My name is Andrew Cockrum and I am the editor of Baseball Tucson. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism in May 2013. I am originally from Sedona, Ariz., but Tucson has always been a second home for me. My grandfather was a professor at the UofA and my father is a graduate of Amphitheater High School. I spent many summers and winters playing baseball in Tucson with the Baja Arizona Baseball Academy, the Tucson Baseball Academy, and I attended Andy Lopez’s Baseball Camps at Frank Sancet Field. At Sedona Red Rock High School I was a member of the all-conference team twice and played in both the 3A All-Star Game and Arizona Academic All-State Game. Those teams and events helped me improve my baseball skills so I could play as a catcher at the college level for Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, a NCAA Division III school. My baseball career ended my sophomore year when I had an injury to the UCL in my throwing arm.
I transferred to UofA in Fall 2010 to get a degree in Journalism. As an aspiring journalist I have had experience as a writer and photographer. At SRSU I was the editor-in-chief and sports editor of the college newspaper. I also wrote a weekly column for the university athletic website called Word off the Bench. At the UofA I have interned with IMG Sports as a photographer and was awarded the journalism school's J.Y. Bryan Prize for Interpretive Photography. I was also the photo editor for the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper that is run by the journalism school. Since the creation of the website in July 2012, I have been working full-time with the Triple-A Tucson Padres and as a freelancer for the Arizona Daily Star. Starting in May 2013 I began writing a weekly feature for the Star called "The Home Team" providing updates on Southern Arizonans in the minor leagues.
I have a passion for both baseball and journalism, I hope to use that passion to bring the best coverage possible to Baseball Tucson.
To contact me email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @ACastilloCockrum