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Little League All-Stars Day 2 roundup

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

District 5 will host the West Region Junior Girls Softball Tournament from July 14-19 and District 12 will host the 8-10 State Baseball Tournament from July 12-25.

D-5 8-10 BASEBALL
Oro Valley 16, Tucson Mountain 0

Maggie Morales
allsportstucson.com

Oro Valley Little League took on Tucson Mountain Tuesday night at Kriegh Park and Oro Valley came away with a 16-0 Victory in the first game of the 8-10 Baseball Tournament.

Avon Sholl who went 3-for-3 and DiAngelo Alexander went 3-4 to lead Oro Valley. Reagan Mazura was a key contributor on both sides of the ball going 2-3 at the plate and picking up six strikeouts from the mound. Mazura and Sholl combined to throw a no hitter in four innings of work. Tucson Mountain pitchers picked up six strikeouts.

Mazura started the game with a single through the middle for Oro Valley. He stole second before Sholl hit a triple to bring in the first run of the game. Alexander followed up with a single to score Sholl. Peyton Carsen’s single put runners on first and a second and a wild pitch allowed both runners to advance. Cody Milne singled to the left fielder to score Alexander.

Oro Valley took a three run lead into the second inning where they were able to pick up five more runs. Cole Newton and Levi Secrest reached base and Secrest scored Newton with his ball through the right side. Sholl scored Secrest with a single to right field and he took second on the throw to the plate.

Alexander picked up his second RBI single of the game with his hit to center. Carsen followed up with another single to put runners on the corners. Milne scored Alexander on a ball to third base and he got into a rundown trying to steal second base which allowed Carsen to score while Milne made it back safely to first base.

Yadier Acuna nearly picked up the first hit for Tucson Mountain, but a diving play by Alexander kept the no hitter intact. Valentin Moreno reached base and he stole second, but Mazura kept Tucson Mountain off the board.

Newton reached base to start the third inning and then stole second base. Mazura singled through the right side to pick up the RBI. He picked up his second stolen base of the night and Sholl got his third hit of the night to score Mazura. Alexander legged out a triple on a ball to the right center gap, allowing Sholl to score on the play. Alexander scored on a passed ball and Clifford Graves was hit by a pitch before Tucson Mountain was able to record the final out.

Tucson Mountain threatened in the bottom of the third after Andres Carpenter reached and advanced to second on a pass ball but Oro Valley was able to keep them off the board once again.

Lucas Anderson was hit by a pitch to start the fourth and a wild pitch sent him to second. Mazura followed it up with a walk. Both boys advanced on a pass ball. Secrest put the ball in play to score and Anderson. Sholl worked his way into a walk. Alexander scored Mazura on a fielder’s choice to the left side. Carsen scored Secrest on a ball to the second. Christian Sodor picked up his first hit of the night to score Alexander and Tucson Mountain was able to stop the bleeding, but not before Oro Valley took a 16-0 lead.

Emil Martinez reached in the bottom of the fourth but Carsen was able to pick off the runner at first. Sholl took care of both batters he faced and Oro Valley picked up the no-hit shutout.

Both teams will return to play on Thursday, June 21 at Kriegh Park. Tucson Mountain will play Western at 5p.m. and Oro Valley will face Continental Ranch at 7:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

D-5 8-10 BASEBALL
Oro Valley 16, Tucson Mountain 0
Continental Ranch 14, Western 4
Thornydale 15, Flowing Wells 0
Canyon View 4, Marana 3

D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL
Thornydale 18, Canyon View 8
Tucson Mountain 18, Flowing Wells 1

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Sabino Canyon 10, Oro Valley 5
Western 6, Canyon View 3
Flowing Wells 14, Tanque Verde 4
Tucson Mountain 11, Frontier 8

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Marana 6, Tucson Mountain 5.
Oro Valley 18, Canyon View 9

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

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

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Flowing Wells vs. Frontier, Arthur Pack 5 p.m.
Tucson Mountain vs. Marana, Arthur Pack 7:30 p.m.
Sabino Canyon vs. Canyon View, Mehl 5 p.m.
Western vs. Canyon del Oro, Mehl 7:30 p.m.

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 8-10 BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain vs. Western, Kriegh 5 p.m.
Oro Valley vs. Continental Ranch, Kriegh 7:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells vs. Marana, Artur Pack 5 p.m.
Thornydale vs. Canyon View, Arthur Pack7:30 p.m.

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Tanque Verde vs. Oro Valley, Mehl 5 p.m.

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

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

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.

Maggie Morales is a senior at the University of Minnesota Crookston where she is a three-time Academic All-American on the softball team. Maggie grew up in Tucson and played softball at Canyon del Oro where she won a state title. She is interning with AllSportsTucson.com this summer.

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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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