American Legion Western Region: Tucson falls to Texas in semifinal round

Jaden Leon. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Tucson Post 7 lost to Texas 9-3 Saturday to end their run at the American Legion Western Region taking place inf Fairfield, California with a 2-2 record and a third place finish.

Tucson led 2-0 in the top of the first inning but Texas took control of the game with four runs in the bottom of the second. Juan Hernandez had a double and an RBI, Jaden Leon went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Max Leyva picked up a single and Genaro Brito had a hit and an RBI. Hernandez and Leyva saw pitching action.

Texas (4-0) will face the winner of Hawaii (2-1) and California (2-1) on Sunday for a shot at the American Legion World Series.


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was 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 and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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