Tucson High pitcher/infielder Mateo Sierras signed with Rainy River Sunday afternoon at a ceremony held at the San Xavier Little League fields.
Sierras was 1-0 at the break, picking up 9 strike outs in 7 innings of work including a no-hitter to end his career. He also batted .400 with 8 RBI and a home run. The Badgers were 6-1 when the season was cut short.
“Mateo, I’ve loved watching you play baseball since you were 4 years old,” his mother Evelyn said. “It’s made my heart happy knowing you’ve continued your dream to the next level. We knew you could do it! Lead the way and create your path to your dreams! We’re so proud of you! This is only the beginning! Love Dad, Mamas and Cruz.”
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