57th Annual Southwest Baseball Tournament
Baseball players and fans traveled to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to watch games played at the Salt River ball field, Salt River High School ball fields and Lehi ball field from July 25 to 27 in the 57th annual Southwest Baseball Tournament.
The tournament drew 16 teams from Arizona, New Mexico and California to compete for the challenge and championship of the tournament.
Popular Community teams such as the Lehi Raiders, Mesa Rays and Mesa Indians all played in the games. Southwest Indios, Mesa Rays and Lechee Lizards all advanced in the tournament bracket. In the third-place game, Lechee Lizards played against the Mesa Rays and ended with a score of 2-10, leaving the Lizards in third place and the Rays moving up to the championship game.
Southwest Indios, who defeated just about every team they went up against, made it to the championship game against the Mesa Rays. Southwest Indios won the game with a score of 9-11, making them the 2019 tournament champions.