Tucson Youth Sports

13U Tucson Ballerz win Firecracker Baseball Showcase in Gilbert

(Baseball Showcase Photo)

Firecracker Showcase at the Cactus Yards

Saturday, July 4
13U Ballerz 5, Arizona Baseball Academy 1

Sunday, July 5
13U Ballerz 8, Avondale Heaters 0
13U Ballerz 9, AZ Core White 0

Damian Lorta on his home run (Amanda Romo Photo)

ROSTER
Javier Chavez
Damian Lorta
Freddie Encinas
Andrew Romo
Ezekiel Lorta
DeAnthony Akins
Jordan Mayboca
Raul Anaya
Uziel Castillo
Damian Tapia
Francisco Navarro
Jesus Rodriguez
Mizael Lopez
Rueben Carreon

STATS
Akins went 3-6 with a double and 3 RBI; Castillo picked up a hit and scored 2 runs; E. Lorta had an RBI; Encinas wen 4-9 with a double and 2 RBI; Chavez had 2 hits with a double and 2 RBI; D. Lorta went 6-8 with 3 doubles, triple, home run and 3 RBI; Mayboca picked up a hit and scored 3 runs; Rodriguez has a double and 2 RBI; Romo went 3-5 with 3 RBI; Tapia scored 3 runs. Castillo picked up a win with 9 strikeouts; Lorta picked up a win with 7 strikeouts; Mayboca picked up a win with 9 strikeouts. Encinas collected a strikeout in relief.

Andrew Romo (Amanda Romo Photo)

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