Tucson Little League Baseball & Softball

Little League All-Stars Day 9 Results: Canyon View & Sunnyside win District Championships

Canyon View (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Sunnyside Juniors (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sunnyside beat Pantano 12-1 Thursday night at Jay Park to win the District 5 Junior League Baseball championship. The State Tournament is scheduled to start on July 13 in Sierra Vista. GAME STORY HERE

In District 5 action from Thursday, Canyon View beat Thornydale 7-2 at Oro Mae Park to advance to the 8-10 State Baseball Tournament to be played in Tempe starting July 12.

Canyon View (4-1) lost to Thornydale 18-15 on Wednesday night to force the “If Game” on Thursday night. Thornydale (5-2) battled through the Elimination Bracket after losing in the open round on July 19.

Thornydale took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first Thursday night on an RBI single from Angel Figueroa, scoring Mason Petty but Canyon View scored two unearned runs in the top of the second and two more in the top of the third to take a commanding 4-1 lead.

Angel Figueroa (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Thornydale picked up another run in the bottom of the third on singles from Miguel Lopez and Parker Gilbertson to cut the lead down to 4-2 but Canyon View added another run in the fifth on an RBI from Ryan Tosca, Brayden Schwerin scored on a wild pitch in the sixth and Jack Newman knocked in Quint Curtis for the 7-2 final.

Canyon View over Thornydale 7-2. District 5 8-10 champions pic.twitter.com/bO0JM22dnk— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) June 28, 2019

Figueroa got the start for Thornydale and he gave up no earned runs in 4 2/3 innings and he finished with seven strikeouts while giving up no hits. Colton Kintner took over in the fifth inning. Jacob Kellman got the ball for Canyon View and he picked up four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work and Tanner Sultan closed out the game. Kellman and Sultan combined to shut down 11 of the last 13 batters they faced.

For Thornydale, Kintner went 2-for-3 while Petty, Lopez, Figueroa, Gilbertson, Cameron Hill and Jace Medford picked up singles. Newman collected the lone hit Canyon View but the team capitalized on seven timely walks combined with four errors.

Jacob Kellman (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

D5 BASEBALL 8-10
Canyon View 7, Thornydale 2 (Championship)

D12 BASEBALL 8-10
Santa Rita 14, Randolph 5
Copper Hills 8, San Xavier 3
Sunnyside 4, Rincon 3
Southwestern 12, Palo Verde 2

D12 SOFTBALL 8-10
Sunnyside 15, San Xavier 4

D12 BASEBALL 9-11
Freedom 12, Sunnyside 0
Rincon 11, Palo Verde 7

D12 BASEBALL JUNIOR LEAGUE
Sunnyside 12, Pantano 1 (Championship)

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

D12 BASEBALL 8-10
Rincon vs. Southwestern, 5:15 p.m. Dreams
Randolph vs. Copper Hills, 7:45 p.m. Dreams (Elimination)

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

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

D12 BASEBALL 9-11
Sunnyside vs. Rincon, 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

MONDAY, JULY 1

D12 BASEBALL 8-10
Santa Rita vs. Sunnyside, 5:15 p.m. Dreams (Semifinals)

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

D12 BASEBALL 9-11
Freedom vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m. Jay (Championship)

FRIDAY, JULY 5

STATE BASEBALL 50/70
Tucson Mountain vs. District 8, 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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