Canyon del Oro went 8-0 to capture the championship of the Dorado Classic held at Lincoln Park in Tucson including a 12-6 win over Mesa Mountain View (7-1) in the championship final on Saturday….
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) February 27, 2022
CDO comes back to beat Sunnyside at the Chris Moon Memorial
Sunnyside scored three runs in the top of the first inning to take an early lead over Canyon del Oro Saturday at Cherry Field in the championship game of the Chris Moon Memorial Classic but the Dorados fought back for a 7-3 victory.
Armando Valenzuela collected a 2-RBI double to pace the early lead for the Blue Devils. The Dorados scored two runs in the bottom of the second on an RBI triple from Tarrell Reid and an RBI from Michael Jones. Canyon del Oro took the lead for good I bottom of the fourth on a triple from Jones and an RBI double from Chris Humphreys.
The Dorados plated three more runs in the fifth inning for the 7-3 final. Grant Young picked up the victory in relief of Humphreys.
Canyon del Oro (4-0) will host Vista Grande (1-2) on Tuesday to start the regular season and Sunnyside (3-2) will travel to Casa Grande (2-1) on the same night.
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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com