Winter strength camp registration now openOct. 25, 2019What: This quarter we are offering a strength program that will mirror in-season training since we are in the middle of our fall season.Who: PHS baseball players
When: Days are various. Check the calendar
Where: PHS weight room
How to Register:
Find our camp and enroll.
Online registration accepts debit/credit cards only. If you need to pay by check or money order, or need access to a computer, please visit:
CUSD Community Education
1525 W. Frye Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
No cash accepted and no camp walk-ups will be admitted.If you have any questions, please contact coach Damien Tippett by clicking here.
Pumas add Brian Broderick to coaching staffAugust 28, 2019The Perry baseball staff has bolstered its coaching lineup this fall with the announcement of pitching coach Brian Broderick joining the staff.Broderick is a local product, having played in high school, junior college, college and professionally in Arizona. He played his prep baseball at Washington High School in Phoenix; he pitched for legendary coach Tony Cirelli at Mesa Communicty College before spending one season at Grand Canyon University.After a very good year with the Lopes, the St. Louis Cardinals selected him with their pick in the 21st round of the 2007 MLB draft. Broderick would make 320 professional pitching appearances and in 2011, while a member of the Washington Nationals, he made 11 apearances in the Major Leagues.In all, Broderick played parts of 10 seasons professionally with the Cardinals, Nationals and Kansas City Royals. He also played in the Arizona Fall League in 2010.Broderick becomes only the second pitching coach in school history; head coach Damien Tippett has filled that role since 2008, and is "excited to let Brian take what we've started here and take our pitchers to a new level."He is a high-character guy who is an excellent teacher," Tippett said. "He shares many of the same values we hold here at Perry. I think it is really going to be a perfect fit here."Broderick becomes the second Puma coach with professional playing experience. Assistant coach Cody Ransom played 11 years in the Majors, and is entering his third season in the program.
2011 grad Wil Schommer returns as JV head coachJuly 20, 2019One of Perry's most fierce competitors has returned to his alma mater to begin his high school coaching career.Wil Schommer last suited up in his No. 7 cardinal jersey in the 2011 5A-II state championship game. During his senior year, the infielder helped lead the Pumas to their first ever playoff appearance; in five post-season games, Schommer hit .429 as the team's third baseman, and fielded .890.After graduation, he continued his playing career at Austin College (TX), where he hit .313 during his senior campaign. A slick-fielding shortstop, Schommer completed his college career with a .901 fielding percentage.After earning his college degree, he began working in youth baseball. He workied with all age groups, including a stint as the head coach of a successful club team.Now looking to begin a career in education, Schommer will take over the reins of the PHS junior varsity program, becoming the sixth JV head coach in school history. He joins former PHS catcher Jake Jones (freshman head coach) as an alumni who is a head coach, and is the fourth former Puma to coach at PHS.
Valdez, 6 others earn post-season awardsMay 24, 2019This spring, senior shortstop/pitcher CJ Valdez wrapped up an impressive career as a Puma. A four-year letter winner, Valdez had a monumental senior campaign, leading the Pumas (15-11-1) to the second round of the 6A state tournament and cementing his place in the PHS record books as well.In a rain-shortened season, Valdez added his name to the top-5 list in three offensive records, including 4th place for RBI (33). After a power-surge in 2019, he is now the PHS record-holder in home runs (9) and slugging percentage (.889).Those numbers, as well as a stellar season at short stop and on the mound - where he tallied a 0.67 ERA as the team's closer - earned Valdez recognition from numerous outlets. He continued Perry's streak of having an All State player (6 years), and represented the Pumas in the 6A All Star Game.Along with Valdez, six other Pumas earned post-season recorgnition, including:BCA All State
CJ Valdez, 2nd TeamAll 6A Conference
CJ Valdez, 1st teamBCA All StarKasin Alexander
CJ ValdezConnor Abernethy (academic)All CUSD
Brycen Tambone, 1st Team
CJ Valdez, 1st Team
Kasin Alexander, honorable mentionTrenton Pallas, honorable mentionAll Premier Region
Brycen Tambone, 1st Team
CJ Valdez, 1st Team
Kasin Alexander, 2nd Team
Trenton Pallas, 2nd Team
Connor Abernethy, honorable mention
Zach de Hondol, honorable mentionAll Academic Team
Varsity's bats hot to begin 2019 campaignBy Abby Knoblock
March 4, 2019For a team who is replacing ten seniors from the class of 2018, this year's baseball team has shown that they have not skipped a beat.The Pumas, who went 16-13 a year ago and made an early playoff exit at the hands of soon-to-be 6A runners up Mountain Ridge, want another shot of hanving an excellent season this year.With Perry's baseball team competing in the 6A Premier Region, they face a lot of challenging teams throughout the season. "Our schedule is crazy-tough," head coach Damien Tippett said. "Just focusing on our region, every team is the real-deal this year."
Four seniors celebrated on signing dayNovember 25, 2018The PHS athletic department celebrated its fall signing day by sending four baseball players to the stage to sign their national letters of intent. Infielder/pitchers CJ Valdez and Adam Parra, outfielder Michael Zinter, and pitcher Caden Christopherson all signed to their respective colleges.A four-year letter-winner, Valdez has been a mainstay in the Puma infield since his sophomore year. The two-way player received ALL CUSD and All Premier Region honors as a junior and committed to play at the University of Northern Colorado.Known for his big arm, Parra was recruited by multiple schools and ultimately decided to commit to Central Arizona College. Parra made his varsity debut as a sophomore and was a starter and first baseman in 2018.Zinter saw some success during his junior campaign but has really elevated his game since the conclusion of the '18 season. The switch-hitting centerfielder committed to Scottsdale Community College.The 2018 PHS multip-sport athlete of the year, varsity pitcher of the year, All CUSD and All Premier Region hurler Christopherson committed to continue his collegiate athletic career on the golf course instead of the pitcher's mound. The senior pitcher is heading to Texas Christian University to golf for the Horned Frogs.