Arizona District #6 Little League: Welcome

Welcome to Arizona District #6 Little League serving youngsters residing within the Scottsdale Unified School District and the Town of Fountain Hills.


District Administrator Contact Information:
Irwin M. Altman, District Administrator
Little League Baseball, Inc., Arizona #6
Post Office Box 2283
Scottsdale, Arizona 85252-2283
480-596-2998, facsimile: 480-596-2998
Best way to contact me is through my e-mail address: AZ6LL@cox.net


Umpire in Chief: Rob Trulson (602) 980-2681 rtrulson@ttconstruction.com
Assistant DA: Ann Low (602) 617-9315
Assistant DA: Rene Salazar (480) 695-4700

Information can also be obtained at:
Arizona State Little League website:
www.eteamz.com/azstatell
Western Region Little League website: www.eteamz.com/llbwest
Little League Headquarters, Williamsport, PA: www.littleleague.org



Tuesday, July 1
Boy Battling Brain Cancer Makes All-Star Little League Baseball Team

Here is a story to help us all keep things in perspective.

Tuesday, June 23
9/10 AZ 6 District Softball: Arcadia Wins District Championship

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Arcadia Little League 2015 9/10 District 6 Softball Champs

Arcadia Little League's (ARLL) 9/10 softball team met a much improved Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) team in game 2 of this series.  However, ARLL prevailed with a 17-7 victory taking the 9/10 District 6 Softball Championship. 

ARLL now moves on to represent our district at the state tournament to be hosted by Casa Grande Little League.  It is scheduled to begin on July 13th. 

 (clicking on the headline will take you to the tournament bracket)



Sunday, June 28
9/10 AZ 6 District Baseball: NSLL Wins First 9/10 Baseball Championship

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North Scottsdale Little League 2015 9/10 District 6 Baseball Champs

North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) defeated McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) 12-2 in 4-innings to win the Arizona District 6 9/10 Baseball Championship.  MRLL had fought its way through 3 elimination games to make it to the championship game.

NSLL won its first championship in this division. One should note that this is the third year that the league has entered a team.

NSLL will now play in the State Tournament in Kingman that is scheduled to begin on July 14th.

(Clicking on the headline will take you to an updated bracket!)



Saturday, June 27
10/11 AZ 6 District Baseball: ARLL Wins Championship

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Arcadia Little League 2015 10/11 District 6 Baseball Champs

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) defeated McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 14-4 in the championship game.  The game was temporarily halted twice due to our first dust storm of the summer. 

ARLL has won the 10/11 District 6 Baseball Championship 3-years in a row and 4 of the last 5.  They will now play in the State Tournament that will be held in Buckeye and is scheduled to begin on July 15th.

(clicking on the headline will take you to the tournament pool play sheet)



Thursday, July 9
Little League (11/12) AZ 6 Baseball: ARLL Wins in 9-inning Thriller to Take District Championship

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Arcadia Little League 2015 Little League District 6 Baseball Champs

Here are the basic facts.  The final score was Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 16 and North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 5.  As a result, ARLL won the 2015 Arizona District 6 Little League Baseball Championship and won all 8 games that it played. BUT anyone in attendance would tell you that score did not reflect the kind of game that it was.  

To begin with, NSLL jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Despite an outstanding pitching performance by NSLL's starting pitcher, Ryan Klotnia, ARLL clawed its way back to tie the game at 3.  NSLL would score 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th on a 2-run double by Sebastian Mentis to regain the lead and go to the top of the 6th with a 5-3 lead.  In the top of the 6th ARLL's first two batters were retired after which NSLL needed to make a pitching change (Little League has strict pitch count rules to protect these young arms).  After a single, Kellen Slade hit a 2-run homer to tie the game at 5. Both teams had numerous opportunies to score, but the game remained tied at 5 until ARLL broke through in the top of the 9th inning.  Leading off the 9th was Scott Wheeler who hit a solo homer to break the tie. This then opened up the flood gates for ARLL to score 10 more runs.

This was ARLL's fourth such championship in the 29-year history of Arizona District 6.  They previously had won in 1987, 1989 and in 2007.  NSLL leads with nine District 6 Little League Baseball Championships and McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) has the next most with seven.  ARLL will now represent our district at the state championship that will be held in Claypool. The tournament begins on July 16th and ARLL has a bye and will play on the 17th at 7:30 PM (dates and times subject to change). 


For the Justin Maskulinski recap in the Scottsdale Independent, click on the followiing link:

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/sports/arcadia-wins-district-6-championship-in-extra-inning-thriller/


(clicking on the headline will open up a bracket of this pool play tournament; clicking on "state championship that will be held in Claypool" will open up that bracket)



Friday, July 3
Two Dedicated Volunteers Honored Before the MVLL Game

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Rory Rickert and Harry Boysen (left to right)

Before the 7:30 game last night got underway, Mountain View Little League (MVLL), the tournament's host league, honored two of its most dedicted volunteers: Harry Boysden (AKA the Godfather of MVLL) and Rory Rickert.  Both of these gentlemen have volunteered for more than 15-years.  Many of those years have occurred after their own children were no longer playing LL baseball. 

Congratulations to both Harry and Rory!!



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Kimberly Borges, Irwin Altman, Rory Rickert, Rene Salazar, Harry Boysen

Tuesday, June 23
9/10 AZ District 6 Softball: Little League Pledge Led by a Quartet



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left to right Jack W., Jackson M., Mason B. and William S.K.

Part of the fun of Little League is the involvement of all ages.  Here we have four young baseball players from Arcadia Little League (ARLL) leading the Little League Pledge before the start of the championship game. From left to right, Jack W., Jackson M., Mason B., and William S.K. 



Tuesday, June 30
Congrats to Ryan Madsen, 7-8 Pitch, Hit & Run State Champion!

Ryan Madsen is headed to MLB All Star Game in Cincinnati to represent Arizona and Mountain View Little League (MVLL) in National Pitch, Hit & Run finals! The link below or in the headline will take you to MVLL's site with the announcement on the MLB Network. 

 http://www.mvllbaseball.com/site/ClientSite/article/141568