Sunnyside defeated Chandler North 12-0 in four innings Tuesday night to advance to the winner’s bracket final of the Arizona Little League Majors State Tournament at the Tempe Sports Complex.
Sunnyside will play Thursday at 6 p.m. against Queen Creek, which beat Oro Valley 4-3 in seven innings on Tuesday night. The winner between Sunnyside and Queen Creek will advance to the winner-take-all championship game Saturday.
All nine spots in Sunnyside’s lineup scored against Chandler North as the team tallied 10 hits.
Ezequiel “Checka” Lorta, Carlos Rodriguez and Luis Zazueta finished with two RBIs. Lorta and Rodriguez also tripled.
Christian Moran, Jancito Preciado, Joshua Valenzuela and Eli Urias also drove in runs.
Sabino Gonzalez was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits in four innings with four strikeouts and two walks. Only once did a runner advance to third base.
Tempe Sports Complex
e-elimination bracket game
Tuesday, July 20
G17: Queen Creek 4, Oro Valley 3
G18: Sunnyside 12, Chandler North 0
e-G19: Phoenix Arcadia 4, Anthem High Desert 1
e-G20: Goodyear 10, Mesa Red Mountain 8
Wednesday, July 21
e-G22: Goodyear vs. Oro Valley, 8 p.m.
e-G23: Phoenix Arcadia vs. Chandler North, 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 22
G21: Queen Creek vs. Sunnyside, 6 p.m.
e-G24: G22 winner vs. G23 winner, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 23
e-G25: G24 winner vs. G21 loser, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 24
G26: Championship — G21 winner vs. G25 winner, 7 p.m.