CHRIS MOON: Sahuaro comes up short against St. Laurence in championship game

Sahuaro took second place (Andy Morales/



Chris Moon National Baseball Tournament
March 27-30: Cherry Field

Yes, there are moral victories.

St. Laurence was a granite boulder, rolling over teams in pool play of the Chris Moon Invite by scores of 24-3, 13-1 and 11-0, but then came a 4-0 win over Sahuaro. The Cougars knew a championship game against the Vikings might bring more of the hurt teams experienced in pool play but a standout pitching performance from senior reliever Landon Ogle gave them hope….


Besides dominating at the plate, Matt McCormick picked off a runner at first base. (Andy Morales/

Pool A
Pomona (CO)
San Marcos (CA)

Pool B
Flowing Wells
Rio Rico
Arvada West (CO)
St. Laurence (IL)

Tuesday, March 27
Rio Rico 9, Pomona 8
Rio Rico 11, Flowing Wells 4
St. Laurence 24, Arvada West 3
Tucson 5, Pomona 2
Sahuaro 4, San Marcos 3

Wednesday, March 28
San Marcos 12, Pomona 2
Arvada West 12, Rio Rico 2
Pomona 7, Sahuaro 2
Tucson 9, Arvada West 8
Sahuaro 9, Tucson 6
St. Laurence 13, Flowing Wells 1

Thursday, March 29
Flowing Wells 13, Arvada West 9
Tucson 7, San Marcos 4
St. Laurence 11, Rio Rico 0

Friday, March 30

Bracket Play

San Marcos 9, Arvada West 8
Pomona 13, Flowing Wells 8
Tucson 9, Rio Rico 6

St. Laurence 4, Sahuaro 0


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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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