Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Sunnyside baseball player Orlando Cobarrubias

Sunnyside senior Orlando Cobarrubias belted six home runs in March including four in his last three games of the month (Andy Morales/

Sunnyside senior centerfielder/left-handed pitcher Orlando Cobarrubias has compiled an impressive slugging percentage of 1.167 that ranks 29th nationally, according to MaxPreps, and most of that production stems from his powerful performances in March.

Cobarrubias hit all six of his home runs this season in March, including four in his last three games.

His numbers for March: .545 batting average (12 of 22) with two doubles, six home runs and 12 RBIs.

He had a 3-for-3 game with two home runs and two RBIs against Flowing Wells in a 14-6 win on March 26. He also had five runs in that game.

For his performance in March, Cobarrubias is the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month.


January 2024: Sunnyside soccer player Angel Bracamontes-Pulido
February 2024: Salpointe soccer player Leo Gutierrez
March 2024: Sunnyside baseball player Orlando Cobarrubias


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
August 2023: Sabino quarterback Cam Hackworth
September 2023: Pusch Ridge cross country runner Myles Floyd
October 2023: Ironwood Ridge golfer Brasen Briones
November 2023: Sabino running back/linebacker Mason Cade
December 2023: CDO running back/linebacker Kayden Luke

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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