Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Canyon View Little League OF/P Ethan Burnside

Canyon View’s Ethan Burnside displays the two baseballs he hit out of the park in a game during the Little League State Tournament at Flagstaff (Canyon View photo)

Canyon View is in the Little League Baseball West Regional because of a team effort advancing through the District 5 and Arizona state tournaments, and one of its standouts was outfielder/pitcher Ethan Burnside.

Burnside pitched Canyon View into the state tournament when he went 5 2/3 innings of relief and allowed only three hits while striking out four in a 12-4 win over Marana in the district championship.

He was one of Canyon View’s top batters in the state tournament at Flagstaff, hitting three home runs, including two in one game in a 13-6 win over Cactus Foothills on July 20.

He batted 7 of 13 (.538) with 10 RBIs in the state tournament.

He also got Canyon View off on the right foot, striking out eight and allowing four hits in 4 2/3 innings in the opening-round 6-1 win over Litchfield Park on July 17.

In his other outing on the mound July 25, he struck out seven with no walks while allowing five hits in five innings in a 2-1 loss to Sunnyside.

In the following deciding game against Sunnyside, he went 2 for 3 at the plate in a 9-3 victory.

The whole team deserves recognition and should join in Burnside’s honor of Jet Sports Tucson Male Athlete of the Month for July.

Canyon View’s batting order (Andy Morales/


January 2023: Sabino basketball player Weston Haebig
February 2023: Sunnyside wrestler Sergio Vega
March 2023: Catalina Foothills baseball player Ethan Bell
April 2023: Tucson baseball player Gennaro Brito
May 2023: Rincon/University track & field athlete Nathaniel Curtiss
June 2023: Former CDO track athlete Turner Washington
July 2023: Canyon View Little League outfielder/pitcher Ethan Burnside

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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