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Skyline starter Boyd Vanderkooi struck out all but two Mesa Jackrabbits on Tuesday afternoon finished with 10 in a complete game 9-0 shutout of Mesa at HoHoKam Stadium.
The NCAA tournament looms ahead for Oregon guard Casey Benson, and his road to the Final Four could lead him right back home.
In what turned out to be a defensive struggle, the Basha Bears defeated the Mountain Pointe Pride 3-2 on Wednesday in 6A baseball.
Mesquite sophomore TJ Clarkson cleared the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning with a towering two-run triple that gave the Wildcats the lead for good as they defeated Desert Ridge, 6-3, at Mesquite High School in Gilbert on Friday night.
Corona del Sol spoiled Red Mountain’s baseball home opener Wednesday night by defeating the Mountain Lions 7-2 on the way to its third straight victory, improving them to 3-2 on the season.
While both the Mesquite and Desert Ridge baseball teams could smile after posting shutouts in their 2017 season openers earlier this week, it was only the Wildcats with happy faces following a 5-0 victory over the Jaguars on the first day of the 18th annual Desert Vista High School Baseball …
The defending state champion Hamilton baseball team dropped its season opener to the Horizon Huskies 4-2 in a non-conference matchup.
PHOENIX - Zach Davies slept in his own bed in Gilbert over the weekend, but he didn’t get a chance to visit the place he feels most comfortable these days:
Basha graduate Johnny Morell was sitting in his childhood home in California, lounging on the sofa with family, when his phone started to jolt.
Hamilton senior Nick Brueser was part of the All-Star festivities in San Diego and came home with a title.
Jordan Kipper missed all of his junior year on the mound and left his legacy with the program due to his bat coming through with the game-winning hit in the state title game.
The gift of a second chance was aided by a few more presents from Mountain Ridge as Hamilton won its fifth state baseball title on Tuesday at Tempe Diablo.
A lengthy stay into the postseason was almost assured once it became known Mountain Pointe coach Brandon Buck was resigning.
Despite a gritty pitching performance from senior Aaron Makil, Westwood fell 1-0 to Canyon Del Oro in the Division DII state baseball elimination bracket at Maryvale Stadium on Tuesday.
Mountain Pointe upset top-seeded Basha 2-1 on Thursday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium on a RBI double by Johnny Weaver.
PHOENIX – With one swing of an aluminum bat Cole Bellinger forever changed his recollection of an epic ballgame and in the process sent his Hamilton teammates into hysteria.