SELECT 50 HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE
Reagan Grossi was one of 50 athletes from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah invited to the Select 50 High School Softball Showcase held in Phoenix on July 27. The Empire senior catcher/outfielder earned four recognitions that day including the “Most Valuable Player” award:
West All-Showcase MVP
West All-Showcase 5-Tool Hitting Award
West All-Showcase 5-Tool Throwing Award
West Top Under the Radar DI Recruit
Grossi batted .342 with 2 home runs, 12 doubles and 28 RBI. She was one of four players to play in all 35 games for the Ravens last year.
PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH NATIONALS
Oro Valley Suncats 18U Gold – Judge went 3-4 at the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) 18U Premier Championship held in Southern California last week.
ASA FAST PITCH A 12-UNDER WESTERN
Impulse Nielson took second place at the ASA 12U A Division Western Championships held in Payson from July 25-28. The Corvallis, Oregon Lady Knights took first place.
USSSA WEST COAST NATIONALS
The Tucson Scrambles took second place at the USSSA 18U West Coast Nationals held in Southern California this past weekend. The 16U Scramblers team came in 9th place.
Nia Marie Hernandez
Samantha Santa Maria
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 email@example.com