Arizona District #6 Little League: 2011 and 2012 News

Saturday, June 25
9/10s Baseball District: Mountain View Wins 9/10s Baseball Championship
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Mountain View Little League, 2011 Arizona District #6 9/10 Baseball Champions

Using a 6-run 3rd inning, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) went on to a 9-0 win over McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL).  It was MVLL's first District 9/10 Baseball Championship.

Congratulations to the team and the entire league.  MVLL will next play at the state tournament being held at Reach 11 starting on July 18th.  More information will be provided when it is made available.


Handout: 9-10s 2012 Baseball DISTRICT 6 Tournament

Sunday, June 26
10/11s Baseball District: Arcadia Sweeps Double Header to Win District Championship
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Arcadia Little League, 2011 Arizona District 6 10/11 Baseball Champions

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) had lost all 4 games it had played versus McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) in District 10/11s All Star Baseball play since 2009; including a 13-3 loss earlier in this tournament. Tonight's first game started off following history as MRLL took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the 4th inning.  But in that bottom of the 4th, ARLL scored 7-runs and went on to win 11-5 forcing a second game. 

In game 2, MRLL jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 1-inning, but ARLL answered back with 7-runs in the top of the second inning.  MRLL did not go away as they are just too good a team to do so. MRLL fought back and before you knew it was a 7-6 game with ARLL hanging on to the slim lead. ARLL then came back with 2 runs and when MRLL came to bat in the bottom of the 6th the score was ARLL 9 MRLL 6.  MRLL narrowed ARLL's lead to 9-7 and had the bases loaded with 1-out.  The MRLL batter lined a ball to right center where the center fielder made a great catch and then dropped the ball in the transfer from mitt to throwing hand.  The runner on 3rd base thinking the ball had not been caught raced home but soon realized that it was ruled a catch.  He reversed his direction toward 3rd base but the alert ARLL fielders threw to 3rd base just beating him there for a double-play, the 3rd final out of the inning, and the last of the Championship Game.  Final Score, ARLL9 - MRLL 7.

Congratulations to both teams for a very hard fought tournament!!


Handout: 2012 10-11s Baseball - District

Thursday, July 7
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Takes Title While Retaining its Perfect Record
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McCormick Ranch, 2011 Arizona District #6 Little League Baseball Champions

 

McCormick Ranch (MRLL) beat Mountain View (MVLL) 8-0 tonight and by doing so also won the 2011 Arizona District #6 Little League Baseball Championship. MRLL won all 7 of its games while MVLL's only 2 losses came at the hands of MRLL during this Championship Final Series.

 MRLL won its sixth Arizona District #6 Little League Baseball Championship in the past 15-years.  Their next stop is the State Championship Northern Bracket that will be held in Flagstaff beginning on July 18th.

Congratulations to MRLL and all its supporters.  Best of luck at state and ...?

 



Saturday, July 9
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: North Scottsdale Repeats as District Champs
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North Scottsdale, 2011 Arizona District #6 Junior League Baseball Champions

North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL ) beat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 10-0 in the Championship Game.  NSLL was relentless tonight as they scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 2 runs in the 2nd, 1 run in the 3rd, 1 run in the 4th, and 5 in the 5th.  With the win, NSLL defended their 2010 title.

NSLL will now move on to the Arizona State North Pool Play being hosted by our district at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  Play begins on Monday, July 18th.  Information can be found by clicking on the link at the left "2011 State Junior Baseball." 


Handout: 2013 Junior Arizona District 6 BASEBALL

Saturday, July 9
Arizona State Big League Baseball: District 6 Captures Title in Double Header Sweep
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2011 Arizona State Big League Baseball Champions: District 6

Arizona's Districts 6 and 14 squared off in double header tonight to determine the Big League Baseball State Champion.  With an experienced and older team, District 6 prevailed with 12-0 and 10-0 over a younger but gritty team from District 14. 

Our Arizona State Champion will now advance to play at the Western Region Big League Baseball Tournament at Bremerton, WA, July 16-22, 2011. Click here for information on that tournament.



Friday, July 22
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Bulls are Moving On to State Championship Round
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The McCormick Ranch Bulls beat Arrowhead 7-2 to advance to the Championship round in Tucson.  The Bulls are now 4-1 and have won 3 elimination games in a row.

by Mark Swartz

The Bulls are the #2 seed from the North Sectional heading to Tucson to play the South Sectional #2 seed. There are now 4 teams of 14 left competing for the State Championship. Arrowhead LL had a 2-1 lead as the Bulls came to the plate in the top of the 6th. After Zach Nimtz reached on an error, Dylan Sproul doubled to tie the score. Frank Racioppo hit a three run homer after the Bulls played some small ball to score 6 and take the game from Arrowhead. Blake Paugh went the distance for the Bulls and pitched very well.

Next game is Tuesday Night @ 8PM at Canyon Del Oro Little League.

handout below is championship round in Tucson



Monday, July 25
2011 Junior Baseball Championship: D12 Sunnyside Wins Title with 6-0 Victory
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D12 Sunnyside played a nearly perfect game and beat D9 Yuma West 6-0 to become the 2011 Arizona State Junior Baseball Champions.  The game was held in the Cactus League stadium home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick).  The crowd for each team was quite loud and encouraging while the teams and coaching staffs showed great sportsmanship.



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2011 Arizona State Junior League Baseball Champions: District 12 Sunnyside LL
Handout: 2011 Junior North and Championship

Tuesday, July 26
Senior State Baseball: Championship Game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick; CHANGES
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The Arizona State Senior Baseball Championship game will be held today at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  This is the Cactus League home for the Diamondbacks and Rockies and the handout below is a map of the fields.  The game will be held on the Diamondbacks side (north side of complex) with the closest parking in the Desert Parking lotThere will be only one game tonight and it will start at 7:30 PM.  Should an "if game" be necessary, the time, date and location of the "if game" will be determined by District 10 prior to tonight's game.
Handout: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Tuesday, July 26
Senior State Baseball: Mountain View Forces the "If Game" with 9-6 Victory
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MVLL Seniors emerged from the losers' bracket to play the undefeated Continental Ranch Little League (CRLL) Seniors from District 5 (Tucson). Despite giving up a grand slam over the left center field fence, Mountain View (MVLL) went on to win 9-6.  With each team with one loss, the "if game" became necessary.  It will be played tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6:00 PM at Indian School Park field #4.  MVLL won its 4th in a row in the elimination bracket as their record now stands at 5-1.  CRLL's record fell to 3-1.  It is "win or go home" time for both teams.

by Rene Salazar:

MVLL Senior All Stars won tonight 9 – 6, forcing a game two tomorrow night at 6:00 PM.  MVLL started quick scoring 4 runs, but Tucson Continental scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning to take a 1 run lead.  MVLL came back scoring 5 runs to secure a victory.  Matt Dishner came up big for MVLL, with several RBI’s to give MVLL the lead.   Chris Siegfried led the way with a strong pitching performance.  Andrew Dufek did a great job in middle relief, while Michael Salazar and Chase Haserot closed out the game.  

please see handout below of Indian School Park map


Handout: Indian School Park Map

Wednesday, July 27
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Bulls Exciting Run Comes to an End
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by Ben Zismann

The nightcap was one of the best contested games I've seen all tournament.  Gilbert National and McCormick Ranch were evenly matched and tied going into the 6th.  Both teams had some amazing pitchers and hits were at a premium.  Gilbert National capitalized on some great contact hitting, winning the game 5-4 in the bottom of the 6th.

Congratulations to McCormick Ranch Little League for the exciting baseball that they displayed as they won district  and made it to the semi-finals of state. 





Wednesday, July 27
State Senior Baseball: Mountain View Takes Long Route to Win Title
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MVLL Seniors beat Continental Ranch Little League (CRLL) Seniors from District 5 (Tucson) for the second consecutive night. Mountain View (MVLL) won the game 5-2 and as a result won the 2011 Arizona State Senior Baseball Championship.  MVLL won its initial game of the tournament but lost its second game thus putting them in the must-win elimination bracket.  Must-win they did as they won 5 consecutive games finishing with a record of 6-1.  

by Rene Salazar

MVLL came out strong and beat Tucson Continental Ranch tonight 5 – 2. MVLL was led by Ben Disbrow, Chase Haserot, and Matt Dishner with timely base hits that moved runners around to score. Michael Salazar pitched 6 solid innings allowing only 1 earned run and keeping Tucson off balance all night. Andrew Dufek came in to close out the game in the 7th to secure the win. MVLL came through the losers’ bracket and had to beat Tucson Continental Ranch twice to secure the championship.  MVLL beat Winslow twice, Tucson Sunnyside and Yuma once each before beating Tucson Continental Ranch twice to earn the Championship.  WOW!!!!!!

MVLL will now move on to the Western Regionals in Ontario, California.  The team will leave on Monday to participate in opening ceremonies.  MVLL (Arizona) will open against Redmond LL from Redmond, Oregon on Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. MVLL will play 4 pool play games against Oregon, Southern California, host team from Chino, CA, and Washington.  The top two teams in each pool will advance to the semi finals on Monday, August 8th.

For more info on the 2011 Senior Baseball Western Region tournament go to:

http://www.littleleague.org/series/2011divisions/slbb/qualify/uswest.htm


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Handout: 2011 Seniors Baseball All Stars - State

Tuesday, June 21
10/11s Baseball District: Arcadia and McCormick Ranch Begin Tournament with Victories

Arcadia and McCormick Ranch took victories in their first games against East Scottsdale and McDowell Mountain, respectively.  However, it became apparent that we will need to move all the remaining 5:15 PM games to 5:00 PM..

Under the leadership of first year president, Mike Pickett, East Scottsdale Little League volunteers were well prepared for opening night.  East's volunteer lineup included Johnna Miller, Joe Ortiz, Bill Fleming, Clay Denmark, MaryAnn McAllen, Bruce Schroeder, Carolyn Lee, Joe Bergs, Simon Ortiz, Mikey Bergs, Sean Powers, Bob Galizia, Brenda Dixon, and Warren Folkerts. Their hardwork paid off "big-time."



Wednesday, June 22
10/11s Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Stays Unbeaten While McDowell Mountain Staves Off Elimination

In the first game of the evening, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 10-0.  MRLL remains unbeaten in its first two games and will play Arcadia (ARLL) tomorrow night in the 5:00 PM game.  The winner of that game goes on to the championship game(s).

In the elimination part of the bracket, McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) defeated the host East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL) 12-7.  MMLL will play MVLL tomorrow night in the late game.



Thursday, June 23
10/11s Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Advances to Championship; Mountain View Remains Alive

In the first game of the evening, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated Arcadia (ARLL) 13-3.  With the win, MRLL awaits an opponent in Sunday night's championship round.

In the elimination part of the bracket, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 10-4.  MVLL will play ARLL tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.



Friday, June 24
10/11s Baseball District: Arcadia Advances to Championship versus McCormick Ranch on Sunday Evening

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) scored 8 runs in the top of the first and went on to beat Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 17-6.  With the win, ARLL (2-1) advances to the championship round on Sunday evening at 5:00 PM.  Waiting for them is undefeated McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL; 3-0).  MRLL has won this championship the last 2-years and beat ARLL in last year's championship game.



Tuesday, July 19
10/11s Baseball State: Arcadia Evens its Record

by Jeff Wasson

Monday, July 18

 

Arcadia lost its opening game against Arrowhead 8-4.  Arcadia led early in the game, but gave up 5 runs in the last 2 innings against a very good Arrowhead team.  Arcadia must now play evey day to advance through the losers bracket.

 

Tuesday, July 19

 

After giving up 5 runs in the top of the first inning, Arcadia stormed back with 8 runs in the bottom of the first to take an 8-5 lead.   Arcadia never look back and won 15-5 in 4 innings against Verde Valley.  Arcadia plays again Wednesday against Kingman South.



Sunday, June 19
9/10s Baseball Tournament Underway; Future Game Times Changed

The first night of games of the 9/10 District 6 Baseball All StarTournament began last night and ended this morning.  With lights about to go off at 10:00 PM the last game of the evening, Arcadia versus McDowell Mountain, was suspended. Arcadia was due to come to bat in the bottom of the 4th inning trailing 15-5 when the game was halted.  It was resumed today, Sunday, Father's Day morning at 8:30 AM.  Final score: McDowell Mountain 16 -  Arcadia 13 in 6 complete innings.

Based upon a number of factors, there has been a change to the starting times of several of the games.  All games that were scheduled to begin at 5:15 PM will now start at 5:00 PM.  In addition, several of the 7:30 PM games have been moved up to start at 7:00 PM.  Please see the attached updated schedule for all the changes.

And less we forget to mention, what a fantastic job Arcadia Little League has done to provide us with a beautiful venue for the games. The fields look like we are playing on that new rubberized turf, the snack bar is loaded with goodies, and they have an army of volunteers to handle issues as they come up (such as deciding at 9:45 PM last night to add a game this morning at 8:30 AM).  The hundreds of fans who attended a little piece of Americana last night appeared to be having a great time.  Many thanks go out to Keith Earnest, Phil Breidenbach, Tom Horn, and the rest of the Arcadia LL volunteers.



Monday, June 20
9/10s Baseball District: Another Outstanding Night at Arcadia Little League

The three games tonight were yet additional examples of why the games get played on the field.  In the first game of the night, Desert Foothills (DFLL) scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to come from behind and beat Arcadia (ARLL) 12-10.  The 2 nightcaps both ended by 10-run rule and identical 14-4 scores as McDowell Mountain (MMLL) defeated McCormick Ranch (MRLL)  and Mountain View (MVLL) defeated Fountain Hills (FHLL).



Tuesday, June 21
9/10s Baseball District: MVLL in Championship While MRLL and FHLL Play On
In the lone game in the winners' bracket, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) beat McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) to move on the Championship Game(s) on Saturday, June 25th at 6:00 PM.  While in the bottom part of the bracket, McCormick Ranch (MRLL) and Fountain Hills (FHLL) staved off elimination with wins over East Scottsdale and Desert Foothills, respectively. MRLL and FHLL will next face each other at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Wednesday, June 22
9/10s Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Lives to Play Another Day
In tonight's single game of this tournament, an elimination game was played between McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL). With a 12-2 win, MRLL now moves on to play McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL).  These same two teams played on Monday night (06/20/11).  In that game, MMLL dropped MRLL into the elimination bracket with a 14-4 victory.  Now both teams are playing for the opportunity to play Mountain View Little League (MVLL) in the championship game(s) on Saturday night.

Thursday, June 23
9/10s Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Advances to Championship Round to Play Mountain View
McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) reversed its fortune versus McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) tonight. MMLL had won their first contest earlier in the tournament, but MRLL won tonight 15-2 and advanced to championship round.  MRLL will play Mountain View Little League (MVLL) on Saturday night at 5:00 PM.  MRLL will be vying for its sixth District #6 9/10 baseball championship and its fourth in a row.  MVLL will be trying to win its first championship in this division. 

Monday, June 27
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: Four Lopsided Victories as Tournament Opens

On the hottest day of 2011, the Arizona District #6 Little League Baseball Tournament  began with 4 very hot performances.  Scores can be found below.

McCormick Ranch (MRLL) 13 ---- Arcadia (ARLL) 0

McDowell Mountain (MMLL) 21 ---- Fountain Hills (FHLL) 0

Mountain View (MVLL) 14 ---- East Scottsdale (ESLL) 3

North Scottsdale (NSLL) 11 ---- Desert Foothills (DFLL) 0



Tuesday, June 28
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: McCormick Ranch & Mountain View Remain Undefeated

McCormick Ranch (MRLL) and Mountain View (MVLL) are the only 2 unbeaten teams left in this tournament. Scores from all 4 games can be seen below.

 

McCormick Ranch (MRLL) 12 ---- McDowell Mountain (MMLL) 4

Arcadia (ARLL) 24 ---- Fountain Hills (FHLL) 3

Mountain View (MVLL) 10 ---- North Scottsdale (NSLL) 5

East Scottsdale (ESLL) 10 ---- Desert Foothills (DFLL) 3



Wednesday, June 29
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: Best 2 Out of 3 Semi-Final's Match Ups Set

With narrow victories, Arcadia Little League (ARLL) and East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL) will move on to the semi-final round.  ARLL beat McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 4-1. ESLL beat North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 3-1 with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 5th.

ARLL and ESLL both finished in second place in their respective pools with identical 2-1 records.  ARLL will face Mountain View Little League (MVLL; 3-0), Pool A's first place team, while ESLL will play McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL; 3-0), Pool B's first place team.



Thursday, June 30
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: Mountain View and McCormick Take First Games in Semi-Finals

In the first game of the semi-final round, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) came back to defeat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 12-5.  ARLL will look to even the series tomorrow night at 7:30 PM.

In the second game of the night, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL) 11-0.  ESLL will look to even this series tomorrow evening at 5:30 PM.



Friday, July 1
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: Mountain View and McCormick Ranch Sweep

In tonight's first game, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL) 20-7.   MRLL wins the series 2-0 and remains undefeated through its first 5 games.

In the night cap of the semi-final round, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) beat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 14-3.  MVLL also wins their series 2-0 and remains undefeated through its first 5 games.

It would appear that we have the 2 best teams in our district matched up in the finals.  As mentioned above, both are undefeated and have outscored their respective opponents by a wide margin.  With the July 4th weekend break, the best 2 out of 3 finals will start on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:30 PM. 



Tuesday, July 5
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: Championship Round Begun but Halted by Haboob
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SRP Field #2 During Dust Storm
The McCormick Ranch (MRLL) versus Mountain View (MVLL) game started on time but was halted in the bottom of the 2nd inning with MRLL at bat and leading 3-1.  The game will be resumed at the exact point it was suspended tomorrow at 7:30 PM.  The second game of the series will be moved to Thursday at 7:30 and the "if" game to Friday at 7:30.  These changes are reflected in the handout below.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: please see the handout for changes in the schedule for the rest of the week.



Wednesday, July 6
Little League (11/12s) Baseball District: McCormick Ranch Takes First Game in Final Round

In a game resumed due to last night's haboob, McCormick Ranch (MRLL) beat Mountain View (MVLL) 9-4.  With the win MRLL takes the first game in this best 2 out of 3 Championship Round.  MVLL is now in a "win or go home" situation with the second game being played tomorrow, Thursday, evening at 7:30 PM.



Monday, July 18
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Wins Pitchers' Dual in First Game

by Mark Swartz

In a rematch of last year's 10/11 baseball first game match up between D1 Continental and D6 McCormick Ranch, the Bulls came out on top this time in a terrific pitchers dual. There was no score after 5 complete innings with only 1 hit given up by each team. Frank Racioppo doubled for the Bulls and Blake Paugh hit the walk off single thru the 6 hole as the Bulls got game 1 in the Arizona State Little League Baseball Championship! Zach Nimtz was lights out for the Bulls with 12 strike outs!



Tuesday, July 19
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Loses for First Time this Tournament Season

Mark Swartz update:

The Bulls ran into a good Ahwatukee team that has terrific pitching depth and took one on the chin with a 4-2 loss. Dylan Sproul pitched well and the Bulls hung tough getting the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th but could not get the job done.

 click on headline for latest bracket



Wednesday, July 20
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Back to Their Winning Ways

Mark Swartz update:

Wednesday evening in Flagstaff the McCormick Ranch Bulls overcame a 5 run first inning deficit and showed resiliency by beating Shadow Mountain LL 12-7 in 6 complete innings. Blake Paugh tied the game with a two run home run in the 4th inning and the Bulls put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th. McCormick Ranch was lead by Zach Swartz (3-4;3 runs scored) and Frank Racioppo (2-4;3 runs scored). The Bulls now face the host league Continental LL of Flagstaff in a rematch of game one which promises to be a barn burner.

click on headline for latest bracket



Thursday, July 21
Little League Baseball State: McCormick Ranch Bulls Still on Rampage

Mark Swartz update:

The McCormick Ranch Bulls beat the host league Continental 14-4 Thursday Night and are one game from the final 4 in the State Championship. Frank Racioppo pitched a gem as the Bulls scored 13 unanswered runs after being down 4-1. Zach Swartz had 6 RBI's on a bases clearing double and a 3 Run Homer!

 Zach Nimtz and Frank Racioppo also hit Home Runs. The Bulls now face Arrowhead on Friday, July 22nd at 5:00 PM for the right to go to Tucson for the finals.

Read more: http://azdailysun.com/sports/baseball/continental-all-stars-bow-out-of-tournament/article_0e598240-588f-5487-a7b6-c6ff32d3be6f.html#ixzz1Sq8qKbQq

click on headline for latest bracket



Thursday, June 30
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Arcadia Wins Opener; Second Game Halted After 7-Innings

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) opened the tournament with a 14-4 win over a combined team from East Scottsdale (ESLL) and South Scottsdale (SSLL) Little Leagues.  ARLL next plays at 7:30 PM on Friday evening against a combined team from McDowell Mountain and Desert Foothills. ESLL/SSLL next plays on Tuesday at 7:30 PM with their opponent still to be determined.

The results of the second game of evening involving Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) and Mountain View Little League (MVLL) are a little bit more complicated as the game was suspended due to darkness and the game tied at 7 after 7 complete innings.  We will resume the game at 4:30 tomorrow, Friday, as the winner is scheduled to play at 5:00 PM versus North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL).



Friday, July 1
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Fountain Hills Wins Suspended Game; North Scottsdale Wins its First; 2nd Game Suspended

Before the night's regularly scheduled games, we resumed the Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) versus Mountain View Little League (MVLL) game.  It was suspended the night before due to darkness and the game tied at 7 after 7 complete innings. After a scoreless 8th inning, FHLL broke through with a run in the top of the 9th and held on to win 8-7.  This meant that FHLL would play in the next scheduled game versus North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL).

NSLL got off to a good start in their effort to defend their 2010 District Junior Baseball Championship by beating FHLL 22-3.  NSLL next plays on Wednesday, July 6th.  FHLL plays next on July 5th at 5:00 PM versus an opponent still to be determined.

The second game of the night was halted due to darkness with Arcadia Little League (ARLL), the home team, leading 7-6 after 5 complete innings versus a combined team from McDowell Mountain/Desert Foothills.  The game will resume on Tuesday, July 5th at a time to be determined.



Monday, July 4
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Friday Night's Suspended Game to Resume on Tuesday July 5th at 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 5
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Arcadia Wins Suspended Game; FHLL Wins Early Scheduled Game; Late Game Covered in Dust
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Junior Field Getting a Thorough Dusting

The evening started off as planned with a hard fought conclusion to the suspended game between Arcadia Little League (ARLL) and McDowell Mountain/Desert Foothills (MMLL/DFLL). MMLL/DFLL tied it up at 7 in the top of the 6th and tacked on 3 more runs in the top of the 7th and led 10-7. ARLL scored 4 in the bottom of the 7th to win the game 11-10.

The loss put MMLL/DFLL into the night's regularly scheduled early game versus Fountain Hills.  FHLL took 7-innings to beat MMLL/DFLL 13-0.

The late game started nearly on time with Mountain View (MVLL) pitted against East Scottsdale/South Scottsdale (ESLL/SSLL).  After barely starting the game, the DUST came.  After about an hour delay, the game was called.  As the game did not complete an inning, it will be started over as if it never happened tonight.  It will be held at 7:30 tomorrow night (Wednesday).

The regularly scheduled 5:00 PM game on Wednesday involving Arcadia and North Scottsdale will go off as planned. 

SCHEDULE CHANGE: please see the handout for changes in the schedule for the rest of the week.



Wednesday, July 6
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: North Scottsdale Remains Undefeated While Mountain View Staves off Elimination

The early game featured North Scottsdale (NSLL) and Arcadia (ARLL).  The winner would have their ticket punched for the Championship Game(s).  NSLL won 16-2 and will play next on Saturday, June 9th at 5:00 PM in the Championship Game(s).

The second game of the night was the one stopped due to last night's haboob -- Mountain View (MVLL) versus East Scottsdale/South Scottsdale (ESLL/SSLL).  In a see-saw battle, MVLL won 16-12.  MVLL plays tomorrow, Thursday, night at 7:30 PM versus Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL).  This is a rematch of a game earlier in the tournament which required 2 nights and 9-innings with FHLL prevailing 8-7.



Thursday, July 7
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Mountain View Beats Fountain Hills

The Mountain View (MVLL) versus Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) rematch did not let us down. Their game earlier in the tournament required 2 nights and 9-innings with FHLL prevailing 8-7.  Tonight, MVLL capitalized on a 9-run top of the 7th and held on to win 13-9.  Like their first game, there was much drama up until the last out was made.  FHLL loaded the bases and with 2-outs, their batter hit a long fly ball to the fence in center field where the outfielder made a fine catch to haul in what seemed to be the game tying grand slam home run ball.

MVLL now moves on in the elimination bracket to play Arcadia Little League tomorrow, Friday, night at 7:00 PM.  



Friday, July 8
Junior Little League (13/14s) Baseball District: Arcadia Advances to Championship Game(s)

Arcadia Little League (ARLL) prevailed 10-9 in this see-saw battle versus Mountain View (MVLL).  With the win ARLL moves on to the championship game(s) versus undefeated North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL).  The game will be played at 5:00 PM at Scottsdale Ranch Park.



Saturday, July 2
Big League Baseball: State Tournament Set

Arizona's Districts 6 and 14 will play a best 2 out of 3 tournament to determine the State Champion.  They will play a double-header on Saturday, July 9th starting at 5:00 PM  at Indian School Park (on Hayden Road between Indian School Road and Camelback) field #3.  An "if" game will played on Sunday at Indian School Park field #4. 

Our Arizona State Champion will advance to play at the Western Region Big League Baseball Tournament at Bremerton, WA, July 16-22, 2011.  Click here for information on that tournament.



Saturday, July 16
Big League Baseball Western Region: Arizona's Game Postponed
Today's game has been postponed due to, as Harry Boysen puts it, "Seattle Sunshine."  For those not familiar with this kind of sunshine, it comes down in buckets. The tentative plan is to play today's game at 9am tomorrow, Sunday, and the regularly scheduled 6:30pm game. 

Sunday, July 17
Big League Baseball Western Region: AZ6 Wins Postponed Game 9-0

Arizona District 6 won its first game at the Big League Baseball Western Regionals in Bremerton, WA this morning. This game was postponed from yesterday morning due to rain. AZ6 beat the team from Washington 9-0. Colton Mills (4-innings), Hunter Lambert (2-innings) and Matt Lewis (1-inning) combined for a 1-hit shutout. AZ6 had 9 hits with Stanton Williams having 2 hits and 3 RBIs, Rustin Sveum having 2 hits and 2 RBIs, and Hunter Thompson having 2 hits. Others chipping in with hits were Nick DeRegis, Joey Mandros (1 RBI), and Marios Mylonas (1 RBI). More details to follow.

AZ6 next plays its regularly scheduled game at 6:30 PM today versus the Host team.



Sunday, July 17
Big League Baseball Western Region: AZ District 6 Offense Too Much for Washington District 2 in 10-2 Rout

by Rene Salazar

Arizona D6 refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Washington D2, recording a 10-2 victory on Sunday at Bremerton, WA.

With eight runs in the first three innings, Arizona D6 left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

An RBI single by Joey Mandros and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Sandry in the first inning and an RBI single by Shane Taylor, an RBI single by Stratton Williams, an RBI single by Keaton Boysen, a sacrifice fly by Nick DeRegis, and a groundout by Mandrosin the second inning fueled Arizona D6's offense early.

Williams was steady at the plate for Arizona D6. Williams went 2-2, drove in one and scored two runs.

Washington D2 had no answer for Boysen, who cruised on the mound. Boysen held Washington D2 hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two -- 3 perfect innings.



Thursday, July 21
Big League Baseball Western Region: District 6's Season Ends in Semi-Final

Arizona District 6's Big League Baseball team lost to Northern California's District 45 in the Western Region semi-final 7-2. Going into the bottom of the sixth inning the score was Northern California 3 and Arizona 1. In the sixth inning Northern California brought in 4 runs. Arizona answered with one run in the top of the seventh inning.

AZ6LL went 2–2.  Great Job AZ6LL making it to the final 4 and representing ARIZONA.

 



Tuesday, July 19
Updates for State Play for 9/10s and Senior Baseball and Regional Big League
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by Rene Salazar:

State tournament play started for 9/10 and Senior All Stars last night. 

9/10’s lost a tough game to Lake Havasu 4 – 3 last night.  MVLL has several opportunities to pull out the win, but was unable to push a few runs across the plate.  MVLL will play game 2 of pool play on Thursday at 5:30 against Dist 13.

MVLL Seniors opened play with a solid pitching performance from Chris Siegfried.  MVLL scattered 15 hits to beat a tough Winslow team 14–2.  MVLL opened up slow scoring only 1 run after 2 innings and then opened up with a 5 run 3rd inning and then push over 8 more runs to run rule Winslow in 5 innings.  MVLL hit the ball hard all over the field and used their speed to aggressively run the bases.  MVLL will play Tucson Sunnyside on Thurs at 5:00 PM.  Sunnyside beat White Tanks Little League in the earlier game 13 – 4. (senior bracket handout below)

MVLL/District 6 Big League suffered a tough loss to a tough Southern California team yesterday 12–4.  MVLL finished pool play 2–1 and is the 2nd seed and will play on Thursday at 6:30.  MVLL will potentially play rival Hawaii. Hawaii is one of the finalists from Pool B.  The other finalist for Pool B will be determined at the 6:30 pm game today.



Thursday, July 21
Updates for State Play for 9/10s and Senior Baseball
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by Rene Salazar:

9/10’s All Stars lost to a tough Chandler Little League team, losing 15–4 tonight.  MVLL was unable to get the bats going and are now 0–2 in pool play.  MVLL will play tomorrow at 5:30 PM and will need to win out and get some help to secure a potential #2 seed and advance.

MVLL Seniors lost to Tucson Sunnyside 10–0 today.  MVLL was hanging with Sunnyside, losing 1–0, but had a tough 4th inning, giving up 7 unanswered runs.  MVLL moves into the loser’s bracket of this double elimination bracket and will play Yuma tomorrow (Friday, July 22) at 5:30 PM.  MVLL will have to win out to get to the championship game.



Friday, July 22
Updates for State Play for 9/10s and Senior Baseball
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by Rene Salazar:

9/10’s  Mountain View (MVLL) was unable to pull out a win against a very strong Arrowhead Little League team last night losing 9-4.  MVLL stayed in the game, but was unable to pull out a win.  Jonathan Hoebing gave MVLL a strong pitching.  MVLL will play their final game against West Flagstaff on Monday at 7:45 PM. 

MVLL Seniors won last night on a 4th quarter field goal rally to beat a tough Yuma team 20–18.  WHEW!!!!  MVLL scored 4 runs in the 1st inning and then gave up 11 runs in the bottom of the inning.  The 1 hr & 10 minute 1st inning was not fun.  MVLL came back and scored 10 runs to take the lead 14–11 and the game went back and forth.   Andrew Dufek closed out the game for MVLL.  Michael Milolajczyk went 6 for 6, Matt Dishner went 5 -5, Michael Salazar and Chase Haserot both went 4 – 6 to lead MVLL offensively.   MVLL had 20 hits in total.  Unfortunately, a lot of miscues, and bad hops kept Yuma in the game.  MVLL has to minimize the 1 inning hiccups to continue play this weekend.  MVLL will play Winslow again in a rematch at 4 PM today.  A win, MVLL plays at 8 PM tonight against D12-Sunnyside, the loser of last night’s two unbeatens.  A loss, MVLL is eliminated.  Tournament play will conclude tomorrow, with the winner moving on to Ontario, California to represent "ARIZONA" in the 12 state WESTERN REGIONALS.



Saturday, July 23
State Senior Baseball: Mountain View Starts Fast but Cannot Elude Water
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MVLL Seniors: MVLL‘s game against Winslow Little League was suspended due to rain today in the top of the 2nd inning.  MVLL is leading 6–0.  Hard rain came down flooding the field and forcing teams back to their hotel rooms.  The game will resume tomorrow at noon.  If MVLL wins, they will go on to play Sunnyside Little League (Tucson) at 4:00 PM. The Championship game has been moved to Monday with Tucson Continental Little League awaiting the winner of tomorrow’s games.



Sunday, July 24
State Senior Baseball: Mountain View Beats Winslow & Sunnyside to Advance to Championship
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MVLL Seniors: beat Winslow Little League 12–7.  MVLL (Mountain View) was able to secure pitching into the afternoon game, with plans to play two games tomorrow.  MVLL struggled with pitching early due to some sore arms, but was able to close out the win.  Zach Janikis closed out the game, with Nick Carerra setting up the victory for MVLL. With the win, MVLL moved on to play Tucson Sunnyside Little League at 4:00 PM today.  MVLL won 10-9 sending them to the Championship game on Monday against D5's Tucson Continental Little League.



Monday, July 25
State Senior Baseball: Rain Again Washes Game(s) Away; Championship to Move to D6
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MVLL Seniors: Mountain View Little League (MVLL) was scheduled to play D5's Tucson Continental Little League (CLL).  A win by CLL and they are the champs.  MVLL will need to sweep a double header to capture its 4th consecutive state title.  But before the game could be started, the rains again hit Camp Verde and washed it all away.  As a result the game(s) will be played somewhere in District 6 at 5:30 PM.  The site will be finalized tomorrow morning.  Stay tuned!!



Saturday, June 30
9/10 Baseball: AZ State Tournament Bracket Now Available
To get state tournament info click on the headline or on this link or go to the All Star Tournaments (Brackets) link on the left.

Saturday, June 23
9/10 baseball: Mountain View Comes from Behind to Repeat
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Mountain View Little League (MVLL) won their first 9/10 District 6 Baseball Championship last year and liked it so much that they did it again.  However, Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) did not go quietly as MVLL came from behind to win 18-14. 

It is on to Show Low for MVLL to the Arizona State championship which begins on July 19th.  It is a double elimination tournament.



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MVLL District VI 9/10 Baseball Champions

Thursday, June 21
9/10 baseball: Desert Foothills Completes it Climb into Championship Game(s)
Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) won its third game in a row with a 12-2 score over McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL).  DFLL will now face unbeaten Mountain View Little League in the Championship round on Saturday evening.

Wednesday, June 20
9/10 Baseball: Desert Foothills Stays Alive in Elimination Bracket
Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) defeated Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 9-2.  DFLL plays McDowell Mountain Little League tomorrow at 7:30 PM.  The winner of that game will advance to the championship game(s) versus Mountain View Little League.

Tuesday, June 19
9/10 Baseball: Final Four Set

In the battle of unbeatens, Mountain View prevailed with a 7-1 victory against McDowell Mountain.  This victory puts Mountain View through to the championsip round on Saturday evening. 

In the elimination bracket, Arcadia and Desert Foothills beat East Scottsdale and McCormick Ranch, respectively.  As a result, Arcadia and Desert Foothills will face each other tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.



Monday, June 18
9/10 Baseball: Tournament Play Continues With 3 Lopsided Scores
After a first night where all three games were relatively close, tonight all three were ended by the 10-run rule.  An update bracket can be downloaded by clicking on the headline above.

Sunday, June 17
9/10 Baseball: Fountain Hills Little League Hosts Exciting Opening Night
Three exciting games opened the tournament last night.  FHLL rolled out the red carpet and with large audiences for each league in attendance a fun time was had by all.

Friday, July 6
10/11 Baseball: State Tournament Bracket Just Updated
The Arizona State 10/11 Baseball Tournament bracket has been updated is now available.  You can retrieve it by clicking the headline above or clicking here or clicking on the All Star Tournaments (Brackets link on the list on the left.

Monday, June 25
10/11 Baseball: McDowell Mountain Wins First District VI 10/11 Tournament

McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) beat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 9-7 to win the District VI 10/11 Baseball Championship.  MMLL swept through the Winners' bracket winning all 3 games they played.  While that was happening ARLL played 6 games winning 4.  ARLL only 2 losses were to MMLL as they beat all 4 of the remaining teams.

It was the first time that MMLL won this tournament.  MMLL previously won the 9/10 baseball championship in 2007.



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McDowell Mountain LL - Arizona District #6 10/11 Baseball Champions

Sunday, June 24
10/11 Baseball: Arcadia Little League Wins in Extra Innings to Advance to the Championship

Arcadia Little League's (ARLL) edged out McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) 9-8 in 7-innings. It was the tournaments third extra inning game and ARLL's second such game.  As the score might suggest, it was an exciting game with several lead changes.

ARLL will now face McDowell Mountain Little League in the championship game(s) on Monday, June 25th at 5:00 PM.



Saturday, June 23
10/11 Baseball: McDowell Mountain Reaches Championship Game(s) While Arcadia Continues its March

The winner's bracket game of the evening featured the last two undefeated teams.  McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) prevailed with a 4-1 victory over McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL).  MMLL advances to the championship game(s) on Monday, June 25th.

The second game of the evening involved the elimination bracket and Arcadia Little League (ARLL) defeated Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) 7-4.  ARLL will now face MRLL Sunday evening at 7:30 PM.



Friday, June 22
10/11 Baseball: Arcadia and Desert Foothills Advance in Elimination Bracket
In the first game of the evening, Arcadia Little League beat Fountain Hills Little 14-0.  However, for those that stuck around for the 3-hour and 30-minute night cap, all the excitement, drama, and fun that Little League baseball can provide was on display.  Each team looked likely to win as Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) first jumped out to a big lead 8-1, only to have Mountain View Little League (MVLL) come back to lead 12-10 with DFLL coming up for their last at bats in the bottom of the 6th inning.  DFLL tied it at 12 forcing a 7th inning.  MVLL climbed back on top 15-12 in the top of the 7th.  DFLL ended the game on a walk off grand-slam over the "old-school" scoreboard.  Final score, DFLL 17 - MVLL 15.

Thursday, June 21
10/11 Baseball: McCormick Ranch and McDowell Mountain both Advance
In the first game of the night, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) built a big lead early and coasted to a 34-2 win over Fountain Hills Little League.  In the night cap, McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) and Arcadia Little League (ARLL) hooked up in a tight matchup that was determined by a run in the bottom of the 6th as MMLL won 3-2.

Wednesday, June 20
10/11 Baseball: Arcadia's and McCormick Ranch's Teams Open Up With Victories

The first game of the 10/11 tournament had Arcadia and Mountain View facing off.  In one of the most exciting games of the 2012 tournament season, Arcadia won 8-7 in 9 innings.

The night cap featured McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) .  MRLL won 12-2.



Wednesday, June 20
10/11 Baseball: Tournament Opens This Evening

Thursday, July 26
Arizona District 6 at Little League State: Arrowhead 15 McCormick Ranch 10
Arrowhead jumped out to an 8-2 lead after the first inning.  McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) kept fighting and stayed in the game with home runs by Garrett Kull, Matthew Metz, Anthony Mosharrafa and Barrett Pierce.  The Bulls ended up 3rd in the state tournament which was the highest finish by a McCormick Ranch team since 2000.

Thursday, July 26
Arizona District 6 at Little League State: McCormick Ranch 8 Tucson Western 5
In front of a very large hometown Western crowd lining the entire field, McCormick Ranch jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings with some timely hits along with some errors on Western. Western struck back for 5 runs of their own in the top of the 4th on 4 hits combined with a couple of Bulls errors. Drew Wayland quieted the raucous crowd in the bottom of the 4th with a two run HR. Western could not mount a further threat and went down quietly in the final two innings. There are now three teams remaining in the tournament. Next up for the Bulls is Arrowhead tonight at 7PM. The winner of tonight's game will advance to play Rincon Friday and Saturday (if necessary) and have to defeat Rincon twice to win the state title.

Wednesday, July 25
Arizona District 6 at Little League State: McCormick Ranch 5 High Desert 3

On a perfect 85 degree evening in Tucson, McCormick Ranch defeated High Desert 5-3. Matthew Metz got MRLL on the board in the 1st inning with a two run HR. The Bulls added another run later in the inning to lead 3-0 after 1 inning. After High Desert hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning, the Bull scored two more runs in the bottom of the 2nd to lead 5-1 after two innings. The score remained 5-1 until the 5th inning when High Desert scored twice but further damage was avoided as High Desert left the bases loaded. Drew Wayland went 3-3 at the plate and pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up two runs. Jack Leslie finished out the game to get the save.  

Next up for the Bulls is Tucson Western Wednesday at 7PM.



Tuesday, July 3
Little League (11/12) Baseball: McCormick Ranch Repeats as District VI Champ
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McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the 6th and beat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 4-3.  MRLL won both games in the championship series by 1-run indicating how close these 2 teams are.

MRLL is not unfamiliar to winning the District VI Championship as it won last year and has won the title a total of 7 times.  The only league to accomplish the feat more is North Scottsdale Little League with 9 championships.  With these 2 leagues feeding into Chaparral High School is it any wonder that Chaparral does so well!



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McCormick Ranch Little League: Arizona District VI Little League Champions

Monday, July 2
Little League (11/12) Baseball: McCormick Ranch Captures First Game of Final Series
McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 1-0. The win gives MRLL a 1 game to zero edge in the two teams best of three series.  Play resumes tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, June 30
Little League (11/12) Baseball: McCormick Ranch and Arcadia Reach Finals

In the early game, Arcadia Little League (ARLL) defeated McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 13-6.  MMLL came out and scored 5 runs in the top of the first but could not hold on for the victory. With the win, ARLL wins the semi-final matchup and moves on to the finals.

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 16-3 in the night cap. The game was closer than the score indicated as MRLL led by just a 6-2 score before blowing it open with 10 runs in the top of the 6th inning. By virtue of its win, MRLL advances to the finals to play ARLL.



Friday, June 29
Little League (11/12) Baseball: McCormick Ranch and Arcadia Win First Playoff Games

In the first game of their best of three semi-final, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL)  beat Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 14-10. Similarly, Arcadia Little League (ARLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) began their best of three semi-final.  ARLL won 13-1.



Friday, June 29
Little League (11/12) Baseball: Playoff Pairings Set and Begin Tonight

The two early games last night finalized the pairings for the next step in this tournament.  The two undefeated teams in Pool A squared off with McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) coming out on top with a 13-9 victory over McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL).  With multiple homeruns by both teams, the fans on the hill needed to keep close attention on the field. While that was going on Mountain View Little League (MVLL) captured the second seed in Pool B by defeating Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) 16-6.  Arcadia Little League (ARLL) who had already secured the #1 in Pool B the night before, played East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL) and won 27-0.  In the other nightcap, North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) beat Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) 14-12.

As a result MRLL is the #1 seed in Pool A and will play the #2 seed in Pool B, MVLL, and ARLL the #1 seed in Pool B will play the #2 seed in Pool A, MMLL.  These playoffs are a best 2 out of 3 series with the winners moving on to finals which is also a best 2 out of 3 series.



Friday, June 29
Little League (11/12) Baseball: McCormick Ranch and Arcadia Ride Undefeated into Playoffs

The two early games finalized the seeding for the playoffs.  McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeated McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) 13-9.  There were many of a home run hit in this matchup of previoulsy unbeatens.  As a result, MRLL grabbed the #1 seed in Pool A, while MMLL took the #2 seed in Pool A.  Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 16-6 in the other early game. Consequently, ARLL took the #1 seed in Pool B and  and MVLL took #2 seed.  In the next round, the top 2 teams in the pool advance with a cross over of #1 in one pool playing the #2 in the other.



Wednesday, June 27
Little League (11/12) Baseball: Playoff Picture Becoming Clearer

In Pool A, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) won their respective games tonight.  MRLL beat North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 13-5 while MMLL beat Desert Foothills 10-2. With these wins, MRLL and MMLL have won-loss records of 2-0.  This assures them both of advancing to the semi-final playoffs.  However, the winner of their game tomorrow night at 5:15  on field #2 will be the Seed 1 of Pool A.

In Pool B, the picture is a little less clear. Arcadia Little League (ARLL) came back from a 4-0 deficit in the top of 6th inning to score 7 runs and beat Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 7-4.  ARLL is now 2-0 and has won the Pool B's first seed.  MVLL's record fell to 1-1. Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) evened their record at 1-1 with their 5-2 victory over East Scottsdale Little League (ESLL).  MVLL and FHLL will play at 5:15 tomorrow evening on field #3.  The winner of their game will advance to the playoffs.



Tuesday, June 26
Little League (11/12) Baseball: Pool Play Began with 4 Games Tonight
The District 6 Little League (11/12s) Baseball Tournament opened play this evening at Scottsdale Ranch Park (SRP).  Tonight was the first night of pool play.

Sunday, July 15
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: Arizona State Tournament Information Now Updated
Information regarding the Arizona State Junior Baseball Championship is now available at http://www.azdistrict10.com/ and clicking on the "State Junior Baseball" link on the left.  Clicking the headline above will provide you with the bracket.

Monday, July 2
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: McCormick Ranch Defeats North Scottsdale to Win Title
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Mc Cormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) beat North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 6-1 in the first game of the evening. The win earned MRLL their first District VI Junior Baseball championship in the district's 26 year history.  The MRLL win also derailed NSLL's attempt to 3-peat as Junior Division champs.



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Saturday, June 30
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: North Scottsdale Stays Alive and Advances to Championship Game(s)
North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) defeated Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 10-5. With the win the Rocketmen of NSLL move on to the championship game(s) on Monday at 5:00 PM. McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) Bulls are waiting there for them.  If the Bulls, who are undefeated, win the game they are the District VI champs.  However, should the Rocketmen win that game, we will have a second game between these same 2 teams about 30-minutes later.

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Friday, June 29
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: McCormick Ranch Wins Again While North Scottsdale Staves Off Elimination

The early game featured the winners' bracket game with McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) defeating Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 8-2.  With the win MRLL advances to the championship game(s) on Monday, July 2nd. 

The nightcap featured the elimination bracket with North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) beating Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 9-7.  With the win, NSLL stays alive and will play MVLL at 7:00 PM on Saturday night, June 30th.



Thursday, June 28
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: Two Tightly Contested Games Mark Start of Tournament
The District 6 tournament opened tonight with McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and Arcadia Little League (ARLL) playing an 11-inning game (Juniors is usually 7-innings).  MRLL came out on top 8-5.  In the nightcap, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 3-1.  As the scores indicated, both games were very closely contested.  With the high caliber of play displayed by all 4 teams, fans will surely be treated to a few more great match-ups.

Monday, July 2
Senior (14/15/16) Baseball: Arizona State Tournament Info Now Available
Information regarding this tournament is now available at www.arizona14.org. Clicking on the link in the headline will take you to the bracket.

Monday, July 9
2012 Big League Baseball State Tournament: D6 Wins Arizona State Championship
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The District 6 team from Scottsdale jumped out to an early and went on to beat District 14 from Gilbert 11-0.  District 6 will now travel to Bremerton, Washington to play in the Western Region tournament.  The tournament runs July 15th-20th and by clicking here you can see the tournament information.

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Sunday, July 8
2012 Big League Baseball State Tournament: D6 and D14 to Play for Championship

The District 6 team from Scottsdale defeated the District 14 team from Gilbert 14-4 in the early game of the night. With the win, D6 advanced to the championship game(s) starting on Monday, July 9th at 5:00 PM. 

The loss by D14 required them to play District 11's team from San Carlos Little League (SCLL) in the night cap.  Although the scrappy team from SCLL did not go home without a fight, D14 prevailed 11-4.  As a result, D6 and D14 will play for the championship.



Saturday, July 7
2012 Big League Baseball State Tournament: District 6 defeats District 11 in Opening Game

District 6 defeated District 11's team from San Carlos Little League (SCLL) 23-0.  But the score did not tell whole the tale.  San Carlos only had 9 players with all of them being of Native descent.  The area of San Carlos has been known for its basketball, but a change is underway.  With more than 500 players in SCLL, baseball is starting to get its own footing. For SCLL to field a team to participate in the Big League program is a great accomplishment and one is struck by the raw talent and determination of its players.  In addition, it is my understanding that their league also won several other D11 championships and will be playing at State. 



Saturday, June 30
2012 Big League Baseball State Tournament to Begin July 7th in Fountain Hills
The Arizona State tournament will be held July 7-9 at Golden Eagle Park in Fountain HillsThe bracket can be downloaded by clicking the headline above or clicking on the All Star Tournaments (Brackets) on the left.

Monday, July 23
Arizona District 6 at State
 

We will attempt to update this daily so that you can quickly see what is happening with each of our teams. If the host site has a website, I have attached its link to each in the Site column.

Division

District 6 Team

Site

Sat 7/21/12

Sun 7/22/12

Mon 7/23/12

9/10

Mountain View

Show Low

 Mountain View 3  

Chandler National (D13) 8

season over 

 

 

Little League

McCormick Ranch

Tucson

McCormick Ranch 9 vs  Nogales (D8) 7

McCormick Ranch jumped out to a 6-0 lead thanks in part to a leadoff HR by Griffin Hampton and a 2nd inning HR by Drew Wayland. Nogales eventually tied it up 6-6 in the 4th inning. MRLL scored a run in the 5th on a Jack Downing double and Nogales answered with one of their own in the bottom of the 5th. Matthew Metz led off the 6th inning with a HR to break the tie and the Bulls plated an insurance run later in the inning. Jack Leslie came on to pitch a scoreless 6th inning to cement the Bulls victory over last years 10-11 state champs. 

 

McCormick Ranch 11 vs  Verde Valley 0

Griffin Hampton started the game with his third leadoff HR in the the tournament to give the Bulls an early lead and Drew Wayland added a HR later in the game. Barrett Pierce and Griffin Hampton combined on the shutout victory. Next up is High Desert Tuesday night at 7PM.   

Juniors

McCormick Ranch

Prescott

McCormick Ranch  7 vs Rio Rico (D8) 15

season over 

 

 

 



Friday, July 20
2012 Arizona District 6 at State and Beyond
We will attempt to update this daily so that you can quickly see what is happening with each of our teams. If the host site has a website, I have attached its link to each in the Site column.
Division District 6 Team Site Wed 7/18/12 Thurs 7/19/12 Fri 7/20/12
9/10 Mountain View Show Low   Mountain View 10 vs Blythe (D9) 1

Mountain View 9 vs High Desert (D3) 10

10/11 McDowell Mountain Kingman

McDowell Mountain 7 Kingman South  (D9) 3

MMLL got off to a 2-0 lead at the top of the first.  Kingman chipped away slowly gaining a 3-2 lead.  Top of the sixth and MMLL  finally got to their pitching relief who gave up 5 runs on some great hitting and base running.  Boys had smiles and some Kingman BBQ afterwards.

McDowell Mountain 2

Rio Rico (D8)  14

season over

 
Little League McCormick Ranch Tucson

McCormick Ranch 11

Red Mountain (D7) 1

McCormick Ranch began the 11-12 state tournament with an 11-1 four-inning 10-run rule victory over Red Mountain American. Griffin Hampton led off the game with a double off the wall on the first pitch of the game and two batters later Drew Wayland hit a three run HR to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead. Drew also homered in the 2nd inning and finished the game with 5 RBI's. Barrett Pierce pitched a strong 4 innings and Griffin Hampton added a HR later in the game. The Bulls pushed across 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th to complete the run rule victory. Next up is Arrowhead tonight at 8PM.
McCormick Ranch 4 Arrowhead (D2) 7

McCormick Ranch vs  Nogales (D8) @ 5:30 PM

Rain out

Juniors McCormick Ranch Prescott McCormick Ranch 11 Prescott Valley (D10) 1  

McCormick Ranch  7 vs

Chandler National (D13) 4 

Seniors Mountain View Gilbert

Mountain View 18

San Carlos (D11) 1

Mountain View 7

Silver Creek (D1) 4

Mountain View 1

Nogales (D8) 5

season over

 

Big League District 6 Bremerton, Washington  

AZ D6 drops 3-0 game to Southern California despite efforts of Rickert

Ethan Rickert went 3-3 at the plate, but AZ D6 still fell to Southern California 3-0 in eight innings on Thursday at Bremerton, WA.

Javier Ureno recorded the win for Southern California. He pitched six shutout innings. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered five hits.

Southern California didn't relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the third inning when it scored on two singles.

 Southern California 3

Hawaii 1

SoCal Western Region champs

 


Saturday, June 16
Arizona District 6 All Star Tournament Updates
  • NEWS for a particular all star tournament can be first found on this page.  As that news is no longer fresh, it will be moved to its specific news site.  To find "older" NEWS on a particular all star tournament click on the age group link/division (e.g., 9-10 Baseball) in the left column. 
  • Brackets can be found by first clicking on the "All Stars Tournament (Brackets)" link in the left column and choosing a particular age group/division .


Tuesday, July 17
2012 Arizona District 6 at State and Beyond

We will attempt to update this daily so that you can quickly see what is happening with each of our teams.

If the host site has a website, I have attached its link to each in the Site column. 

Division

District 6 Team

Site

Sunday

7/15/12

Monday

7/16/12

Tuesday

7/17/12

Wed

7/18/12

Thurs

7/19/12

9/10

Mountain View

Show Low

       

Versus D9 @ 7:00 PM

10/11

McDowell Mountain

Kingman

 

McDowell Mountain 2

Desert Ridge (D14) 12 

 
5:30 PM game
 

Little League

McCormick Ranch

Tucson

     

Versus D7 @ 8:00m PM

 

Juniors

McCormick Ranch

Prescott

 

McCormick Ranch 3

Tucson American (D12) 1

It was a very quick moving game with excellent pitching and defense all around. Each player contributed to the win. 

McCormick Ranch 3

Goodyear (D2) 4

5:30 PM at Prescott High School

Prescott Valley (D10)

8:00 PM at Prescott High School  

 

Seniors

Mountain View

Gilbert

 

Mountain View 0

Holiday Park (D2) 10

Mountain View 8

Gilbert National (D14) 2

MVLL Seniors rebounded last night and beat Gilbert National 8 – 2 in State Tournament Play.  MVLL was led by Niko Salvatore’s two triples and Nick Carrera’s two singles to get things going.  Connor Valocchi earned the victory with solid pitching and keeping Gilbert batters guessing.    Preston Fletcher and Matt Dishner closed out the game to secure a victory for MVLL.  MVLL got RBI’s from Devin Young, Chase Haserot and Sam Perry.  Coach Fletcher was extremely pleased with everyone’s contributions and hard work after an opening tournament loss.

 

7:30 PM vs San Carlos (D11)  

Big League

District 6

Bremerton,

Washington

AZ D6 drops 10-inning affair to N. California , 2-1

AZ D6 battled N. California for 10 innings on Sunday, but fell just short in a 2-1 loss.

It was a good day at the plate for AZ D6's Keaton Boysen. Boysen went 2-5, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the sixth inning and singled in the tenth inning.

Colton Mills was in control on the hill. N. California managed just two hits off of Mills, who allowed one earned run, walked two and struck out four during his five innings of work.

Ryan Flayler recorded the win for N. California . He pitched one-third shutout innings. Flayler struck out one, walked none and gave up no hits.

Sandry hits and pitches AZ D6 to 5-1 victory

Ryan Sandry was strong at the plate and on the hill in carrying AZ D6 to a 5-1 victory over Washington.

Sandry reached base two times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He doubled in the fifth inning.

Washington couldn't get anything going so long as Sandry was on the hill. Sandry held Washington hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two.

Washington managed to score one run in the third inning on an RBI single by Alex Smith.

The game's last lead went to AZ D6 thanks to a fifth inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on an RBI double by Sandry, a fielder's choice, a groundout by Keaton Boysen, and an RBI single by Greg Hopkins.

Northern California @ 9:00 AM

AZ D6 hangs on against N. California, 4-3

N. California wasn't able to overcome the big hole it dug itself into against AZ D6, and N. California lost 4-3 to AZ D6 after falling behind by four runs in the third inning.N. California scored three runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Scott Trask, a sacrifice fly by Lawrence Nelson, and a bases loaded walk by Michael Salazar. Despite its efforts, N. California couldn't finish the comeback.Salazar recorded the win for AZ D6. He allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Salazar struck out three, walked five and gave up two hits.The lead stayed with AZ D6 after the first, when it scored one run on an RBI single by Ryan Sandry.AZ D6 tacked on another three runs in the third. Cody Erickson started the inning with a single, bringing home Keaton Boysen.

And

Washington @ 3:00 PM

Three AZ D6 Pitchers Team Up For No-Hitter In 7-0 Victory Over Washington Three pitchers joined forces to throw a no-hitter for AZ D6 in a 7-0 victory in seven innings over Washington on Tuesday at Bremerton, WA.

Mike Mikolajczyk, Greg Hopkins, and Rustin Sveum rounded out their sterling stat line with four strikeouts and one walk.

Sveum had an impressive outing against Washington's lineup. Sveum held Washington hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one.

AZ D6's bats came to life in the third inning. In the inning AZ D6 scored six runs.   

Cody Erickson racked up two RBIs on two hits for AZ D6. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning.

The lead stayed with AZ D6 after the first, when it scored one run on an RBI double by Erickson.

 

 

 

 

Semi-final game @ 6:30 PM versus Southern California    



Tuesday, July 17
Arizona District 6 Takes 1st Seed in Pool B at Big League Baseball Western Region

Arizona District 6 beat Northern California 4-3 this morning and Washington 7-0 this afternoon (more details can be found below).  With their two wins, AZ#6's record is 3-1 and they earned the #1 seed in Pool B.  AZ D6 will now play Southern California champion District 46 (Anaheim) in one of the semifinals (6:30pm) while Northern California plays Hawaii in the other semifinal at 3:00pm that day. 

AZ D6 has given up just 6 runs (4 earned) in 4 pool play games and has used 9 pitchers.  All but 2 pitchers are available for the semifinal game on Thursday.



Wednesday, July 6
2011 State Junior Baseball NORTH Pool and Championship Round: La Quinta to Host Attendees
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La Quinta Inn & Suites will be hosting teams attending the North Pool of the Arizona State Junior Baseball Championship.  Final details regarding reservations will be available tomorrow, but La Quinta is offering rooms with 2 double beds to our tournament participants at $59 per night with breakfast included.  La Quinta is just minutes away from the tournament site.

La Quinta Inn & Suites -  Phoenix Scottsdale

8888 East Shea Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: 1-480-614-5300

Fax: 1-480-614-5333


Handout: La Quinta room reservation info

Saturday, July 16
2011 State Junior Tournament: Map of Fields Available
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A map of the fields that will be used is available by clicking on handout below. All pool play will be played on the Diamondback northern fields with parking in the Desert Parking lot.


Handout: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Monday, July 18
2011 State Junior Baseball: Holiday Park, North Scottsdale, & Yuma West Come Away with Wins
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The first night of play included a very mild dust storm for us haboob veterans, but no rain.  The first game saw D2-Holiday Park beat D10-Camp Verde 20-4 in 4 1/2 innings.  The night cap in Pool A saw North Scottsdale beat D13-Tempe Rio Salado 27-2 also in 4 1/2 innings.  Pool B had only 1 game with D9-Yuma West beating D1-Show Low 9-6.

The tournament bracket has been updated.



Tuesday, July 19
2011 Juniors North and Championship: Repeat of Holiday Park, North Scottsdale, & Yuma West Winning
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Pool A once again had 2 lopsided victories by D2-Holiday Park and D6-North Scottsdale over D13-Tempe Rio Salado and D10-Camp Verde, respectively.  This sets up a winner take all matchup between D2 and D6 at 8:00 PM tomorrow with the winner taking the Pool.

Pool B pitted D9-Yuma West versus D3 High Desert.  This hotly contested game went to D9 with a 5-4 victory.  With the win, D9 is the Pool B winner.  D9-Yuma West will play next on Friday, July 22 versus a team to be determined at the South tournament.



Wednesday, July 20
2011 Juniors North and Championship: Holiday Park Joins Yuma to Represent Northern Pool
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Pool A's first game featured D10-Camp Verde and D13-Tempe Rio Salado.  D10 came up with a 10-0 victory.  The second game lived up to its billing with a hard fought see-saw battle between D2-Holiday Park and D6-North Scottsdale.  D2 finally prevailed with 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning and held on for a 6-4 win.

Pool B had D3 High Desert versus D1 Show Low playing. D3 went on to win 19-1.



Friday, July 22
2011 Junior Baseball Championship: Brackets now Updated
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In this next round of the tournament, the 2 teams from the South pools will come to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  They will play a best 2 out of 3 semi-final against the Northern teams.

In the early game at 5:30 PM, D9 Yuma West will play D5 Western.  The late game at 8:00 PM will feature D2 Holiday Park versus D12.  Tomorrow the same matchups will occur but they will reverse starting times.

The closest park lot and the only one with access to tonight's games on R5-Red Clay Field is the Home Plate parking lot.



Friday, July 22
2011 Junior Baseball Championship: Tucson Rules Night One
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The two southern pool representatives are from Tucson; D5's Western Little League and D12's Sunnyside Little League.

The early game matched D5 versus D9 Yuma West. D5 took it 9-6 but not without some significant drama. In addition, Yuma West had to endure one of their players leaving the field via ambulance as he was rendered unconscious.  As the left fielder, he dove to catch the ball as the center fielder attempted the same maneuver.  The left fielder hung on to the ball to make an out but then was out himself for several minutes.  This seemed to at least temporarily take the wind out of Yuma West's sails.  We hope the player is doing better now.

The late game featured D12 versus D2's Holiday Park.  This see-saw battle went down to the final inning as the score was tied 4-4 after 6 complete innings.  D12 struck for 3 runs in the top of the 7th and held on for a 7-4 victory.

The matchups are the same tonight but their game times have been swapped.  D2-D12 is the 5:30 PM game and D5-D9 is the 8:00 PM game.  Tonight the tournament is being held on the more familiar Diamondback side on field D4.



Saturday, July 23
2011 Junior Baseball Championship:Sunnyside Advances to Finals; D5 & D9 to Play Rubber Match Tomorrow
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The early game featured D12-Sunnyside versus D2's Holiday Park. D12 beat D2 10-7 thus winning the best 2 out of 3 semi-final two games to none.  D12 will play in Championship Game on Monday at 7:30 PM.

The late game matched D5 Western versus D9 Yuma West. D9 evened the series up with a 13-9 victory.  The two teams will play the rubber match tomorrow at 7:00 PM.



Sunday, July 24
2011 Junior Baseball Championship: D9 Yuma West Joins D12 Sunnyside in Monday Night's Championship
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D9 Yuma West beat D5 Western 11-8 tonight in the rubber match of their best 2 out of 3 semi-final.  With the win D9 advances to the State Championship Game tomorrow night, Monday, July 25, 2011, versus D12 Sunnyside.  The game will be held at 7:30 PM in the Cactus League stadium home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick).