Nogales beat Mingus Union 10-0 Tuesday at the Salpointe Lancer Baseball Classic held at the Reid Park Annex in Tucson. The game ended in the bottom of the fifth via the run-rule regulation.
Apache pitcher Saul Soto (Pima commit) threw three innings and he picked up 7 strikeouts and gave up one hit in the process. Luis Martin Romero threw the final two innings for Nogales. Demetrio Crisantes went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI and Julio Ramos went 2-2 with triple and an RBI. In all, the Apaches collected 9 hits and walked four times with 13 different batters coming to the plate.
Jan Alvarez pitched for the Marauders and he also picked up a hit in the game along with Ben Behlow and Zach Harrison.
Crisantes is a University of Arizona commit and he garnered the attention of about a dozen pro scouts in the game along with Wildcat head coach Chip Hale who was making the rounds at the complex which is located in the shadow of Arizona’s baseball stadium, Hi Corbett Field. The shortstop remains strong in his college selection and is focusing on his high school season this year but he will have plenty of viable options after the MLB Draft.
Nogales is 3-0 in power-ranking games and 5-0 overall and is generally considered one of the favorites in the 5A Conference once again. The Apaches will square off against Castle View, Colorado on Wednesday.
The Marauders are 1-3 in ranking games and the team will play Castle View earlier in the day on Wednesday.
The Lancer Baseball Classic will run through Friday.
Nogales @ApacheBaseball1 senior and @ArizonaBaseball commit Demetrio Crisantes talks Apache baseball and playing for the Wildcats under the lights of the pro scout cameras. #azpreps365 pic.twitter.com/LHRny5jOoV
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) March 15, 2022
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
Buena vs. Buckeye, 9 a.m.
Sahuaro vs. Mica Mountain, 9 a.m.
Benson vs. Buena, 11;30 a.m.
Tombstone vs. DaVinci (TX), 11:30 a.m.
Sahuaro vs. Flagstaff, 11:30 a.m.
Saguaro vs. San Luis, 11:30 a.m.
Douglas vs. Blanchard (OK), 2 p.m.
Benson vs. Buckeye, 2 p.m.
Saguaro vs. Empire, 2 p.m.
Walden Grove vs. San Luis, 2 p.m.
Mingus vs. Castle View (CO), 4:30 p.m.
Tombstone vs. Catalina Foothills, 4:30 p.m.
Marana vs. Rio Rico, 4:30 p.m.
Enid (OK) vs. Yuma, 4:30 p.m.
Nogales vs. Castle View, 7 p.m.
DaVinci vs. Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
Salpointe vs. Chino Valley, 7 p.m.
Seton Catholic vs. Salpointe, 7 p.m.
— Andy Morales (@AZPreps365Andy) March 15, 2022
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Desert View vs. DaVinci, 9 a.m.
Sunnyside vs. Yuma, 9 a.m.
Bracket Play: 11:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Final: 7 p.m.
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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org