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Little League All-Stars Day 4 roundup: 2 championships could be decided tonight

Tucson Mountain & Thornydale will play for the 8-10 Softball championship tonight. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

GAME TOTAL: 40

The District 5 Little League All-Star playoffs continued on Thursday night with 10 games played at Kriegh Park, Arthur Pack and Mehl Park. District 12 has joined the fun 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.

Tucson Mountain beat Thornydale 14-9 Thursday night at Arthur Pack to force a second championship game in the 8-10 Softball division. Tucson Mountain (3-1) and Thornydale (2-1) will face off in a winner-take-all game set for 6:30 p.m. Friday night at Arthur Pack. The winner of the District 5 8-10 Softball tournament will advance to the State Tournament scheduled for Avondale staring on July 21.

Marana beat Thornydale in 9-11 Softball action Thursday night which means Marana could win the division title tonight in the best of three series. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. at Arthur Pack. The winner of the District 5 9-11 Softball tournament will advance to the State Tournament scheduled for Avondale staring on July 13.

FREE THORNYDALE/TUCSON MOUNTAIN SOFTBALL PHOTOS

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

D-5 8-10 BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain 26, Western 10
Oro Valley 16, Continental Ranch 0
Marana 23, Flowing Wells 0
Canyon View 13, Thornydale 3

D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL
Tucson Mountain 14, Thornydale 9

D-5 9-11 BASEBALL
Oro Valley 14, Tanque Verde 2
Sabino Canyon 17, Flowing Wells 1

D-5 9-11 SOFTBALL
Marana 21, Thornydale 8

D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tucson Mountain 9, Canyon View 8
Oro Valley 3, Marana 2

D-12 8-10 SOFTBALL
Copper Hills 16, San Xavier 0

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

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

D-5 8-10 BASEBALL
Flowing Wells vs. Western, Arthur Pack 7:30 p.m.

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

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

D-12 8-10 SOFTBALL
Sunnyside vs. San Xavier, Mission Manor 6:30 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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