RING OF HONOR:
Pumas to induct first member to Ring of Honor April 20
April 16, 2021
The Perry Baseball program will induct Jacob Medina as its first member to the Pumas' Ring of Honor at 3:45 on April 20. The pre-game ceremony will honor the 2019 grad who passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2020.
Medina was an athletic outfielder and pitcher for the Pumas who worked hard and always brought positive energy to the team. During the pre-game ceremony, the team will unveil an outfield sign honoring Medina.
Incoming athlete info night slated for April 7
March 25, 2021
The annual incoming athlete information night is scheduled for April 7 at 6 p.m. in John Wrenn Stadium. All future Pumas and their families should attend the important evening. We will provide information about our summer program and what to expect for the next school year.
Masks will be required.
If you have questions, please email us here.
Justin Still becomes 4th Puma to compete in AC Games
August 7, 2020
Senior southpaw Justin Still is on his way to Georgia to compete in the prestigious Area Code Games. Still becomes only the fourth Puma to ever represent PHS in the event (Tyler Watson, Trevor Hauver, and Dustin Crenshaw), and only the second pitcher to receive the honor.
The 2019 PHS Pitcher of the Year, Still has made seven career varsity starts, has a career ERA of 3.33, has struck out 32 batters in 33.1 innings pitched. In the Covid-shortened 2020 campaign, he made three starts, had a 3.40 ERA and punched out 17 hitters while issuing only seven free passes.
"Justin has continued to improve over the past two seasons," head coach Damien Tippett said. "He is a workhorse and we couldn't be happier for [his selection to the AC Games]."
Still will play for the Reds team, which has several players from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. Still will be looking to replicate his performance from the Perfect Game National Showcase in Alabama this past June, when he pitched two perfect innings and punched out two hitters.
Fans can tune in online to the Reds games at the Area Code website. The Reds play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. (Ariz. time).
Yankees select Hauver in third round of MLB draft
June 12, 2020
Former all state short stop Trevor Hauver's big league dreams came true yesterday during the 2020 Major League Baseball draft.
The New York Yankees selected Hauver in the third round (99th pick overall), citing Hauver's plate discipline and power potential as key reasons for the selection. Over the past three seasons, Hauver has been part of a potent lineup at Arizona State University, where he was able to draw more walks than strike outs while producing power numbers as good as any hitter in the country.
Always a team-first player, Hauver moved to left field at ASU because the Sun Devils had a log-jam in the infield, but the Yankees plan to put him back in the infield, most likely at second base.
At Perry, Hauver was a varsity starter at third base and short stop for three seasons (2015-17). By the end of his tenure, he made his mark on the school record books, and still holds records for RBI (49), base on balls (31), doubles (17), and OBP (.571); he is also in the top-5 in home runs (2nd), runs (3rd), slugging (3rd), and assists (2nd).
Hauver's selection marks the second time he has been selected in the MLB draft - he was taken by the Kansas City Royals after his senior campaign. If he signs with New York, he will become the fifth Puma to become a professional baseball player.
2020 varsity highlight video
Perry adjusting to sidelined season
March 30, 2020
By Obren Majencich
Damien Tippett, head coach of Perry's baseball team, is appreciative of the AIA's stance during the coronavirus crisis.
The AIA, the governing body of high school sports in Arizona, took a wait and see approach before cancelling all games Monday.
Tippett said this period of uncertainty has been tough due to the heavy number of seniors on the team.
"It's been really difficult especially with our team having 14 seniors," Tippett said. "It's unusual to have that many seniors. It's the most we ever had."
Perry baseball looks forward to breakout season
February 3, 2020
By Obren Majencich
"Barrel it up." That's one of the mantras for the Perry Pumas this season.
After four consecutive seasons reaching the state playoffs, the Pumas are looking for a breakthough in 2020.
Although the 2019 season ended on a sour note with the Pumas (15-11-1) losing to rivals Basha, 11-8, in the playoffs, the season overall provided a mix bag of results. The Pumas showcased an offense that can compete with any team while its pitching staff battled through injuried.