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Lehi Raider player makes it to first base for a single. (Photo by Xavier Anton)
53rd Annual Menís All-Indian Southwest Baseball Tournament
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

For the 53rd All-Indian Southwest Baseball Tournament, a total of 15 teams from around the Valley and New Mexico took turns on fields throughout the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, playing games from July 30 to August 1.

Teams played at the Salt River High School field, the Salt River Ball Field and the Lehi Ball Field. The New Mexico Roadrunners and the WRAZ Reds vied for fourth place. The Roadrunners had a chance to redeem themselves after the previous game, which had sent them into the loserís bracket against the Reds. A victory was celebrated when the Roadrunners overcame the Reds with a score of 9-0, giving the Reds fourth place in the tournament.

The Roadrunners then moved up to the third-place game, against the Mesa Rays. The Rays, who came down from the winnerís bracket, played the Roadrunners at the Lehi Ball Field. In the end, the Rays took the third-place spot in the tournament with a score of 5-9.

New Mexico held their ground, playing all day in the tournament, finally making it to the championship game against Team America. The final score was 13-5, giving the out-of-state New Mexico Roadrunners the championship and naming Team America as the runner-up in the tournament.

Tournament Results
Champion: New Mexico Roadrunners
Runner-up: Team America
Third place: Mesa Rays
Fourth place: WRAZ Reds

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