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Annual memorial event honors Antonio ‘Tony’ Morales
 
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Baseball fans looking to add a side dish of base hits, strikeouts, and more to their Thanksgiving weekend fare can do just that beginning Thursday at a 4-day tournament featuring eight teams composed of college and semi-pro players.

The “Thanksgiving Baseball Tournament” will be played at Centennial Regional Park in Santa Ana beginning with the first pitch thrown by organizer Angel Carrazco at 8:30 am. The tournament continues every day until the final on Sunday.

The tourney honors Antonio “Tony” Morales, who was a favorite player and coach to many participating and following local Sunday baseball leagues in Santa Ana. Morales died of a stroke in Mexico after retiring from the league several years ago.

Sponsors for the free event open to the public include the Pacific Baseball League, the Law Offices of Angel Carrazco, and Rivera Sports.

Carrazco, who is a board member of Serve the People, said the tournament also serves as a way to raise awareness about his area of interest – helping youth in Santa Ana. He wants to help children of all ages in the Santa Ana area with achieving higher success in education and sports. “My ultimate goal is to promote baseball in the area and get a baseball academy in central Santa Ana,” Carrazco said. “I want to get kids out of the streets and getting them into education. The academy would also include basic school subjects.”

Several sponsors, including the non-profit group, Serve the People will be at the tournament to pass out giveaways. For more information, contact Angel Carrazco, phone: (714) 541-8600, Email: angelcarrazco@hotmail.com.