CDO wins the Dorado Classic championship over Mesa Mountain View
February 26, 2022 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365
Canyon del Oro went 8-0 to capture the championship of the Dorado Classic held at Lincoln Park in Tucson including a 12-6 win over Mesa Mountain View (7-1) in the championship final on Saturday.
The Toros have one of the top 6A pitchers in the state in Hina Huber and the BYU commit paced the Toros to a 4-3 lead over the Dorados with 2-RBI triple in the bottom of the third inning but that lead started to fade in the top of the sixth when the Dorados plated five runs to go up 8-4.
Huber singled again in the bottom of the sixth to help the Toros score two more but the Dorados closed the game out with four more runs in the seventh inning for the 12-6 win. Huber went 2-4 at the plate to lead the Toros.
(Mesa Mountain View/Andy Morales-AZPreps365)
Megan Clark went 3-5 for the Dorados with a double, freshman Taya Kelly went 2-2 with 2 RBI and Alina Felix, Faith Valenzuela and Zaedi Tagalog went 2-4. Felix had 3 RBI. Sophomore Destanee Nez went the distance for the Dorados, striking out 8 while giving up 2 earned runs.
Mountain View hosts Basha on Tuesday to open the regular season and the Dorados will visit Vista Grande (3-1-1) on the same night. Vista Grande beat the Dorados 6-5 in the semifinal round of the 4A state playoffs last year.
Paradise Honors went 4-1 on Saturday to capture the championship of the Consolation Bracket 9-5 over Benson. Paradis Honors went 20-1 last year with a 9-1 semifinal loss to eventual 4A state champion Salpointe. Benson was the 2A state runner-up.
Paradise Honors (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)