LITTLE LEAGUE: Week One starts off with big scores

Jorge Castro hit one of four shots by Western to help pace the team to a 17-2 win in 9-11 first-round action (Andy Morales/

Week One of the District 5 and 12 Little League Tournaments got off with a bang on Monday night with multiple home runs and lots of scoring. Play will continue across District 5 on Tuesday night while District 12 will start on Thursday night.


Emry Lopez collected six strikeouts in two innings of work for CDO (Andy Morales/


8-10 Baseball: Arthur Pack/Mehl Park

Monday, June 19
Sabino Canyon 7, Marana 4
Thornydale 27, Continental Ranch 4
Canyon View 18, Tucson Mountain 10
Frontier 21, Flowing Wells Continental 3

Tuesday, June 20
Western vs. Sabino Canyon, 5 p.m. (Arthur Pack)
Thornydale vs. CDO, 7:30 p.m. (Arthur Pack)
TM vs. FWC, 5 p.m. (Mehl)
Oro Valley vs. Canyon View, 7:30 p.m. (Mehl)

9-10 Softball: Arthur Pack

Tuesday, June 20
Canyon View vs. Tucson Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

9-11 Baseball: Kriegh Park

Monday, June 19
Western 17, Thornydale 2
CDO 23, Flowing Wells Continental 4
Tucson Mountain 13, Marana 1
Oro Valley 23, Canyon View 3

Tuesday, June 20
Thornydale vs. FWC, 5 p.m.
Marana vs. CV, 5 p.m.
Continental Ranch vs. Western, 7:30 p.m.
Tanque Verde vs. TM, 7:30 p.m.

9-11 Softball
(Thornydale to State Tournament, July 10)

LL Baseball: Arthur Pack/Mehl Park

Monday, June 19
Marana 14, Canyon View 7
Tucson Mountain 13, Tanque Verde 1
Sabino Canyon 9, Thornydale 7
Western 11, Oro Valley 0

Western’s Kito Castro hit a home run and struck out 10 batters in 3 1/3 innings. Click on the photo for a video of the home run posted on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 20
Frontier vs. Marana, 5 p.m. (Mehl)
TM vs. Continental Ranch, 7:30 p.m. (Mehl)
Thornydale vs. Oro Valley, 5 p.m. (Arthur Pack)
CDO vs. Sabino Canyon, 7:30 p.m. (Arthur Pack)

LL Softball: Arthur Pack

Tuesday, June 20
Marana vs. Thornydale, 6:30 p.m.


LL Softball: Anamax Park

Thursday, June 22
San Xavier vs. Freedom, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23
Copper Hills vs. Southwestern, 7:45 p.m.

Junior Softball: Mission Manor

Friday, June 23
Sunnyside vs. San Xavier, 6:30 p.m.


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at





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