AMERICAN LEGION WEST REGION
Tucson Firebirds Post 7 took third place at the American Legion West Region Tournament this past week in Denver after dropping a 7-3 semifinal game to Nevada on Saturday.
Michael Corral went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead Tucson against Las Vegas. Daniel Durazo and Ryan Grabosch picked up the other two hits recorded by the Firebirds. Andre Greene and Christian Pavlovich saw pitching action.
Grabosch led the team with seven RBI at the Western Regional, Durazo picked up a home run to go along with five RBI, David Kelch finished 8-13 (.615) and Corral went 6-11 (.545), Durazo went 5-12 (.417) and Grabosch finished 5-12 at the plate. Mario Bejarano and Raymundo Leon picked up wins.
Nevada (4-0) is taking on Texas (3-1) for the championship on Sunday. Las Vegas beat League City 12-0 on Friday.
Arizona (2-2) was coached by former Tucson head coach Oscar Romero.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
Ft. Collins, Colorado 5, Tucson 3
THURSDAY, AUG. 9
Tucson 19, New Mexico 2
FRIDAY, AUG. 10
Tucson 3, Gree1ey, Colorado 1
SATURDAY, AUG. 11
Nevada 7, Tucson 3
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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