Friday begins second round of 2019 Morenci Lions tourney

Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: Washington Kirkland Lake Washington’s baseball players lined up after being introduced and prepared to honor America. The Kangaroos traveled the greatest distance of 12 teams to attend the 41st Morenci Lions Invitational Baseball tourney.

By Raymundo Frasquillo

Day two of the 41st Morenci Lions Club Invitational baseball tournament has Saint Johns versus Duncan at 8 a.m., Heber Mogollon vs. Pima at 10:30 a.m., Elfrida Valley Union vs. Miami at 1 p.m., Phoenix Christian vs. Thatcher at 3:30 p.m., Washington Kirkland Lake Washington vs. Safford at 6 p.m., and Morenci vs. Willcox at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: Thatcher and Duncan players line up and high five one another following the opening game of the 41st Morenci Lions Invitational Baseball Tourney on April 11. Thatcher prevailed 17-1 in three innings. The Wildkats play Saint Johns at 8 a.m. and the Eagles meet Phoenix Christian at 3:30 p.m. for day two pairings Friday, April 12.

Teams advancing in the championship bracket were Thatcher, 17-1 in three innings over Duncan; Safford, 7-2 over Heber Mogollon; Phoenix Christian, 13-1 in five innings over Pima; Lake Washington, 11-3 in five innings over Saint Johns; Willcox 8-5 in eight innings over Miami; and Morenci, 20-4 in three innings over Valley Union on the April 11.

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