Tucson High School Sports

Former Nogales and Pima standout Marcel Renteria called up to the Syracuse Mets

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Former Nogales, Pima and New Mexico State pitcher Marcel Renteria was called up to the Syracuse Mets on Thursday from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The Ponies are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets and the Syracuse Mets are the Triple-A affiliate.

The Mets organization recognized Renteria in 2018 when he pitched for their Single-A club, the Columbia Fireflies. He earned the Sterling Award winner for community service.


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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