Rincon wins Arizona state 8-10 Little League championship

(Team Photo)

Arizona 8-10 Little League Baseball Championship
July 17-29: Casa Grande

The Rincon 8-10 baseball team beat Arrowhead 19-12 on Saturday morning to win the state championship. The Vail-area team went 5-0 at the state tournament and 4-0 at the District 12 tournament, outscoring opponents 150-50 along the way.

Sabino Canyon (2-2) finished in fifth place and Douglas (1-2) finished in ninth place. 14 teams from various districts in Arizona took part.

Tuesday, July 18
Rincon 11, McCormick Ranch 7

Wednesday July 19
Rincon 4, Douglas 1

Saturday, July 22
Rincon 10, Sabino Canyon 0

Thursday, July 27
Rincon 16, Prescott 10

Saturday, July 29
Rincon 19, Arrowhead 12

Ivan Arenas
Jackson Barlet
Lute Chavez
Halton Donnelly
Elijah Higuera
Ethan Hunt
James Joshua
James Linzmeyer
Anthony Montez
Andres Olvera
Jake Riesgo
Zak Vasquez
Aiden Wach
Tommy Riesgo, Manage


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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