Tucson High School Sports

Baseball: Jose Dicochea, Najee Gaskins, Andrew Edwards & Max Smith drafted; Cole Bramhall & Jaeden Swanberg playing in Junior Sunbelt Classic

(Arizona Graphic)


Round 8 (252) ATHLETICS: Jose Dicochea, Sahuarita (UA Commit)

8th-rounder Jose Dicochea is an 18 y.o. H.S. RHP from AZ who’s committed to University of AZ. He’s 6’3 w/a strong arm but funky delivery that may need adjustment. Fastball gets up to 95 mph & has a good breaking ball. In senior year, line was 54 IP/24 H/10 ER/11 BB/86 K/1.30 ERA. pic.twitter.com/D4q97n5NPe— Athletics Farm (@AthleticsFarm) June 4, 2019

Round 20 (596) GIANTS: Najee Gaskins, Cienega (AZ Western/St. Cloud State)

Congratulations to @SCSUHUSKIES_BB junior outfielder Najee Gaskins on being selected in the 2019 Major League Draft by the San Francisco Giants (20th round/596 pick overall). Gaskins becomes the 14th Husky to be selected in the MLB Draft.#NSICBaseball #unleashSCSU #StCloudState pic.twitter.com/IFixZ5q9hw— St. Cloud State Baseball (@SCSUHUSKIES_BB) June 5, 2019

Round 31 (928) METS: Andrew Edwards, Desert Christian (Central AZ/NM State)

“Always proud to see your kids achieve their dreams,” Andrew Edwards father Brent Edwards said. “He has wanted this since he was three and has tasted both success and hardship and had to battle through, and we are just insanely proud.”

With the 928th pick in the @MLBDraft, we have selected LHP Andrew Edwards from New Mexico State. #Mets pic.twitter.com/yRWsdbabVl— Mets Farm Report (@MetsFarmReport) June 5, 2019

Round 31 (929) TWINS: Max Smith, Canyon del Oro (UNLV)

With their 31st round pick (929th overall), the #MNTwins selected RF Max Smith from UNLV. Learn more about him here. https://t.co/6LhZbTnOho— Twins Daily (@twinsdaily) June 5, 2019


McAlester and Wilburton, Oklahoma: June 7-12

Cienega standout pitcher Cole Bramhall and Salpointe standout pitcher Jaeden Swanberg have been selected to play for Arizona at the Junior Sunbelt Classic held in Oklahoma.

Jaeden Swanberg (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Junior Sunbelt Roster
Cole Bramhall, Sr. Cienega (RHP)
Jaeden Swanberg, Sr. Salpointe (LHP)


Friday, June 7
Arizona vs. Oklahoma Gold
Arizona vs. Texas

Saturday, June 8
Arizona vs. Canada
Arizona vs. Colorado

Sunday, June 9
Arizona vs. Missouri
Arizona vs. Oklahoma Blue

Monday, June 10
Arizona vs. Mississippi

Tuesday, June 11
Arizona vs. Georgia
Arizona vs. Tennessee

Wednesday, June 10
Bracket Play


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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