Tucson Tigerz to play in 13U Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional

(Courtesy Photo)

Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional
Vernal, Utah: July 23-28

The 13U Tucson Tigerz won the Arizona state Babe Ruth title held in Surprise this past weekend. The Tigerz won the Kino League Babe Ruth 90 Division title to advance to the state tournament.

The Tigerz will be representing the state of Arizona in the Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament scheduled for Vernal, Utah from July 23-28.

Arizona will face Hawaii on Monday, July 24 in first-round action.

Frank Duarte – Manager and President
Antonio Mejia – Coach
Paul Cruz – Coach
Joe Puglia – Coach
Sammy Bass – Cienega
Paul Cruz – Andrada
Nick Didier
Adian Duarte – Desert Sky Middle School
Jordan Hansen – Emily Gray Middle School
Kolton Kujawa – Emily Gray
Kasen Lomax – Old Vail Middle School
Angel Lopez – Old Vail
Antonio Mejia – Old Vail
Garrett Montgomery – Rincon Vista Middle School
Andrew Palakovich – Old Vail
Danny Palmer – Desert Sky
Zack Puglia – Old Vail

GoFundMe page for the Tucson Tigerz


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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