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The area is brimming with baseball talent.
A couple of days after being eliminated from the College World Series, longtime teammates Kevin Cron and Jordan Kipper went their separate ways.
Mountain Pointe's Ernie De La Trinidad played a superb center field and hit .400 as the Pride's leadoff hitter.
It is hard to put into perspective all that has happened to the Mountain Pointe baseball program over the last three months.
Mountain Pointe graduate Brantley Bell, left, has made the jump to Division I baseball and helped Mississippi to the College World Series, where he might face former Pride teammates - Jordan Kipper and Kevin Cron - during the event.
Brantley Bell was off and running pretty quickly for Ole Miss.
Cole Tucker's approach to the game is one of the top attributes that caught scouts eyes and led to him being taken No. 24 overall in the MLB first-year player draft.
For third time in four years, Jordan Kipper has an opportunity to become a professional ballplayer.
In the surprise move of the first round of the MLB first-player draft on Thursday evening, Mountain Pointe product Cole Tucker was taken No. 24 overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
Mountain Pointe's Cole Tucker is considered a top 100 prospect heading into this week's MLB draft and is projected to be selected in the first three rounds.
Bryce Redaja, #20 of Mountain Pointe, dives to catch the ball during the baseball game between Mountain Pointe and Corona at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. [David Jolkovski/AFN]
When thinking of school sports, the usual come to mind: football, basketball, and baseball. But there is another sport that is starting to gain some traction, and it has made its way into the high school ranks:
The spring sports season had more fizzle than sizzle.
Mountain Pointe's Ernie De La Trinadad is one of the top seniors heading onto college after the Pride failed to win a postseason game.
I've sat in the second deck of the Rogers Centre.
I was recently was tipped off about a recent trend with Southeast Valley baseball players finding their way to some pretty prestigious academic institutions.
One started last season wearing No. 85 and the other spent his junior season sending in signals from the sidelines.
The fourth induction class for the Mountain Pointe Hall of Fame was released by the school.
The high school season on the diamond came to an end prematurely, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few gems this year.
The baseball game between Mountain Pointe and Gilbert at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Mountain Pointe's Ernie De La Trinadad (2) bats during the baseball game between Mountain Pointe and Gilbert at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Gilbert's Justin Laforce (34) slides back to first base before Mountain Pointe's Taylor Martin (25) catches the ball during the baseball game between Mountain Pointe and Gilbert at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Mountain Pointe's Jorge Carrazco (18) pitches during the baseball game between Mountain Pointe and Gilbert at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.