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Morten making immediate impact for Arizona Western

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POSTED May 11, 2010 2:22 a.m.
It didn’t take long for East Union High alumnus Wade Morten to adjust to the college ranks, and hitting baseballs with a wooden bat was part of the challenge.

Morten was named to the all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference second team last week after helping Arizona Western College finish 20-18 in the competitive wooden-bats league.

Morten, a 2009 graduate of East Union and 2008 Bulletin All-Area MVP, is one of three Arizona Western freshmen selected to the all-ACCAC second team. Sophomore teammate Josh Young, a standout outfielder, made first-team and second-team all-Region I honors.

Morten started at catcher and helped fellow freshmen Tim Keller and Tyler Huffer, both pitchers, earn second-team recognition. He threw out 44 percent of the base stealers he faced and was one of the Matadors’ most productive hitters.

Arizona Western’s Rookie of the Year honoree produced a .314 batting average and was second on the club with 12 doubles and 29 runs. He also churned out 20 RBIs and three triples.

Former Ripon star signs
Ripon High graduate Oliver Pryor signed a full-ride scholarship to continue his football career at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo.

Pryor, 2007 graduate of Ripon, was a big contributor as a defensive lineman for Modesto Junior College last fall, earning all-Golden Gate Conference team recognition after finishing with 47 tackles and three sacks.

Lenzora Utah State bound
Central Catholic High senior and Manteca native Allison Lenzora signed a letter of intent to play for Utah State’s softball team.

A four-year varsity standout for the Raiders, Lenzora, who plays shortstop, is the team’s best player with an impressive .574 batting average. Her 10 steals, four doubles, four triples, 39 hits and 22 runs are also team highs.

— Jonamar Jacinto
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