BASEBALL: Pusch Ridge beat Santa Rita, hoping for Play-In berth

Pusch Ridge is one of several teams fighting to keep playing (Andy Morales/


The regular season is drawing to an end but there’s life on the horizon for teams hoping to play one more day and, if that day turns into a few more, then all the better. In the 3A conference, that new life comes in the form of the Play-In Tournament scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 26.

Pusch Ridge started the day ranked No. 21 according to the AIA/MaxPreps seeding formula. Too far removed from the two automatic bids from each region, the Lions are hoping they will be in a dugout next Wednesday and the team took another step in that direction with an 11-3 win over Santa Rita on Friday night…


Rickey Borquez ended his high school career with Santa Rita (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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