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    Please join us at our first cornhole tournament Dec. 1

    November 25, 2018

    The baseball program will host its first ever cornhole tournament on Dec. 1 at Springfield golf course (see flier below). Please download the registration form by clicking here to register.
     
    PHS Baseball Cornhole Dec. 1.

    Junior CJ Valdez Varsity season comes to end in 6A second round; five players earn postseason honors

    By Asher Laufenburger
    the Precedent
     
    May 22, 2018
     
    The varsity baseball team fought hard all year, wrapping their season with a 16-13 record and a second-round exit of the 6A playoffs.
     
    Third-year head coach Damien Tippett said the 2018 team was "one of the most fun teams" he had ever coached. he noted that the Pumas were "tough and resilient."
     

    Caden Christopherson delivers a pitch at a recent baseball game. (Photo by Kennedy Wagner) Christopherson dominates on mounds, greens
    By Asher Laufenburger
    the Precedent
     
    April 24, 2018
     
    Caden Christopherson may be one of Perry's most underrated athletes. In the fall, he is the Pumas' top-ranked golfer, was named CUSD's Golfer of the Year, and finished fifth at the state championships.
     
    In the spring, the junior is one of the school's most dominating forces on the diamond, as he has been a starting pitcher for the varsity baseballer team since his sophomore year.
     
    As baseball coach Damien Tippett described, "he is one of the best competitors we've ever had."
     
     

    Family ties: baseball program literally a family

    From left: (top) Big brothers Wyatt Crenshaw, Kasin Alexander, CJ Valdez, and Sam Gonzales. Bottom row: Dustin Crenshaw, Brock Alexander, Tyler Valdez, and Chris Gonzales.
    By Asher Laufenburger
    the Precedent
     
    March 8, 2018
     
    The family ties in sports are all over professional teams, the father passing down traditions to their sons. At Perry, it's brother-to-brother.
     
    There are four sets of brothers playing in the program this year - the most the Pumas have ever had. The Alexanders, Crenshaws, Gonzales' and Valdez families all have multiple brothers wearing cardinal and navy, which according to head coach Damien Tippett, makes this a special era for PHS.
     
     

    Penrod ends exciting alumni game with walk off; 33 former players participated in annual event
     
    January 6, 2019
     
    Josh Penrod never hit a longball in his four years as a PHS baseball player. That changed on Saturday when he launched a fastball over the right-center field wall to walk off the 2019 Alumni Game. With two outs and the score tied at three, Penrod's drive gave the 2010-14 team the win over the 2015-17 team, 4-3.
     
    Penrod was named the game's MVP, Dusty Wright won the pre-game home run derby and Beau Brieske was named the game's Pitcher of the Game.
     
    The day marked the largest turnout of alumni for the annual event, with 33 former Pumas returning for the event, including Austin Bull and Marcus Ybarra who teammed up to throw out the game's first pitch. It was an amazing time and fun to see all of the familiar faces on the field and in the stands, especially some of the original Puma dad's back in their old spot on the top row of the football bleachers!
     

    The Brown family and the Pohlman family
    Pair of Pumas sign letters of intent
     
    November 8, 2017
     
    Seniors Matty Brown and Ty Pohlmann became the latest baseball players to commit to play baseball at the college level.
     
    Every baseball player says they’re a shortstop or centerfielder - those are the most exciting positions and sometimes you get the "dig-me" type of guy there. Brown is a natural shortstop and like the many selfless guys that have donned the cardinal and navy in the past, he made a sacrifice last season and learned how to play left field because that was where he was needed.
     
    Brown (Wofford College) is one of Perry's best bats - a switch hitter with pop and speed - and all he did last year in a new position was become an All Region outfielder in one of the toughest conferences in the nation. In the playoffs he led the team in hitting and RBI, and since then has continued to be one of our most reliable guys, on and off the field.
     
    In 2017, Pohlmann (Univ. Nevada-Las Vegas) turned in one of the most dominating performances in school history during a two-game stretch where he matured from a hard-thrower to an elite pitcher. During that stretch, Pohlmann threw 14.1 innings, struck out 17 hitters, allowed only six hits and two runs. And since that playoff run, he has only gotten better. Complacency is not in his vocabulary - not on the field, the classroom or the community. Both Brown and Pohlmann represent our high school well, and are sure to make their future programs very proud.