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LITTLE LEAGUE: 5 District Championships can be decided tonight

Matt Altherr (tall boy) is greeted at home after blasting his 3-RBI home run in the first inning. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Action from Tuesday Night:

District 12 began its Little League Baseball playoffs with three games at Purple Heart Park in Vail. Santa Rita beat American 22-5, Copper Hills beat Sunnyside 6-0 and Rincon beat San Xavier 25-2.

Rincon hit eight home runs in the game with Brady Carson and Isaiah Jackson hitting two each (one was a grand slam). River Ries, Christian Cruz, Matt Altherr and Luis Arenas hit the other four shots. Ethan McHolm went 4-for-4 with a triple and a double. Altherr, Arenas and Isaiah Higuera had doubles. McHolm had seven strikeouts and only gave up one hit in three innings of work. Matt Fallwell picked up an RBI single for San Xavier.

In District 12 Little League softball action held at Anamax Park in Sahuarita, Sunnyside beat Freedom 8-0 to advance to the championship series against Copper Hills to be played tonight at 6:30 p.m. Copper Hills beat Sunnyside 5-4 on Saturday to send Sunnyside to the Elimination Bracket, which means Sunnyside must beat Copper Hills twice to win the championship.

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Sunnyside beat Sunnyside Copper Hills 20-10 in the 50/70 Intermediate Championship held at Vista del Prado Park. District 8 (Nogales) is hosting the 50/70 state tournament. Sunnyside will play at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 against the District 6 representative and Western will take on Nogales at the same time.

Sunnyside beat San Xavier 10-1 in Senior Baseball action held at Manzanita. The two teams will meet again on Thursday. San Xavier must win twice.

Oro Valley beat Marana 11-10 to advance to the championship series against Sabino Canyon in 8-10 Baseball action held at Arthur Pack. The championship game is scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Oro Valley must win to force the “if game.” Sabino Canyon beat Oro Valley 10-7 on Monday in the first round of the Championship Bracket.

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Western beat Oro Valley 9-3 in 9-11 baseball action held at Kreigh Park. Western has to beat CDO twice to win the championship. CDO beat Western 11-9 last Wednesday in the final of the “B” Bracket.

Oro Valley beat Tucson Mountain 11-1 to advance to the Little League Baseball championship series against Western tonight at Mehl Park. Western beat Oro Valley 11-0 in the first round way back on June 19. Oro Valley has battled back, winning five elimination games to get to the championship.

Continental Ranch beat Tucson Mountain 11-1 in Junior League Baseball action held at Arthur Pack. The two teams will play again tonight and Continental Ranch can clinch the district championship with a win.

Thornydale beat Tucson Mountain 21-10 to win the District 5 Junior League Softball championship. Thornydale will advance to the West Regional while Tucson Mountain takes the berth to the State Tournament.

Brady Beltz helped lead Santa Rita to a big win in their first game. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

DISTRICT 5 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

8-10 Baseball: Arthur Pack

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination Game
Oro Valley 11, Marana 10

Wednesday, June 28: Championship Game
Oro Valley vs. Sabino Canyon, 6:30 p.m.

9-10 Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

9-11 Baseball: Kreigh Park

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination game
Western 9, Oro Valley 3

Wednesday, June 28: Championship Game
Western vs. CDO, 6:30 p.m.

9-11 Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

LL Baseball: Mehl Park

Tuesday, June 27: Elimination Game
Oro Valley 11, Tucson Mountain 1

Wednesday, June 28: Championship Game
Oro Valley vs. Western, 6:30 p.m.

LL Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

50/70 Baseball: WESTERN CHAMPIONS

Junior Baseball: Arthur Pack

Tuesday, June 27
Continental Ranch 11, Tucson Mountain 1

Wednesday, June 28: Championship Game
Continental Ranch vs. Tucson Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Softball: THORNYDALE CHAMPIONS

Tuesday, June 27: Championship Game
Thornydale 21, Tucson Mountain 10

DISTRICT 12 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

8-10 Baseball: Palo Verde/Freedom Park

Starts Saturday, July 1

8-10 Softball: Anamax Park

Tuesday, June 27
Copper Hills 18, Sunnyside 1

Thursday, June 29
Sunnyside vs. San Xavier, 5:15 p.m.

9-11 Baseball: Freedom Park

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 22, American 5
Copper Hills 6, Sunnyside 0
Rincon 25, San Xavier 2

Wednesday, June 28
Southwestern vs. Pantano, 5:15 p.m.
Rincon vs. Freedom, 5:15
Palo Verde vs. Copper Hills, 7:45 p.m.
Los Ninos vs. Santa Rita, 7:45 p.m.

LL Softball: Anamax Park

Tuesday, June 27
Sunnyside 8, Freedom 0

Wednesday, June 28: Championship Game
Copper Hills vs. Sunnyside, 6:30 p.m.

50/70 Baseball: SUNNYSIDE CHAMPIONS

Tuesday, June 27: Championship Game
Sunnyside 20, Copper Hills 10

Junior Baseball: Manzanita Park

Starts Monday, July 3

Junior Softball: SUNNYSIDE CHAMPIONS

Senior Baseball: Manzanita

Tuesday, June 27
Sunnyside 10, San Xavier 1

Thursday, June 29: Championship Game
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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