Baseball

Catalina Foothills to 4A state championship game; Nogales stays alive

Desert Christian took third place. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

No. 2 Catalina Foothills beat No. 11 St. Mary’s 2-1 to advance to the 4A state championship game to be played on Monday, May 14. This is the fifth time the school has played for a state championship (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010).

No. 1 Nogales beat No. 5 Sunrise Mountain 6-0 to force an “If Game” Saturday night with the winner moving on to face Catalina Foothills. The championship game will be single elimination.

RECAP OF BOTH GAMES HERE

Desert Christian took third place at the Division III state golf tournament held at the Omni Tucson National on Tuesday and Wednesday. Johnny Gleason finished in 10th place.

GOLF RECAP HERE

Beach Volleyball Pairs semifinals and 4A and 5A Softball semifinals are on tap for Thursday night.

Johnny Gleason (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

BASEBALL: 4A SEMIFINALS at Diablo
No. 1 Nogales 6, No. 5 Sunrise Mountain 0
No.2 Catalina Foothills 2, No. 11 St. Mary’s 1

DIVISION III GOLF: ROUND TWO
Omni Tucson National

THURSDAY, MAY 10

BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS: SEMIFINALS at Mesquite
No. 2 Peyton Lewis/Abby Russell, Salpointe vs. No. 3 Matea Suan/Ellie McDonald, Perry, 5 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 5A SEMIFINALS at Rose Mofford
No. 8 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 1 Arcadia, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Cienega vs. No. 6 Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 4A SEMIFINALS at Pima West
No. 1 Canyon del Oro vs. No 5 Salpointe, 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

BASEBALL: 4A SEMIFINAL at HoHoKam
No. 1 Nogales vs. No. 5 Sunrise Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

BASEBALL: 3A SEMIFINALS at Surprise
No. 1 Sabino vs. No. 12 Empire, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Sahuarita vs. No. 2 Casteel, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 14

BASEBALL: 4A CHAMPIONSHIP at HoHoKam
No.2 Catalina Foothills vs. Nogales or Sunrise Mountain, 7 p.m.

BASEBALL: 3A CHAMPIONSHIP at HoHoKam
No. 1 Sabino/No. 12 Empire winner vs. TBD, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

SOFTBALL: 4A CHAMPIONSHIP
Canyon del Oro/Salpointe vs. Cactus/Mohave, 6:30 p.m.

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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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