Walden Grove goes 5-0 to win Panther Baseball Invite plus COMPLETE results


Gabriel Estrada (Andy Morales/

Gabriel Estrada (Andy Morales/


Panther Invitational
Mar. 2-5

Walden Grove went 5-0 this past week to capture the championship of the Panther Invitational. The Red Wolves defeated El Paso Socorro 7-6 in nine innings on Saturday afternoon to complete the sweep.

Socorro was down 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh but a double tied the game. The Bulldogs could have won the game right there with the bases loaded and no outs but Payson Ham collected two strikeouts and induced a pop fly to limit the damage.

Gabriel Estrada came up with the game-winning RBI in the top of the ninth and Cesar Garcia preserved the 7-6 lead for the win.

Socorro tied things up in the bottom of the 7th.

Socorro tied things up in the bottom of the 7th.


Wednesday, Mar. 2
Walden Grove 10, Catalina 2
Rio Rico 13, Catalina 0
St. Augustine 19, Palo Verde 2
Desert View 13, Santa Rita 0
Desert Christian 6, Amphitheater 2

Thursday, Mar. 3
St. Augustine 6, Douglas 6
Yuma 16, Palo Verde 0
El Dorado 3, Catalina 1
Walden Grove 7, Rio Rico 4
Socorro 4, Desert View 3
Cibola 10, Santa Rita 0
Hanks 3, Desert Christian 0
Snowflake 4, Amphitheater 0

Friday, Mar. 4
Socorro 11, Cibola 1
Yuma 11, St. Augustine 1
Douglas 7, Yuma 1
Desert View 4, Cibola 3
Dorado 9, Rio Rico 7
Hanks 7, Snowflake 6
Desert Christian 4, Snowflake 3
Douglas 15, Palo Verde 0
Socorro 14, Santa Rita 0
Hanks 8, Amphitheater 6
Walden Grove 6, Dorado 2


Saturday, Mar. 5
Yuma 11, Santa Rita 0
Dorado 9, Desert Christian 6
Rio Rico 7, Desert View 2
Cibola 25. Palo Verde 2
Catalina 3, Snowflake 2
Amphi 8, St. Augustine 2

Walden Grove 6, Hanks 0
Socorro 13, Douglas 4

Championship Game
Walden Grove 7, Socorro 6 (9)

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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 and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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