It is almost that time of year again, as Arizona Baseball will participate in the Mexican Baseball Fiesta hosted in Tucson this fall.
Becoming a tradition in Tucson, Arizona Baseball will soon return to action this fall when the team takes to Kino Stadium (former home of the Tucson Sidewinders).
Making news on Monday was that Arizona will once again participate in the Mexican Baseball Fiesta this fall.
Arizona has appeared twice in the event before, once in 2018, and last year. The Wildcats lost to the Yaquis de Obregon by a 9-4 final. That game was Chip Hale’s debut as head coach of the Wildcats. in what served as the coaching debut of Chip Hale.
Serving as a preseason to the Mexican Pacific League, this year, the event will feature the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and Mayos de Navojoa.
Arizona Baseball will open up the event’s action on October 6 when they take on the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.
Every year, college baseball teams are allowed to have a fall practice season, and this year, Arizona will need a bit of preparation for 2023.
Coming in, the Wildcats will be breaking in several new players, as Arizona Baseball was hit pretty hard by the MLB Draft.
Daniel Susac and Tanner O’Tremba were drafted and signed contracts with their respective ball clubs. Meanwhile, incoming recruits Demetrio Crisantes and Drew Sommers will not suit up for the Wildcats after also signing their Major League contracts.
Luckily, Arizona did have a few late recruiting wins as they brought back Tony Bullard from the transfer portal and added two transfer pitchers in Cam Walty (Nevada) and Drew Dees (Butler).
The regular season won’t start until February, but the Mexican Baseball Fiesta should give Hale and the Wildcats a good idea of where they are at as a ball club.
Tickets to the event will be available to the public, meanwhile, additional details about the event schedule will soon follow.