Ex-Cat Schlereth earns first win for Detroit Tigersby Christopher C. Wuensch on Aug. 06, 2011, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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Current and former University of Arizona athletes are always making news and not always in traditional mediums. We scoured the Internet and found Wildcats online by visiting these lynx
WILDCAT HARDBALL NEWS
Ryan Perry, a teammate of Schlereth’s in Tucson and Toledo, remains at the Triple-A level with the Mud Hens, where he has six saves on the season. The hard-throwing righty had an ERA of 6.25 in 20 games with the Tigers before being demoted.
Ex-Cat slugger C.J. Ziegler signed a deal on July 15 to bring his bat to the Calgary Vipers of the independent North American league. Ziegler is hitting .301 with three homers and 14 RBI since joining the Vipers.
It looks like the conversion to the mound is over for Arizona alum Brian Anderson.
Anderson, who like Ziegler played both at the UA and Tucson’s Canyon Del Oro High School, was attempting to transform from slugging outfielder to hurler was released by the Trenton Thunder, an affiliate of the New York Yankees — a transition that began in the spring of 2010 with the Kansas City Royals.
Anderson made his MLB debut in 2005, earning a World Series ring as a reserve outfielder with the Chicago White Sox. Since then he bounced from the Boston Red Sox to the Royals before joining the Bronx Bombers this winter.
The righty was 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA with the Thunder. Here he is fanning a batter with the Thunder.
Two new Wildcats joined the Twitter-verse this week, literal Wildcats. New to Twitter are Wilbur and Wilma, the school’s two venerable fuzz balls.
“Just got a great workout in. Getting ready for all those pushups!!!”
- Wilbur @OfficialWilbur
“Getting ready for football season! Workouts are going great! The
University of Arizona Cheerleaders are looking amazing!”
- Wilma @OfficialWilma
yo get @kingxsolo to 5k followers by the end of today!!! can someone say pac12 player of the year
- Arizona recruit Nick Johnson promoting his new teammate Solomon Hill, who sits at 4,903 followers. Can you say freshman hazing?
“Kayaked and survived. Fun but never again in rough water. Only lost my sunglasses & a lil bit of my dignity. Lol”
- Former Wildcat softball player Leneah Manuma
“I said dad u gettin old u 56. He said no im gettin better and i still can take all ya girls”
- Arizona hoops’ guard Kevin Parrom
“Why I drop my phone earlier and now the whole screen is black. Dat Gummit # shame”
- Former Wildcat receiver and Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Thomas won’t be calling you anytime soon
“What a day. I run last in the Test and win West Virginia Derby 5 min later.”
- Arizona alum and world-renowned race horse trainer Bob Baffert, whose horse Prayer For Relief outlasted the field on Aug. 6. It’s the second win in as many years for Baffert at the West Virginia Derby and comes a week after another Baffert three-year-old colt, Coil, won the Haskell Invitational in New Jersey.
“My room lights were off til I just seen a tweet about insidious.”
- Arizona basketball recruit Angelo Chol will be a fun room mate in the freshmen dorms
An old adage suggests it’s best not to mess with Texas. Well, Arizona alums can now boast: Don’t mess with the Wildcats.
The university announced new license plates this week available to motorists of the Lone Star State.
SAID ALIXE HOLCOMB, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND LICENSING FOR THE UA VIA EMAIL ON AUG. 3:
“Right now the University of Arizona license plates are only offered in Arizona and Texas. It’s my understanding Texas’ state plates are now created by a third party company, MyPlates, which allows for more customization options. This is a departure from the “norm” when it comes to plates. This plate is a licensed item similar to T-shirts and other branded gear, which means a portion of the $$ earned from each plate get returned to the University.”
Jennie Finch has been told she throws like a girl. And the former Wildcat and Team USA softball star is OK with that. Finch is now out to motivate the youth of America to do just that in her new book. Pre-order it here.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) named Arizona high jumper Brigetta Barrett as its 2011 Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. Barrett won both the NCAA indoor and outdoor title this season, as well as a U.S. Outdoor title. This month, she’ll compete in the World University Games and the World Championships.
Get a real-time look at construction of the new scoreboard at Arizona Stadium via the UA’s Planning, Design and Construction’s web cam.
The new $4 million scoreboard will be 113 x 47 feet and be considered among the largest in the nation.
Project is slated to be completed in August, hopefully before the Wildcats’ season opener on Sept. 3 against Northern Arizona.
Warning, alumni who haven’t graduated in the past couple of years should not click on photos of the school’s new student recreation center. If you do, plan on being jealous.
The Arizona men’s basketball team has been known to get up and down the court rather quickly, but this is ridiculous…