Fresh off of a 4A championship, members of the Nogales baseball team fulfilled their “manda” Wednesday afternoon to Mission San Xavier del Bac. A “manda” is a promise made that, in this case, involves a pilgrimage to the Mission that many from Southern Arizona make.
“The team started from Desert Diamond by the airport,” head coach OJ Favela explained. “Boys said win or lose they would do it!”
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com