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University of Arizona commit Ian Mejia hits grand slam for Sahuarita

University of Arizona commit Ian Mejia hit a grand slam (Andy Morales/


Ian Mejia had been through 87 at bats in his high school career without a home run. Only a junior, the University of Arizona commit finally put one over the fence to help Sahuarita defeat Catalina 15-1 on Monday. Even better, it was a grand slam.

“It felt so good I knew it had a chance,” Mejia said. “It just felt good off the bat.”


Alex Phillips got the start for Catalina (Andy Morales/


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 and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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