Region 8: Western- 2019 American Legion Baseball National Tournament
Sabino Post 36 went 1-2 at the American Legion Western Regional Tournament held in Fairfield, California this past week. Sabino (15-4) fell to Post 28 Petaluma 9-3 in an elimination game Friday morning to close out the season for the team representing Tucson American Legion Post 36.
Hawaii (26-1) and Nevada (52-7) are the last two undefeated teams at the Region 8 Tournament. New Mexico (26-2) is still alive in the elimination bracket along with Petaluma (34-13). The champion will advance to the World Series set for Shelby, North Carolina from August 15-20.
Sabino captured the American Legion State Championship after sweeping the best-of-three championship series against Post 8 Vista Grande. Dylan Tebou tripled in the bottom of the 8th inning the deciding game on July 20 and he eventually scored on a wild pitch to send the team to the Western Region after the extra-inning 6-5 victory.
While representing American Legion Post 36 over the summer, this is essentially the same team that captured the 2019 3A State Championship over Sahuarita on May 13.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
Fairfield, CA Expos Baseball over Sabino Post 36, 10- 0
-Dylan Tebou (1-2)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
Sabino Post 36 over Grand Junction, CO, 6- 3
- Luis Gusky (2-2, 2 RBI)
- Ryan Melendez (1-1, 2B, RBI)
- Jacob Wiltshire (1-4, RBI)
- Andrew Calloway (1-4, 9 Ks)
- Brayden Graham (1-4)
- Tanner Baker-Cox (SAC RBI)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Petaluma, CA Post 28 over Sabino Post 36, 9-3
- Tyler Delk (2-2)
- Ryan Melendez (2-3)
- Morgan Altherr (1-3, 2B, RBI)
- Andrew Calloway (1-3, 2B, RBI)
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