Saguaros still winning no matter where they play

Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 at 12:30 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Despite playing on their third home field here in Tucson, the Pecos League's Saguaros continue to win.

Tucson beat Ruidoso 12-8 Saturday night at Cherry Field to take three-out-of-four in the weekend series.

The Saguaros (29-13) hold a one-game lead over the Roswell Invaders in the Southern Division.

The club moved to Cherry Field just this past week after a failed experiment to start the season playing games on Field #5 at Reid Park.

The Saguaros had moved there after playing their first two seasons at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Although the Reid Park complex provided a clubhouse facility that was not available at Kino, the field did not have lights and forced the club to have to play games during the heat of the late afternoon.

All remaining games at Cherry Field will begin at 7 p.m.

Tucson won the Pecos League championship in their inaugural season in 2016 and have won their division title in each of their two seasons in the league.

The Saguaros have been led this season at the plate by Austin Hoffman and Jaquese Moore who both had 56 hits entering play on Saturday night. Hoffman leads the team with seven home runs and 45 RBI.

Starting pitchers Tatum Hendrix and Skylar Sylivester have paced the club with five wins each.

Tucson has 13 games remaining this season with seven at home including a three-game series against White Sands next weekend (July 12-14).

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