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LITTLE LEAGUE: Sunnyside wins Softball Juniors; bracket play continues in Week 2

James Witt is greeted at home by his CDO teammates after his 2-run shot. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Action from Monday Night:

Sunnyside beat San Xavier 25-5 in the Junior League Softball championship game held at Mission Manor to advance to the state playoffs scheduled to begin on July 10 in Queen Creek. Tucson Mountain also qualified for the state tournament from District 5.

Sunnyside beat San Xavier 5-2 on Friday, June 23 but San Xavier forced the “if game” by beating Sunnyside 6-4 on Saturday.

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Sabino Canyon scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to beat Oro Valley 10-7 in the Championship Bracket of 8-10 Baseball held at Arthur Pack.

Zane Moffitt and Brady Mitchell hit back-to-back doubles to help pace Oro Valley to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but Sabino Canyon came right back and tied the game up 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning thanks to four straight hits from Paden Good, Ronan Baker, Hayden Green and Andrew Smith.

Oro Valley plated four more runs in the top of the second to take a 6-2 lead with hits coming from Moffitt and DiAngelo Alexander. Peyton Carson recorded a 2-RBI double in the inning. Oro Valley took a 7-2 lead in the top of the fifth on a double from Alexander and an RBI single from Regen Mazura.

As mentioned before, Sabino Canyon stormed back and scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth thanks to hits from Green, Brock Shows, Jacob Orr and Jason Canez and a 2-RBI triple from Cas Hornfeck.

Oro Valley will face Marana in an Elimination Game tonight at 6:30 p.m. The winner will face Sabino Canyon for the championship on Wednesday night. Sabino Canyon has to lose twice.

Colton Raetzman helped close the door on Tucson Mountain in 9-11 baseball action. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

CDO beat Oro Valley 17-3 in a 9-11 Baseball Championship Bracket held at Kreigh Park. The loss sends Oro Valley to an Elimination Game against Western tonight at 6:30 p.m. The winner of that game has to beat CDO twice starting on Wednesday night.

CDO scored 13 runs in the top of the first and four more in the second to secure the win. Emry Lopez got the start for CDO and he limited Oro Valley to two hits in the first two innings but one was a double from Kayden Luke in the bottom of the second. Luke scored on an RBI groundout by Jesse Williams.

Julian Palmieri took the mound in the third for CDO and he limited Oro Valley two hits also with singles recorded by Ryan Madsen and Luke in the bottom of the fourth. Luke scored Madsen and Bryce Weege knocked in Luke on an RBI single later in the inning. Austin McGhee took over for Palmieri midway through the bottom of the fourth.

CDO started out with a bang on a leadoff triple from McGhee and a 2-run shot from James Witt. Elias Holm, Lopez and Micah Ruan picked up hits in the inning while Palmieri had an RBI triple and Chase Tackett-Pierce had a 2-RBI double.

McGhee second hit of the inning was a 2-RBI single. Witt, Holm and Tackett-Pierce also had two hits in the inning.

Witt, Lopez and Tackett-Pierce picked up singles in the second inning to help pace CDO to four more runs.

Caden Crofts, Noah Secrest and Luke also saw pitching action for Oro Valley. Luke went 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. Jones got a hit in the bottom of the first.

Witt led CDO by going 3-3 with a 2-RBI home run. Holm also went 3-3 with a walk. Tackett-Pierce went 3-3 with a double and 3 RBI. Jake Newlin had an RBI sacrifice fly and Dominic Calvillo was walked twice and scored twice.

Sunnyside will play Copper Hills tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Vista del Prado for the 50/70 baseball championship. Copper Hills has to win to force an “if game.” Western won the 50/70 championship from District 5.

Oro Valley looks to regroup Tuesday night. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

DISTRICT 5 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

8-10 Baseball: Arthur Pack

Monday, June 26: Championship Bracket
Marana 11, Canyon View 5
Sabino Canyon 10, Oro Valley 7

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination Game
Marana vs. Oro Valley, 6:30 p.m.

9-10 Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

9-11 Baseball: Kreigh Park

Monday, June 26: Championship Bracket
Western 26, Tucson Mountain 8
CDO 17, Oro Valley 3

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination game
Western vs. Oro Valley, 6:30 p.m.

9-11 Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

LL Baseball: Mehl Park

Monday, June 26: Championship Bracket
Oro Valley 15, Marana 5
Western 14, Tucson Mountain 7

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination Game
Oro Valley vs. Tucson Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

LL Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

50/70 Baseball: WESTERN CHAMPIONS

Junior Baseball: Arthur Pack

Tuesday, June 27
Tucson Mountain vs. Continental Ranch, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

Monday, June 26
Thornydale 8, Tucson Mountain 2

Tuesday, June 27: Championship Game
Thornydale vs. Tucson Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

DISTRICT 12 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

8-10 Baseball: Palo Verde/Freedom Park

Starts Saturday, July 1

8-10 Softball: Anamax Park

Monday, June 26
Copper Hills 28, San Xavier 0

Tuesday, June 27
Sunnyside vs. Copper Hills, 5:15 p.m.

9-11 Baseball: Freedom Park

Monday, June 26
Rincon 5, Sunnyside 4
Randolph 8, Freedom 4
Copper Hills 5, Pantano 4

Wednesday, June 28
Pantano vs. Freedom, 5:15 p.m.
Copper Hills vs. Randolph, 6:30 p.m.
Santa Rita vs. Rincon, 7:45 p.m.

LL Baseball: Purple Heart

Tuesday, June 27
Santa Rita vs. American, 5:15 p.m.
Copper Hills vs. Sunnyside, 6:30 p.m.
San Xavier vs. Rincon, 7:45 p.m.

LL Softball: Anamax Park

Monday, June 26
Freedom 10, San Xavier 9

Tuesday, June 27
Freedom vs. Sunnyside, 7:45 p.m.

50/70 Baseball: Vista del Prado

Monday, June 26
Sunnyside 14, Copper Hills 0

Tuesday, June 27: Championship Game
Sunnyside vs. Copper Hills, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Baseball: Manzanita Park

Starts Monday, July 3

Junior Softball: SUNNYSIDE CHAMPIONS

Monday, June 26: Championship Game
Sunnyside 25, San Xavier 5

Senior Baseball: Manzanita

Tuesday, June 27
Sunnyside vs. San Xavier, 6:30 p.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


 
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