GAME TOTAL: 128
Rincon beat Copper Hills 13-0 Friday night to win the District 12 9-11 Baseball championship held at Michael Perry Park. The team from the Vail area advances to the state tournament slated to start on July 14 in Mesa. Rincon will join the District 5 champion Canyon View team at state.
The 9-11 Rincon team, for the most part, won the 8-10 state championship last year, going 9-0 in the process. The team is 4-0 this year so far.
One game on tap tonight and that is a District 12 Little League match between Copper Hills and Santa Rita at Perry Park. The winner of that game will face Sunnyside Monday night for the championship of the division. Sunnyside is unbeaten in the double-elimination format.
The Little League state tournament will be in Scottsdale starting July 17. Western qualified from District 5.
CHAMPION ROLL CALL
D-5 8-10 SOFTBALL: Thornydale
D-12 8-10 SOFTBALL: Copper Hills
D-5 8-10 BASEBALL: Oro Valley
D-12 8-10 BASEBALL: Sunnyside
D-5 9-11 SOFTBALL: Marana
D-5 9-11 BASEBALL: Canyon View
D-12 9-11 BASEBALL: Rincon
D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Tucson Mountain
D-12 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: Sam Xavier
D-5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL: Western
D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL: Sunnyside
FRIDAY, JULY 6
D-12 9-11 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Rincon 13, Copper Hills 0
SATURDAY, JULY 7
D-12 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Copper Hills vs. Santa Rita, Perry 6:30 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 9
D-12 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunnyside vs. Copper Hills/Santa Rita, Perry 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
STATE 8-10 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY, JULY 13
WESTERN REGION JUNIOR SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Opening Ceremonies: Omni Tucson National
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