You know, just a little Friday night #binge with the wife & girls & #CraftBeer (at Chez Les Chienes)

You know, just a little Friday night #binge with the wife & girls & #CraftBeer (at Chez Les Chienes)

Rams baseball out of playoff contention; tough road for softball

BaseballThe Maricopa High School baseball and softball teams returned to the diamond Thursday with more than winning on their minds. The teams have both struggled of late and with only one section win apiece, their playoff hopes are quickly fading.

The Division II playoffs begin May 3 with the top team in each of the seven sections receiving an automatic bid. The bracket’s remaining 17 at-large bids will…

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Pac-12 Baseball: Grading Teams at Midway Point of Conference Play
College and mid-term exams go hand in hand and the Pac-12 Conference baseball teams are hoping to move to the head of the class. The Pac-12 is historically one of the toughest conferences in all of Division I with the past two national champions hailing from the Conference of Champions.
Four of the top six teams in College World Series games played currently play their games in the Pac-12. Even more impressive is that  three of the top four teams in terms of final game appearances and national championships come from Pac.
http://collegebaseballcentral.com/pac-12-baseball-grading-teams-midway-point-conference-play/5407/

Pac-12 Baseball: Grading Teams at Midway Point of Conference Play

College and mid-term exams go hand in hand and the Pac-12 Conference baseball teams are hoping to move to the head of the class. The Pac-12 is historically one of the toughest conferences in all of Division I with the past two national champions hailing from the Conference of Champions.

Four of the top six teams in College World Series games played currently play their games in the Pac-12. Even more impressive is that  three of the top four teams in terms of final game appearances and national championships come from Pac.

http://collegebaseballcentral.com/pac-12-baseball-grading-teams-midway-point-conference-play/5407/

Softball on Pac-12 Networks – April 17 – 18

Softball on Pac-12 Networks – April 17 – 18

Husky SoftballThree matchups featuring three ranked teams will hit the Pac-12 Network airwaves on Thursday and Friday with two games made available via live stream on Saturday.

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California at No. 1 Oregon (April 17-18 on Pac-12 Networks)

The Ducks are fresh off their clean sweep of all first place votes in both national polls and are home defending their top ranking for a three-game set. The…

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Oregon Ducks Claim Clean Sweep of First-Place Votes

Oregon Ducks Claim Clean Sweep of First-Place Votes

Ducks SweepThe Oregon Ducks swept in-state rival Oregon State over the weekend and became the first team to earn a clean sweep of all 32 first-place votes. The USA Today/NFCA Poll was released on April 15 and the top two teams are once again from the Pac-12 Conference.

No. 1 Oregon (37-5, 11-1 Pac-12)

 

The first-place Ducks recovered from their first conference loss to UCLA by sweeping the Beavers in the…

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ASU Football: Updated Depth Chart, Spring Game and Fan Fest

ASU Football: Updated Depth Chart, Spring Game and Fan Fest

ASU TheaterTEMPE, Ariz. — The 2014 Arizona State football team will kick off in earnest on Saturday, April 19 with the annual Fan Fest taking place at Sun Devil Stadium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT with the Maroon and Gold spring game at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks and will also be available online via the Pac-12 Now app.

The Pac-12 South champion Sun Devils led by senior quarterback…

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Pac-12 softball on TV viewer guide: April 10-14
Four top-10 Pac-12 softball teams duke it out on TV this weekend as we reach the heart of conference play. Here’s what to watch:
No. 1 Oregon at Oregon State (April 13-14 on Pac-12 Networks)
The Civil War comes to Pac-12 Networks as the Ducks look to defend their first-ever No. 1 ranking. The Ducks took two of three from UCLA at home last weekend and travel to Corvallis for a Saturday-Monday series. Sunday’s game time is set for 2 p.m. PT and Monday’s game will be at 3 p.m. PT. Ann Schatz and Amanda Freed are on the call.
http://pac-12.com/article/2014/04/10/pac-12-softball-tv-viewer-guide-april-10-14

Pac-12 softball on TV viewer guide: April 10-14

Four top-10 Pac-12 softball teams duke it out on TV this weekend as we reach the heart of conference play. Here’s what to watch:

No. 1 Oregon at Oregon State (April 13-14 on Pac-12 Networks)

The Civil War comes to Pac-12 Networks as the Ducks look to defend their first-ever No. 1 ranking. The Ducks took two of three from UCLA at home last weekend and travel to Corvallis for a Saturday-Monday series. Sunday’s game time is set for 2 p.m. PT and Monday’s game will be at 3 p.m. PT. Ann Schatz and Amanda Freed are on the call.

http://pac-12.com/article/2014/04/10/pac-12-softball-tv-viewer-guide-april-10-14

Pac-12 Baseball: Week 9 Holds Intriguing Matchups For Beavers, Bruins
The Pac-12 Conference enters week nine of play with Washington clinging to a one-game lead. The Huskies (22-6-1, 10-2 Pac-12), who were picked to finish near the bottom of the conference have proven that they belong in one of the toughest baseball conferences in the country.
The Pac-12 has four teams in the national polls including the latest College Baseball Central poll, it just depends on what poll you are looking at to know which four teams that are ranked. The aforementioned Huskies along with Oregon and Oregon State are unanimously ranked in all five national polls with UCLA garnering nods from the NCBWA and USA Today/Coaches’ Poll and Arizona State receiving a No. 25 vote from Collegiate Baseball. 
http://collegebaseballcentral.com/pac-12-baseball-week-9-holds-intriguing-matchups-beavers-bruins/5134/

Pac-12 Baseball: Week 9 Holds Intriguing Matchups For Beavers, Bruins

The Pac-12 Conference enters week nine of play with Washington clinging to a one-game lead. The Huskies (22-6-1, 10-2 Pac-12), who were picked to finish near the bottom of the conference have proven that they belong in one of the toughest baseball conferences in the country.

The Pac-12 has four teams in the national polls including the latest College Baseball Central poll, it just depends on what poll you are looking at to know which four teams that are ranked. The aforementioned Huskies along with Oregon and Oregon State are unanimously ranked in all five national polls with UCLA garnering nods from the NCBWA and USA Today/Coaches’ Poll and Arizona State receiving a No. 25 vote from Collegiate Baseball

http://collegebaseballcentral.com/pac-12-baseball-week-9-holds-intriguing-matchups-beavers-bruins/5134/

Oregon Softball Takes Series from UCLA; Steals Top Spot in Rankings

Kailee CuicoThe Ducks took two of three from the Bruins and took over the top spot with 30 of the 32 first place votes in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Coaches’ Poll released on April 8. Three more Pac-12 teams make up the top 10.

No. 1 Oregon (35-5, 8-1 Pac-12)

The Ducks hosted UCLA over the weekend in a marquee matchup of top ranked teams and went to work on the then-No. 1 ranked Bruins. Catcher Janelle…

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Matt Huffman Community Night at the Ballpark on deck Wednesday

Matt Huffman Community Night at the Ballpark on deck Wednesday

Batting PracticeThe Maricopa Rams Home Run Booster Club will be hosting Matt Huffman Community Night at the Ballpark Wednesday when both varsity softball and baseball teams host the Casa Grande Cougars.

Huffman, the former Maricopa High senior who was headed to Indiana State University on both an academic and athletic scholarship for baseball died while running in January 2002. The field where the baseball…

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