Sunnyside Infielder Jesse Huerta signs with Rainy River; Sahuaro Outfielder William Bess with Wisconsin-Superior

Jesse Huerta with RRCC head coach Josh Koenig (Family Photo)

Former Sunnyside standout Jesse Huerta (5-7, 155) signed with Rainy River CC located in International Falls, Minnesota. Huerta went 5-7 (.714) with 5 RBI to help lead the Blue Devils to a 7-2 record in the shortened season.

The program has been a pipeline for Arizona athletes with Kenny Markel (Mountain View), Kenyata Diamond, (Vista Grande), Jesus Carmona (Salpointe), Esteban Ruelas, (Cienega), Aaron Folsom (Catalina), Tyler Gray (Empire), Alfonso Pesqueira (Mountain View), William Bess (Sahuaro), Bryce Reddish (Sabino), John Hudson (Cienega), Emilio Gonzalez (Sahuaro) and Charles Stewart (Catalina) on the roster last season.

The Voyageurs play in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

Former Sahuaro standout William Bess (5-8, 160) played outfield for Rainy River, as listed above, and he signed to play with the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

“Congratulations William! We are so proud of your achievements so far,” his mother Jodi Bess said. “Keep up the hard work, we all will be cheering for you. We love you.”

University of Wisconsin-Superior is located at the western tip of Lake Superior and the Yellowjackets compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference as an NCAA D-III program.


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