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RJ Villalobos of Catalina, Sergio Cordova of Pueblo and Dylan Thomas of Sabino will be joining Amphitheater pitcher Devon Pilgrim, Catalina standout Efrain Neyoy and Buena pitcher Aaron Ronquillo at Williston State.
Located in North Dakota, the Tetons have developed a pipeline of sorts through Catalina head coach Shane Folsom.
Folsom also coaches the Kino Kings, a college scout team, where most of the boys have been signed. Folsom hosted a signing day on Monday for Villalobos, Cordova and Thomas.
Dylan’s father Troy Thomas coaches a few of the boys on his Tucson Prospects American Legion team.
Thomas was a middle infielder at Sabino and he would like to study business management and information technology.
“This is a great opportunity,” Thomas said. “I have a great shot at playing time and will get plenty of exposure as a freshman.”
Villalobos is an outfielder at Catalina and he has seen a change since Folsom has taken the program over.
“It was kind of rough until coach got here,” Villalobos offered. “I was noticed at the tournaments like the Lancer tournament and this will be a great opportunity for an education.”
Cordova sees a great future for baseball at Pueblo, especially after the success the program has had this summer in the Kino League.
“Coach set up a tryout and I made it,” Cordova said. “I catch but I will hopefully get a chance to pitch. I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.”
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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com