BASEBALL: Canyon del Oro 11, Catalina Foothills 5


Senior Night at CDO (Andy Morales/

Senior Night at CDO (Andy Morales/


Canyon del Oro scored four runs in the bottom of the first to help pace the Dorados to an 11-5 victory over Catalina Foothills at home on senior night. The win was an important one for Canyon del Oro (20-7) because it kept the Dorados close to a top seed in the Division II state playoffs.

If we use last year as an example, all eight top seeds in the tournament advanced to the double-elimination round. Simply, a top-eight seed puts you one step closer to that important round due to the first-round bye that comes with it. Canyon del Oro and Catalina Foothills were part of that group along with Tucson, Sunnyside and Salpointe….


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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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