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

2014-02-26T12:00:00Z High school baseball: Cowboy Up Classic kicks off baseball season todayBy Daniel Gaona Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2014 12:00 pm  • 

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

Twenty-two teams will be competing in the Fifth annual Ideal Physical Therapy Cowboy up Classic that begins today and runs through Saturday evening at Kino Sports Complex South.

Sahuaro coach Mark Chandler and Cienega coach Tony Gabusi are the two event hosts and are also likely to have two of the top teams in Southern Arizona this season.

Ironwood Ridge won the tournament last year and is back in the field again. Here's a look at the schedule:

WEDNESDAY

  • Catalina Foothills vs. Sabino, 4 p.m.
  • Sahuaro vs. Mountain View, 4 p.m.
  • Sunnyside vs. Sierra Vista Buena, 4 p.m.
  • Canyon del Oro vs. Pueblo, 4 p.m.
  • Ironwood Ridge vs. Empire, 7 p.m.
  • Cienega vs. Sahuarita, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY

  • Rincon/University vs. Sahuarita, 1 p.m.
  • Sahuaro vs. Yuma, 1 p.m.
  • Flagstaff vs. Pueblo, 1 p.m.
  • Sunnyside vs. Casa Grande Vista Grande, 1 p.m.
  • Gilbert Campo Verde vs. Empire, 3:30 p.m.
  • Gilbert Highland vs. Catalina Foothills, 4 p.m.
  • Cienega vs. Rincon/University, 4 p.m.
  • Yuma vs. Mountain View, 4 p.m.
  • Cholla vs. Casa Grande Vista Grande, 4 p.m.
  • Canyon del Oro vs. Desert View, 7 p.m.
  • Sabino vs. Rio Rico, 7 p.m.
  • Ironwood Ridge vs. Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
  • Sierra Vista Buena vs. Cholla, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

  • Sunnyside vs. Cholla, 12:30 p.m.
  • Pueblo vs. Desert View, 1 p.m.
  • Sahuarita vs. Yuma, 1 p.m.
  • Gilbert Highland vs. Sabino, 1 p.m.
  • Empire vs. Amphitheater, 1 p.m.
  • Sierra Vista Buena vs. Casa Grande Vista Grande, 3:30 p.m.
  • Flagstaff vs. Desert View, 4 p.m.
  • Sahuaro vs. Rincon/University, 4 p.m.
  • Gilbert Highland vs. Rio Rico, 4 p.m.
  • Gilbert Campo Verde vs. Amphitheater, 4 p.m.
  • Flagstaff vs. Canyon del Oro, 7 p.m.
  • Mountain View vs. Cienega, 7 p.m.
  • Rio Rico vs. Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
  • Gilbert Campo Verde vs. Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

  • Consolation play, 9 a.m.
  • Quarterfinals, noon
  • Semifinals, 3 p.m.
  • Championship, 6 p.m.

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