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Local baseball fans who want to watch a few more games live this season can visit Hohokam Stadium and check out the Mesa Solar Sox play.
Watch the Arizona Diamondbacks play the San Francisco Giants, then enjoy a post-game concert featuring Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. The Tempe Rock band wrote and performed the theme song for Fox’s animated series “King of the Hill” and “D-backs Swing,” which has played following every Diamondbacks’ home win since 2007.
It’s been more than eight years since Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and the rest of the original ‘Roid Pack marched in front of Congress and said, in order: (a) I just want to move forward, (b) I don’t understand English and (c) I’ve never taken anything (insert finger wag here) during some of the most uncomfortable programming in C-SPAN history.
It’s been quite a ride for several East Valley baseball players over the past few months. They went from starring in high school to being selected in the Major League Draft to entering the minor leagues.
Now in the San Diego Padres organization, infielder Dustin Peterson has transitioned well from the aluminum bats of high school to the wooden bats in the Arizona League.
As a minor league manager there is nothing more satisfying than telling a ballplayer he is on his way to the big leagues for the first time.
C.J. Cron was selected to the MLB Futures Game as the Mountain Pointe graduate continues to be held in high regard as one of the Los Angeles Angels' top prospects.
Chris Cron will get a chance to join his son, C.J., in the dugout at the MLB Futures Game as part of the coaching staff for the U.S. team.
Revamps of its physical and digital appearances are among the efforts Visit Mesa is undergoing to attract a whole new audience to the city through a new promotional campaign.
A struggling hitter wants nothing more than to get back in the batter’s box and Kevin Cron is doing just that in the premier college summer league.
This product image released by Pottery Barn Teen shows MLB National league beach towel. Pottery Barn Teen has towels with surfer-cool designs like hibiscus flowers, Tiki prints and tie-dye patterns in summery hues, as well as sporty towels for baseball fans, with team logos. (AP Photo/Pottery Barn Teen)
Although it is almost a prerequisite the summer before senior year in high school, Jake Alexander isn’t about to take it easy.
Hamilton teammates Patrick Murphy and Cody Bellinger were the first two East Valley high school players off the board on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft Friday.
A couple East Valley standout shortstops in Dustin Peterson and Riley Unroe were both second-round selections in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday.
The Petersons were filled with relief and happiness when former Gilbert High standout D.J. Peterson was taken 12th overall by Seattle in the 2013 MLB amateur draft on Thursday, the highest East Valley player chosen since former Desert Vista standout Corey Myers went No. 4 overall in 1999.
As the draft party around him sat in dead silence, D.J. Peterson let out a primal yell and wrapped a bear hug around little brother, Dustin.
D.J. Peterson will be home from college soon, and little brother Dustin will be there waiting with a smile on his face and a paddle in his hand.
Brothers Dustin and D.J. Peterson could both be first-round draft picks, joining the Uptons (Justin and B.J.), Weavers (Jered and Jeff) and Drews (J.D. and Tim) among brothers to be first-round choices in the MLB Amateur Draft which begins Thursday.
Jordan Kipper’s continual rise in the eyes of professional scouts should continue when the MLB first-player draft is held June 6-8.
Arizona State designated hitter Nathaniel Causey peered out from the dugout earlier this season and was struck by what he saw.
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Pat Herrera, who coached Desert Ridge baseball to consecutive state championships in 2009 and 2010, resigned on Thursday, according to athletic director Darrell Stangle.