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Meet the Team Day a Blast for Fans, Players
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/01/2014
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Evan Hebert (left) and Riley Moore (middle) sign autographs for Arizona's "No. 1" fan.
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona baseball team held its annual “Meet the Team Day” Saturday at Hi Corbett Field to the delight of approximately 1,000 fans who cheered on the Wildcats for an eight-inning intrasquad game followed by a postgame autograph session with the players.

The “Red” team defeated the “Blue” squad by a narrow 2-1 margin sparked by Zach Gibbons’ inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the third inning. Junior left-hander Tyler Crawford earned the de facto win on the mound “Red” as the starter for the “Red”, followed by relief appearances by Evan Hebert and Bobby Dalbec.

“I want to thank our fans for coming out and supporting us,” head coach Andy Lopez said. “It’s neat to see so many people out here on a day like this. It’s good for our guys to get out here and play in front of some people before Feb. 14. The interaction with all the fans, especially the young kids, is what this is all about. We’re really fortunate to have such marvelous support here at Hi Corbett.”

The crowd was treated to solid baseball throughout and several in-game fan experience prizes awarded on the @ArizonaBaseball Twitter account last week.  Lucky fans were selected to throw out the first pitch, coach first base for an inning, hang out in the dugout with head coach Lopez, serve as a guest PA announcer  and win the first spot in line for the autograph session.

With the start of the season less than two weeks away, general admission season tickets remain on sale starting as low as $115 for adults and $100 for seniors/youth. Reserved season tickets have sold out.

Single-game tickets are available for all 37 home dates at Hi Corbett Field. General admission single-game tickets start at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors/youth. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as tickets purchased the day of the game are $2 more.

Print-at-Home is the quickest and recommended method of ticket delivery. When fans purchase single game tickets online or over the phone, they can choose print-at-home and the tickets will be emailed directly to the customer. Tickets can be printed on a home printer and bought straight to the entrance gate to skip any ticket lines.

Mini-plans give fans the opportunity to purchase any seven home games in a single package (excludes the Arizona State series). Each mini-plan offers a savings over the purchase of single-game tickets for the same number of games.

The McKale Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in-person or by phone (520-621-2287). Tickets can be purchased anytime on www.arizonawildcats.com.

Arizona opens its season on Friday, Feb. 14, to start a three-game series against Kent State. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. (MST). The Golden Flashes participated in the 2012 College World Series, when Arizona captured its fourth national championship.

For continued coverage of Arizona baseball, follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaBaseball and on Twitter and Instagram @ArizonaBaseball. 

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