Maricopa High School baseball players were honored in all-region voting for 5A San Tan.

Senior Jose Leyva was named Second Team as a catcher. Leyva batted .276 with 16 hits, eight runs, six runs batted in, a double and a triple. He was also a pitcher and was in the region top 10 in strikeouts with 41. His record was 2-3 with an earned run average of 5.47.

Seniors Nico Bandin, Devin Fiala and Trey Keel and sophomores Jacob Keel, Johnathan Leyva and Isaiah Peters were all named Honorable Mention.

Maricopa finished the season 7-16 (0-10).

Cameron Pehrson of Campo Verde was named Region Player of the Year after leading 5A San Tan in batting average, home runs, RBI, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Casteel’s Matt Perisho was named the San Tan region’s Coach of the Year. Casteel and Campo Verde suffered upsets in the first round of the state championship bracket.


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