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Nogales 1-0 at West Region; AZ Boom in big game today at the NBC World Series

Nogales Junior Baseball (Courtesy Photo)

JUNIOR BASEBALL WEST REGION

Nogales scored three runs in the top of the fifth and three more in the seventh to beat Oregon 7-1 to open up play at the Junior League West Region taking place in San Jose.

Saul Soto picked up a groundout RBI in the first but Oregon tied things up in the bottom half of the inning. Robert Gallego picked up an RBI double top open up the scoring in the fifth and Demetrio Crisantes followed that up with an RBI single. Soto hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning to put Nogales up 4-1.

Pablo Araujo put Nogales up 5-1 on a sacrifice of his own in the seventh and Soto does the same to make it 6-1. A wild pitch made it 7-1. Aiden Hernandez threw six inning for Nogales and Hatsue Denogean took over in the seventh. Oregon out hit Nogales 7-4 but four of those hits came from two players.

Crisantes went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Soto collected three RBI for Nogales. Nogales faces Northern California Tuesday afternoon.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
Nogales 7, Oregon 1

TUESDAY, JULY 31
Nogales vs. Northern California

Boom (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

NBC WORLD SERIES

Northwest Boom is 1-1 in pool pay at the 84th NBC World Series taking place in Wichita, Kansas. The Sun Belt College League champions are going up against the Mulvane, Kansas Patriots (2-0) Tuesday night.

FRIDAY, JULY 27
KS Twins 5, AZ Boom 1

SUNDAY, JULY 29
AZ Boom 10, TX Sultanes 0

TUESDAY, JULY 31
AZ Boom vs. KS Patriots

Sunnyside Little League (Courtesy Photo)

LITTLE LEAGUE WEST REGION

The Little League West Regional is set for San Bernardino starting on Aug. 5 and Sunnyside will face Hawaii that opening Sunday.

Firebirds (Courtesy Photo)

AMERICAN LEGION WEST REGION

Firebirds Post 7 is set to face Colorado to open up the American Legion West Region Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The tournament is taking place in Denver from Aug. 8-12.

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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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