Tucson, Ironwood Ridge & Pusch Ridge qualify for Wood Bat Nationals


Southwest Wood Bat Summer Nationals
July 14-17: Scottsdale Papago Baseball Complex

Three teams from Tucson will compete in the Southwest Wood Bat Classic Summer Nationals next week. The teams all won the qualifying tournament held by Kino Baseball this past week.

The Papago Complex in Scottsdale will host Tucson, Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge along with teams from other states.

17U Tucson

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Arechederra-Romero, Orlando
Arias, George
Bejarano, Diego
Carrasco, Raymundo
Corral, Mike
Dichochea Joseph
Federico, Jacob
Ferreira, Fabian
Kelch, Alex
Lord, Daniel
Molina, Tony
Morales, Andy
Samorano, Luis
Soto-Romero, Raul
Stover, Charles

Oscar Romero
Kelly Samorano
George Arias
Dave Kelch

16U Ironwood Hawks

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14U Pusch Ridge

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