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Tucson heads to American Legion Western Regional semifinals

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AMERICAN LEGION WEST REGION

Tucson Firebirds Post 7 beat Greeley, Colorado 3-1 on Friday night to advance to the semifinal round of the American Legion West Region Tournament taking place in Denver.

Tucson (2-1) will face Nevada (3-0) Saturday night for a shot at the championship final scheduled for Sunday. Texas (2-1) and California (2-1) are playing each other in the other semifinal game. Two of Nevada’s wins came against California and Texas.

David Kelch went 3-for-3 against Greeley with a triple and Mario Bejarano went seven innings, giving up one hit while collecting six strikeouts. Efrain Cervantes and Andre Greene picked up RBIs for Tucson.

After three games, Ryan Grabosch leads the team with six RBI and Daniel Durazo has five. Kelch is 8-10 (.800) with seven runs scored.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
Ft. Collins, Colorado 5, Tucson 3

THURSDAY, AUG. 9
Tucson 19, New Mexico 2

FRIDAY, AUG. 10
Tucson 3, Gree1ey, Colorado 1

SEMIFINALS

SATURDAY, AUG. 11
Tucson vs. Nevada, 7 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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