2012 Arizona Wildcats baseball team

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2012 Arizona Wildcats baseball
University of Arizona Block A.svg
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
2012 record 48–17 (20–10 Pac-12)
Head coach Andy Lopez (7th year)
Assistant coach Shaun Cole (3 year)
Assistant coach Matt Siegel (1 year)
Assistant coach Brett Scyphers (3 year)
Home stadium Hi Corbett Field
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »


2012 Pacific-12 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 UCLA y 20 10   .667     48 16   .750
#11 Arizona y 20 10   .667     48 17   .738
#10 Oregon y 19 11   .633     46 19   .708
#13 Stanford y 18 12   .600     41 18   .695
#17 Oregon State y 18 12   .600     40 20   .667
Arizona State 18 12   .600     36 20   .643
Washington 13 17   .433     30 25   .545
California 12 18   .400     29 25   .537
Washington State 12 18   .400     28 28   .500
USC 8 22   .267     23 32   .418
Utah 7 23   .233     14 42   .250
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of May 28, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Arizona Wildcats baseball team represented the University of Arizona in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Wildcats played their home games at Hi Corbett Field, off campus in Tucson, AZ. This was the first full season for the Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field, which is the former spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies. Andy Lopez was in his seventh season as Arizona Wildcats baseball head coach. Lopez was in his twenty-fourth year as head coach. The Wildcats tied for first in the Pac-12 Conference with UCLA, finishing with a 20–10 conference record. The Wildcats finished the season with a 48-17 record. Six players were picked in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

In the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, the Wildcats performed well in the NCAA Regional and Super Regional rounds, hosting in Tucson for first time since 1982 and winning 5 straight games. The Wildcats defeated Missouri once and Louisville twice to win the Tucson Regional. They then won the Tucson Super Regional by defeating St. John's in two consecutive games. The team reached the 2012 College World Series for the sixteenth time in program history, beating Florida State twice in the first and third game and UCLA in game two. The Wildcats faced two time defending champion South Carolina in the championship series, sweeping both games to win the 2012 College World Series. This was Arizona's first College World Series championship since 1986, and fourth overall. They finished the post-season with a 10-0 record and were only the second team after South Carolina the previous year to do so.

Roster[edit]

2012 Arizona Wildcats baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year Home town
29 C Berger, JordanJordan Berger L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Tarzana, CA
33 LHP Bill, AugeyAugey Bill L/L 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Danville, CA
49 LHP Borde, XavierXavier Borde L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Playa del Rey, CA
37 OF Brown, BobbyBobby Brown L/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr San Diego, CA
46 RHP Castro, IsmaelIsmael Castro R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Phoenix, AZ
30 LHP Crawford, TylerTyler Crawford R/L 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr DeLand, FL
42 RHP Cunningham, NickNick Cunningham R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Jr Indianapolis, IN
47 C de Jesus, AnthonyAnthony de Jesus R/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr Houston, TX
21 OF Dewell, CollinCollin Dewell L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Santa Barbara, CA
22 INF Dixon, BrandonBrandon Dixon R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 211 lb (96 kg) So Murrieta, CA
11 RHP Doyle, JacobJacob Doyle R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So Glendale, AZ
36 RHP Farris, JamesJames Farris R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 213 lb (97 kg) So Gilbert, AZ
1 INF Field, JohnnyJohnny Field R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 194 lb (88 kg) So Las Vegas, NV
4 INF Gilbert, TrentTrent Gilbert L/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Torrance, CA
10 RHP Hale, TylerTyler Hale R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Abilene, TX
26 RHP Heyer, KurtKurt Heyer R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Jr Huntington Beach, CA
14 LHP Littleman, VincentVincent Littleman L/L 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Lechee, AZ
23 RHP Long, LucasLucas Long R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Minneapolis, MN
28 INF Lopez, DavidDavid Lopez L/R 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 171 lb (78 kg) RS So Tucson, AZ
45 RHP Lopez, MichaelMichael Lopez R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Tucson, AZ
15 OF Maggi, JosephJoseph Maggi L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Phoenix, AZ
31 RHP Manthei, StephenStephen Manthei R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Las Vegas, NV
13 INF Mejia, AlexAlex Mejia R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Sylmar, CA
5 INF Mejias-Brean, SethSeth Mejias-Brean R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Tucson, AZ
6 C Moore, RileyRiley Moore S/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Santa Barbara, CA
24 INF Parmenter, TylerTyler Parmenter R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Fr Yuma, AZ
2 OF Refsnyder, RobRob Refsnyder R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Jr Laguna Hills, CA
35 OF Rickard, JoeyJoey Rickard R/L 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Las Vegas, NV
27 C Schuknecht, DavidDavid Schuknecht L/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Palm Desert, CA
43 OF Springston, EthanEthan Springston L/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Chandler, AZ
34 OF Sutton, LukeLuke Sutton L/L 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Vista, CA
44 RHP Troupe, MatthewMatthew Troupe R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Northridge, CA
48 RHP Wade, KonnerKonner Wade L/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) So Scottsdale, AZ
38 C Yanuss, SeanSean Yanuss R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Brier, WA
Head coach

Andy Lopez

Assistant coach(es)

Brett Scyphers


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2012-06-09

Schedule[edit]

2012 Arizona Wildcats Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season

Honors and Awards[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches' 20 20* 13 11 9 11 12 8 12 16 16 16 18 17 13 11  
Baseball America 5 8 7 7 6 5 8 4 4 13 11 11 14 14 13 13  
Collegiate Baseball^ 20 22 18 18 13 14 15 5 8 8 6 6 10 8 8 8 7  
NCBWA 18 18 14 12 9 10 13 10 12 16 18 16 19 17 13 13 9

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* Coaches' does not release a week 1 poll so for comparison purposes the pre-season poll ranking is inserted in the week 1 slot.

Arizona Wildcats in the 2012 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the Arizona Wildcats baseball program were drafted in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Alex Mejia IF 4th 150th St. Louis Cardinals
Seth Mejias-Brean 3rd base 8th 262nd Cincinnati Reds
Kurt Heyer RHP 6th 210th St. Louis Cardinals
Robert Refsnyder OF 5th 187th New York Yankees
Joey Rickard CF 9th 302th Tampa Bay Rays
Dylan Cozens OF 2nd 77th Philadelphia Phillies
  • University of Arizona baseball and football signee Dylan Cozens of Scottsdale Chaparral said he'll sign with the Philadelphia Phillies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". Pac-12. Retrieved May 28, 2012.