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Peoria Unified Students Step Up to the Plate

The Peoria Unified School District is partnering with the city of Peoria and the Peoria Sports Complex to bring students to serve as batboys and batgirls for the upcoming Spring Training season for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. The district partners with the city and many other community organizations and municipalities to bring unique experiences, like this, to students.


The students from the district were chosen based on their merit and display of good character.


The students participating are:

·         Brandon Ornelas Velazquez, Alta Loma

·         Peter Kruse, Apache

·         Aliya Wyant, Apache

·         Sierra Fisher, Apache

·         Kennedy Grubb, Apache

·         Adilynn Stewart, Canyon

·         Hunter Clark, Cheyenne

·         Alyssa Ridgley and Madelaine Gober, Copperwood

·         Giselle Ornelas, Cotton Boll

·         Jordan Schinler, Country Meadows

·         Lucas Mitchell, Coyote Hills

·         Landon Shadley, Desert Harbor

·         Kamren Burns, Desert Palms

·         A.J. Lopez and Lea Hatfield, Desert Valley

·         Mark Duguid, District Admin

·         Nathan Lara, Foothills

·         Beau Crabtree, Frontier

·         Mia Maldonado, Heritage

·         Taylor Brunick, Ira A. Murphy

·         Anthony Edley, Kachina

·         Kylie Murphy, Lake Pleasant

·         Tyler McDaniel, Marshall Ranch

·         Hayleigh Sullivan, Oakwood

·         Mason Tymeson, Oasis

·         Carsen Stone, Parkridge

·         Cole Galler, Paseo Verde

·         Colton Nelson, Peoria Elementary

·         Sean Davenport, Pioneer

·         Sahuaro Ranch, Sebastian Rodriguez

·         Cassiah Romero, Santa Fe

·         Averi Shearer, Sky View

·         Aiden Johnston, Sun Valley

·         Brandon Watson, Sunset Heights

·         Alyana Estrada, Sundance

·         Kylie Murphy, Vistancia

·         Hunter Kuczkowski, Zuni Hills


Each game during Spring Training will utilize five batboys and girls and each student from the district will work three to four games a week. Their responsibilities include retrieving foul balls, retrieving bats after an at-bat, providing the home plate umpire with baseballs when requested and keeping the dugouts clean during downtime.


For more information on Spring Training, call the Peoria Sports Complex at 623-773-8700.