District Champion Courtesy Photos
DISTRICT 5 BASEBALL
9-10: Marana (State in Mesa, July 18)
10-11: Oro Valley (State in Wickenburg, July 18)
Major: Western (State in Phoenix, July 18)
50/70: Continental Ranch (State at Udall, July 8)
Juniors: Tucson Mountain (State at Jesse Owens, July 16)
DISTRICT 5 SOFTBALL
9-10: Thornydale (State in Show Low, July 18)
10-11: Marana (State in Maricopa, July 11)
Major: Thornydale (State in Fountain Hills, July 6)
Juniors: 1st Marana (Western Regional at Arthur Pack, July 15)
Juniors: 2nd Thornydale (State at Arthur Pack, July 5)
DISTRICT 8 BASEBALL
10-11: Nogales (State in Wickenburg, July 18)
Major: Nogales (State in Phoenix, July 18)
50/70: Nogales (State at Udall, July 8)
Seniors: Nogales (State at Nogales, July 5)
DISTRICT 8 SOFTBALL
Major: Nogales (State in Fountain Hills, July 6)
DISTRICT 12 BASEBALL
50/70: Copper Hills (State at Udall, July 8)
Seniors: Copper Hills (State at Nogales, July 5)
DISTRICT B12 SOFTBALL
Major: Sunnyside (State in Phoenix, July 18)
Juniors: Sunnyside (State at Arthur Pack, July 5)
District 12 takes center stage this week with several baseball and softball championships yet to be decided. Rincon took on Randolph Saturday morning at Jesse Owens Park in the first round of the 10-11 baseball championship. The team from Vail came out on top 26-0 to advance to the second round where they will take on Pantano on Tuesday night.
Randolph moves over to the Elimination Bracket and will play Friday, July 8.
Ethan McHolm and Bobby Lofgren combined for a no-hitter and five strikeouts in four innings of work. Matthew Altherr led Rincon with a 2-run homer while River Ries, Bradie Black, Sebastian Wilson, Isaiah Higuera, McHolm and Cristian Cruz picked up doubles.
Jose Zepeda, Joseph Benitez, Sebastian Sandoval and Josh Barrios all pitched for Randolph.
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