Edison High graduate Kurt Heyer (2009), a pitcher for the University of Arizona baseball team, helped lead the Wildcats to the 2012 College World Series title. Arizona captured its fourth CWS title and first since 1986 on Monday by defeating two-time defending-champion South Carolina, 4-1, in Omaha. The Wildcats swept the Gamecocks in the best-of-three finals.
Heyer, a junior right-hander, threw the first nine-plus innings for the Wildcats in their tournament opener June 15, a 4-3 victory in 12 innings over Florida State. He also threw 7 1/3 innings and got the victory June 21 when the Wildcats defeated the Seminoles a second time, 10-3, to advance to the best-of-three finals.
Heyer led the nation in victories and finished the year 13-2. He was named Friday to the second team on Baseball America's 2012 College All-America Team. Earlier this month, he was taken in the sixth round of the Major League First-Year player draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.