Sun Belt College Summer League Features More than 40 Local Class of 2020 Graduates

More than 130 players — many of them local standouts — have signed up to play in the Kino Baseball League’s 2020 Sun Belt College Summer League at the Kino Sports Complex, which begins today with practice sessions.

As of now, 42 of the players are recent Class of 2020 graduates from Southern Arizona.

The workouts are not open to spectators per the county’s COVID-19 pandemic regulations.

The season is slated to start June 26 and as of now, according to Stage 1 of the policies implemented, spectators are not allowed. KBL commissioner Bill Leith said Saturday that Pima County administrators may allow spectators by then, but a restriction is in place that no more than 50 people can be at the field through June 28. Concessions stands will also not be open.

Jaeden Swanberg of Salpointe will play for the Pima Aztecs in the Sun Belt League (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

When Stage 2 is scheduled to start June 29, limited amount of spectators may be allowed and group size at each game can’t exceed 100, including the players and coaches. Concession stands will remain closed.

In Stage 3 that starts July 20, the limit of people at games will increase to 250. The Sun Belt League is slated to go through the end of July.

Leith mentioned the KBL is planning a senior ceremony for the Class of 2020 players at the conclusion of the 20-game schedule for each team since such events were cancelled in the spring due to COVID-19 shutting down schools.

There is the list of Class of 2020 graduates from Southern Arizona that have signed up to play in the Sun Belt League:

Desert Vaqueros

Adrian Gallego, Desert View, pitcher/infielder

Jesse Huerta, Sunnyside, infielder

Old Pueblo Kings

Corey Bonstrom, CDO, outfielder

Dalton Felish, Tanque Verde, pitcher

David Garcia, Sunnyside, outfielder/pitcher

Juan Antonio Garcia, Sunnyside, pitcher/infielder

John Michael Gonzalez, Empire, outfielder/catcher

Cedric Jimenez, Sahuarita, pitcher

Kaiden Reeve, Empire, catcher/infielder/pitcher

Jaime Werne, Buena, infielder

Pima Aztecs

Roman Ibarra, Sahuarita, infielder/pitcher

Jaeden Swanberg, Salpointe, pitcher

Sabino Springs Scorpions

Ryan Garcia, Pusch Ridge, infielder

Chase Goorman, Catalina Foothills, infielder

Jack Langan, Sabino, outfielder/pitcher

Logan Martin, Sahuaro, infielder

Carlos Molina, Pueblo, pitcher/outfielder

Jack Reynolds, Catalina Foothills, outfielder

Gabriel Soto, Catalina Foothills, catcher

Christian Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills, pitcher/infielder

Santa Rita Warthogs

Morgan Altherr, Sabino, outfielder

Matthew Bachelier, Nogales, pitcher/infielder

Julian Encinas, Amphi, pitcher/outfielder

Jonny Fenwick, Tanque Verde, infielder/pitcher

Brayden Graham, Sabino, catcher

Kenneth Jimenez, Nogales, catcher/outfielder

Levi Padilla, Salpointe, outfielder

Mateo Sierras, Tucson, infielder

Ben Staiger, Cienega, pitcher/utility

Dylan Tebou, Sabino, infielder/pitcher

Zach Vincent, Pusch Ridge, pitcher

Wyatt Wingstad, Cienega, pitcher/utility

Southeast Wildcats

Kyle Baker, Benson, pitcher

Refugio Del Cid, Desert View, outfielder

Ruben Gamez, Flowing Wells, utility

Julian Grijalva, Nogales, pitcher

Michael Inorio, St. Augustine, catcher/outfielder

Daniel Montana, Cienega, pitcher

Luis Padilla, Flowing Wells, outfielder

Ivan Villa, Walden Grove, pitcher/utility

Leonel Villa, Walden Grove, outfielder

Dondre Villalobos, Benson, outfielder


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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