Mountain Pointe is on pace to break the school record its baseball team set last season for home runs (60). That mark likely will be broken with the Pride resting at 48 homers in 18 games to date. But coach Brandon Buck does not believe home runs define the hitting success the Pride possess. He thinks a game a couple days ago against Marcos de Niza is more telling.

A day after its 14-game home run streak came to an end, Mountain Pointe started another one. After getting shut out for the first three innings on Wedneday afternoon by rival Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe erupted for 16 runs over the final four innings and posted a come-from-behind 16-8 win in a 5A non-region baseball game at Desert Vista.

Mesquite baseball coach Jeff Holland has dabbled more in freshman varsity players than most of his counterparts. It takes a special mix of ingredients to trust a freshman with a significant varsity role, but in 2011 senior Zach Davies there are no regrets from either coach or player for Davies\\\\\\\' four-year stint with the big club.