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:

Umpire in Chief: Rob Trulson (602) 980-2681
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:
Western Region Little League website:
Little League Headquarters, Williamsport, PA:

Thursday, July 14
2016 Arizona State Little League Softball: D4 Casa Grande Crowned State Champs


D4 Casa Grande Little League continued their winning ways with a 10-0 victory over D14 Queen Creek Heat Softball Little League.  Casa Grande now advances to the Western Region tournament which begins on July 22 in San Bernardino, CA. 

2016 AZ State Little League Softball Champs: D4 Casa Grande

Thursday, June 23
AZ6LL 9-11 District: Fountain Hills Wins FIRST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) swept through the tournament and went on to win its first District 6 Championship. With a resounding 17-1 win over McDowell Mountain Little League, FHLL left little doubt in the minds of those in attendance as to who was the best team. Congratulations FHLL!! 

Fountain Hills Little League: 2016 AZ6LL 9-11 Baseball Champions

Saturday, June 25
AZ6LL District 8-10 BB: Arcadia Wins Second Championship in 3-years

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) beat McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 9-2.  ARLL won all 4 games they played, while MMLL battled back through the elimination bracket ending with a 4-2 record.

Arcadia Little League: 2016 AZ6LL 8-10 Baseball Champions

Thursday, June 30
AZ6LL District LL BB: Arcadia Repeats as Champions in Game Shortened by Rain

For the first time in my 12-year history of being District 6's District Administrator, a tournament game was shortened by rain and a winner declared after 4 complete innings.  Not only was this a shortened game due to rain, it was a championship deciding game.  Officially, Arcadia Little League (ARLL) prevailed after 4 complete innings with a 4-1 score over Mountain View Little League (MVLL).  According to Little League rules, a game at this level is regulation after 4 innings.

Those in attendance can tell you that the top of the 5th inning was underway with the visiting team from ARLL batting.  With 1-out and a home run later, the Weatherbug app, that Little League recommends, indicated that lightning was moving quickly and we were within a dangerous range of it.  The game was suspended at that time. After 30-minutes of lightning and rain, a review of the weather forecast, and a discussion with the Regional Director at Western Region Headquarters in San Bernardino, the game was officially declared as complete.  ARLL had won its second straight AZ6LL Little League Baseball title.

Congrats to ARLL.  They will next play on July 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM versus the champions from District 4 at Cactus/Horizon Little League at Desert Shadows Middle School, 5858 East Sweetwater Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (56th Street and Sweetwater).  The game will be hosted by Arizona District 3. All the details regarding this state tournament can be found at the District 3 website at .

Arcadia Little League: 2016 AZ6LL Little League Baseball Champions

Thursday, June 30
AZ6LL District LL SB: Arcadia Wins District Championship

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) wrapped up the District Championship with a 26-10 win over the host Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL).  ARLL advances to the state tournament being played on these same fields in Fountain Hills.  The tournament begins on July 6th.

Arcadia Little League: 2016 AZ6LL Little League Softball Champions

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.

Sunday, July 10
2016 Arizona State Little League Softball Guest: Callista Balko-Elmore


As you may have read in an earlier news item below, we had the honor and privilege to have Callista Balko-Elmore (University of Arizona Softball Player & National Champion) throw out the ceremonial first pitch on July 6, 2016. Here is an additional picture with Callista and the team from D5 Thornydale.  Callista started her softball career in D5.


Thursday, July 7
2016 Arizona State Little League Softball Guest: Callista Balko-Elmore


We had the honor and privilege to have Callista Balko-Elmore (University of Arizona Softball Player & National Champion) throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Callista grew up in Tucson, Arizona, committed to play on a full time scholarship to her dream school, The University of Arizona, from 2004-2008. During her stint as the catcher for UA she became a 2-time National Champion, 4-time Pac-12 Champion, a Gold Medalist for the USA University World Cup, 2nd Team Senior All American, Pac-12 Honorable Mention and 2 time Golden A Award winner- Team MVP. Callista was also a State Champion while attending Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson, Arizona in 2000.
After her college career Callista moved quickly into playing professionally for the Washington Glory. She played one year in the NPF league and soon became a private instructor and Clinic Director traveling internationally to teach the game of softball. Callista has coached in Italy, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and has traveled to more than 10 states providing clinic instruction.
Callista now serves as Associate Director Regional Development, at the University of Arizona, and Wildcat club here in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Callista Balko-Elmore flanked by players from D5 Thornydale & D11 Pinal Mtn