Registration now open for pre-season frosh camp There will be a baseball camp open to all current freshmen Feb. 1-4 on the varsity baseball field. This camp is open to current PHS students only, and will go from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students can register by clicking here. Camp registration is $30. Please email the coaching staff with any questions.
Pumas win SWWBC Fall Classic
October 4, 2015
Behind both the bat and the arm of senior Brett Matthews, the Chandler Cougars (Perry High School) beat the Howlers (Campo Verde
High School) 6-4 in Sunday’s Southwest Wood Bat Fall Classic
had a hot bat for Cougars, going 2-3 at the plate and driving in a
pivotal run in the fourth inning to begin a six-run rally.
Junior catcher Cody Holtz put an exclamation mark on the game with a bases-loaded double to left to bring in three Cougars.
was in control on the mound as well. Relieving starter Buddy Brownlee,
Matthews threw 3 2/3 of scoreless baseball and held the Howlers to just
three hits while striking out two.
Junior Dustin Schorie put away the final six outs to record the save. He punched out a pair
of Howler hitters en route to his second save of the tournament.
The Howlers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first, and had a 4-0 lead midway through the second inning.
third baseman Tyler Gulley was the player of the tournament for the
Cougars. Gulley’s defense saved several runs for Cougar pitchers, as he
finished the tournament with a perfect 1.000 FP, including 11 assists
and a pair of double plays started. At the plate, he led the team in
extra base hits and runs scored.
Catchers' camp for a better cause: Puma players and coaches team up to support CUSD student fighting cancer
By Ernesto Chacon
Sept. 22, 2015
Training camps for sports can be a very profitable business that often treads a fine line between taking advantage of young athletes, and guiding them in the right direction.
The baseball program, who wanted to host a camp for catchers, decided to take the money from the camp and put it back in the CUSD community. Assistant coaches Damien Tippett and Ray Mota joined forces to start the first annual Catchers Crushing Cancer Clinic.
This clinic not only helps athletes from 12-18 years-old improve their catching skills, but all proceeds will be going to an Anderson Elementary second grader Isabelle Hartung, who has been fighting cancer and is scheduled for her final round of chemotherapy this month. - See more at: phsprecedent.com
Pumas end summer by winning Peaks Summer Classic title
June 28, 2015
The PHS baseball team wrapped up their tournament season on a high note by posting a perfect 6-0 record in the Peaks Summer Classic over the weekend.
This summer saw only one 2015 varsity regular in the lineup (junior shortstop Trevor Hauver
) as PHS graduated 12 seniors in May. But that did not slow the new-look Pumas down. Perry hit its stride in Arizona's high country, scoring ten-or-more runs in four of the six games.
While PHS won the tournament, the most exciting moment of the weekend had to be the second-round elimination game against Tollison, when in the bottom of the ninth inning and senior Wacy Crenshaw
on second base, Hauver launched his only home run of the summer, propelling the Pumas to a 10-8 walk-off win.
In the championship game against East Valley rival Mesquite, junior outfielder Vinnie Peralta went 2-2, sparking Pumas to a 5-0 victory in a three inning rain-shortened championship. He tripled in the first inning and singled in the second inning.
Junior pitcher Buddy Brownlee
got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He pitched two shutout
innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered one hit. Brownlee also earned the save in the semifinal game against a tough Peaks (Coconino HS) team.
The Pumas never trailed after scoring one run in the first on a Hauver RBI single. Perry tacked on another four runs in the second. A single by senior designated hitter Aaron Reyes ignited the offense, bringing home junior right fielder Jacob Tanaka. That was followed up by Peralta's single, plating junior third baseman Tyler Gulley.
The tournament title was Perry's first in the Peaks Summer Classic. In addition, senior Beau Brieske
became PHS' first Home Run Derby champion, when he outlasted hitters from Horizon and Tollison in Friday night's Derby.
As a team, PHS showed it will be a tough out at the plate. Perry's team batting average for the two summer tournaments was a combined .374, and the pitching was also impressive as Puma hurlers posted a 3.12 earned run average. The Pumas will now take a break until the fall tournament season begins in September.
Thank you to all of the student athletes and their families who helped make the 2015 summer a success.
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2015 Major League Baseball draft showcases a pair of Pumas
Bull, Watson represent Pumas in all star game
May 31, 2015
and Tyler Watson
became Perry's ninth and tenth senior All Stars, respectively. The duo, who each played varsity as freshmen (Bull as an everyday starter and Watson as a reserve first baseman and pitcher), represented PHS well at the All Star game.
Bull, who set the PHS record
for stolen bases, base on balls and hitting streak, went 3-3 with a pair of stolen bases.
Watson, who set the school record for wins, strike outs, K/game, and opponent's batting average, pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two hitters. As a designated hitter, Watson was 0-2, with a pair of line drive outs.
Bull and Watson helped PHS build a respected legacy during their tenure. In 2015, they led the Pumas to their best season in school history: the first ever 20-win regular season, and both seniors will continue their baseball careers next fall at division-I universities (Bull at Grand Canyon; Watson at Loyola Marymount).