Kino Pro Hammer takes top six at Babe Ruth World Series


(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

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

Kino Pro Hammer (2-3) finished in the top six at the Babe Ruth Baseball 18U World Series held in Ephrata, Washington this week.

Matt Baker (Ironwood Ridge) batted .389 (7-for-18) to lead the team from Tucson. Manny Murillo (Amphi) went 6-17 (.353), Kyle Emmendorfer (Rincon/UHS) batted .333 and Keegan Graf (Benson) batted .313.

Sunday, Aug. 7
Tucson 6, Kentucky 5

Monday, Aug. 8
Tucson 3, Missouri 2 (15)

Tuesday, Aug. 9
North Carolina 5, Tucson 2 (8)

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Washington 13, Tucson 5

Thursday, Aug. 11
Pennsylvania 3, Tucson 2

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

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