clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Sonoran Hot Reads: JC Cloney throws first shutout in CWS Final since 1993

A historic night for the Arizona lefty

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arizona vs Coastal Carolina Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since 1993, and the first time ever since the College World Series championship round went to a best-of-three format, a pitcher threw a shutout, and that pitcher was Arizona’s JC Cloney. In typical Cloney fashion after the game, he showed essentially no emotion despite the position he pitched the Wildcats into on Monday. One more year of this guy? Yes please

- Why did Cloney come to Arizona? Because Jay Johnson turned down Mrs. Cloney’s cookies

- He was also helped by Cesar Salazar and the freshman’s ability to turn balls into strikes by being "a suction cup" behind the dish

- The Chanticleers’ head coach said flatly that he will not throw their ace on Tuesday

- Coastal Carolina has a monkey in their dugout. No matter what happens, both of these teams are fun

- Pedro Gomez has been quite emotional watching his son Rio reach this point

- ASU fans have hated that this run has happened, except for Arizona governor Doug Ducey

- Oklahoma State head coach Josh Holliday is not going to be Texas’ next head coach, which is another step towards Jay Johnson being a realistic candidate there

Other sports

- Baseball players are not the only Wildcats doing good things in Omaha this week. Kevin Cordes qualified for his first Olympics, taking first in the 100m breaststroke


- Arizona made Rhedi Short’s top five, and the Wildcats are expected to land him on July 3rd

- He may be joining three-star WR Warren Jackson, who pledged his commitment to the Wildcats shortly after the baseball game

- Gabe talked to Jaylon Redd, who is seriously considering Arizona as his school of choice

- The offensive triplet combo of Anu Solomon, Nick Wilson and Nate Phillips checks in at No. 7 in the Pac-12 according to ESPN

Tucson News

- Get your votes in for the Caruso’s vs. El Molinito matchup in the Tucson Restaurant Tournament

- This is a disturbing story of a child testing positive for cocaine in Oro Valley

- Winterhaven got hit hard by the monsoons