Friday Night Baseball: Tucson holds on for 6-4 win at Catalina Foothills

Mario Bejarano got the save for the Badgers. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Tucson High held on the defeat Catalina Foothills 6-4 Friday night on the road thanks to five runs in the top of third inning and strong pitching down the stretch. Ranked No. 8 in the 6A Conference coming in, the Badgers improved to 13-5 overall and 8-2 in power-ranking games and the Falcons fell to 3-5 in ranking games.

Catalina Foothills is ranked No. 17 in the 5A Conference and this was the last out of conference game for the Falcons with 10 games remaining on the schedule over the next three weeks. Ruben Villaescusa picked up two RBI doubles in the game to lead Tucson and the first came in the top of the first inning to give the Badgers a 1-0 lead but a single from Troy Sanders and an RBI single from Alex Figueroa tied the game up 1-1….


Anthony Diaz got the start for Catalina Foothills. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


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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