Continental Ranch rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh inning Friday night to beat Willcox 6-5 in an opening round game of the Arizona Little League state 8-9-10 tournament at Cottonwood.
Continental Ranch, the District 5 champion, will play Cave Creek Cactus Foothills on Saturday at 6 p.m. while Willcox, the District 8 champs, will face Prescott Valley in the elimination bracket at 8 p.m.
Continental Ranch’s Olyvia Carrasco hit a two-run double in the seventh with two outs that scored Mia Corona and Simone Alexander, both of whom had walked.
Willcox rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh to cut the lead to 6-5 but Continental Ranch held on for the win.
Cottonwood — Riverfront Park Youth Complex
Friday, July 9
G1: Flagstaff def. Eloy
G2: Continental Ranch 6, Willcox 5
G3: Queen Creek def. Prescott Valley
G4: Litchfield Park def. Pinal Ranch
Saturday, July 10
G5: Flagstaff vs. District 6, 6 p.m.
G6: Continental Ranch vs. Cave Creek Cactus Foothills, 6 p.m.
e-G7: Willcox vs. Prescott Valley, 8 p.m.
e-G8: Eloy vs. Pinal Ranch, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 11
e-G9: G7 winner vs. G5 loser, 6 p.m.
e-G10: G8 winner vs. G6 loser, 6 p.m.
G11: Queen Creek vs. G5 winner, 8 p.m.
G12: Litchfield Park vs. G6 winner, 8 p.m.
Monday, July 12
e-G13: G10 winner vs. G11 loser, 6 p.m.
e-G14: G9 winner vs. G12 loser, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13
G15: G11 winner vs. G12 winner, 8 p.m.
e-G16: G13 winner vs. G14 winner, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14
e-G17: G16 winner vs. G15 loser, 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 15
G18: Championship — G15 winner vs. G17 winner, 6 p.m.
Friday, July 16
G19: Championship — if G17 winner wins G18, 6 p.m.