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Due to field conditions at Chandler High the freshman game only, will be moved to Perry. Game time is still 4:00 pm

Bull sets record for stolen basesSenior Austin Bull (Photo by Ashlyn Davis)
April 10, 2015
This week senior infielder Austin Bull broke David Walker’s 2011 record for stolen bases when he swiped second base in the first inning against Mesquite. That marked Bull’s 21st of the season, propelling him into the record books as the single-season stolen base leader.
In the 2011 campaign, Walker was a pest on the bases, stealing and advancing at the first sign of a poor pitch all the way to the state championship game. He has continued that type of aggressive offense as an outfielder at Grand Canyon University. Coincidently, Bull will be a part of the Lopes’ lineup next year as he has committed to continue his career at GCU.
Bull and the Pumas (16-6, 9-3) are coming down the stretch of the regular season. Next week they will host Chandler (April 13) and travel to Mesa (April 16). Both games begin at 4 p.m.

Pumas wrap up Triple Play classic with win

March 12, 2015Senior Jaxxon Fagg (photo by Sharon Cooper)

The Pumas jumped out to an early lead on Seton Catholic and captured an 11-1 victory Thursday in the consolation game of the Highland Triple Play Classic. Five runs in the first three innings allowed Perry to put the game away early.  

An RBI single by senior shortstop Jeremy McCuin and a two-run single by senior catcher Marcus Ybarra during the first inning supplied the early offense for PHS. Senior outfielder Jaxxon Fagg racked up three RBIs on two hits, homering in the third inning and doubled in the fourth inning. 

Senior pitcher Zach Kindeski got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He tossed three innings of shutout ball. Kindeski struck out two, walked two and gave up two hits. 

After a quick strike from Seton, the Pumas responded with three runs in the fourth. PHS scored on a fielder's choice and a two-run double by Fagg. Perry added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Senior outfielder Ryne Edmondson kicked things off with a double, plating senior first baseman Tyler Watson and junior designated hitter Logan Demato

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A historic day: four baseball players sign national letters of intent
November 12, 2014
The baseball team made history on Wednesday as they were the first program on campus to ever have four NCAA division-I commits on one team, according to athletic director Jennifer Burks. 
Seniors Austin Bull, Ryne Edmondson, Jeremy McCuin and Tyler Watson each signed with their respective universities, making them the first baseball players to sign on National Signing Day since Connor Jones committed to Villanova in 2010.
Two of the seniors will study and play in the Valley: Bull will attend Grand Canyon and McCuin will attend Arizona State. Edmondson will head to the campus of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Watson will go west to Loyola Marymont University in Los Angeles. 
Each of the four players have been integral parts of the varsity team since their sophomore year, according to head coach Shane Hilstrom. Bull, however, is the only player in Puma history to be an everyday starter since his freshman year - a feat Hilstrom noted is extremely rare in baseball.
In all, this core group of Pumas has seen a lot of success since coming to Perry, winning 35 games in the last two years alone, and they all look to be legitimate contenders for a state title in 2015.

Toughest league in America? Perry makes MaxPreps top-10 list
Photo by Dawn Monte
July 28, 2015

In an article published in May, writer Kevin Askeland examined the best high school baseball programs in the nation and their leagues/sections.
Making an appearance on his list are the usual suspects from California, Texas and Florida, but the lone Arizona section to make the list is Division-I, Section-II: the league the Pumas play in. In all, Section-II finished sixth on the list and from the looks of things, the league is only going to be stronger in 2015.
For the entire article, click here.

PHS well-represented in post season awards

Junior Jeremy McCuin. Photo by: Taylor Singleton June 18, 2014

The end of a hard-fought season has its rewards, and for several Perry baseball players, their contributions to the 17-win season has been recognized.
Junior shortstop Jeremy McCuin, 1st Team
Senior pitcher Kyle Huckaby, 1st Team
Senior outfielder Brady Hettinger, 1st Team
Junior first baseman Tyler Watson, 1st Team
Junior second baseman Austin Bull, 2nd Team
Junior shortstop Jeremy McCuin, 2nd Team
Junior shortstop Jeremy McCuin, Honorable Mention
Pitcher Kyle Huckaby
Outfielder Brady Hettinger 

Pumas defeat Broncos to win Kipper Summer Invitational

Kipper_champs2014 June 8, 2014
The Perry baseball team and Brophy exchanged the lead five times in the championship game at the Mountain Pointe Kipper Invitational on Sunday, but the Pumas ended up on top with a 9-4 win over the Broncos.
The Pumas pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. PHS went up for good on an RBI single by third baseman Colton Guilliams, driving in Tayt Smith. 
Wacy Crenshaw had a career day, driving home five RBIs, three of which came from a crucial three-run home run in the third inning. With PHS trailing 4-0 and runners at second and third, Crenshaw launched a fastball over the right field wall to bring the Pumas within a run. 
They would later tie the game after first baseman Tyler Watson drove home shortstop Jeremy McCuin.
Justin Bair got the start for Perry, throwing five innings and allowing four runs on five hits. Jon Holler relieved Bair in the sixth, striking out three and earning the win. 
The Pumas tournament team will take the week off before traveling to the Hamilton/Corona tournament in two weeks.
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