Arizona’s top high school baseball players for the week of March 21-26
A look at who stood out in Arizona high school baseball for the week of March 21-26:
Anthony Diaz, Brophy Prep, Sr.
In a 4-3 win over Basha, he hit a two-run home run late in the seventh inning.
Diego Torres, Horizon Honors, So.
He went 3-for-3 with three home runs, including one Grand Slam, in one game. He had eight RBIs and five runs scored.
Caleb Tsosie, Window Rock, P, Sr.
In a 16-0 win over five innings, he pitched a perfect game with 14 strikeouts and throwing just 65 pitches.
Austin Ragsdale, Horizon Honors, P, So.
He threw his second straight shutout with one hit, striking out 10, and gave up just one walk in a win.
Michel Lines, Eastmark, SS/P, Sr.
He pitched a full game, one hit in a 2-0 win over Gilbert Christian. Also went 2 for 2 at home plate and doubled in the winning run.
Anthony Weekley, Poston Butte, RHP, Sr.
He kicked a complete shutout in a 6-0 win at Combs, keeping the Broncos undefeated on the power play and in regional games. He struck out 10, allowing just two hits in seven innings.
Eddie Cotto, Phoenix Alhambra, P/INF, Sr.
The former big leaguer’s son threw a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Trevor Browne. He struck out 10 and walked two in six innings. He also went 4 for 6 with five runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases.
Carlos Vega, Mountain Pointe, 3B, Sr.
In a 5-0 week, he went 9 for 15 with two home runs and seven RBIs.
Wyatt Graham, Mountain Pointe, C, Jr.
He went 8 for 12 with three home runs and nine RBIs.
Nicolas Almanza, Buckeye Union, OF, Jr.
In a 17-3 victory over Youngker, he was 4 for 5 with seven RBIs, hitting for the cycle.
Erubiel Ortiz, Alhambra, SS, Sr.
He went 3 for 5 with a double, a triple, a home run, two RBIs and two stolen bases.
Jace Mitchell, Valley Union, P, Sr.
He pitched 6 2/3 innings without a hit in a 4-0 win over Duncan. He struck out 19 and walked two.
JD DeCremer, Brophy Prep, P, Jr.
He hit five innings in a 4-3 win over Basha.
Alonso Contreras, St. Mary’s, Sr.
He went 10 for 13 with five doubles and five RBIs in a 3-0 week. He also struck out six batters in three innings against Shadow Ridge.
David Galindo, St. Mary’s, P, Jr.
He pitched a perfect game against Littleton, Colorado, striking out 12 and going 5 for 11 with one home run and five RBIs in three games.
Tanner Johnson, Coconino, SS, Sr.
He went 5 for 10 with six stolen bases in the week.
Cole Gillespie, Coconino, INF, Sr.
He went 5 for 10 with a double and two triples.
Roman Bracamonte, Nogales, P, Sr.
He had two wins, pitching a total of 9 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, striking out 16, and giving up no earned runs.
Raenon Padilla, Nogales, INF, Sr.
He was 5 for 9 with two doubles in three wins.
Mason Kelley, Mesa Red Mountain, P, Sr.
He threw a two hits in a win over Corona del Sol, striking out 12 and walking two.
Ashton Tetmeyer, American Leadership Ironwood, LHP Sr.
The open region is playing with a full game on three hits, allowing an earned run and striking out 11 to beat Florence.
Gunnar Penzkover, North West Christian, SS, So.
I went 5 for 9 with five RBIs in two wins.
Matt Olson, Northwestern Christian, 2B, Sr.
I went 4 for 5 with three doubles and two RBIs.
Brian Lorenz, Northwestern Christian, 1B, So.
I went 5 for 7 with a double and three RBIs.
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