Tucson Champs to play for AABC 15U Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series championship


(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

AABC 15U Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series
July 22-27: Surprise, Arizona

The Tucson Champs went undefeated during Pool Play at the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) 15U Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series taking place in Surprise. The Tucson Champs beat Texas (14-6), New Mexico (10-2), New York (12-2) and Phoenix (11-2) in pool play.

Bracket play began on Monday and the Tucson Champs beat the Diamondbacks Baseball Academy 10-2 and then Albuquerque 4-0. The Colton, California Nighthawks beat the Tucson Champs 7-3 on Tuesday morning but the team from Tucson rebounded and beat Utah 8-4 Tuesday afternoon to advance to the championship round where they will face the Nighthawks on Wednesday morning.

The Tucson Champs (7-1) will need to beat Colton (7-0) twice under the double-elimination format. Ryan Grabosch went 2-for-3 with a double to lead Tucson. Trey Meza went 2-2.

1 Trey Meza
2 Pedro Grijalva
3 Raul Soto Romero
4 Dustin Bermudez
6 Isaiah Arellano
8 AJ Ramm
10 Alec Larsen
11 Jose Cornejo
12 Omar Escobedo
14 Dominic Rodriguez
15 Ryan Grabosch
24 Mathew Mungaray
27 Ray Carrasco
28 Josue Barcelo
32 Christian Montano
42 Diego Bejarano

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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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