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Little League All-Stars roundup

Coby Bergthold (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The District 5 Little League All-Star playoffs started off Monday night with eight games played at Kriegh Park, Arthur Pack and Mehl Park. District 12 is set to join in the action on Wednesday and the various divisional playoffs will take up most of the summer with state and regional action thrown in the mix.

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D-5 Little League Baseball
Western 10, Continental Ranch 0

Maggie Morales
allsportstucson.com

Western opened up the District 5 Little League Majors tournament with a 10-0 run-rule victory
over Continental Ranch Monday at Kriegh Park in Oro Valley. Western looked to strong offensive performances from Jose Arias, Miguel Translavia and Andres Castro. Castro also put on a show on the mound, picking up 11 strikeouts while scattering five walks and allowing zero hits in the four-inning game.

Ellis and Nyght both walked in first inning, but Continental Ranch was unable to pick up a run. Arias touched them all after his leadoff home run for Western in the bottom of the first. Maddox Jones followed with a single and Castro picked up an RBI with his two-out single to left.

Continental Ranch threatened again in the top of the second inning as Lalama and Llamas were able to work their counts into walks, but Continental Ranch was not able to capitalize once again.

Translavia led off the bottom of the second with a single through the middle. Uziel Castillo and Arias followed with walks to load the bases. Max Leyva picked up a double and three RBIs and Western was able to get one more run in the third with a home run by Jaden Leon.

Llamas picked up his second walk of the game in the bottom of the fourth, but Castro was able to keep Continental Ranch off the board. Jose and Isaac Arias went back-to-back with singles in the bottom of the fourth and Jose Arias scored off a ground ball by Leyva. Xavier Torres walked to load the bases for Castro who singled to score Isaac Arias and Leyva. Adrian Castro walked to reload the bases for Anthony Taylor who was able to pick up the game winning RBI with a single to score Torres.

The run-rule victory moves Western into the winner’s bracket where they will face Thornydale on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Continental Ranch will face Sabino Canyon at 5 p.m. in an elimination game. Both games are on Field 1 at James Kriegh Park.

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Canyon View 17, Oro Valley 4

Andy Morales
allsportstucson.com

Canyon View picked up a 17-4 victory over Oro Valley in 9-11 baseball action held at Mehl Park on Monday. Canyon View scored three runs in the top of the first to take control of the game early.

Nate Shoemaker collected an RBI for Canyon View in the first and Ari Schiller followed that up with a 2-RBI double to give Canyon View the early lead. Canyon View added four unearned runs in the second and Trevor Kirkendall singled and scored on a wild pitch in the third to make it 8-0 Canyon View.

Oro Valley threatened with back-to-back singles with one out in the bottom of the first but Coby Bergthold picked up a strikeout and a ground ball to hold Oro Valley scoreless. Bergthold collected three strikeouts in the second but Oro Valley broke through in the third on five consecutive hits including an RBI double from Dane White to cut the lead down to 8-4.

Canyon View broke the game wide open with nine runs in the fourth for the 17-4 final.

White led Oro valley at the plate with a 3-for-3 outing with two doubles and an RBI and Brady Mitchell went 2-3. Mitchell, Colton Britt and White took the mound for Oro Valley.

Bergthold finished with five strikeouts for the win. “I felt like everything was working for me today,” the Sunrise fifth grader said. “Everyone came together and hit the ball.”

Canyon View collected 12 hits in the game to back up Bergthold. Bryce Weege relieved Bergthold with two outs in the fourth.

Oro Valley will face Sabino Canyon at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 in an elimination game and Canyon View will play Western at 7:30 p.m. in the winner’s bracket. Both games will be at Mehl Park.

Dane White (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Little League All-Stars Schedule

MONDAY, JUNE 18

D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL
Canyon View 27, Flowing Wells 10
Thornydale 21, Tucson Mountain 6

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain 16, Tanque Verde 6
Marana 17, Flowing Wells 0
Canyon View 17, Oro Valley 4
Canyon del Oro 9, Sabino Canyon 6

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Western 10, Continental Ranch 0
Canyon del Oro 10, Sabino Canyon 0

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

D-5 8-10 BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain vs. Oro Valley, Kriegh 5 p.m.
Western vs. Continental Ranch, Kriegh 7:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells vs. Thornydale, Arthur Pack 5 p.m.
Canyon View vs. Marana, Arthur Pack 7:30 p.m.

D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL
Canyon View vs. Thornydale, Arthur Pack 6:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells vs. Tucson Mountain, Arthur Pack 6:30 p.m.

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Oro Valley vs. Sabino Canyon, Mehl 5 p.m.
Western vs. Canyon View, Mehl 7:30 p.m.
Tanque Verde vs. Flowing Wells, Kriegh 5 p.m.
Frontier vs. Tucson Mountain, Kriegh 7:30 p.m.

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain vs. Marana, Mehl 5 p.m.
Canyon View vs. Oro Valley, Mehl 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Continental Ranch vs. Sabino Canyon, Kriegh 5 p.m.
Thornydale vs. Western, Kriegh 7:30 p.m.

D-12 9-11 SOFTBALL
Copper Hills vs. Sunnyside, Mission Manor 6:30 p.m.

D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL
Sunnyside vs. San Xavier, Mission Manor 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

D-5 9-11 SOFTBALL
Marana vs. Thornydale, Arthur Pack 6:30

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

D-12 8-10 BASEBALL
Pantano vs. Randolph, Anamax 5:15 p.m.
Rincon vs. Tucson American, Anamax 6:30 p.m.
Santa Rita vs. Copper Hills, Anamax 7:45 p.m.

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