Sabino rallies to claim 3A baseball title

Sabino rallies to claim 3A baseball title
(Cover photo courtesy: Pubelo High Athletics)
(Cover photo courtesy: Pubelo High Athletics)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Top-seed Sabino fell behind 3-0 on Sahuarita but rallied to win their school's first baseball title since 1997.

The Sabercats (29-3) beat the Mustangs 6-4 Monday at Hi Corbett Field in the Conference 3A state championship game.

The win clinched the second title in program history.

Preston Clifford went all the way on the bump overcoming a three-run double in the second by Edwin Martinez that staked Sahuarita to the early advantage. The senior had nine strikeouts.

The Mustangs (23-8) were appearing in their seventh state championship game (3-4) and first since they won the Class 3A title in 2005.

Sabino and Sahuarita finished 1-2 in the 3A South region followed by Empire. All three teams made the 3A Final Four.

The Sabercats won all three of their meetings this season with the Mustangs.

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