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Salpointe’s Cade McGee pitches Southwest to USA Baseball 15U NTIS championship

(L-R) Mikey Villa, Daniel Davila, Cade McGee & Ryan Grabosch. (Manuel Villa Photo)

15U National Team Identification Series (NTIS)
Aug. 17-20: Cary, North Carolina

Salpointe freshman Cade McGee went 1-for-3 with three RBIs to help pace the Southwest squad to an 11-6 win over New England in the 15U USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) championship game played on Sunday in North Carolina.

McGee also picked up the win after pitching 3.1 innings of relief.

The 16U Southwest team went 2-2, beating New England 5-0 in a consolation game on Sunday.

Salpointe standout Daniel Durazo will be in North Carolina on Wednesday to compete in the 17U NTIS and Mario Bejarano will be taking part in the 14U NTIS.

15U Arizona Players
Cade McGee, Salpointe
Griffen Chewning, Notre Dame
Tyler Davis, Sunrise Mountain
Dawson DeHerrera, Sunrise Mountain
Devon Dixon, Mountain Pointe
Joseph Lucero, Tolleson
Andy Moreno, Sunrise Mountain
Chase Valentine, O’Connor

16U Arizona Players
Daniel Davila, Flowing Wells
Ryan Grabosch, Salpointe
Mikey Villa, Salpointe
Nicholas Fisher, Hamilton
Shane Anderson, Hamilton

17U Arizona Players
Daniel Durazo, Salpointe
Steven Cochran, Phoenix Christian
Justice Panton, Desert Vista

RUBEN CASTRO LEADS SOUTHWEST TO 13U CHAMPIONSHIP

15U RESULTS

Friday, Aug. 18
Southwest 13, Midwest 2
Southwest 5, SoCal 1

Saturday, Aug. 19
Semifinals
Southwest 7, NorCal 4

Sunday, Aug. 20
Championship
Southwest 11, New England 6

16U RESULTS

Friday, Aug. 18
Great Lakes 3, Southwest 2

Saturday, Aug. 19
North Atlantic 3, Southwest 2
Southwest 5, Southeast 1

Sunday, Aug. 20
Southwest 5, New England 0

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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


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