Softball: Sahuarita held off Empire 3-1

Leah Salas picked up her 9th home run. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Sahuarita held on to defeat Empire at home Monday to improve to 8-4 in power-ranking games and the 3-1 victory came a few days after the Mustangs dropped a 9-4 decision at Mountain View Marana. The Mustangs are currently ranked No. 8 in the 4A Conference and the program is in position to retain a high ranking with only seven games remaining in the regular season.

The Mustangs also have a tight grip on the 4A Gila Region at 4-0 with an average score of 14-2. The region champions in the 4A Conference will earn an automatic berth to the play-in tournament at the very least…



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 amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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