Rincon softball standout Melissa Mange gives verbal to UTEP


Melissa Mange. (Andy Morales/

Melissa Mange. (Andy Morales/

Rincon softball standout Melissa Mange verballed to UTEP this morning. Mange was our Southern Arizona Freshman of the Year last year after she batted an incredible .571 with 19 doubles, five triples and 11 home runs. Her 11 home runs were sixth best in the country for freshmen and ninth best in Arizona regardless of class.

The list of former Rangers to play Division I softball includes Marcie Aguilar (Arizona), Charissa Ballesteros (UTEP) and Bettina Aguilar (Ohio State).

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. 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, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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