Jio Orozco and Donny Sands to host local baseball camp


Jio Orozco

Former Salpointe standouts Jio Orozco (Seattle Mariners) and Donny Sands (New York Yankees) will be back in town this December to host the First Annual 520 Elite Baseball Youth Camp.

Orozco pitched for the AZL Mariners (Rookie League) after being drafted by Seattle in the 14th round and Sands played for the Charleston RiverDogs (Class A) after being drafted in the 8th round by the Yankees.

Donny Sands

The camp will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Kino Sports Complex from 9 a.m. – noon and is open to ages 9-13.

Cost is $100 if registered by Dec. 17 and $125 after. Cost includes T-shirt.

registers at 520elitebaseball.com

Instructors include: Luis Gonzalez (Catalina Foothills/New Mexico), Travis Howard (Marana/Santa Clara), John Mareks (NM Military Institute), Alex Robles (Tucson/Austin Peay), Trey Stine (Ironwood Ridge/NM State) and JC Velasco (Salpointe/ Texas A&M-Texarkana).

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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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