Tucson Little League Baseball

Sunnyside Junior Little League Baseball Begins Play Representing Arizona in West Regional


Sunnyside’s Junior Little League baseball team, comprised of players 13 and 14 years old, begins play today in the West Regional at San Jose with a game against Northern California at 4 p.m.

The game can be watched via a live stream at YourGameCam.com.

(Sunnyside photo)

Northern California advanced to face Sunnyside with an 18-1 win over Montana yesterday.

Sunnyside went unbeaten in the district and state championships, posting a 7-0 record. It reached the regionals by defeating Nogales 14-3 in five innings in the state championship last Sunday at Sierra Vista.

Here is the team’s roster with coaches:

Roman Basurto
Jerry Coyle
Gerardo Salazar
Daniel Perez
Cesar Orozco
Gerardo Ortiz
Esteban Young
Diego Pinedo
Elijah Espinosa
Jovanni Toledo
Brandon Moran
Miguel Traslavina
Emilio Lizarraga

Coaches:
Paul Pinedo
Emilio Lizarraga Sr.
Frank Basurto

The Sunnyside Major Little League team (11 and 12 year olds) that can ultimately reach the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., begin play in the West Regional at San Bernardino, Calif., next Sunday.

Here is a picture of Sunnyside’s Major and Junior teams together at a practice last week:

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Pinedo


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