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USA Baseball: Cienega standout Isaiah Jackson playing in 15U Gold Medal Game; CDO standout Jayden Bracy and Nogales standouts Brayan Espinoza & Demetrio Crisantes playing for Bronze

Isaiah Jackson, Demetrio Crisantes, Jayden Bracy & Bryan Espinosa (Chach Jackson Photo)

Cienega standout Isaiah Jackson will be playing in the Gold Medal Game of the 15U Champions Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday morning. Playing for the Southwest Stripes, Jackson’s team will be going up against the Northeast Stars at 8 a.m. in a game streamed live on USABaseball.com and Facebook Live.

Demetrio Crisantes of Nogales will be playing in the 15U Bronze Medal Game playing for the 15U Southwest Stripes.

At the 16U level, Canyon del Oro standout Jayden Bracy (Southwest Stars) will be going up against Brayan Espinoza of Nogales (Southwest Stripes) in the Bronze Medal Game.

The NTIS Champions Cup takes place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina from August 21-25. According to USA Baseball, athletes will participate in workouts and in a championship-style tournament while being evaluated by national team coaches and scouts. 12 players from 16U will advance to the 2020 17U National Team Development Program.

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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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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