An expanded playoff schedule for baseball and softball means more opportunities

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Sahuarita improved to 15-5 overall and 8-4 in power-ranking games after beating Mountain View Marana 11-1 in 5 innings Thursday on the road. The Mountain Lions are now 0-6 in ranking games.

The Mustangs are a full season removed from the 3A Conference where the program took second place in the state playoffs 2018 and 2019 to go along with state championships in 1984 and 2005. The program moved up the 4A Conference in the spring on 2021 after another promising year was canceled in 2020 due to COVID restriction. The team finished ranked No. 19 last year, missing the 4A state playoffs by three spots…



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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