AZ T-Rex Does its Desert Dance

AZ T-Rex Does its Desert Dance

GLENDALE, Ariz. – When the day dawned in the West Valley Sunday morning, the prominent AZ T-Rex Baseball Club program found itself in a very good place.

After two days of play at the 14u, 16u and 18u Perfect Game WWBA West Memorial Day Classics, program founder/head coach Rex Gonzalez was able to find satisfaction in the fact that the three T-Rex Easton teams – AZ T-Rex Easton 18u, AZ T-Rex Easton 16u and AZ T-Rex Easton 14u – were unbeaten in pool-play and in excellent position to secure their respective bracket-play berths.

T-Rex Baseball in Phoenix helps young players get to next level

T-Rex Baseball in Phoenix helps young players get to next level

Before any baseball player makes it to the big leagues, he starts as a kid with a dream. The T-Rex Baseball Club in Phoenix prides itself on helping kids take their game to the next level. 

Rex Gonzalez runs T-Rex Baseball. He has 12 teams, ranging in age from 9 years old to 18.

ASU baseball: Freshman Boyd Vander Kooi connects with new pitching coach on quest for a starting role - House of Sparky

ASU baseball: Freshman Boyd Vander Kooi connects with new pitching coach on quest for a starting role - House of Sparky

Arizona State’s first-year pitching coach Mike Cather recently met freshman pitcher Boyd Vander Kooi.

“Do you trust me?” Cather said.

A hesitant Vander Kooi responded: “Yes.”

What seemed like a rhetorical question was anything but. Cather was intent on making a point.

“Trust is something that has to be built, and that’s what I tell him.” Cather said. “I said, ‘I don’t trust you and you don’t trust me. Let’s learn how to trust each other,’”

Sun Devil Baseball Announces Nine to 2018 Signing Class

Sun Devil Baseball Announces Nine to 2018 Signing Class

TEMPE -- Sun Devil Baseball announced nine new members to the 2018 signing class as part of the early signing period, as released by head coach Tracy Smith.
 
The 2018 Sun Devil signing class features a slew of exceptional pitchers – seven in total – in addition to a highly rated outfielder and catcher.
 
"We felt like we addressed our needs in this early signing period," Smith said of the early signing class. "These are some very good baseball players and quality people. We look forward to getting them on campus."