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Canyon del Oro went 8-0 to claim the championship at the Dorado Classic held at Lincoln Park in Tucson, including a 12-6 victory over Mesa Mountain View (7-1) in the championship final on Saturday… .

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CDO returns to beat Sunnyside at Chris Moon Memorial

Grant Young (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Sunnyside scored three runs in the top of the first inning to take an early lead over Canyon del Oro on Saturday at Cherry Field in the Chris Moon Memorial Classic championship game, but the Dorados fought back for a 7-3 win.

Armando Valenzuela tallied a 2 RBI brace to give the Blue Devils the first lead. The Dorados scored two runs late in the second off an RBI triple from Tarrell Reid and an RBI of Michael Jones. Canyon del Oro took the lead for good down the fourth on a triple from Jones and an RBI double from Chris Humphreys.

The Dorados scored three more runs in the fifth inning for the 7-3 final. Grant Young picked up the win in relief from Humphreys.

Canyon del Oro (4-0) hosts Vista Grande (1-2) on Tuesday to start the regular season and Sunnyside (3-2) travels to Casa Grande (2-1) the same night.

Armando Valenzuela (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

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