Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love so much. I'm proud to announce my commitment to further my academics & play baseball at New Mexico State University! I want to thank my parents, coaches and teammates for helping me on this journey.#AggieUp pic.twitter.com/9bgQpJ7kxc
— Roman Bracamonte (@RomanBracamont6) April 24, 2021
Nogales pitcher Roman Bracamonte announced his commitment to play for New Mexico State on Saturday. The junior righty is 1-0 on the year with nine appearances for the Apaches. He has 44 strikeouts in 28.2 innings of work with 11 coming against Mesquite and 10 against Cienega.
Former Sahuarita standout Chris Barraza and Nogales standout Kevin Jimenez are sophomores for the Aggies this year. In addition, Sahuarita pitcher Ian Mejia transferred from Pima to New Mexico State. Sabino standout Jacob Wiltshire will be an Aggie 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, Nogales standout Thomas Teel and Salpointe standout Jack Rogers. Former Sahuarita standout Brendon Rodriguez also joined the team from Scottsdale CC and former Salpointe standout Ryan Grabosch will also be an Aggie.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org