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Sonoran Hot Reads: ASU head coach Tracy Smith has jury duty during Arizona’s CWS run

At least the Wildcats are still playing baseball

MLB: Arizona State at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While Tuesday’s result may not have been what Arizona Wildcats fans wanted, at least the Cats are still playing baseball. Compare this to what ASU’s head coach was doing on Tuesday. Tracy Smith spent his day fulfilling his civic duties by doing some jury duty in Maricopa County. Give me a loss in the College World Series over jury duty every single time

- Arizona is 6-0 in elimination games, but Coastal is 5-0, so something’s gotta give on Wednesday

- It had been 30 years since two pitchers recorded ten strikeouts in a single CWS game until Kevin Ginkel and Mike Morrison did it on Tuesday

- Here’s a pretty in-depth look at how Jay Johnson is in this position in his first year at Arizona

- And yet another article about Arizona’s seniors

Football

- How would you feel about a Cactus Bowl of Arizona vs. Baylor?

- Gabe talked to Odua Isibor about how Arizona stacks up in his recruitment

- The Wildcats seem to have the 7th-best defensive trio in the Pac-12. I never heard of anyone having defensive triplets before, but alright

- Nick Wilson is the biggest X-factor this year

Basketball

- Ryan Anderson will get his initial chance at the NBA with the Orlando Magic, while Gabe York gets his start with the Charlotte Hornets

Tucson news

- It’s a battle between Bobo’s and Rosa’s in the Tucson Restaurant Tournament

- There was a homicide around Fort Lowell and Country Club

- Deadly car crashes are on the rise around Arizona this year

- A woman was bitten by a rattlesnake in Marana