Tucson takes 2nd at American Legion regional & Pro Hammer wins at Babe Ruth World Series

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Tucson Post 7 (Courtesy Photo)

Tucson Post 7 (Courtesy Photo)

Babe Ruth Baseball 18U World Series
Ephrata, Washington: Aug. 6-13

Kino/Pro Hammer defeated Blue Lick, Kentucky (Ohio Valley) 6-5 in the first round of the Babe Ruth Baseball 18U World Series held in Ephrata, Washington this week.

Manny Murillo and Matt Baker went 3-for-3, Keegan Graf went 2-3, Raymond Hendrickson drove in two runs and had a double and Alvaro Barnett had a double. Jackson Rounds threw five innings for the win, Ivan Murillo saw some pitching action and Drake Bannerman threw the last two innings.

Sunday, Aug. 7
Tucson 6, Kentucky 5

Monday, Aug. 8
Tucson vs. Missouri, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
Tucson vs. North Carolina, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Tucson vs. Washington, 8 p.m.

Kino/Pro Hammer Roster
Phillip Dimas
Luis Soto
Brent Valenti
Brandon Ortiz
Spencer Browne
Kyle Emmendorfer
Danny Perez
Alvaro Barnett
Rickey Borquez
James Niegocki
Ivan Murillo
Raymond Hendrickson
Matt Baker
Jackson Rounds
Manny Murillo
Keegan Graf
Drake Bannerman

Tucson Post 7 takes 2nd at American Legion Western Regional

American Legion Baseball Western Regional Tournament
August 3 -7: Boulder, Colorado

Kyle Rivera batted .632 (12-19) to help lead Tucson to a second place finish at the American Legion Western Regional held in Colorado. Andres Hackman (.474) had six RBI as did Cameron Amparano. Amparano had a home run, Hackman and Miguel Figueroa hit two each. Trevelle Hill, Hackman and Figueroa picked up wins while Jose Contreras recorded 12 strikeouts.

Wednesday, Aug. 3
Hawaii 4, Tucson 3

Thursday, Aug. 4
Tucson 8, Nevada 6

Friday, Aug. 5
Tucson 8, Colorado 7

Saturday, Aug. 6
Tucson 15, Hawaii 5

Sunday, Aug 7: Championship
California 6, Tucson 5

Roster
Manny Ramirez – Bisbee
Andres Hackman – Empire
Matthew Hackman – Empire
Shawn Bracamontes – Sunnyside
Adam Moraga – Sunnyside
Jacob Federico -Tucson
Alex Kelch – Tucson
Martin Garcia- Tucson
Jose Contreras – Tucson
Orlando Romero – Tucson
Trevelle Hill – Tucson
Miguel Figueroa – Tucson
Cameron Amparano – Tucson
Kristian Samorano – Tucson
Kyle Rivera – Tucson
Ricky Martinez – Tucson

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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



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