BASEBALL: Catalina Foothills beat Salpointe to set up big game against Nogales on Friday

Tyler Thomas went the distance for the Falcons Wednesday night. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

A tough region for baseball? Try the 4A Kino Region. It’s a region where a 6-1 region record gets you ranked at the top of the 4A Conference and an 0-7 region record still keeps you in the top 20 with a playoff spot still your future.

The 4A Conference adopted the Play-In Tournament format this year which means teams ranked from 9-24 will all play on Wednesday, April 25 in what is effectively the first round of the state playoffs but is technically called a “play-in” game to the 16-team state playoff bracket, set to start the following Saturday.

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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 AZPreps365.com. 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 AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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