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There was once again quite a few former Arizona high school baseball players in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

26 former Arizona high school players were listed on the rosters of the 64 teams in the tournament, which began last weekend.

Not surprisingly, the Arizona Wildcats had the most former Arizona standouts of any team in the tournament on their roster with nine.

PHOTOS: Arizonans in 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament

BYU came in second with five, while San Diego State was the only other team with multiple former Arizona high school standouts on its roster (2).

After the first weekend of games, just four of the 26 Arizonans in the tournament remain.

Former Paradise Valley standout Rhyse Dee’s Wake Forest team and former Tucson Rincon standout Josh Smutzer’s Davidson team have both advanced to the Super Regionals.

Also, former River Valley standout Josh Advocate’s Long Beach State team and former Sierra Vista Buena standout Matt Duce’s Dallas Baptist team are both still alive in their respective regionals.

Will any former Arizona high school standouts help their team make the College World Series?

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Arizonans in 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament:

**Long Beach State: Josh Advocate, RHP, 6-1, 195, senior, Mohave Valley River Valley

Arizona: Juan Aguilera, RHP, 6-1, 183, junior, Sierra Vista Buena

Arizona: Casey Bowman, infielder, 5-10, 174, senior, Phoenix Sunnyslope

San Diego State: Logan Boyer, RHP, 6-3, 215, freshman, Chandler Hamilton

BYU: Matt Bushman, outfielder, 6-5, 225, freshman, Tucson Sabino

Arizona: Cameron Cannon, infielder, 5-10, 198, freshman, Glendale Mountain Ridge

BYU: Keaton Cenatiempo, RHP, 6-4, 210, senior, Mesa Desert Ridge

Southeastern Louisiana: Matt Dalke, pitcher, 5-11, 170, freshman, Phoenix North Canyon

*Wake Forest: Rhyse Dee, RHP, 6-1, 235, freshman, Phoenix Paradise Valley

**Dallas Baptist: Matt Duce, catcher/infielder, 5-11, 190, junior, Sierra Vista Buena

Sacramento State: Trent Goodrich, infielder, 6-2, 195, Senior, Chandler Hamilton

Arizona: Rio Gomez, LHP, 6-0, 189, junior, Phoenix Desert Vista

Arizona: Ryan Gowens, RHP, 6-4, 201, junior, Glendale Deer Valley 

BYU: Brock Hale, outfielder, 6-0, 203, sophomore, Mesa

Arizona: Michael Hoard, infielder, 5-11, 191, senior, Tucson Salpointe Catholic

Michigan: Jimmy Kerr, infielder, 6-1, 185, sophomore, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep

Texas Southern: Anthony Martinez, LHP, 5-7, 155, junior, Nogales

Arizona: Cameron Ming, 6-1, 180, junior, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor

Arizona: Austin Nichols, RHP, 6-0, 173, freshman, Queen Creek

BYU: Cam Richins, infielder, 6-0, 175, freshman, Mesa Desert Ridge 

BYU: Hayden Rogers, LHP, 6-0, 195, junior, Mesa Mountain View

Arizona: Austin Schnabel, RHP, 6-5, 219, senior, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep

Oral Roberts: Alex Sevensky, catcher, 5-10, 185, freshman, Phoenix Thunderbird

*Davidson: Josh Smutzer, RHP, 6-3, 188, junior, Tucson Rincon

South Alabama: Adam Wolfe, infielder/outfielder, 5-11, 190, senior, Phoenix Horizon

San Diego State: Justin Wylie, infielder/outfielder, 5-10, 190, junior, Chandler Hamilton

*Team advanced to Super Regional round

**Team still in Regional round

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