YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Royals win National Fastpitch Title; Kino League Baseball Championships

(Courtesy Photo)

The Tucson Royals 03 fastpitch club brought home the 2018 USA Preps Fall Nationals championship this past weekend in Palmdale, California.

JoLynn Niegocki, Mountain View
Tatiana Federico, Salpointe
Mya Freund Carbajal, Walden Grove
Ariana Bettini, Tucson
Kinyon Holt, Canyon del Oro
Cheyenne Cunningham, Buena
Laura Scott-Winhold, Buena
Tatum Caldwell, Marana
Mariah Cunningham, Buena
Sam Dougherty, Catalina Foothills
Jordan Hazen, Catalina Foothills
Alyssa Marmion, Salpointe
Makayla Morales, Mountain View
Leila Rouhani, Marana
Jezelle Gastelum, Tucson
Hailie Mann, Mountain View

Hurricanes won the Fall League 11U Championship.

(Courtesy Kino Photos)

Tucson Elite won the Fall League 12U championship.

Wildcats won the Fall 13U Gold Division Championship.

The Show won the 15U Fall Division.

St. Augustine won the American Heroes Veterans JV Division.

Nogales won the American Heroes Veterans Varsity Division.


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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