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Nogales takes third place at Junior West Regional; Sunnyside starts Little League action

Sunnyside Little League takes center stage. (Courtesy Photo)

JUNIOR BASEBALL WEST REGION

Nogales National lost to Hawaii 5-0 Friday to take third place at the Junior League Baseball Regional held in San Jose. Hawaii (5-1) will face Southern California (4-0) in the championship game scheduled for Saturday. Hawaii has to beat Southern California twice under the double-elimination format.

The winner will advance to the Junior League World Series starting Aug. 12 in Taylor, Michigan.

Hawaii limited Nogales to two hits with Demetrio Crisantes connecting on a double and Hatsue Denogean picking up a single.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
Nogales 7, Oregon 1

TUESDAY, JULY 31
Nogales 14, Northern California 2

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
Northern California 4, Nogales 3

FRIDAY, AUG. 3
Hawaii 5, Arizona 0

LITTLE LEAGUE WEST REGION

The Little League West Regional is set for San Bernardino starting on Aug. 5. Sunnyside will face Hawaii that opening Sunday and the game will be streamed by ESPN.

SUNDAY, AUG. 5
Sunnyside vs. Hawaii

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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