Salpointe Catholic won its own baseball tournament last week, and now Tucson High will try to win its Chris Moon Memorial Classic for the second year in a row.
In addition to the host Badgers, Flowing Wells, Rincon/University and 10 schools from California, Colorado, Illinois and Oregon are scheduled to play in the event that begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Cherry Field.
The championship game is slated for 3 p.m. Friday.
The invitational is named after Moon, a former star player for Tucson who died in 2010 as a result of injuries from stepping on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving with the Army. After being drafted by the Atlanta Braves, Moon accepted a UA scholarship before deciding to enter the military.
The tournament to honor Moon will be part of a busy week. Here’s a look at three other events to watch in Southern Arizona:
Boys volleyball: Heading into the final week before section play starts, Catalina and first-year coach Scott Tunnell are undefeated in regular-season games.
The Trojans (11-5) will try to keep that streak alive when they host Flowing Wells on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Catalina will travel to Mountain View on Thursday, then host Sahuaro next Tuesday in its first section match of the season.
Baseball: Salpointe outscored opponents 78-17 in six games last week to win the 22-team Spray Master Lancer Baseball Classic at Reid Park.
But the Lancers aren’t likely to be celebrating too long.
Salpointe (8-1) hosts Canyon del Oro at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a matchup of two teams that are almost certainly going to be playing in the state tournament later this spring.
The Dorados (9-2) won three of five games in last week’s tourney, falling by a single run in both of the losses.
Softball: Sahuaro went 7-0 at the Desert Mountain Invitational last week, including a 10-0 win against Scottsdale Chaparral in five innings in the tournament final Saturday. It also beat Canyon del Oro on the final day of action to avenge a 12-2 regular-season loss on March 6.
The Cougars (10-2-1) will open section play when they host Douglas on Thursday at 4 p.m., in search of a ninth win in their last 10 games. Sahuaro’s lone loss in that stretch came against Ironwood Ridge, 6-4.