wildcats have yet to produce a five-hit game, while 10 have accomplished the feat just once.

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The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

Ex-UA star hurler Guilmet called up by Indians

July 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

Ex-Wildcat Glenn earns Double-A All-Star nod

July 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Missing Headline

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties: Missing Headline

Bandy, Burns come up short in attempts at cycles

June 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

Ex-Cat Bandilla's relief helps San Jose clinch title

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

The Home team: Minor leaguers with Southern Arizona ties

Ex-Wildcat Colla signs with Rays organization

June 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Home team: Double-homer game a first for ex-Wildcat Rickard

The Home team: Double-homer game a first for ex-Wildcat Rickard

Joey Rickard hit 13 home runs in his three years at the University of Arizona, but never had he hit more than one in a game.

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The Home Team: Walk-off squeeze bunt boosts ex-Wildcat Mejia

The Home Team: Walk-off squeeze bunt boosts ex-Wildcat Mejia

Triple-A Tacoma's Stefen Romero and High-A Bakersfield's Steve Selsky both had walk-off hits this week for their respective teams, but Class-A Peoria's Alex Mejia may have topped them.

May 27, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Star debuts new weekly sports feature: The Home Team

Star debuts new weekly sports feature: The Home Team

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. 

May 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Baseball: Matthews in demand

Baseball: Matthews in demand

Jake Matthews' four years at Ironwood Ridge are almost over, but his future on the diamond is bright.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Braunreiter scores four TDs in rout of Badgers

Prescott High School tried everything it could to limit Ironwood Ridge's Anthony Braunreiter.

November 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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