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Sunnyside falls to Hawaii to open up Little League action

Sunnyside (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

LITTLE LEAGUE WEST REGION

Hawaii beat Sunnyside 7-3 Sunday to open up play at the Little League West Regional taking place in San Bernardino. Sunnyside will play Tuesday night in an elimination game.

Sunnyside gave up five runs in the top of the first and fell behind 7-0 before scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI from Diego Pinedo and two more in the fifth on an RBI from Cristobal Lorta and a wild pitch that scored Luis Soqui after he singled earlier in the inning.

Kaolu Holt and Sean Yamaguchi combined for 11 strikeouts, limiting Sunnyside to four hits with Angel Iriqui picking up the fourth. Pinedo and Jose Zepeda saw pitching action for Sunnyside and Zepeda finished with six strikeouts in relief.

Northern California plays Southern California tonight and the winner of that game will face Nevada on Monday. The loser of the Nevada game will face Sunnyside Tuesday night.

SUNDAY, AUG. 5
Sunnyside vs. Hawaii

TUESDAY, AUG. 7
Sunnyside vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m.

AMERICAN LEGION WEST REGION

Firebirds Post 7 is set to face Colorado to open up the American Legion West Region Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The tournament is taking place in Denver from Aug. 8-12.

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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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