Arizona District #6 Little League: 2005 and 2006 News

Monday, July 18
Arcadia Little League Softball Split Their First Two Games at State Tournament
In their first game, Arcadia beat Globe-Miami 12 -0 (District 11) on Saturday, July 16 . The game that was to be played on Friday, July 15th against Tanque Verde (District 5) was delayed until July 18th and Arcadia lost 15 – 5.

Tuesday, July 19
Arcadia Seniors Will Play First Game Tonight at State Baseball Tournament
The Arcadia Seniors Baseball team was to play District 4 last night, but the team pulled out of the tournament at the last moment. Therefore, Arcadia will play their first game tonight versus District 7

Tuesday, July 19
Arcadia Juniors Win First Game at State Baseball Tournament in Bullhead City
Arcadia's Junior All Stars won their game last night 12-0 versus District 10. Arcadia will now move on in this double-elimination tournament to play District 4 who had a bye.

Tuesday, July 19
Arcadia Little League Softball Girls Even Their Record at 2 and 2
This afternoon, Arcadia Little League Softball Girls beat High Desert (District 3) by a 25 – 16 score in extra innings (7).

Tuesday, July 19
North Scottsdale Wins 2nd Game at Arizona State Little League Baseball Tournament
North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) beat Western Little League of District 5 (Tucson) 5-1 tonight. NSLL's record is now 2 wins with 0 losses and they are tied with District 2's Arrowhead Little League. NSLL's next game is Wednesday night at 5:30 versus District 8's Nogales Little League.

Tuesday, July 19
McCormick Ranch 9-10s Begin State Baseball Tournament with Win Over District 11
Last night, McCormick Ranch 9-10s begin the State Baseball Tournament witn a 9-6 win over Morenci (District 11). Their next game is tonight against District 5.

Tuesday, July 19
Arcadia Little League Softball Girls Lose a Tough One
Last night, Arcadia Little League Softball Girls lost a tough one 13-7 to Blythe (District 9). Their next game is today against District 3.

Tuesday, July 19
North Scottsdale Wins First Game at Arizona State Little League Baseball Tournament
North Scottsdale beat District 5's Sunnyside Little League 13-1 on Opening Night of the Tournament.

Wednesday, July 20
McCormick Ranch 9-10s now 1 and 1 at State Baseball Tournament
McCormick Ranch lost last night to District 5. This marks the first loss for the team in tournament play. McCormick Ranch had won all 4 of its games at the District All Star Tournament and their first game at the State Tournament. Their record now stands at 1 win and 1 loss with 3 remaining pool games. Their next game is Friday, July 22nd versus District #7.

Wednesday, July 20
Arcadia Juniors Lose Game 2 at State Baseball Tournament in Bullhead City
Last night, Arcadia Juniors lost a close one (9 to 8) to District 4's Casa Grande Little League. As a result, their record is 1-1 in this double elimination tournament and they move into the elimination bracket with their next game tonight at 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, July 20
Arcadia Seniors Win First Game at State Baseball Tournament
Last night, in their first game of the tournament, Arcadia Seniors beat Gilbert (District 7) 20-10. Their next game is tonight versus Flagstaff Little League (District 1). This tournament is pool play format (please see tournament bracket at the All Star Tournament link at the left).

Wednesday, July 20
North Scottsdale Loses a Close Game at Arizona State Little League Baseball Tournament
North Scottsdale Little League lost to District 8's Nogales Little League by a 10-9 score. North Scottsdale now is 2-1 in Pool Play with 3 games left to play. Their next game is Thursday, July 21st at 5:30 PM.

Thursday, July 21
Arcadia Juniors Win to Stave Off Elimination at State Baseball Tournament in Bullhead City
Details are limited, but apparently Arcadia Juniors won 11-4 on Wednesday, July 20th (I do not have their opponent). Their next game is Thursday, July 21st versus Douglas (District 8).

Thursday, July 21
North Scottsdale Bounces Back with Win at Arizona State Little League Baseball Tournament
After suffering a tough loss on Wednesday night, North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) bounced back tonight with a 7-3 win over District 1's Pinetop-Lakeside Little League. NSLL's next game is against undefeated Arrowhead Little League on Friday, July 22nd at 8:00 PM. An updated bracket with scores can be downloaded from link just below this update.

Thursday, July 21
Arcadia Little League Softball Girls Advance to Semi-Final Round
Arcadia Played their last pool game on Wednesday, July 20th and beat Eloy/Santa Cruz (District 4) 13 – 11 in extra innings. Their Pool Play record was 3–2. Arcadia now advances into today’s semi final round against District 2's Arrowhead Little League. Only four teams remain and it is single elimination.

Thursday, July 21
Arcadia Seniors Win Second Game at State Baseball Tournament and Secure Playoff Appearance
District 6 Seniors, represented by Arcadia Little League, won 4-3 over District 1 on Wednesday, July 20th. With this win Arcadia is now 2-0 and will move on to the semi-final round. Arcadia's last Pool game will be on Friday, July 22nd. The outcome of the game on Friday will determine if Arcadia will be the winner of Pool A, or runner up.

Friday, July 22
North Scottsdale Loses to Arrowhead Setting Up Must Win Game on Sunday (State Little League Baseball Tournament)
North Scottsdale lost 7-2 tonight against the undefeated Arrowhead Little League team (4-0). NSLL's record fell to 3-2. In addition to the fireworks on the field, the teams experienced one of our spectacular summer storms. NSLL can still advance to the Monday's semi-finals, but they will have to go through District 13's Chandler National Little League(CNLL) team who has a 3-1 record. If one assumes that CNLL wins their game Saturday night, a NSLL win over CNLL would result in both teams having a 4-2 record, but by virtue of the "head-to-head" record, NSLL would advance.

Friday, July 22
Arcadia Girls Softball Team Heads Home After Terrific Record at the State Tournament
(From www.arcadiall.com) The girls' dream season came to an end last night with a loss to a team from Arrowhead Little League. It was a great run for the girls with a final record of 3-3. This Arcadia girls softball team won more games and progressed farther at a State Tournament than any other Arcadia softball team in this reporter's memory. Their families, friends and community could not be any more proud of them. Way to go girls!!!

Saturday, July 23
District 6's and North Scottsdale's Chances for Playoffs Coming Down to Last Game
It is all coming down to the last game of the tournament. The winner of the game between District 6's North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) and the host District 13's Chandler National Little League (CNLL) will advance to the semi-finals versus District 10's Verde Valley Little League.

Saturday, July 23
Arcadia Baseball Seniors Move On to Semi-Final Round Despite Loss in Last Game of Pool Play at AZ State Tournament
On Friday night, July 22nd, Arcadia Seniors lost 6-4 against District 12 in a relatively meaningless game. Arcadia had been assured of a playoff spot regardless of the outcome of this game. Arcadia is scheduled to play District 2 this afternoon, but is presently in a rain delay.

Sunday, July 24
Arcadia Baseball Seniors Run Comes to an End in Semi-Finals Versus Eventual AZ State Champ
On Saturday, July 23rd, Arcadia Baseball Seniors lost to District 2's Holiday Park Little League in one of the semi-final games. District 12's Tucson American Little League won the other semi-final. In today's final, Holiday Park beat Tucson American 8-3. District 2's Holiday Park will represent Arizona at Western Region in Beaverton, Oregon on August 1st. Best of luck to them!

Sunday, July 24
North Scottsdale/District 6 Ends Play After 16 Post-Season Games
North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL), District 6’s representative at the Little League Baseball State Championship, post-season play came to an end tonight. NSLL lost to District 13’s Chandler National Little League (CNLL) 7-4. CNLL will now move on to play Verde Valley in one semi-final game, while Arrowhead will play Paradise Valley North in the other semi-final. The Rocketmen as they are known played 16 games and their record was 10 wins and 6 losses. Congratulations to the team, the manager and coaches, and to the parents who displayed outstanding sportsmanship and represented District 6 very well.

Sunday, June 25
McCormick Ranch Little League Defended Their 9/10s Baseball Championship!
McCormick Ranch Little League was forced to play the "if" game when Mountain View Little League won the first game 3-2 in 7 innings.  In a game much closer than the final score would indicate, McCormick Ranch won the night cap and the championship with 13-3 win.

Monday, June 26
Arcadia Takes Game 1 of 10/11s Baseball Tournament

Arcadia beat Mountain View 7-4 in game 1 of this best of 3 series.  The series now shifts to Ingleside Middle School at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, June 27th.  To download the entire tournament bracket, please click on the "All Star Tournament" link at the left.



Tuesday, June 27
Arcadia Wins 10/11 District Baseball Championship

Congratulations to Arcadia Little League who won the inaugural 10/11 District 6 Baseball Championship.



Tuesday, July 4
9/10s and 10/11s Arizona STATE Championship Baseball Tournaments Are Now Available
McCormick Ranch is moving on to the 9/10s State Baseball Tournament in Cottonwood (July 19-28).  The bracket is now available in the All Star Tournaments section.
Arcadia is moving on to the 10/11s 
State Baseball Tournament in Flagstaff (July 19-28).  The bracket is now available in the All Star Tournaments section.


Wednesday, July 5
Juniors Down to the Thrilling Three; Little League (11/12s) Determine Final 4, but Seedings Still to Come!!
The Junior tournament is down to only 3 teams. East Scottsdale will play Arcadia Thursday night (07/06/06). The winner goes on to the finals on Saturday to play Mountain View.

In Little League (11/12s) play, Arcadia- American, Desert Foothills, North Scottsdale, & Mountain View will all advance to the semi-finals.  However, the final seedings will be determined Thursday (07/06/06).


Friday, July 7
Little League (11/12s): North Scottsdale to Play Mountain View; Arcadia-American to Play Desert Foothills
In the Little League (11/12s) division, North Scottsdale will play Mountain View and Arcadia-American will play Desert Foothills in the semi-finals.  All games will be played at Aztec Park (13636 N. 100th Street; 100th St. just south of Frank Lloyd Wright).  Play begins Friday night (07/07/06) at 5:00 PM.  The semi-final and final rounds are both best 2 out of 3.  The complete bracket is available by clicking on the All Star Tournament link at the left. 

Friday, July 7
Juniors (13/14s): Mountain View Finds Out that Arcadia Wants to Come Out and Play

Mountain View has been waiting patiently in the Winner's Bracket to find out who they will play in the Championship game.  Their opponent will be Arcadia who has won 3 games in the Elimination Bracket to set up a re-match of last year's game.  The game will be held at Scottsdale Ranch Park at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 8th.  Should Arcadia win that game, they will play the "if" game 30-minutes after the conclusion of the first game.



Saturday, July 8
North Scottsdale and Desert Foothills Each Take Their Respective First Games

Semi-final Little League (11/12s) action at Aztec Park:



  • In Friday night's opener, North Scottsdale beat Mountain View 10-0. 

  • In the night cap, Desert Foothills beat Arcadia-American 5-0.

  • Arcadia-American will try to keep their championship dreams alive Saturday night at 5:00 PM at Aztec Park when they again take on Desert Foothills.

  • Similarly, Mountain View will try to stave off elimination at 7:30 PM at Aztec Park when they face North Scottsdale.


Sunday, July 9
Arcadia Little League Defends Their District 6 Junior Baseball Title
Congratulations to Arcadia Little League, the 2006 Arizona District #6 Junior Baseball Champion.  Arcadia defended their title by beating a valiant Mountain View team in back to back games Saturday night.  Arcadia now moves on to the state tournament that begins on 07/18/06.  The state tournament is being hosted by District 3. The completed District 6 Tournament bracket and the State Tournament bracket can be found by clicking on the All Star Tournaments link at the left or at the website www.azd3.com.

Sunday, July 9
Little League: North Scottsdale and Desert Foothills to Face Off In Finals
Little League (11/12s): North Scottsdale and Desert Foothills emerged from their semi-finals after beating Mountain View and Arcadia-American, respectively. The best two out of three final begins Sunday, 07/09/06.  Check out the results by clicking on the All Star Tournament link at the left and choosing "Majors Baseball."


Sunday, July 9
Little League (11/12s): North Scottsdale Takes Game 1 of Finals Vs. Desert Foothills
North Scottsdale took the first game of this best two out of three final versus Desert Foothills with a 7-0 victory.  Game 2 is Monday, 07/10/06 at 7:30 PM at Aztec Park.  Check out the tournament bracket by clicking on the "All Star Tournaments" link at the left and choosing "Majors Baseball."

Sunday, July 9
Seniors (14/15/16s): Mountain View beat Arcadia in First Game of Double Elimination Tournament

Mountain View took game 1 of this double elimination series from Arcadia 15-2.  The next game between these 2 teams is Monday night 07/10/06 at 5:00 PM at Indian School Park Field #4.  Should Arcadia win that game, the two teams will square off 30-minutes later for the Championship.



Tuesday, July 11
Little League: North Scottsdale defends its Championship; Next Stop Kingman
Behind their relentless bats, North Scottsdale beat Desert Foothills 13-3 to win the Arizona District #6 Championship.  The win allowed North Scottsdale to defend their 2005 Championship.  It also marked their 4th championship in the last 6 years.  North Scottsdale will next play on July 21 in Kingman, AZ, at the State Championship. 

Tuesday, July 11
Seniors: Mountain View Captures its First Crown
MVLL D6 Champs
MVLL District 6 Champs at the start of their journey
Mountain View won its first championship with a 12-0 win over Arcadia.  They will next play on Sunday, July 16 at 7:30 PM at Indian School Park, Scottsdale, AZ, at the State Championship. 

Tuesday, July 11
STATE 10/11s Baseball Tournament Bracket UPDATED 07/11/06
There is today an updated 10/11s Baseball Tournament bracket that is being held in Flagstaff.  To download it, please click on the "All Star Tournaments" link at the left and choose the 10/11s Baseball link.

Wednesday, July 12
STATE 11/12s Baseball Tournament Bracket UPDATED 07/11/06

There is today an updated 11/12s STATE Baseball Tournament bracket that is being held in Kingman.  To download it, please click on the "All Star Tournaments" link at the left and choose the Majors Baseball link.



Friday, July 14
SOFTBALL: Updates for the STATE Little League and Juniors Girls Softball Tournaments Now Available

Updated brackets for both Little League and Juniors Girls SOFTBALL are now available.  Please click on the "All Star Tournaments" link on the left and choose the Division that you are interested in obtaining.



Tuesday, July 18
Junior State Baseball: Arcadia Comes From Behind (AGAIN) to Win Game 1
Arcadia continued with a game plan that worked well for them at the District tournament: giving their opponent a lead and then coming back to squash their opponents' dreams.  Arcadia beat District 1's Blueridge/Pinetop 17-7 to win their first game at the State Tournament.  Arcadia's next game is Friday at 5:00 PM versus District 2's West End.  For further information regarding the Junior Baseball Tournament, please click on the headline to take you to that web site. An updated bracket now is also available in our "All Star Tournaments" section.

Wednesday, July 19
State 9/10s Baseball (Cottonwood): McCormick Ranch Wins First Game
In their first game of the State 9/10s Baseball Tournament, McCormick Ranch defeated Kearney (District 11) 14-0.  the game was stopped after 4 1/2 innings.

For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Verde Valley LL website where you can click your way to the entire score board (click Handouts).


Thursday, July 20
STATE JUNIOR GIRLS SOFTBALL: updated bracket now available!

Updated bracket  for Juniors Girls SOFTBALL is now available.  Please click on the "All Star Tournaments" link on the left and choose the Junior Girls Softball.



Friday, July 21
9/10s State Baseball (Cottonwood): McCormick Ranch Record Now 1-1

MRLL lost a tough one in extra innings as they fell to Mesa Eastern Little League by a score of 10-9 in 8 innings.
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Verde Valley LL website where you can click your way to the entire score board (click Handouts).



Friday, July 21
10/11s State Baseball (Flagstaff): Arcadia's Record Goes to 2-0 After Victory Last Night

GAME ONE (07/19/06)  Arcadia Little League played well  in their first game of the state, earning an 8-3 victory over the District 11 (Safford) team.  Connor Messman pitched 5 solid innings, giving up only 3 unearned runs.  Alex Sylvester and Michael Westra combined to close out the 6th inning.  The team hit the ball well, several kids having multiple hits, against a very good pitcher.   
GAME TWO (07/20/06)  Arcadia beat District 4 (Four Peaks--East Mesa) on 7/20 by the score of 8--0.  Alex Sylvester pitched 4 innings and Michael Rausch and Payson Kendle finished up with one inning each.  Arcadia scored 2 runs in the first, second and third innings (capped by a two run home run by Connor Messman) to go ahead 6-0.  The team continued to pay great defense finishing the game with a 4-6-3 double play.  
GAME THREE (07/22/06)  Arcadia will play Ahwatukee (District 13).

Thank you to the team for sending us these summaries.



Friday, July 21
Little League (11/12s) State Baseball (Kingman): North Scottsdale Opens Tournament With a Resounding Victory

The Rocketmen of North Scottsdale began their State tournament play with a 22-0 victory over Chino Valley.  NSLL hit 7 home runs during this 4-inning game. 
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Kingman Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Friday, July 21
Juniors State Baseball (Phoenix): Arcadia Runs Record to 2-0
Arcadia beat District 2's West End Little League by a 10-0 score.  Arcadia plays Saturday night (07/22/06) against Tempe-Guadalupe (District 13).

For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the District 3 website where you can download brackets as they are updated.


Saturday, July 22
9/10s State Baseball (Cottonwood): McCormick Ranch Back to Their Winning Ways

(Friday, July 21) MRLL beat Gilbert National 11-3 to raise their record to 2 and 1.  In addition, they now have all of their pitchers back.  MRLL next plays against Chandler National (District 13) at 5:00 PM tonight.
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Verde Valley LL website where you can click your way to the entire score board (click Handouts).



Saturday, July 22
Little League (11/12s) State Baseball (Kingman): North Scottsdale Runs Record to 2-0

North Scottsdale won their second game tonight by beating Casa Grande 20-4.  NSLL hit 5 more home runs in the game.  However, this game was much closer than the score might indicate.  After 3 innings NSLL led by a score of 4-2.
NSLL next game is Monday versus Ahwatukee American.  
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Kingman Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Saturday, July 22
9/10s State Baseball (Cottonwood): McCormick Ranch Loses 2nd Extra Inning Game

MRLL was beaten by Chandler National (District 13) 8-7 in 9 innings.  MRLL's record is now 2 and 2 with 2 games to go.  MRLL next plays against Nogales (District 8) at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 25th.
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Verde Valley LL website where you can click your way to the entire score board (click Handouts).

 


Saturday, July 22
Juniors State Baseball (Phoenix): Arcadia Loses First Game at State
Arcadia lost 13-3 in 7 innings to Tempe-Guadalupe (District 13).  Their record is now 2-1.  Arcadia's next game is Tuesday, 07/25/06 at 8:00 PM versus Southwest (District 12).

For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the District 3 website where you can download brackets as they are updated.


Sunday, July 23
Saturday Night July 22 State Scoreboard


*    9/10s (Cottonwood):  McCormick Ranch 7 -- Chandler National 8
*        Little League (Kingman):  North Scottsdale 20 -- Casa Grande 4
*    Juniors (Phoenix):  Arcadia 3 -- Tempe Guadalupe 13
*    Seniors (Scottsdale):  Mountain View 9 -- Tempe Guadalupe 8 
Mountain View wins State Championship!!


(click on tournament and link will take you to that web site)



Monday, July 24
10/11s State Baseball (Flagstaff) : Arcadia Improves its Record to 3-0

GAME THREE (07/22/06)  Arcadia remained unbeaten in pool play beating Ahwatukee (District 13) 11-1 in a 4 inning game. Connor Messman went the distance giving up two hits.  Offensively, Arcadia went on a hitting rampage.  14 hits including a 7 run rally with two outs in the first inning.  David Schreiner went 3-3, Timothy Kempton was 2-3 leading the District 6 Champions to their 3-0 record.  Arcadia plays Tuesday, July 25th, against Douglas, another undefeated team.

For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Coconino Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Monday, July 24
Little League (11/12s) State Baseball (Kingman): North Scottsdale Win Streak Ends at 10
NSLL Rocket Man
North Scottsdale's Rocket Man Logo

In a show down of unbeaten teams, North Scottsdale came up a little short as Ahwatukee American won 3-0.  As the old baseball adage goes, "Good pitching stops good hitting."  That was the story tonight as NSLL's bats did not boom as they had previously. 

After winning all 8 of their games at the District 6 Tournament and their first 2 at the State Tournament, NSLL tasted defeat for the first time during this tournament season.  NSLL will try and right their rocket ship on Tuesday night against Pinetop/Lakeside who also lost tonight for the first time at this tournament.
  
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Kingman Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Tuesday, July 25
July 25th STATE SCOREBOARD







Division/Site

Runs

Teams

Runs

9/10s (Cottonwood):

4

McCormick Ranch Vs Nogales (D8)

3

10/11s (Flagstaff):

6

Arcadia Vs Douglas (D8)

5

Little League (Kingman):

18

North Scottsdale Vs. Pinetop/Lakeside (D1)

0

Juniors (Phoenix):

0

Arcadia Vs Southwest (D12)

3


(click on tournament division/site to open its website)



Tuesday, July 25
Little League (11/12s) State Baseball (Kingman): North Scottsdale Rebounds with Victory over Pinetop/Lakeside. Now it is "Win or Go Home."

North Scottsdale rebounded from their first loss with a lopsided 18-0 victory over Pinetop/Lakeside.  With Shaw Butte's victory last night over Canyon Del Oro, NSLL now controls its own destiny.  If they win their last 2 games--tonight versus Shaw Butte and tomorrow night versus Canyon Del Oro--NSLL will advance to the playoff round.  A NSLL loss in either game and they will be eliminated.
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Kingman Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Tuesday, July 25
10/11s State Baseball (Flagstaff) : Arcadia Still Unbeaten and Assured of Being in the Playoff Round

GAME FOUR (07/25/06)  Arcadia improved to 4-0 in pool play by beating Douglas 6-5.  The win assures Arcadia of a spot in the final four.  Arcadia plays tonight (7/26/06) for their final pool play game and seeding of first or second.  The semi-finals are on Thursday night in Flagstaff.


The game was one of the most exciting games of the season.  Douglas went up 1-0 in the first inning. Arcadia went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the second.  Douglas went ahead 4-2 in the 4th with back to back home runs.  Arcadia tied it in the bottom of the 4th with a two run home run by Griffin Jax.  Arcadia took the lead back with a run in the bottom of the 5th, but Douglas tied the game at 5 in the top half of the 6th.  Arcadia finally prevailed as a result of  a drag bunt by Michael Rausch and a sacrifice by David Schriener.  Michael Westra pitched 5 2/3 innings and did a marvelous job.

For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Coconino Little League website where you can see all the scores.



Wednesday, July 26
Little League (11/12s) State Baseball (Kingman): North Scottsdale One Win Away From Playoffs
NSLL Rocket Man

North Scottsdale in a must-win situation beat Shaw Butte 6-1.  Behind strong pitching and timely hitting, the Rocketmen find themselves one win away from the playoffs.  The winner of their game versus Canyon Del Oro tomorrow night will be the #2 seed in Pool A and will advance to play the #1 seed of Pool B in one of the semifinal games on Friday 07/28/06.
Attached below is a link to our Majors Baseball All Star page where you can now download an Excel file with all the scores and the standings to date from the State Tournament.
For more information on this tournament, click on the headline and it will take you to the Kingman Little League website where you can see all the scores.


Handout: Little League (11-12) AZ 6 Baseball All Stars

Wednesday, July 26
10/11s State Baseball (Flagstaff) : Arcadia Moves on to Semi-Finals

Arcadia lost 3-2 to Arrowhead in their final pool game.  As had been previously reported, Arcadia was already assured of a playoff spot prior to this game as was Arrowhead.  Typically, this does not result in the kind of intensity one would expect and the outcome is not really indicative of what might happen.

The following is taken directly from the host website:

Pool A First Place - Gilbert National East, 6-0
Pool B First Place - Arrowhead, 4-1
Pool A Second Place - Coronado, 4-2
Pool B Second Place - Arcadia, 4-1

Arrowhead beat Arcadia in pool play, making them the #1 seed in the pool. Coronado was in a 3 way tie with Paradise Valley North and Randolph, with the tiebreaker of runs allowed per defensive inning.

Gilbert National East will play Arcadia tomorrow at Mark Grace Field, 4:00PM. Arrowhead will face Coronado tomorrow at 7:00PM also at Mark Grace Field.



Friday, July 28
End of Fabulous Runs for D6 Teams at State Tournaments

The bitter truth in sports is that only ONE team gets to ultimately leave happy--the Champs.  Last night all of the teams played their last games. Although it is difficult to accept at this moment of disappointment, each of the District 6 teams accomplishments were substantial.

North Scottsdale (11/12s) lost their last pool game which resulted in them finishing with 4 wins and only 2 losses, but out of the playoff picture.  The Rocketmen did not have it on this night and lost to Canyon del Oro who will be the second seed in their pool.

Arcadia (10/11s) lost in the semi-finals to
Gilbert National.  Connor Messman pitched four innings with Giffin Jax and Michael Rausch finishing.  Weston Rossman played great at SS and getting two hits.  Griffin Jax and Michael Westra also had 2 hits each leading the Arcadia hitters.

McCormick Ranch (9/10s) finished with 3 wins and 3 losses after losing to Sidewinder Little League (D2) 5 to 3.



Tuesday, August 1
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR): Mountain View Wins First Game. Recap Below with Links to Official Website & Internet Radio Broadcasts of the Game.
This Mountain View Little League team won their league's first District Championship on Monday, July 10th.  They followed it up with their leagues first State Championship on Saturday, July 22nd.  NOW, based upon the official website, Mountain View won their first game yesterday versus Alaska 14-1 at the Regional Level.  Their next game is Thursday versus Idaho.

The following is a recap from Full Access Sports who are broadcasting the games over internet radio at www.fullaccesssports.com

Arizona 14, Alaska 1 (5 innings)
The Mountain View Little League Seniors from Scottsdale made quick work of the Sitka All-Stars in their afternoon contest. Arizona put four runs on board in the first inning, and tallied ten more in the third, fourth and fifth to win handily.
The Mountain View All Stars pounded out 11 hits. Riley Welch was 3-4, and Ryan Wrobel was 2-4 with 4 RBIs. Four Arizona pitchers combined to limit Alaska to just one hit and an unearned run.
Arizona has Tuesday and Wednesday off before playihng Idaho at 1 pm Thursday. Alaska returns to action Wednesday against Idaho.

(click here if you would like to be re-directed to the official Western Region Seniors tournament site).



Thursday, August 3
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR): Mountain View Beats Idaho to Run Their Record to 2-0
Mountain View Little League won their second game at the Senior Baseball Western Region tournament by beating Idaho 12-3.  Their next game may be the toughest as they face unbeaten Hawaii on Saturday at 4:00 PM.

Please remember that you can catch all the action as it is being broadcasted over internet radio at
www.fullaccesssports.com The following is their recap.


Arizona 12, Idaho 3
Arizona's Mountain View All Stars pounded out twelve runs on twelve hits, while using four pitchers to stymie Idaho's batters in the easy win.
The Emmett Seniors managed just four hits off Arizona pitching, while Mountain View Little League's Lars Ligouri went five for five with a double and three RBIs.


(click here if you would like to be re-directed to the official Western Region Seniors tournament site).



Saturday, August 5
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR): Mountain View's Record Drops to 2-1 After Loss to Hawaii. MVLL Must Win Next Game to Advance to Playoffs.
Mountain View Little League lost their first game at the Senior Baseball Western Region tournament.  Hawaii came from behind to beat MVLL 16-7.   MVLL's next game is against Milpitas National Little League of Northern California on Sunday, August 6th at 4:00 PM.  Both teams have 2-1 records so the winner of their game will advance to the semi-final round.
Please remember that you can catch all the action as it is being broadcasted over internet radio at www.fullaccesssports.com The following is their recap.


Hawaii 16 , Arizona 7
Hawaii's defending champion team from Pearl City Little League found themselves in an unfamiliar position after the first inning of their game against Arizona: they trailed 4-0.
But Hawaii clawed back over the remaining frames, using a seven run third inning to take an 8-5 lead, and adding eight more runs in the fifth and sixth innings to record a resounding win in the showdown between the two unbeaten teams in pool B.
Ryno Acosta came on in relief for Hawaii to limit Arizona's Mountain View Seniors to just one run and three hits in four innings. Offensively, Pearl City's Rorry Nakayama was 4 for 5, with a double and five RBIs.
Arizona (2-1) was lead by TJ Lewis, who was 3-4 with an RBI, and Riley Welch, who was also 3-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
Hawaii (3-0) has locked up a return to the tournament semi-finals, and faces Alaska in its final pool game at 10 am Sunday. Arizona must beat Northern California (2-1) in their 4 pm Sunday game to clinch a semi-final appearance.

(click here if you would like to be re-directed to the official Western Region Seniors tournament site).



Sunday, August 6
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR): Mountain View Rises to Challenge in Must Win Game to Reach Semi-Final
Mountain View Little League bounced back from their first loss of the tournament with a must have win.  With an 8-3 win over Milpitas National Little League of Northern California, MVLL raised their record to 3 wins and 1 loss.  This record is good enough for the second seed in Pool B and puts them through to the playoff round.  They will now face East Anaheim Little League of Southern California (5-0 record in pool play) on Monday, August 7th at 4:00 PM.

Please remember that you can catch all the action live as it is being broadcasted on internet radio at
www.fullaccesssports.com The following is their recap:


Arizona 8, No. California 3
Riley Welch allowed just three hits and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings of relief, and Lars Ligouri's two run homer capped a five run outburst in the fifth inning to lead Arizona to a decisive 8-3 win over Northern California (2-2) in a game to determine who would advance to the semi- finals as the #2 pool B seed.
The Mountain View Seniors from Scottsdale, Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, but the Milipitas All Stars countered with three runs of their own in the fourth.



(click here if you would like to be re-directed to the official Western Region Seniors tournament site).



Monday, August 7
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR): Mountain View's Walkoff Home Run in the Bottom 11th Advances Them to Regional Finals
Mountain View Little League beat undefeated East Anaheim Little League of Southern California 6-5 in 11 innings. Tommy Rowland's dramatic walk-off home run was the game winning hit.  With the win, MVLL will play for the Western Region Championship on Tuesday, August 8th at 5:00 PM.  Their opponent will be undefeated Hawaii, who beat Montana 11-1 in the other semi-final game.

Please remember that you can catch all the action live as it is being broadcasted on internet radio at
www.fullaccesssports.comHere is their recap:


Arizona 6, So. California 5 (11 innings)
Arizona's Tommy Rowland hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 11th to advance the Mountain View Little League Seniors to the Regional Championship game on Tuesday.
Rowland's heroics were equalled on the mound by Arizona pitcher Brad Douthit, who came on in relief in the fifth inning and allowed just five hits and no runs the rest of the way.
Southern California's East Anaheim Seniors rallied from a 5-0 deficit after two innings to tie the game in the fourth. Third baseman Alan Rodarte paced his team at the plate, going 3 for 5. Strong defensive play by Southern Cal, including two double plays, squelched Arizona scoring opportunities in the sixth, ninth and tenth innings.
Arizona returned the favor defensively in the top of the eleventh inning, when Douthit started a 1-6-3 double play that snuffed an East Anaheim rally that began with runners at first and second with one out. It was followed by Rowland's game winning shot over the right center field fence with one out in the bottom half of the inning.
Southern California ends the tournament with a 5-1 record. Arizona (4-1) now has rematch in the title game with Hawaii, who defeated them 16-7 in pool play on Saturday.

(click here if you would like to be re-directed to the official Western Region Seniors tournament site).



MVLL Western Region Runner up
MVLL Western Region Runner-Up
Tuesday, August 8
SENIORS REGIONAL (Salem, OR; August 8, 2006): Mountain View's Fantastic Tournament Run Ends
As is often the case at this level of play, games are decided by the slightest of margins.  Mountain View Little League lost 2-0 to Pearl City Little League of Hawaii in the championship game.  Tommy Rowland and Riley Welch gave up just 4 hits but a single run in the bottom of the third was enough for the Islanders to win.  MVLL managed just 3 hits tonight.

Although there must be considerable disappointment at this point, with time and perspective the level of achievement that this team attained will be remembered.  This is the farthest a District #6 Senior Baseball team has ever gone.  Congratulations to the entire team, the coaching staff, the parents, and the league for a wonderful run.

The following is the recap from Full Access Sports:

Hawaii edges Arizona:  Pearl City returns to Senior World Series with 2-0 win
Only seven hits were recorded by Hawaii and Arizona in the 2006 Little League Senior Baseball Western Regional Championship Game, but Hawaii made the most of their opportunities to return to the Senior World Series later this week in Bangor, Maine.
The Pearl City Seniors scored runs in the third and fifth inning, while starting pitcher Bryson Nakamura scattered three Arizona hits to propel the team to a 2-0 victory over Mountain View Little League of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Arizona actually had the first opportunity to score, loading the bases in the top of the third with a one out single by Jason Boninger, a bunt by Dan Sotelo and another base hit by Cam Boysen. With two outs, Nakamura got the next batter to ground out to shortstop Ryno Acosta to end the threat.
Hawaii responded in their half of the third. Kurt Poentis hit a lead off single to left field, followed by a bunt single by Rorry Nakayama. A passed ball allowed both runners to move up, and a sacrifice fly by Acosta brought Nakayama home for a 1-0 lead.
The only other run of the game came in the fifth inning. Nakayama doubled with one out and then stole third. He came home to score for the second time in the game on a sacrifice fly to right field by Acosta.
Nakamura did his job on the mound for Hawaii the rest of the way, limiting Arizona to the minimum three batters in the last four innings.
Hawaii's defensive effort overshadowed a fine performance by Arizona's defense. Pitchers Tommy Rowland and Riley Welch combined to allow just four hits.
The Senior Baseball World Series begins August 13 in Bangor, Maine. Hawaii placed second in the U.S. portion of the tournament last year.


Friday, July 7
2006 State Senior Baseball Information Now Available
Arizona District 6 is happy to be hosting the State Senior (14/15/16s) Baseball Tournament.  Games will begin on Sunday July 16th.  By clicking on the 2006 State Senior Baseball link at the left you will be able to access all the news related to that tournament.  By clicking on the All Star Tournaments link at the left and choosing State Senior Baseball, you will be able to download the tournament bracket and all the information you will need to attend/participate in the tournament.  Please note that the tournament bracket may change up until the tournament begins due to teams being added or removed from participation.  Please check back frequently for bracket updates.

Friday, July 7
STATE SENIOR BASEBALL: 10-Team Bracket Now Available

A revised bracket for the Senior STATE Tournament (10-teams) is now available by clicking on the All Star Tournament link to the left and choosing the State Senior Baseball link from the list.



Wednesday, July 19
State Senior Baseball: Many Teams Still in Hunt with 1 Night Left in Pool Play
Here are the standings after the fourth night.  It is going down to the last night (Thursday night) of pool play to determine the seeding. If you want to see some of the best baseball being played in the State by these 14-16 year olds, come on out to Indian School Park in Scottsdale (4289 N. Hayden Road; on Hayden just north of Indian School Road). 

An updated bracket may be downloaded in the All Star Tournament section.

ARIZONA STATE
SENIOR BASEBALL POOL PLAY (10-Teams)
JULY, 2006
POOL A POOL B
TEAM

WIN

LOSS

Runs Allowed Ratio

TEAM

WIN

LOSS

Runs Allowed Ratio

D6 Mountain View

3

1

0.679

D2 Holiday Park

3

0

0.429

D13 Tempe-Guadalupe

2

1

0.778

D7  Mesa North Central

2

1

0.524

D5 Tanque Verde

2

1

1.444

D14 Gilbert National East 

2

1

0.545

D8 Bisbee

1

2

1.421

D1 Flagstaff Continental

1

3

0.630

D12 Sunnyside

0

3

1.100

D4 Casa Grande

0

3

1.500





Thursday, July 20
STATE Senior Baseball: Seeds Set for Tomorrow Night's Semi-Final

  • District #2 Holiday Park clinched first place in Pool B last night, but finished the tournament with a win tonight to have the only perfect record.

  • District #6 Mountain View needed the help of District #12 Sunnyside to finish first in Pool A. Sunnyside beat District #5 Tanque Verde in the "Battle of Tucson." 

  • Similarly, in the "Battle of Mesa," Gilbert National East of District #14 advanced as the second seed in Pool B after beating District #7 Mesa North Central.

  • Tempe Guadalupe of District #13 took care of business tonight and finished second in Pool A.

The Semi-Finals are set for Friday night (please see below) at Scottsdale Stadium (Osborn & Civic Center).  The complete bracket can be downloaded from the "All Star Tournaments" link.  Hope to see you out there.



ARIZONA STATE
SENIOR BASEBALL POOL PLAY (10-Teams)
JULY, 2006
POOL A POOL B

TEAM

WIN

LOSS

Runs Allowed Ratio

 

TEAM

WIN

LOSS

Runs Allowed Ratio

D6 Mountain View1

3

1

0.679

 

D2 Holiday Park

4

0

0.407

D13 Tempe-Guadalupe1

3

1

0.560

 

D14 Gilbert National East 

3

1

0.621

D5 Tanque Verde

2

2

1.360

 

D7  Mesa North Central

2

2

0.679

D12 Sunnyside

1

3

1.074

 

D1 Flagstaff Continental

1

3

0.630

D8 Bisbee

1

3

1.192

 

D4 Casa Grande

0

4

1.679


SEMI-FINAL #1
SINGLE ELIMINATION-SEED 1 POOL A Vs SEED 2 POOL B
SEMI-FINAL #2
SINGLE ELIMINATION-SEED 1 POOL B Vs SEED 2 POOL A
07/21/06 Stadium 5:00   D6-D14     07/21/06 Stadium 7:30   D2-D13  

1 Tie broken by head to head performance.



Friday, July 21
STATE Senior Baseball (Scottsdale): Championship Game Set with Mountain View and Tempe-Guadalupe to Play

Mountain View Little League, representing District #6, scored early and often as they beat Gilbert National East of District 14.  The final score: 17-0.

Tempe-Guadalupe Little League, representing District #13, used a similar game plan as they beat Holiday Park of District 2.  The final score: 10-0.


Mountain View and Tempe-Guadalupe played earlier in pool play with just 1-run separating these 2 fine teams.  The CHAMPIONSHIP game will be Saturday night (07/22/06) at Indian School Park in Scottsdale (4289 N. Hayden Road; on Hayden just north of Indian School Road) at 7:00 PM. 

A complete bracket may be downloaded by clicking on the headline above or the All Star Tournaments link at the left and selecting State Seniors Baseball.



Saturday, July 22
STATE Senior Baseball (Scottsdale): Mountain View (District 6) Wins Their First State Championship!

Mountain View (MVLL) and Tempe-Guadalupe (TGLL) played a thrilling game with MVLL finally winning 9-8.  MVLL led early 3-0, but TGLL fought back to take the lead 5-3.  MVLL tied it at 5, but with 2 runs in the top of the 6th and 1 run in the top of the 7th, TGLL led 8-5.  MVLL scored 4 runs in their final at bat in the bottom of the 7th to win the Arizona State Senior Baseball Championship.   

Congratulations to MVLL for winning their first State Championship.
  MVLL will now travel to Salem, Oregon for the Western Region Tournament that starts on 07/31/06.  MVLL's first opponent will be Alaska (click this if you would like to be taken to that website). 

A complete State bracket may be downloaded by clicking on the headline above or the All Star Tournaments link at the left and selecting State Seniors Baseball.