Ironwood Ridge High School Class of 2023 utility player Andrew Cain, who plays shortstop and third base and is a right-handed pitcher, has announced his commitment to Washington State.
Cain, 6-foot and 175 pounds, has yet to play a varsity game but has experience playing with the Tucson Champs Academy and Baseball’s Next Level programs locally.
Extremely blessed and excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Washington State University! @PBRArizona @coachbriangreen @tdaviscougs4 pic.twitter.com/nU3MXWkS1D
Washington State coach Brian Green, entering his second year with the Cougars, is not letting go of his strong recruiting ties in Tucson that he developed when he was the head coach at New Mexico State.
Former Sabino standout Preston Clifford started at second base as a freshman last season for the Cougars.
Green first recruited him to New Mexico State but when Green left to Pullman, Wash., Clifford decided to attend Washington State instead. Green also recruited the likes of Nick Gonzales (Cienega) and Tristan Peterson (CDO) to New Mexico State when he was coaching the Aggies.
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