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Canyon del Oro Baseball Attempt To Three-Peat

Continuing the series of outlooking high school baseball teams, Canyon del Oro is up next.

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Back-To-Back Champs

The Canyon del Oro Dorados Varsity baseball team is coming off back-to-back seasons where they were crowned 4A state champions.

They finished last season with a 21-10 record and outscored opponents 267-122.

The Dorados gained momentum heading into the playoffs and did not lose it. The Team faced the 25-9 Saguaro Sabercats for the 4A title and defeated them 4-1, making them champions for the second straight season.

Canyon del Oro’s Talent

While the team’s top pitcher Lucas Casey and top hitter Jacob Charlson graduated from the school in May, Canyon del Oro has more than enough talent to compensate for the losses.

Senior Ernie Alvarez is one guy on the team who may very well lead them in hits this season. Alvarez finished last season with 33 hits and 22 RBIs in 31 games.

Another player who could take over as the team’s top hitter is senior Michael Jones. Jones had 33 RBIs and 39 hits, including 10 doubles, five triples, and two home runs.

Talent will not be an issue for the Dorados this season.

Path To A Three-Peat

While it is immensely challenging to three-peat in any sport, Canyon del Oro is in prime position to do so this upcoming season.

They not only have the talent but are extremely well-coached as well. Former minor league player Jason Hisey became the team’s head coach in 2018 and has not disappointed, bringing in two state championships in the span of five years.

The Canyon del Oro Dorados continue to be the team to beat in the 4A, as they attempt to complete a three-peat this season. Their season tips off against the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks on March 4, 2024.

 

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Saleh Awwad is a reporter/writer covering Phoenix High School Sports and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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