AggieUp! I am excited to announce my commitment to play Division 1 baseball at New Mexico State University! I’d like to thank God, my family and everyone that has supported me along the way. I look forward to this new chapter in my life! @NMStateBaseball pic.twitter.com/lGTbATOmZg
The pipeline to New Mexico State continues with the commitment of former Flowing Wells, Paradise Valley and current Pima pitcher Noah Estrella.
Estrella picked up two wins with 24 strikeouts in 29 innings of work for Paradise Valley before the season was cut short. He will pitch for Pima this spring.
Former Sahuarita standout Chris Barraza and Nogales standout Kevin Jimenez will be juniors for the Aggies this year. In addition, Sahuarita pitcher Ian Mejia transferred from Pima to New Mexico State. Sabino standouts Joey Parker and Jacob Wiltshire will be Aggies in 2021. Nogales junior standouts Demetrio Crisantes and Saul Soto have also committed to play for New Mexico State as did Canyon del Oro standout Marcus Delgado, Nogales senior Matthew Bachelier and Salpointe standout Jack Rogers.
The Aggies compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and former Nogales standout Keith Zuniga is an assistant coach.
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 was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and was given the Amphi Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com