The Lancer Baseball Classic continues on Tuesday

Daniel Novelo led Walden Grove to a win over Empire. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Catalina Foothills came back to defeat Desert View 4-3 in the morning game on Monday after the Jaguars went up 3-1 in the fourth. The Falcons plated three in the bottom of the sixth to go along with a run in the second for the win.

Kincaid Bergthold walked with two outs in the bottom of the second for the Falcons and then Branden Franz reached on an outfield error that scored Bergthold for the early 1-0 lead. That held until a leadoff walk to Bradie Black sets things in motion in the top of the fourth for the Jaguars.


Alex Figueroa picked up a pop fly for the first out but Diego Pinedo reached on an infield error to put two on with Black advancing to third base. Pinedo stole second and Black took home to tie the game up 1-1. Pinedo advanced to third on a passed ball and Eduardo Torres walked to put two on. Figueroa picked up a strikeout for two outs but Pinedo stole home to make it 2-1 Jaguars.

Kris Quiroz reached for Desert View on an outfield error and Jesus Arvizu scored on the error after he came in to run for Torres. Desert View went 0-7 the rest of the way but the damage was already done.

Ethan Bell got things started for the Falcons in bottom of the sixth with a leadoff double and then Lucas Polec reached on an error. Matt Adams followed with an RBI single and then Anthony Diaz did the same to make it. 3-3. Bergthold knocked in the winning run.

Figueroa picked up 6 strikeouts and Diaz saw one inning one the mound for the Falcons. Torres and Andy Pacheco pitched for Desert View and Torres collected 4 strikeouts. Black picked up the one hit for Desert View and Diaz went 2 for 3 for Catalina Foothills.

Desert View plays Tombstone on Tuesday and Catalina Foothills will play Tombstone on Wednesday.

Walden Grove moved to 9-0 overall with a 24-1 win over Empire on Monday afternoon. The Red Wolves collected 20 hits with Daniel Novelo going 3-4. Fletcher Edwards had 5 RBI. Novelo, Andrew Romo and Parker Witt combined for 8 strikeouts in the win. Marty Wilson went 3-3 for Empire and he scored a run.

Walden Grove is led by head coach Murray Hicks. The former University of Arizona standout is in his third year at the helm. The Red Wolves will play Scottsdale Saguaro on Tuesday and Empire will play San Luis.

Empire vs. San Luis, 11:30 a.m.
Lee Williams vs. Higley, 11:30 a.m.
Cienega vs. Sahuaro, 11:30 a.m.
Desert View vs. Tombstone, 11:30 a.m.
Marana vs. Chino Valley, 2 p.m.
Mica Mountain vs. Flagstaff, 2 p.m.
Mingus Union vs. Flagstaff, 2 p.m..
Saguaro vs. Walden Grove, 11:30 a.m.
Buena vs. Sahuarita, 4:30 p.m.
Cienega vs. Flagstaff, 4:30 p.m.
Douglas vs. Higley, 4:30 p.m.
Sunnyside vs. Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m.
Lee Williams vs. Blanchard, 7 p.m.
Sabino vs. Castle View (CO), 7 p.m.
Seton Catholic vs. Enid, 7 p.m.
Salpointe vs. Rio Rico, 7 p.m.

Buena vs. Buckeye, 9 a.m.
Sahuaro vs. Mica Mountain, 9 a.m.
Benson vs. Buena, 11;30 a.m.
Tombstone vs. DaVinci (TX), 11:30 a.m.
Sahuaro vs. Flagstaff, 11:30 a.m.
Saguaro vs. San Luis, 11:30 a.m.
Douglas vs. Blanchard, 2 p.m.
Benson vs. Buckeye, 2 p.m.
Saguaro vs. Empire, 2 p.m.
Walden Grove vs. San Luis, 2 p.m.
Mingus vs. Castle View, 4:30 p.m.
Tombstone vs. Catalina Foothills, 4:30 p.m.
Marana vs. Rio Rico, 4:30 p.m.
Enid vs. Yuma, 4:30 p.m.
Nogales vs. Castle View, 7 p.m.
DaVinci vs. Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
Salpointe vs. Chino Valley, 7 p.m.
Seton Catholic vs. Salpointe, 7 p.m.

Desert View vs. DaVinci, 9 a.m.
Sunnyside vs. Yuma, 9 a.m.
Bracket Play: 11:30 a.m.

Final: 7 p.m.


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 amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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