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Mountain Pointe SS Cole Tucker makes Team USA

August 22, 2013 – 12:12 pm |

Mountain Pointe baseball shortstop Cole Tucker was one of 20 players named to the 18U National Team following five days of tryouts this week in California. The trials took place at Cal State Fullerton, Long …

Former Basha SS Jamie Westbrook earns minor league promotion

August 14, 2013 – 12:12 pm |

After a hot start in the Arizona League, former Basha shortstop Jamie Westbrook has been promoted to advanced rookie league to play for the Missoula Osprey.
Westbrook, a fifth-round pick of the Diamondbacks in the June …

Local baseball stars participating in Area Codes games

August 5, 2013 – 5:19 pm |

The baseball offseason doesn’t get nearly as much attention as basketball or football’s, but some of the East Valley’s best prospects are currently participating in the Area Codes games in Long Beach, Calif.
The tournament consists …

Seton’s M.J. Villegas eighth and final E.V. baseball player to go pro

July 15, 2013 – 4:36 pm |

The signing deadline for MLB draftees was on Friday, and Seton Catholic right-hander M.J. Villegas reached a last-minute deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers to turn professional.
He became the eighth and final East Valley prep …

Several high E.V. picks sign with MLB teams

June 13, 2013 – 2:53 pm |

The signings are coming fast and furious, as many former East Valley baseball stars have agreed to terms with the Major League Baseball teams which drafted them last week. All figures courtesy of Baseball America.
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Former Corona baseball player nominated for ‘fan favorite’ award

June 10, 2013 – 5:08 pm |

Former Corona del Sol outfielder Michael Felton is a senior at Campbell University in North Carolina, and is 1 of 15 NCAA college baseball players in the nation chosen as a finalist for the TD Ameritrade Fan …

E.V. MLB draftees must now weigh financial factors

June 7, 2013 – 4:04 pm |

It was a good first two days for local players getting selected in the Major League Baseball draft, as most either went near their projections or above. The next part is signing with the professional …

East Valley players dot Baseball America’s MLB draft watch list

May 30, 2013 – 10:45 am |

Baseball America published its Arizona prospect report on Thursday with the MLB draft one week away. Not surprisingly, several East Valley names dotted the list.
Desert Ridge shortstop Riley Unroe, the Tribune’s Player of the Year, …

Desert Ridge SS Riley Unroe earns D-I baseball coaches POY

May 21, 2013 – 3:06 pm |

The Arizona Baseball Coaches Association has released its All-State teams for each of the four divisions. Here are the East Valley players who made the list, led by Desert Ridge shortstop Riley Unroe, who was …

Scottsdale all-city baseball team

May 20, 2013 – 11:41 am |

Here is the Scottsdale all-city baseball team as voted on by the Scottsdale schools’ baseball coaches:
Arcadia:  Max Schuman  C;  Joshua Arndt   3B
Coronado:     Savoy Harney  SS/P;  Andres Hernandez  3B/P
Chaparral:   Colter Kilgour  C;  Dillon Bigcrane  P/1B/OF;  Christopher Nimtz  2B/SS
Desert Mountain:   Benjamin …