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Team Cats Launches Furious Rally to Capture Fall WS Crown
Baseball 11/22/2015

The unthinkable went down on Sunday afternoon out at Hi Corbett Field, as Team Cats rallied from what was a 44-point deficit heading into the day, outscoring Team Wild 66-4 in the series finale to claim the first-ever Wild vs. Cats. Fall World Series crown by the final of 123-110.

Gieseke Rips Four Doubles, as Team Wild Claims Game Two
Baseball 11/20/2015

The bats exploded for both sides, but was junior Sawyer Gieseke's game-high four doubles that made the difference, as Team Wild claimed its second straight win in the series, defeating Team Cats 62-36 in game two of the Wild vs. Cats Fall World Series, Friday night out at Hi Corbett Field.

Team Wild Outslugs Team Cats to Secure Game One Victory
Baseball 11/19/2015

It was an electric start to the first annual Wild vs. Cats Fall World Series on Friday, as the two sides kept it close throughout, but in the end Team Wild edged out Team Cats 39-21 in game one on Friday out at Hi Corbett Field according to Arizona baseball's fall scoring system. Team Wild was also awarded five points for claiming the win, meaning it'll take a 44-21 advantage into tomorrow's game two.

Wildcats and D-backs Announce Exhibition Game For 2016
Baseball 11/18/2015

The University of Arizona and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to take part in an exhibition game on March 1, 2016, at 3:10 pm out at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz. the two sides announced on Wednesday.

Wild and Cats Boast Loaded Rosters Heading into Fall World Series
Baseball 11/17/2015

The University of Arizona baseball team held its first annual Wild vs. Cats Fall World Series draft Tuesday night inside the Arizona Stadium Club, and both Team Wild and Team Cats think they have what it takes to win the Wild vs. Cats Fall World Series. Game one begins on Thursday at 2:30 pm MST out at Hi Corbett Field.

Stage Set For First Annual Fall World Series Draft Tonight
Baseball 11/17/2015

The University of Arizona baseball team is set to hold its first annual Wild vs. Cats World Series draft, tonight at 8:30 pm MST inside the Arizona Stadium Club. The results of the draft will determine who will represent what team this weekend in the first annual Wild vs. Cats World Series.

Jay Johnson Signing Day Press Conference Transcript
Baseball 11/12/2015

University of Arizona head baseball coach Jay Johnson addressed the media on Thursday, as he broke down Arizona's 2016-17 signing class, talked about how fall ball was going and more. Below if a brief transcript of the press conference.

Arizona’s 2015 Class Ranked No. 20 by
Baseball 10/27/2015

Arizona baseball's 2015 recruiting class has been ranked 20th in the nation, according to's annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Arizona Releases Time Changes for Intrasquad Scrimmages
Baseball 10/26/2015

Arizona baseball has made various time changes to four upcoming intrasquad scrimmages, head coach Jay Johnson announced on Monday.

Arizona Baseball Opens Fall Practice on Friday
Baseball 10/09/2015

The Arizona baseball team officially began the 2015 fall campaign, as the Wildcats participated in their first team practice under new head coach Jay Johnson at Hi Corbett Field on Friday. Coach Johnson, sophomore first baseman JJ Matijevic, and junior third baseman/pitcher Bobby Dalbec spoke with the media prior to practice.

Arizona Baseball Releases 2015 Fall Intrasquad Schedule
Baseball 10/07/2015

With the 2016 campaign looming in the near future, the Arizona baseball team is set to begin official preparation for the new season, as first-year head coach Jay Johnson released the program's 2015 fall intrasquad scrimmage slate on Thursday.

Melancon, Refsnyder to Compete in 2015 MLB Postseason
Baseball 10/06/2015

Two former Wildcat greats will take part in this year's Major League Baseball postseason, as Robert Refsnyder will play for the New York Yankees and Mark Melancon will be a part of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 25-man playoff roster. The Yankees begin their postseason journey against the Houston Astros in the American League Wild Card Game, Tuesday at 5 pm PT on ESPN, while the Pirates will take on the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday at 5 pm PT on TBS in the National League Wild Card Game.