Tucson beat Ironwood Ridge, will play for championship on Tuesday


Jose Contreras (Andy Morales/

Jose Contreras (Andy Morales/

No. 9 Tucson defeated No. 10 Ironwood Ridge 10-0 Saturday night to advance to the Division II state championship game scheduled for Tuesday. Jose Contreras (8-2) gave up only two hits while striking out five in the game shortened to five innings due to the run-rule.

The Badgers will face No. 5 Greenway in the championship game with the first pitch set for 4 p.m. at the Tempe Diablo Stadium. Fox Sports Arizona will telecast the game on tape delay while the NFHS Network will be streaming the game live at

Jacob Federico went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Kyle Rivera went 2-2 with an RBI but it was the bat of Martin Garcia that spoke the loudest. Garcia went 4-4 with two doubles and three RBI, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth to seal the win….


Monday, May 16
Division II Softball Championship (ASU)
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 4 Cactus, 5:30 p.m.
Fox Sports AZ tape delay/NFHS Network Live

Tuesday, May 17
Division II Baseball Championship (Diablo Stadium)
No. 5 Greenway vs. No. 9 Tucson, 4 p.m.
Fox Sports AZ tape delay/NFHS Network Live

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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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