Tucson Royals 03 in Oklahoma to play for USA Softball 18 Gold Championship

(Tucson Royals 03)

18U GOLD National Championship
USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, Oklahoma City: July 19-25

Tucson Royals 03 is in Oklahoma City this weekend to compete for the USA Softball 18 Gold National Championship. The team is 12-3 in the summer season.


Monday, July 20
-Oregon Thunder 18
-OK Exclusive 18U

Tuesday, July 21
-Texas Glory 2020

Alexis Guzman, Salpointe P/UTL 2023
Ariana Bettini, Salpointe OF 2022
Cheyenne Cunningham, Buena 2B/SS 2021
Hailie Mann, Mountain View P/1B 2021
JoLynn Niegocki, Mountain View C/OF 2021
Laura Scott-Winhold, Buena C/OF 2021
Lauren Brown, Buena SS/2B 2020 X
Leila Rouhani, Marana P/1B 2021
Makayla Morales, Mountain View LF/UTL 2021
Mariah Cunningham, Buena OF 2022
Mya Freund-Carbajal, Walden Grove RF/UTL 2021
Samantha Dougherty, Catalina Foothills C/3B 2022
Sophia Griffith, Buena P/1B 2022
Tatiana Federico SS/3B 2022, Salpointe
Tatum Caldwell, Marana 3B/2B 2021
Coach: Ray Camacho
Manager: Ambur Mann


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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