Empire beats Safford 12-5 at D’Eredita Memorial


Nathan Delahanty (Andy Morales/

Nathan Delahanty (Andy Morales/

D’Eredita Memorial Raven Baseball Invitational
Mar. 16-19: Empire High School


Empire beat Safford 12-5 Thursday afternoon at the inaugural D’Eredita Memorial Baseball Invitational held at Empire High School in Vail.

Six teams are taking part in the memorial dedicated to the mother of former Empire athlete Adam D’Eredita. Lynne Taylor D’Eredita was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and she passed away six years later on August 13, 2012. A favorite of many Raven athletes, parents and fans, Lynne attended baseball games even when she was understandably not feeling well….


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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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