Oro Valley over Sahuaro 3-0 in Baja Fastpitch 8U All-Star action

Anusha came up big for Oro Valley (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Baja Fastpitch All-Stars
June 11-16: Udall Park, Lincoln Park


Oro Valley Fastpitch beat Sahuaro 3-0 Monday night at Udall Park in 8U All-Star action. The game was the first in a series of round-robin pool play games between Oro Valley, Sahuaro and Las Niñas. Sahuaro (0-1) will face Las Niñas (0-0) on Tuesday night and Oro Valley (1-0) will play Las Niñas on Wednesday night to finish out the series.

The second and third place teams after pool play will face off on Thursday night and the winner of that game will face the top seed on Friday night for the 8U championship. All games are scheduled for Udall Park at 6 p.m.

Sahuaro and Oro Valley went scoreless until Oro Valley plated three runs in the bottom of the third thanks to a fielder’s choice RBI from Lilliana that scored Holly and a 2-RBI double from Anusha, scoring Avrey and Lilliana.

Jacey took the circle in the top of the fourth for Oro Valley and she picked up three strikeouts to end a bases-loaded threat from Sahuaro. Shea, Nya, Caeli, Bella, Lily, Sabella and Regan picked up hits for Sahuaro while Avrey, Jacey, Anusha and Gianna recorded hits for Oro Valley.

Shea, Bella, Nya and Lily took the circle for Sahuaro and Jacey, Anusha and Gianna pitched for Oro Valley.

The 10U tournament features teams from Oro Valley, Las Niñas, Vail, El Rio and Sahuaro. All games will be played at Udall Park.

The 12U tournament is taking place at both Udall Park and Lincoln Park with Oro Valley, Sahuaro, Las Niñas and El Rio taking part. The championship game is set for Saturday night at Udall Park.

The 14U tournament is taking place at Udall Park and Lincoln Park with Las Niñas, Oro Valley and Sahuaro taking part. The championship is scheduled for Friday night at Udall Park.

Shae got the start for Sahuaro. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


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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