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Little League All-Stars Day 3 roundup

Flowing Wells-Continental& Frontier faced off in 9-11 action on Wednesday. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The District 5 Little League All-Star playoffs continued on Wednesday night with 7 games played at Kriegh Park, Arthur Pack and Mehl Park. District 12 got things started 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.

The first championship game of the summer will take place at Arthur Pack Thursday night with Thornydale (2-0) taking on Tucson Mountain (2-1) at 6:30 p.m. for the 8-10 Softball title. Tucson Mountain has to beat Thornydale twice in the double-elimination format. The “If Game” is set for Friday night.

The winner of the 8-10 Softball tournament will advance to the State Tournament scheduled for Avondale staring on July 21.

FREE FRONTIER/FLOWING WELLS PHOTOS HERE

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Frontier 15, Flowing Wells 5

Frontier (1-1) stayed alive in the 9-11 Baseball tournament with a 15-5 win over Flowing Wells-Continental (1-2) in the Elimination Bracket on Wednesday night at Arthur Pack. Frontier will play Tucson Mountain (2-1) at 5 p.m. on Friday night at Mehl Park for a shot at the championship bracket.

Tucson Mountain beat Frontier 11-8 Tuesday night to send the team from Fort Lowell to the Elimination Bracket. Flowing Wells-Continental will move over to the Consolation Bracket to face off against Sabino Canyon (1-2) Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Mehl Park.

The 9-11 Baseball Championship Bracket will start on Monday, June 25 and all games will be at Mehl Park.

Flowing Wells took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first against Frontier thanks to three straight one-out singles from Ray Trejo, Alex Leon and Cidro Guillen and a bases-loaded walk issued to Caesar Moulinet but Eric Loucks settled down and collected two strikeouts to end the threat.

Lucy Geller tied things up 1-1 in the bottom of the first after she walked and scored on a passed ball later in the inning. Frontier added three more runs in the second to go up 4-1 and five more in the third to take a commanding 9-1 lead on Flowing Wells.

Leon sparked a comeback in the top of the fourth with an RBI double to help cut the lead down to 9-5 but Frontier added five more in the bottom half of the inning and one ore in the fifth for the 15-5 run-rule victory.

Loucks finished with six strikeouts and Julio Zuniga picked up four strikeouts in relief for Frontier. Guillen, Trejo and Moulinet took the mound for Flowing Wells. Guillen finished with four strikeouts.

Leon went 2-for-3 with his RBI double to lead Flowing Wells at the plate and Garrett Hansen went 3-4 with two RBI to lead Frontier.

SUNNYSIDE – SAN XAVIER JUNIOR BASEBALL STORY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL
Tucson Mountain 21, Canyon View 8

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Frontier 15, Flowing Wells 5
Marana 26, Tucson Mountain 9
Canyon View 6, Sabino Canyon 0
Western 7, Canyon del Oro 6

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Continental Ranch 9, Sabino Canyon 8
Western 10, Thornydale 0

D-12 8-10 SOFTBALL
Copper Hills 11, Sunnyside 1

D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL
Sunnyside 7, San Xavier 5

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 8-10 SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Thornydale vs. Tucson Mountain, Arthur Pack 6:30 p.m.

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Tanque Verde vs. Oro Valley, Mehl 5 p.m.
Sabino Canyon vss. Flowing Wells, Mehl 7:30 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.
Oro Valley vs. Marana, Mehl 7:30 p.m.

D-12 8-10 SOFTBALL
Copper Hills vs. San Xavier, Mission Manor 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain vs. Frontier, Mehl 5 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Canyon View, Mehl 7:30 p.m.

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

D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL
Sunnyside vs. Palo Verde, Mission Manor 6:30 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.

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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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