St. Augustine over San Miguel; David Durazo is the real deal

Noah Vosberg. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


2020 was supposed to be a good year for St. Augustine. The Wolves beat upper division opponents Sahuaro and Yuma, and gave Ironwood Ridge all the team could handle, but then came the shutdown. Five seniors said goodbye and it was time to start over.

This year, the roster is once again dominated by seniors but the team also sports a very talented junior in David Durazo. Head coach Dan Ramirez says his group of seven seniors have played together for a while, long enough to develop a bond that resulted in a No. 5 ranking in the 2A Conference and a home playoff game coming their way on May 8. Expectations are high for a reason.

Durazo is batting .698 on the year, which puts him fourth in the state, with the top three leaders coming to the table with far fewer at-bats. He has four home runs, including an inside-the-park shot he collected against San Miguel Thursday night at Kino Stadium and he has 36 RBI which puts him tops in all of Arizona.  He is the real deal…



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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