There's a quote by head coach Jay Johnson that sums up the Arizona Wildcats baseball season so far through eight games. “You know you’re going to have to work through dealing with success, which we will have some success, and failure, and respond in the way that you need to in order to be the best that you can be," Johnson said. After the Wildcats got off to a blazing start through five games, outscoring their opponents 85-22 and seemingly dominating UMass-Lowell and Rice in every facet of the game, they hit a wall this past weekend losing two of three games against the University of Houston. Here's a rundown of each game: Game one: UA starter Randy Labaut put up a admirable performance, going 7.1 innings while allowing just two runs on six hits. Labaut threw seven strikeouts to just one walk in a quality start, but was unfortunately handed a loss as the Wildcats could not get any offense going. Labaut’s seven strikeouts tied a career high, which was … [Read more...] about Arizona baseball wins finale vs. Houston, but drop two of three
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It was an opening series to remember for Arizona Wildcats baseball, highlighted by the collegiate debuts of a number of freshman who helped lead this team to a series sweep of the UMass Lowell River Hawks. The Wildcats were led by a great mix of power and pitching as they outscored the opposition 69-17 over the course of the four games. Their power was on display as the lineup combined for fourteen doubles, three triples and five home runs. Pre-Season All American second baseman Cameron Cannon most definitely lived up to the hype in this opening series, going 8 for 14 over the four games with six doubles, five runs driven in, and ten runs scored. The Wildcats other Pre-Season All American, third baseman Nick Quintana, got off to a slow start going 2 for 12 with both of his hits being doubles. He also drove two runs in and scored two runs. Quintana bounced back in the final game of the series on Sunday, going 3 for 3 with two walks, two runs driven in and a run scored. … [Read more...] about Arizona Baseball sweeps UMass Lowell in convincing fashion to open 2019 season
The University of Arizona baseball team kicked off the season last Friday with its first practice at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats were very motivated coming off a tough end to last season, when they just missed the cut for the 2018 postseason for the first time since coach Jay Johnson took over as the teams' head coach in 2016. “I haven’t thought a whole lot about it once it was done and over with,” Johnson said about just missing the tournament. “That day we really went to work on this field. We had to lay things out for the draft, a lot of these guys were high profile players in terms of recruits, and six of them were drafted. There was a lot of pain associated with that day, but there is only one way to respond to that, and that is to get moving forward and take some of the lessons that you learned and apply it to make what we feel like is a very good process of development to make the team a little bit better. Our team and coaches have done a really … [Read more...] about Arizona baseball 2019 season preview
Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 31, 2018 If it's a big story anywhere in the world, chances are there's some Arizona tie. Arizona's stories of the year, as selected by editors at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, touch on national and global issues such as education, the environment, cutting-edge technology, child migrants and the #MeToo movement. They cover the rise in civic engagement, the shifting political landscape in the state and the national changes put in motion by the death of an Arizona icon. These are Arizona's top headlines from 2018. 15. Don Shooter expelled from Arizona House Former state Rep. Don Shooter, a once-powerful Republican from Yuma, was expelled Feb. 1 from the Arizona House of Representatives. A law firm that investigated the allegations concluded there was "credible evidence" he harassed at least seven women with inappropriate comments or gestures. Allegations of harassment at the state Capitol extended beyond … [Read more...] about Azcentral.com’s top Arizona stories of 2018
SEPT. 5, 2018 Arizona Educators Were Shocked When Lawmakers Decimated Their Budgets. Then They Got Angry. The Education Issue Can Good Teaching Be Taught? Arizona Lawmakers Cut Education Budgets. Then Teachers Got Angry. What Teachers Are Doing to Pay Their Bills A Teacher Made a Hitler Joke in the Classroom. It Tore the School Apart. Teaching in the Age of School Shootings Arizona Lawmakers Cut Education Budgets. Then Teachers Got Angry. By DALE RUSSAKOFF SEPT. 5, 2018 Early on the morning of March 14, Kelly Berg went to her closet and picked out a bright red blouse. Until recently, she had rarely worn red, but she was heading to the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, and a red top would tell everyone exactly who she was: a teacher. Red shirts and blouses had emerged as the official uniform of teacher uprisings against low pay that were spreading from West Virginia to Oklahoma and Kentucky under the rallying cry “Red for … [Read more...] about Arizona Lawmakers Cut Education Budgets. Then Teachers Got Angry.