Tucson Little League Baseball & Softball

Little League All-Stars Day 8 Results: Oro Valley & Canyon View win District 5 championships; two more local titles up for grabs on Thursday

Oro Valley Little League (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Canyon View beat Oro Valley 14-1 to claim the District 5 Baseball Little League championship played at Mehl Park Wednesday night. Canyon View advances to Kingman to play in the state tournament scheduled to start on July 15.

(Canyon View)

In 8-10 Baseball action played at Oro Mae Park, Thornydale beat Canyon View 18-15 to force an “If Game” to be played Thursday night at Oro Mae Park. The winner of that game will advance to the State Tournament in Tempe starting on July 12.

In Junior League Baseball from District 12, Pantano outlasted San Xavier 6-5 to advance to the district championship against Sunnyside. That game will be played Thursday night at Jay Park. Pantano will have to beat Sunnyside twice to win the championship.

The Baseball Junior League State Tournament will be played in Sierra Vista starting on July 13.

Oro Valley beat Marana 5-3 Wednesday night at Arthur Pack to win the District 5 9-11 Baseball championship. The State Tournament is slated to start on July 15 in Flagstaff.

Marana (3-2) took a 1-0 lead over Oro Valley in the top of the first inning after Owen Proper led off the game with a single and Preston Robbins brought him home on a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Marana increased the lead to 2-0 in the second after Silas Hood took home from third on a throw to second base. Hood led off the inning with a single.

Marana took an early 2-0 lead. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Down 2-0, Oro Valley (4-0) plated three runs in the bottom half of the second thanks to a triple from Fabian Acuna that scored Cole Newton and DiAngelo Alexander. Acuna scored the third run on an RBI groundout from Ayven Sholl. Marana tied things up 3-3 in the top of third after Proper walked and worked his way around the bases on a wild pitch, a stolen base and a passed ball.

Oro Valley responded with two runs in the bottom of the third on a leadoff walk from Regen Mazura, a ground-rule double from Peyton Carson, a pinch-hit RBI from Cruz Valdivia to score Mazura and a passed ball to score Carson.

Riley Stidham went the distance for Marana and Christian Sodor got the start for Oro Valley. Sodor gave way to Mazura in the third.

Proper, Stidham and Hood picked up hits for Marana. Mazura went 2-3 at the plate for Oro Valley and Sodor, Newton, Alexander, Sholl and Clifford Graves picked up singles. Carson had his double and Acuna added his triple.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

D5 BASEBALL 8-10
Thornydale 18, Canyon View 15

D12 SOFTBALL 8-10
Sunnyside 20, Southwestern 0

D5 BASEBALL 9-11
Oro Valley 5, Marana 3 (Championship)

D12 BASEBALL 9-11
Rincon 14, Copper Hills 3

D5 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Canyon View 14, Oro Valley 1 (Championship)

D12 BASEBALL JUNIOR LEAGUE
Pantano 6, San Xavier 5

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

D5 BASEBALL 8-10
Canyon View vs. Thornydale, 6:30 p.m. Mae (Championship)

D12 BASEBALL 8-10
Randolph vs. Santa Rita, 5:15 p.m. Dreams
San Xavier vs. Copper Hills 5:15 p.m. (Elimination)
Rincon vs. Sunnyside, 7:45 p.m. Dreams
Palo Verde vs. Southwestern, 7:45 p.m. (Elimination)

D12 SOFTBALL 8-10
San Xavier vs. Sunnyside, 6:30 p.m. Jay

D12 BASEBALL 9-11
Sunnyside vs. Freedom, 5:15 Jay
Palo Verde vs. Rincon, 7:45 p.m. Jay (Elimination)

D12 BASEBALL JUNIOR LEAGUE
Sunnyside vs. Pantano, 6:30 p.m. Jay (Championship)

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

D12 BASEBALL LITTLE LEAGUE
Rincon vs. San Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Dreams

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

D12 SOFTBALL 8-10
Southwestern vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m. Jay (Elimination)

D12 BASEBALL LITTLE LEAGUE
Randolph vs. Copper Hills, 5:15 p.m. Dreams
Southwestern vs. Pantano, 6:30 p.m. Dreams
Santa Rita vs. Palo Verde, 7:45 p.m. Dreams

FRIDAY, JULY 5

STATE BASEBALL 50/70
Tucson Mountain vs. District 8 (Sierra Vista/Nogales), 5 p.m. Udall

THURSDAY, JULY 18

WEST REGION JUNIOR SOFTBALL
(Arthur Pack)

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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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