Pima baseball lands four Nogales HS state champions

Four members of the state champion Nogales Apaches have committed to play for the Aztecs next season. (Left to right): Oscar Lechuga (P), Mikael Bracamonte (P), Rafael Padilla (OF), Sergio Gonzalez (OF). Photo by Raymond Suarez
Four members of the state champion Nogales Apaches have committed to play for the Aztecs next season. (Left to right): Oscar Lechuga (P), Mikael Bracamonte (P), Rafael Padilla (OF), Sergio Gonzalez (OF). Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College baseball program added four proven winners to its 2017-18 roster.

Oscar Lechuga, Mikael Bracamonte, Rafael Padilla and Sergio Gonzalez, all members of the Nogales High School state championship baseball team, have committed to play for the Aztecs.

Lechuga, a pitcher, went 5-2 on the season with a 2.04 ERA. He threw 44.2 innings with 47 strikeouts.

Bracamonte, a pitcher, was 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA in 17 innings pitched. He had 17 strikeouts and held opponents to a batting average of .206.

Padilla, an outfielder, batting .398 in 32 games played. He had 35 hits, 31 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Padilla also has a fielding percentage of .974.

Gonzalez, an outfielder, played in 32 games and had a .329 batting average. He produced 26 hits with 21 RBIs and 33 runs scored. He also had a fielding percentage of .970.