The Desert Thunder 14U Rosty team maintained its perfect record in tournament play this fall and winter going unbeaten in seven games Saturday and Sunday to win the Super Bowl Showdown at Sierra Vista.
The team, managed by Paul Rosthenhausler Jr., previously went 7-0 in the Southern Arizona Showdown in Tucson after going 6-0 in the Thanksgiving Festival in Phoenix.
Rosthenhausler, a former Sunnyside and Arizona Western baseball standout, and coach Jerry Cruz and assistant coach Chris Cobo have coached the team to a 22-2 overall record since October.
The Desert Thunder 14U roster:
1 Nadiyah Bacahui, catcher
2 Vianney Cruz, outfield/pitcher
3 Ashley Rosthenhausler, third base/pitcher
13 Soleil Ponce, first base/pitcher
15 Maddie Priest, catcher
20 Macee Jackson, first base/pitcher
24 Talisa Yrigolla, second base/short stop
26 Esabella Sanchez, third base/second base
27 Tatyana Vega, shortstop/pitcher
29 Bianca Cobo, outfield
51 Danica Kern, outfield
99 Alexis Puffer, outfield
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