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Tucson’s Oscar Rocha blasted a home run to right field yesterday to lead the Far West team to the 9U title of the USSSA All-American Games in Orlando, Fla.
Rocha is the son of former Arizona Wildcats softball standout Amy Rocha, who is the Salpointe Catholic head softball coach.
Oscar’s leadoff home run in the bottom of the fourth broke a 6-6 tie between the Far West and Atlantic teams. Far West held on to win the six-inning game 8-7. Oscar also had a leadoff single in the second inning.
He survived a tryout in the spring involving players from Arizona, Southern California, Utah and Nevada to be named one of 15 players to represent the Far-West at the All-American Games. Also making the trip from Tucson were Michael Masunas (11U) and RJ Molina (12U). Jaden Bracy (12U) was the top performer in Arizona but was unable to make the trip to Orlando.
Click on the photo to access the video of Oscar’s solo blast yesterday:
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