Arizona District #6 Little League: 2007 and 2008 News

Tuesday, June 19
9-10's Baseball Down to Final Four
After 3 nights of play, half the field of participants have been eliminated.  On Wednesday night (06-20-07), Arcadia will play McDowell Mountain in the winners' bracket, while Desert Foothills will play McCormick Ranch in the elimination bracket.


Tuesday, June 19
2007 9-10's State Baseball Tournament
Information for the 9-10s STATE Baseball Tournament is now available.  The bracket can be found by clicking on the All Star Tournament link at the left or by clicking on the headline that will take you to District 7's website.

Wednesday, June 20
Three Teams Left in 9-10's Tournament
Only Arcadia, Desert Foothills, and McDowell Mountain Little Leagues are left standing in this tournament.  Tomorrow night at 7:30, Arcadia and Desert Foothills will play with the winner going on to the Championship Round.

Download an updated bracket at the All Star Tournament link at the the left.


Thursday, June 21
9-10s District 6 All Star Baseball Tournament: Arcadia Set for Rematch in Championship Round Versus McDowell Mountain
On a beautiful night for baseball in Fountain Hills, those in attendance were treated to a classic Little League game.  A determined Desert Foothills team had already won 3 elimination games to get to this game and would not be dispatched without a fight.  However, in this see-saw battle, Arcadia finally prevailed with a single run in the bottom of the 6th inning to win 7-6.

Now Arcadia must play McDowell Mountain, who had sent Arcadia to the elimination bracket, in the Championship Round.  The game is at 5:00 PM on Saturday night.  If McDowell Mountain wins, they will be crowned the District 6 Champions.  If Arcadia wins, they will play yet another game approximately 30-minutes after the completion of game one.  The winner of game 2 will be our Champs.

For an updated tournament bracket, please click on the All Star Tournament link at the left.


Sunday, June 24
McDowell Mountain wins 9-10s District Baseball Championship; Their First Championship Ever!!!
2007 MMLL 9-10s Champs
2007 District 6 9-10s Baseball Champs: McDowell Mountain Little League

On yet on another beautiful night in Fountain Hills and with our gracious hosts from Fountain Hills Little League, we saw history being made;  McDowell Mountain won their first District VI Championship.  

Coming out of the winners' bracket and with rested pitching, McDowell Mountain jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.  Arcadia gave it their all but could not overcome the well rested and dominant pitching of McDowell Mountain (MMLL gave up only 8 runs in 4 games).

Congratulations McDowell Mountain!!!

Download an the final bracket at the All Star Tournament link at the the left.



Tuesday, June 26
Update to 9/10s STATE Baseball Tournament

A new bracket and information regarding the STATE 9/10s Baseball Tournament is now available.  Please click on the All Star Tournament link on the left and choose 9/10s.



Wednesday, July 18
9-10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain beats Chandler 5-0 in Game 1 of the State Tournament

(Gilbert) Here is a game 1 recount of McDowell Mountain’s (MMLL) first game at the 9-10 All-Stars State Tournament provided by the team:


Tonight in Gilbert behind the strong pitching of Michael Ksobiech, MMLL beat a very tough Chandler National Little League team 5 - 0.  Ksobiech struck out 8, gave up 1 hit, and made several plays himself from the mound.
MMLL came out hitting from the very first pitch and never stopped putting the ball in play. Creighton Morfitt hit a triple to the base of the right field fence while Nick Hartson hit a 2-run shot down the right field line to break the game open.
With a revamped infield of Tommy Olson at 3rd, Ethan Hyman at 2nd, and Drew LaSalle at 1st, MMLL's defense did not make an error. The game ended when catcher Drake Sadosky threw a bullet to Creighton Morfitt covering second to catch a speedy Chandler runner on a surprise steal!

Next up MMLL plays Blythe Little League at 5:30PM, July 19 at McQueen Park, Field 7 in Gilbert.



Thursday, July 19
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain Beats Kingman Little League (District 9) 9-2

The following is a recount of the game provided by the manager of McDowell Mountain:


(Gilbert) McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) faced a determined team from Kingman Little League tonight at McQueen Park in Gilbert in their second game of the State 9-10 year old All-Star Tournament. MMLL put 1 run on the board in the top of the 1st and kept going until the game ended with a 9-2 victory!

A determined Kingman team faced MMLL's strong pitching, consistent hitting, and solid defense . MMLL had it all working tonight.

Creighton Morfitt pitched 4 great innings while striking out 9 batters. David Ksobiech came in to pitch in the 5th inning and then Drake Sadosky was brought in to wrap up the game striking out the last hitter.

The boys hitting attack continued with key hits by Creighton Morfitt, Michael Ksobiech, Drake Sadosky, Drew LaSalle, Jack Baker, and Zack Marks.

The defense continues to protect the leads with a key catch by Creighton Morfitt behind 3rd base while looking into the glaring sun. In addition, Creighton took part in an amazing double play in the top of the 6th inning.  He fielded a ground ball at second base which he threw to first base for the first out. Then, MMLL's first baseman, Drew LaSalle, turned and threw a perfect strike to catcher Ethan Hyman who blocked the plate and made the tag on a runner attempting to score. Real heads-up baseball by the boys!

MMLL is now 2-0 in the State Tournament. Their next game is Monday, July 23 at 5:30PM Crossroads Park Field #1 against the Pantano Little League team from Tucson. Keep it rolling MMLL!



Monday, July 23
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain Record Improves to 3-0 at State Tournament
The following is a recount from the manager:

(Gilbert) McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) continued its march in the Arizona 9-10 year old State All-Star Tournament in Gilbert (at Crossroads Park) tonight with a 9-7 win against Pantano Little League of Tucson (District 12).


After 6 flawless games played (4 in District and 2 in State) MMLL was due to be tested and tonight they got it. MMLL started out in their usual strong manner with hits by the top of the order to put a few runs on the board. Michael Ksobiech pitched 4 strong innings before handing the ball over to his brother David Ksobiech in the 5th inning with MMLL being up by 6 runs.



Pantano started hitting the ball in the gaps and put several runs on the board. MMLL then brought in Drew LaSalle to finish up the game for his team.



Defensive highlights included Grant Dietz with 2 nice catches in the wind in right field, Creighton Morfitt at 3rd, Drake Sadosky fielding a Pantano bunt perfectly, and Mickey Horn's several plays at first including the game ending play with the tying run up at the plate!


Good hitting by Michael Ksobiech, Drake Sadosky, Drew LaSalle, David Ksobiech, and Creighton Morfitt helped keep MMLL ahead throughout the game. Next up for McDowell Mountain is Four Peaks Little League tomorrow night at 7:30PM at McQueen Park in Gilbert. Keep it up MMLL!


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Tuesday, July 24
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain Beats Four Peaks Little League (District 7) to Remain Unbeaten

Coach's recount:


The McDowell Mountain Little League boys (MMLL) just keep rolling along with an 8-4 win tonight against Four Peaks Little League (District 5). MMLL's trifecta of pitching, hitting, and defense continues to carry the team through the tournament.



Creighton Morfitt took the mound and pitched 4 strong innings tonight striking out 10 batters. After Creighton completed his duty, Drake Sadosky came in to pitch the 5th and 6th innings and closed it out striking out 5 batters. That's 15 strikeouts out of a possible 18 outs, unbelievable!



It is a team characteristic that MMLL can jump out to a lead each game with its top 6 hitters getting on base. Key hits tonight by Michael Ksobiech, Ethan Hyman, Creighton Morfitt, Drake Sadosky, Drew LaSalle, and David Ksobiech really help get the machine running each game.  Drake Sadosky hit a 200 foot bomb off the centerfield fence in the 6th inning and then Ethan Hyman came up with a key hit behind 2nd base to score Tommy Olson for the 8th MMLL run of the night.



With all the strikeouts made by MMLL's pitchers, defensive plays were limited to Drew LaSalle and Michael Ksobiech. Next up for MMLL is Continental National Little League tomorrow at 5:30PM, Crossroads Park in Gilbert.


 



Thursday, July 26
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain Stopped by Weather; Schedule Changed

Here is the schedule, weather allowing, for McDowell Mountain's final 2 pool play games.  Should they advance to the semi-final round, they would play on Saturday, July 28th at McQueen Park at 6:00 PM.


DAY

DATE

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

Thursday

26-Jul

5:30PM

Game v Diamondbacks

McQueen Park

Friday

27-Jul

5:30PM

Game v Continental

McQueen Park


 



Thursday, July 26
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain's Records 5th Victory and Captures #1 Seed in Pool
Coach's recap:

McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) took a big step tonight in the 9-10 yr old All-Star State Tournament play. Tonight they beat a powerful Diamondback Little League District 3 team 7-3 at McQueen Park in Gilbert. At this point, MMLL are now 5-0 in the State Tournament and we have secured the #1 seed in our Pool. This means that MMLL will playing Goodyear Little League Saturday in the State semi-finals. But first, they have one last Pool game to play tomorrow against Continental National Little League from Tucson.

Tonight MMLL got good pitching from Michael Ksobiech, David Ksobiech, and Drew LaSalle to keep the Diamondbacks in hand. MMLL's hitting was strong with hits from Michael Ksobiech, Ethan Hyman, Creighton Morfitt, Drake Sadosky, Drew LaSalle, and Jack Brancheau. And it was the exciting return of Mickey Horn's bat that kept the rallies going.

Tomorrow night MMLL will play Continental at 6PM at McQueen Park in Gilbert in their last pool game before Saturday's semi-final game at the same park at 6PM.
Best of luck to the MMLL boys in this exciting run!



Friday, July 27
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain Loses Last Pool Game but Prepares for Semi-Final
Coach's recap:

McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) finally lost a game at the 9/10s State Baseball Tournament.  MMLL lost to Continental Little League 8-4.  In their last pool game and a game that had no impact on their seeding, MMLL came out in their usual fashion with a 3-0 lead after 2 innings. The lead was built to 4-2 on key hits by Creighton Morfitt, Drake Sadosky, David Ksobiech, Jack Brancheau, and Mickey Horn.


MMLL got strong pitching from Drake Sadosky, Mickey Horn, Tommy Olson, and Ethan Hyman until Continental began to put the ball in play and didn't stop until they had an 8-4 win.


MMLL's defense included some fine plays by Drake Sadosky at first, Creighton Morfitt at 3rd, and David Ksobiech in center.


It's on to the semi-finals for MMLL tomorrow night as the #1 seed against the #2 seed team from Goodyear.



Saturday, July 28
9/10s Baseball: McDowell Mountain's Run Comes to an End

Congratulations to MMLL's team, coaches, president and board.  I believe this was our district's best showing to date at this tournament.

Coach's recount:


McDowell Mountain Little League's (MMLL)  9-10 yr old All-Star run for the State Championship fell short tonight with a 3-2 lost to a determined team from Goodyear Little League. MMLL started out in their typical fashion putting a run on the board in the 1st inning.



Creighton Morfitt took the mound for MML and pitched a beautiful game for 5 innings holding Goodyear to 1 run. MMLL then brought in Michael Ksobiech in the 6th inning who could only be beat by a perfectly laid bunt by Goodyear with 2 men on and 2 outs .



MMLL's defense produced several memorable plays with great catches in the outfield by Jack Baker, David Ksobiech, and Nick Hartson. In typical MMLL incredible fashion, Drake Sadosky threw out a runner at second and then David Ksobiech fielded a ball in deep center, threw it to Michael Ksobiech at shortstop who gunned down a speedy Goodyear runner with a bullet to Drake Sadosky for the out at home. That is amazing baseball from 9-10 yr old boys!




MMLL's bats came alive at times with big hits by Creighton Morfitt and Drew LaSalle. In the 6th inning Michael Ksobiech started off with a triple, Goodyear then walks Creighton Morfitt, and with 2 strikes on him Drake Sadosky hits a two bouncer to the left center field fence to put MMLL up 2-1 in the top of the 6th.But in the bottom of the 6th, Goodyear came up with two runners on base and laid down a perfect bunt that brought in the winning run.



MMLL's run through the District and State tournaments exemplifies all that is good in Little League baseball. They raised their level of play through a tremendous amount of practice, they played hard on the field, enjoyed meeting new friends, let off steam through several fun team building events, and gained experiences that should last them a lifetime.


 



Thursday, June 28
District 6 Little League (Majors) All Star Tournament Underway

The Little League (11-12) All Star Tournament got underway tonight at Scottsdale Ranch Park (104th Street & Via Linda) with 4 games.  Three more are scheduled for tomorrow night.  Check out the updated bracket/schedule by clicking on the All Star Tournaments link at the left and choosing "Majors Baseball."



Friday, June 29
AZ District 6 Little League (11-12) All Star Tournament continues

Tonight's games featured 2 games of undefeated teams with the victors, Desert Foothills and North Scottsdale, certainly now having an eye on the playoffs.  However, nothing is for certain so please come out and see what unfolds at Scottsdale Ranch Park (104th Street & Via Linda).  

Check out the updated bracket/schedule/standings by clicking on the All Star Tournaments link at the left and choosing "Majors Baseball."  You will also find there the Arizona State Tournament bracket.



Monday, July 2
Little League (11-12s) Baseball District 6 Tournament Growing to a Close; 3 of 4 Playoff Seeds Determined
North Scottsdale assured itself of the first seed in Pool B with a victory tonight against East Scottsdale.   North Scottsdale will play the second seed of Pool A.

Mountain View beat McCormick Ranch tonight.  By virtue of this victory, Mountain View assured itself of the second seed of Pool A and will play 
 
North Scottsdale in one of the semi-final match ups.

Desert Foothills, who was idle tonight, will be the first seed of Pool A.  Their opponent in the semi-final round is yet to be determined.


Tuesday, July 3
AZ#6 Little League (11-12) Semi-Final Teams Now Set: Rematch of Last Year's Semi-Final Round

Arcadia Little League became the fourth and final team to move into the semi-final round when they beat South Scottsdale tonight.  As occurred last year, North Scottsdale will play Mountain View in one semi-final series and Desert Foothills will play Arcadia in the other.

No games will be played on July 4th.



Thursday, July 5
Little League (11-12s) Baseball: Desert Foothills Rallies in Bottom of 6th While North Scottsdale Outlasts Mountain View
In what many were calling the best game of the tournament so far, Desert Foothills (DFLL) scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th after 1 man was out to beat Arcadia (ARLL) 6-5.  The win gives DFLL the first game of the best of three semi-final.

In the other semi-final, North Scottsdale (NSLL) and Mountain View (MVLL) were tied at 2 after 3 innings.  However, NSLL pulled away to win by an 8-4 score.  NSLL leads this best of three semi-final 1 game to none.

Both semi-finals continue on Friday, July 6th.


Friday, July 6
Little League (11-12s) Baseball: Both Semi-Final Series Tied Up at 1 Game a Piece. It is Now: Win or Go Home for All 4 Teams.

In game one tonight, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) overcame a 4-0 deficit to prevail 5-4 versus North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL).  Their series is all knotted up at 1 game a piece.
Game 2 was equally as exciting as Arcadia Little League beat Desert Foothills Little League 3-2.  And their series is all knotted up at 1 game a piece too!
The semi-final winners will be determined Saturday night and they will go on to play Monday evening in the Finals.



Saturday, July 7
Little League (11-12s) Baseball: Arcadia and North Scottsdale Advance to Finals
In the first game of the night, Arcadia Little League (ARLL) came from behind to beat Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) 8-5.  In the night-cap, North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) led from start to finish and held on to beat Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 9-5.  ARLL and NSLL will play a best 2 out of 3 championship series beginning on Monday, July 9th at 7:30 PM at Scottsdale Ranch Park.

Monday, July 9
Little League (11-12s) Baseball: Arcadia Takes First Game of Best of Three Final Versus North Scottsdale
Arcadia Little League (ARLL) struck first with 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning and led by that 3-0 score until the the top of the 4th inning.  North Scottsdale (NSLL) took the lead with 4 runs in the top of the 4th inning.  The score remained 4-3 NSLL leading until ARLL scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 5th.  Final score: ARLL 10 NSLL 4.
The next game is Tuesday night at 7:30 PM at Scottsdale Ranch Park. 


Tuesday, July 10
Little League (11-12s) Baseball: Arcadia Sweeps North Scottsdale to Win District 6 Championship
2007 ARLL Little League Champs
2007 District 6 Little League Baseball Champions: Arcadia Little League

Congratulations to Arcadia Little League (ARLL) for winning the 2007 District 6 Little League (11-12s) Baseball Championship!!! 

ARLL
beat North Scottsdale (NSLL) 2-1 to sweep the best 2 out of 3 Championship Series.  In a surprisingly low scoring game, ARLL behind excellent pitching and flawless defense kept NSLL to just one run.  The latter did not prove enough for the 2-time defending District 6 Champions.

The district championship was the first for ARLL since 1989.  George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was in office at that time.  As many of you know, President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush were honored as Little League's "First Family" for their continued support of the Little League Baseball and Softball program at the 24th Little League International Congress in Houston, Texas in April 2007.  Coincidence or fate????

For the final bracket,
please click here. 


 ARLL will now play in Prescott for the state title.  Their first game is Wednesday, July 18 versus District 9.  More information on the tournament can be found at azdistrict10.org.


Wednesday, July 18
Little League (11-12) Baseball: Arcadia beats Kingman (District 9) in game 1 of the State Tournament
The following is from the Arcadia Little League team blog:

(Prescott) Tonight we started our state tournament against Mohave (Kingman). We started Connor Messman on the mound and they started a 6 foot 1 inch 200 lb left hander. Connor pitched well giving up 2 runs ( on a 2 run home run). We then pitched Griffin Jax for two innings. Closing was David Forker. The only other runs Mohave scored was a grand slam by their 4 hitter. This Mohave team has 4 boys that are at least 6 ft tall and 200 lbs. These were big kids. On the offensive side tonight, we hit the ball again and again. We pounded out 16 hits in 5 innings (we were the home team ). Connor pitched well and hit well too going 4 for 4. We had 6 kids with multiple hits. As I wrote in a previous blog, in pool play you want wins and low scoring games. Giving up 6 runs may seem like a lot but every team that played tonight in our bracket gave up at least 6 runs. In the thin air (Prescott is a mile high city at 5200 ft above sea level) the ball will carry further and all the fields are only 200 ft from home plate . So we play tomorrow night against Arrowhead who won tonight, too and they saved their ace to pitch against us.
By clicking on the headline, you will be taken to the District 10 website where you can click on the Tournament link and find the bracket.


Thursday, July 19
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Arcadia Improves its Record to 2-0 at State Championship
(Prescott) Arcadia Little League beat Arrowhead Little League (District 2) by a 7-4 score.  Arcadia plays again tomorrow night versus Diamondback Little League (District 3).
Here is the coaches' recount of the game:
In a come from behind victory, Arcadia beat a strong Arrowhead (Glendale) team 7 - 4, setting up a showdown of the two undefeated Pool A teams . Tonight in the 7:30 game we play District 3 champion Diamondbacks (Phoenix).

After two scoreless innings, Arrowhead scored 4 runs in the third inning. Arcadia came back in the bottom of third to score 3 runs on just two hits (Coppola and Messman).

Jimmy Roren came in to relieve Michael Westra in the middle of the third inning and went the rest of the distance, shutting out Arrowhead in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings. I believe Arrowhead is one of the strongest teams in our pool, and Jimmy's performance was outstanding.

In the 4th inning, we showed our heart and whole team effort batting 9 batters and scoring another 4 runs, including the key hits by Michael Westra and Michael Lucero.

Last night was the first key matchup of the tournament between two of the top teams in either pool. This win puts us in a position to contend for one of the two semi-final spots. I'm very proud of our team's effort and ability to come from behind. We have consistently shown that we will be in every game regardless of the score. We will battle until the last out. And we will find a way to win.


By clicking on the headline, you will be taken to the District 10 website where you can click on the Tournament link and find the bracket.


Friday, July 20
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Arcadia Now 3-0 at State Championship After Defeating Diamondback
Here is the coaches' account of the game:
Arcadia beat District 3 champions (Phoenix Diamondbacks) 3 - 1 in a very close and nerve-racking game. For the first game in a while we never trailed, as birthday boy Michael Westra hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning to put us on top 1 - 0. The game stayed 1 - 0 until the top half of the 4th inning as Connor Messman pitched a wonderful 3 innings.

In the 4th inning the game got intense. With a runner on first (single), the next batter hit a double into the far left field corner. The runner on first tried to score. A perfect throw from Alex Sylvestor to Griffin Jax who relayed home to Michael Lucero for an out at the plate stopped the run from scoring. The batter stopped at 2nd then scored their only run of the night on a fielding error. In the bottom half of the 4th your Arcadia All Stars found a way to win. Griffin Jax hit a bullet off the outfield fence missing a home run by one foot. The next batter was Lucero who took a first pitch ball. They asked the umpire to intentionally walk him...but little league rules only allow intentional walks BEFORE the first pitch. They then decided to pitch to him. Mistake. With a 1-2 count Michael hit what would be the game winning single scoring Jax. We were not done. The next batter Payson Kendle hit a fly ball to short left field. The left fielder dropped the ball and an alert pinch runner (for Lucero) David Schreiner went to third because the third baseman went to try to catch the ball. The throw to third (to the pitcher covering) went wide and David sprinted home for our third run.

Michael Lucero came in relief pitching two scoreless innings. A special note- our outfielders (Hudson Blake, David Schreiner) made 4 diving catches in this game alone. Just marvelous to watch.

There is no rest for the weary as we play a very deep Pantano (Tucson) team tonight in what may be the key game of the entire pool play.

By clicking on the headline, you will be taken to the District 10 website where you can click on the Tournament link and find the bracket.


Saturday, July 21
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Arcadia Still Undefeated After Defeating Pantano
The following is from the manager's recount of the game:

Yes, we did win despite the Arizona Republic reporting us losing this morning!!


Tonight we played a very good Pantano (Tucson) team. The first pitch of the game the Pantano lead off hitter hit a solo home run, we go down 1-0. This hitter hits another solo shot in the 3rd inning accounting for 2 of the 3 Pantano runs. But as we have discussed, this is a team game. Arcadia has 12 players who contribute to this team's success.

Michael Westra pitched into the 5th inning allowing two runs with Hudson Blake making his first (but not last) state tournament appearance on the mound closing out the game in relief. Michael was excellent. Hudson pitched two shut out innings.

Offensively, we had a first for us. Pantano intentionally walked Connor Messman twice tonight once in the first and with two outs in the fourth. The next hitter Griffin Jax made that decision a mistake by driving a triple to the wall scoring two. Then Michael Lucero followed with a double, scoring Jax. But I am ahead of myself.

Prior to this, in the second inning, David Schreiner started a two out rally with a double, followed by a hit by pitch to Hudson Blake, then a single to left field by David Forker, walk to Charlie Coppola, Michael Westra walked, then Connor Messman (with the bases loaded...they could not walk him) hits a bullet to the shortstop who threw it away at first, scoring Charlie. Then Griffen Jax hit an RBI single scoring Michael to finish the 5 run ralley.

The win tonight puts us in the drivers seat in our pool. With a win in either of the final two pool games, we will be the one seed in the Semifinals. It gets better, we have a two day break in our schedule and have come home for some home cooked meals, three nights in our beds and some much needed time with our families.

We are back in action on Tuesday night. Tomorrow is a day of rest for the boys, the coaches and this blog.

A special thanks to Tony and Therese Dello, Mark Littell, and Tom Flood for coming to the game tonight. These coaches have really made a difference in our boys lives and their interest in our kids shows.

One final thought, we are getting fantastic support from the entire neighborhood. Tonight alone I bet we had 50 people (NOT part of the players families) drive to see us play in Prescott, fight a 60 minute rain delay and make the boys and the entire coaching staff feel special. THANK YOU to everyone who made the trip.


Tuesday, July 24
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Arcadia Takes #1 Seed in Pool

(Prescott) Arcadia defeated Canyon View (District 5) 10 to 6.  Arcadia is now 5-0 at the State Tournament.
Here is the coach's recount:
Last night we won 10-6 against Tucson Canyon View. This win moved our record to 5-0 in pool play and more importantly assures us the one seed in the semi-finals on Thursday. We will not know who we play until the Chandler- Douglas game tonight.

In the other pool there are three teams vying for two spots - Douglas, Chandler and Gilbert National. Last night, in an upset, Gilbert beat Chandler 11 - 1. Douglas, who is undefeated, has secured either the one or two seed depending on the outcome of their game tonight against Chandler . This is the big game of the night - Douglas vs. Chandler. With a win tonight, Chandler will get the one seed. With a loss by Chandler, Gilbert will get the two seed and Chandler will be out of the tournament.

In our game last night, we took the lead early and never looked back. For the first game in this tournament we got an early lead and held on. We scored two in the first inning on a walk to Charlie Coppola, a double by Michael Westra, and a single by Connor Messman. Canyon View scored 2 to tie the game but we were not finished. In the third, Alex Sylvester started a huge two-out rally with a double. This opened the flood gates for a 5 hit, 6 run inning. Michael Lucero, Griffin Jax and Jimmy Roren pitched great.

So tonight, we face Mt. Graham to finish pool play. The four final teams (whoever they are) will be capable of wining the state title. The team that plays the best will win and Arizona will have a great representative in the regional tournament in San Bernadino next week. Let's hope it is Arcadia.



Thursday, July 26
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Rain Postpones Arcadia's Final Pool Play Game; Arcadia to Face Douglas in Semi-Final
Here is the coach's recap:
Game 6 vs. Globe was called due to heavy rain at the end of the first inning last night. Arcadia was ahead 2 - 0. The game is rescheduled for this morning at 10am.
Also, Chandler National won last night against Douglas 11 - 0, with a 10-run rule in the 4th inning. Arcadia will play Douglas tonight in a 5pm game.

Here are the match-ups as we know them right now:

Arizona State Little League All Star Tournament



2007 SEMI & CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 D6 - Arcadia

 

 

 

 

Pool - A  1st Place

 

 

 

 

July 26

 

 

 

 

GAME 1   5:00  BVLF

 

 

 

 

Pool - B   2nd Place 

 

 

 

 

D8 - Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

 

 

 7:00      BVLF

AZ STATE CHAMPS

 

 

 D13 - Chandler National

July 27

 

 

 

Pool - B   1st Place

 

 

 

 

July 26

 

 

 

 

GAME 2  7:30  BVLF

 

 

 

 

 Pool - A  2nd Place

 

 

 

 

?????

 

 

 


 




Thursday, July 26
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: ARCADIA IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME After Winning 2 Today
Arcadia Douglas
Here is the coach's recap for the final pool game:
In the final pool game against Mt. Graham we finally broke out the bats scoring 18 runs in the first of a double header yesterday. While this game didn't mean anything in terms of seeding it certainly meant something in terms of momentum.

David Schreiner pitched 3 innings of shutout baseball coming to the mound for the first time since forming the all star team. Michael Rausch pitched the first inning making his debut as well.

With the score tied in the 2nd inning, Michael Rausch opened the flood gates with a home run and the hit parade began. During this two inning romp Arcadia had 12 hits including a 3 run home run by Payson Kendle. If you want to know who got a hit in this game, look to the left and scroll thru our roster...every player got at least one hit.

Final score, 18 - 2...onto the semi-finals against Douglas.

Here is the coach's recap for the semi-final game:

In the semi-finals and finals, if you win you play, if you lose...summer vacation. Last night, we were losing 4 - 0 going into the bottom of the third inning when Alex Sylvester woke the entire team up with a solo blast homerun. Griffen Jax got a RBI on a ground out to score our second run, putting us back in the game.

In the fourth, Jimmy Roren led off with a single. Payson Kendle fouled off three pitches and drew a key walk. Then with runners on first and second, David Forker hit a fly ball to short right center that dropped off the glove of the diving right fielder. The center fielder picked it up and threw the ball over the fence, allowing Roren and pinch runner, David Schreiner, to score. This also allowed David Forker to advance to third base. On an 0-2 pitch, Charlie Coppola hit a sharp ground ball to second baseman, allowing David Forker to score, and which turned out to be the winning run.

The winning RBI was only made possible by the outstanding pitching by Jimmy Roren in the middle of the third inning and shut Douglas down the rest of the way. A fabulous pitching job in a tough situation. Jimmy showed a lot of heart and made advancement to tonight's championship game possible.

Tonight in the state championship game, Arcadia plays the much heralded Chandler National team, who beat Arrowhead in the late game last night. Bill Vallely Field...7pm. We'll be there.
Here is the championship round:

Arizona State Little League All Star Tournament



2007 SEMI & CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 D6 - Arcadia  5

 

 

 

 

Pool - A  1st Place

 

 

 

 

July 26

D6 - Arcadia

 

 

 

GAME 1   5:00  BVLF

 

 

 

 

Pool - B   2nd Place 

 

 

 

 

D8 - Douglas  4

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

 

 

 7:00      BVLF

AZ STATE CHAMPS

 

 

 D13 - Chandler National   6

July 27

 

 

 

Pool - B   1st Place

 

 

 

 

July 26

 

 

 

 

GAME 2  7:30  BVLF

 D13 - Chandler National

 

 

 

 Pool - A  2nd Place

 

 

 

 

D2 - Arrowhead  1

 

 

 


 




Friday, July 27
Little League (11/12s) Baseball: Arcadia's Exciting Run comes to an End
Arcadia's run to Williamsport came to an end tonight.  After achieving a 13-3 record with a 11-game winning streak between its second and third losses, Arcadia's 11/12's Little League summer has come to an end.

Arcadia lost 12-1 to Chandler National in the Arizona State Championship game.  However, the game was a lot closer than the score would indicate.  Chandler National scored 7 runs in the top of the 6th to blow it open.

Although there might be considerable disappointment in the Arcadia locker room right now, once some time passes, I know that they will come to appreciate their accomplishment.

Congratulations to these 12 young men, their coaches, their President, and their league.

The coach's recount:

For the first time in Arcadia history, we played in the state championship game. Chandler National beat us 12-1. Chandler will now go on to represent Arizona in the Regional tournament starting next week in California.

Chandler was the talk of the tournament even before the tournament began. They have a great team, good defense, very good pitching, and great hitting.

We wish them success in San Bernardino and hopefully, Williamsport.

As for our boys, what a great run we had. Last night Michael Westra, Griffin Jax and Hudson Blake pitched against a very good team and did a yeomen's job. On defense, we played great, Jimmy Roren, Griffin Jax, Charlie Coppola, Hudson Blake, Michael Rausch, and David Forker played great infield. In fact, after the game, the Chandler coach told me that we were the best defensive team they have faced.

While our offense was stifled, we had a couple bright spots. Michael Rausch hit a solo home run in the 5th inning and Jimmy Roren hit what appeared to be a grand slam (I watched it!) in the sixth during a late rally, only to be called foul.

We had a tremendous neighborhood turnout of over 200 fans drove up to cheer our boys on. Thank you to everyone for the support.



Sunday, July 15
Juniors STATE Baseball Tournament Bracket REVISED 07/14/07
The Arizona STATE Juniors Baseball tournament bracket has been updated and is now available by clicking on the "All Star Tournaments" link at the left and choosing "Juniors Baseball."



Monday, July 2
Juniors Baseball District 6 Tournament Commences
South Scottsdale Little League is hosting the Juniors District 6 Baseball Tournament at Supai Middle School.  The tournament started tonight with Arcadia (1-0) beating McDowell Mountain (0-1) 9-5.  In this pool play tournament, Arcadia will play Mountain View tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, July 3
AZ #6 Juniors Baseball Tournament continues

In the second game of the tournament, Mountain View beat Arcadia 13-3.  Mountain View (1-0) will play McDowell Mountain (0-1) on July 5th, while Arcadia awaits it fate.



Thursday, July 5
Junior (13-14s) Baseball: Mountain View and Arcadia to Square Off for Championship
Mountain View (MVLL) beat McDowell Mountian (MMLL) to complete the pool play portion of the tournament.  MVLL's win resulted in them earning the #1 seed in the pool.  Arcadia (ARLL) by virtue of its win over MMLL, earned the second seed.

MVLL and Arcadia will play a single-game championship game at 6:30 PM at Supai Middle School on Friday, July 6th.  A complete bracket/schedule is available by
clicking here.


Friday, July 6
Juniors (13-14's) Baseball: Mountain View Wins First District 6 Juniors Championship!!
2007 MVLL Junior champs
2007 District 6 Junior Baseball Champions: Mountain View Little League
Congratulations to Mountain View (MVLL) for winning the 2007 District 6 Juniors Baseball Championship!!! 

MVLL
 jumped out to a big lead in the first and beat Arcadia (ARLL) 21-4.  This was MVLL's first District 6 title in this division.   A complete bracket is available by
clicking here.

MVLL will now play in Tucson (northern end) in the State Championship July 18-26.  Their first game is July 18th versus District 11.  The tournament is being hosted by District 5.
Click here if you would like to be taken to the host's (Arizona District 5) website.



Wednesday, July 18
Juniors (13-14) Baseball: Mountain View beats Mt. Graham (District 11) 16-13 in Game 1 of State Tournament in Tucson
Clicking on the headline will take you to District 5's website where you can download the latest results.

Thursday, July 19
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: Mountain View Falls to 1-1 at State Tournament

(Tucson) In what was certainly a squeaker, MVLL lost to District 12's Southwest Little League 7-6.  MVLL will play again on Friday July 20th versus Casa Grande Little League (District 4).



Friday, July 20
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: Mountain View Loses to Casa Grande 6-5 (District 4)

Mountain View is now 1-2 at the State Tournament. Their next game is Saturday, July 21st against Diamondback (District 3).



Saturday, July 21
Juniors (13/14) Baseball: Mountain View Victorious in Final Pool Game
(Tucson) In their last game of pool play, Mountain View beat Diamondback (District 3) 8 to 2.  Mountain View ends pool play with a 2-2 record.

Wednesday, June 27
Mountain View Repeats as District 6 Champ of Seniors Baseball
Mountain View swept a double-header last night from Arcadia to repeat as the District 6 Senior Baseball Champions.  Mountain View last year was one win away from taking the Western Region Championship and moving on to the World Series.  They play next in Mohave Valley on July 16 versus District 5 - Tucson.
Congratulations to Mountain View and best of luck at state!!!

The bracket for the District 6 tournament and for the state tournament can both be downloaded by clicking on the All Star Tournaments link on the left and choosing the Senior Baseball link.


Saturday, July 14
State Senior Baseball Bracket REVISED
Please note that the State Senior Baseball Tournament bracket has been revised yet again.  It can be downloaded by clicking here. 

Saturday, July 21
Seniors (14-16) Baseball: Mountain View Fighting to Defend Their State Title

(Mohave Valley) Mountain View lost their first game to District 14's Gilbert 6-4.  They then lost to District 5's Flowing Wells 5-2.  MVLL then beat District 8's Sierra Vista by an 11-0 score.  Dalton Kiley threw a no-hitter.

The bracket can be downloaded by clicking here.



Sunday, July 22
Seniors (14-16) Baseball: Mountain View Ends Pool Play
(Mohave Valley) Mountain View won their final pool play game versus Sunnyside (District 12) by a 17-3 score.  Unfortunately, with their 2 earlier losses, they record was 2 and 2 which left them out of the playoff round.

Congratulations to MVLL for a wonderful run!!


Sunday, July 1
State 10-11's Baseball Information Available
You can now download the state 10-11's baseball bracket by clicking on the All Star Tournaments link at the left and choosing that division.  You will also be re-directed to the host's (District 3) site by clicking on the headline above.

Thursday, July 19
10/11s Baseball: Mountain View Evens its Record at 1-1 at State Tournament

(Phoenix) Mountain View won easily tonight 16-1 versus Mohave Valley (District 9).  This brought their record to 1-1.  They had lost previously on July 16th versus Arrowhead Little League (District 2) by a 5-0 score.

For a complete bracket click on the headline and it will take you to District 3's website.



Friday, July 20
10/11s Baseball: Mountain View Runs Winning Streak to 2 Games at State Tournament
From the manager:
(Phoenix) Mountain View played a near-perfect game in taking down previously undefeated Mesa Eastern from District 7 on Friday night via the run rule. Preston Fletcher had a monster game with a run scoring ground rule double, a solo home run, and a back-breaking grand slam to total 6 RBIs. Mason Krell went the 4 inning distance, surrendering just 4 hits and 2 walks and also went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Cooper Samples and Preston Fletcher each scored 3
runs. Next up is Nogales from D-8 Saturday night (July 21) @ 7:45PM.

For a complete bracket click on the headline and it will take you to District 3's website.


Saturday, July 21
10/11s Baseball: Mountain View Ends Pool Play 2-2

Manager's recap:
(Phoenix)  Mountain View jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the 1st inning paced by another grand slam, this one by Chase Haserot, but Nogales (District 8) was not to be denied and rallied to win 11-8. MVLL, with a tough draw, finishes 2-2 in pool play to conclude a great season at the State Championships.



Saturday, July 7
Majors STATE Softball Bracket Updated
The bracket for the Girls Majors State Softball Tournament was revised today.  Click here and you will be able to download the updated bracket.

Friday, July 13
Big League (16-18 year olds) Baseball: District 6 Team 1-Win Away from State Title

The District-6 Big League team finds itself just 1-win away from a state championship after winning their first 2 games of the tournament.  In their opening game last night, D6 defeated District-2 12-7.  Tonight they defeated District-1 by an 8-6 score.  The latter occurred after a somewhat bizarre series of events.

As reported above, D6 won their opening game last night and were scheduled to play District-13 who had defeated D1 by a 6-3 score.  However, just an hour before D1 was to play D2 in an elimination game at 5:00 PM, news came from the Tournament Committee in Williamsport through the Western Region Director that D13 had been disqualified.  This resulted in D1 being awarded the victory in their first game and required the tournament director, Bob Sanders D10, to make schedule changes.  The first change was to pit D1 versus D6 in tonight's game.  The loser, D1 in this case, will have to play D2 in an elimination game tomorrow at 5:00 PM.  The winner of that elimination game will then play D6 in the State Championship Game later that same night at 7:30 PM.  If D6 should happen to win, then they will be declared the Arizona State Champions.  If they lose the 2 teams will come back on Sunday to play the "if-game" (click here to be able to download bracket).

The D6 team is made up of players from Mountain View Little League, Desert Foothills Little League, and Fountain Hills Little League.  In Big League play, it is quite common for a single team, made up of several leagues, to represent the district.



Saturday, July 14
Big League (16-18) Baseball: District 6 Takes State Title
2007 D6 Big League champs2
2007 Arizona State Big League Champs
District 6 beat District 2 13-1 to win the Arizona State Big League Championship.  D6 gave up only 2 hits in 5 innings which was a stark contrast to D2's previous game earlier tonight.  D2 and D1 engaged in a slugfest with D2 scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the 7th to win 18-17. 

District 6 was a perennial power in the Big League division but for the past several years did not even have a team participate.  Thanks to the vision of several folks, the division was resurrected.  
Congratulations to District 6!!!!

(click here to download the Arizona State Big League bracket)

District 6 will now travel to Bremerton, Washington to play in the Western Region tournament.  Their first opponent, in this double elimination tournament, will be Washington.  For more information on this tournament and its bracket, please click here.


Thursday, July 19
Big League (16-18) Baseball: District 6 Takes First Game at Western Region vs. Washington 7-4
District 6 jumped out to a 7-0 lead and then used 5 different pitchers to coast to a 7-4 victory.  Tomorrow they face a perennial favorite, Hawaii, who had a bye tonight and will play their first game against our boys.
Coaches' recap:
Jeremy New started and pitched three great innings - no runs, 6 strike outs and only 36 pitches. We were ahead 7-1 so we took him out to keep him eligible to pitch Saturday (if he threw less than 50 pitches he can pitch Saturday - over 75 and he would have had to wait until Sunday). Tommy Rowland relieved and pitched 1 2/3 but had to come out when he reached 25 pitches so he would be eligible to pitch tomorrow. He gave up 1 unearned run. Cam Boysen relieved and pitch into the seventh when he reached 25 pitches and we took him out (Bob Melvin doesn't have to deal with these LL rules!). We brought in Wes Kipley to finish the game and save pitching but Wes gave up a couple of hits and a walk (he hasn't picked up a baseball since the end of June) so we brought in Brad Douthit to get the last two outs.
Everyone got in the game and got an at bat. Many contributed - Grant Bowlin had 1 hit, Cam had 2, Bryce Hashimoto had a hit and got hit by a pitch. Kyle Smith had 2 doubles, Tommy had 1 hit, and Brandon Hirneise and Jeremy Fradin each walked twice. We started fast but then relaxed and coasted to the win.


For more information on this tournament and its bracket,
please click here.


Friday, July 20
Big League (16-18) Baseball: District 6 Loses a Heart-Breaker to Hawaii
Hawaii came back to beat District 6 by a 6-5 score.  In this double-elimination tournament, District 6 will now need to fight their way out of the elimination bracket. 
For more information on this tournament and its bracket,
please click here.


Saturday, July 21
Big League (16-18) Baseball: District 6 Still Alive After Win Against Montana
A coaches recap:
Arizona District 6  beat Montana 19-9.  AZ used 2-nine run innings to run-rule Montana.  Arizona pounded 14 hits (Wes Kipley 2 hits, Brad Douthit 2 hits and 3 RBI's, Kyle Smith 2 hits and 2 RBI's, Brandon Hirneise 2 hits, Jeremy New 3 hits and 4 RBI's, Grant Bowlin 2 hits and 3 RBI's) as 8 of 9 starters had at least 1 RBI.  Bryce Hashimoto drew 2 walks and was hit by 2 pitches!!  Cam Boysen had a double, BB and HBP.  District 6 used 4 pitchers to set up the pitching strategy for Sunday's win-or-go-home game at 1pm vs. the Southern California/Nevada loser.  If AZ wins that game they'll play the Hawaii/N. California loser Sunday night at 7pm.


Sunday, July 22
Big League (16-18) Baseball: District 6 Run at Regional Comes to an End

-coaches game recap......


The first inning was not what we had hoped for. Nevada started with an infield hit (our fans thought he was out) then a sacrifice bunt that the hitter beat out, followed by a hit to score a run. We got a couple of outs but a triple cleared the bases and a bloop single scored a run. 4-0 bad guys. We scored a run in the second on a double by Bryce Hashimoto (1-3) and a single by Kyle Smith(1-3). Jeremy New relieved starting the second and pitched well, allowing 2 runs. Cam Boysen came in to start the fifth and pitched 3 innings allowing no runs. The Nevada pitcher pretty much held us in check until the 5th when TJ Lewis (2-3) cranked a home run. 6-2. But the team never quit and mounted an attack in the bottom of the seventh. Tommy Rowland led off with single (2-3) and Jeremy Fradin pinch ran for him, scoring on a double by TJ. Jeremy New got a hit (1-3), and TJ scored on a sacrifice fly by Grant Bowlin. But a double play ended the game and we fell 6-4. Considering we only had 6 hits we really maximized our runs. A couple more hits and maybe...



To all the parents and players - the team played great - with talent, class and a never-say-die attitude. It was a pleasure to coach them and be with them over the past several days. They behaved like gentlemen at the hotel (the manager said they were the best team they ever had stay there). Thank you for your support and letting us have your kids for this tournament.



Monday, June 23
9/10s Baseball - McCormick Ranch and Mountain View Little Leagues Remain Undefeated

McCormick Ranch and Mountain View Little Leagues remain the only two undefeated teams in this double elimination tournament.  They will faceoff tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 24th) at 7:30 PM.  The winner will play for the District 6 championship on Saturday night (June 28th).  The loser will drop down to the elimination part of the bracket and will wait until Thursday for their next game.

Desert Foothills and Fountain Hills suffered their first losses tonight and dropped down to the elimination bracket. The former will play East Scottsdale at 5:30 tomorrow while the latter will play Arcadia at 7:30 PM.



Tuesday, June 24
9/10s Baseball - Host McCormick Ranch Little League Reaches Championship Game

In an exciting see-saw battle of the 2 remaining undefeated teams, host McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) prevailed with a 13-9 victory over Mountain View Little League.  With the win, MRLL advanced to the championship game on Saturday night (06/28/08) at 5:30 PM but will have to wait until Thursday night to know who their opponent will be. 

Desert Foothills Little League and Fountain Hills Little League both kept their championship dreams alive by winning their respective elimination games.  The two teams will face off against each other Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.



Wednesday, June 25
9-10 Baseball - Desert Foothills' Quest for the Title Continues
Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) and Fountain Hills Little League (FHLL) squared off tonight in an elimination bracket game.  DFLL prevailed 11-6 and will play tomorrow night (Thursday, June 26th) at 7:30 versus Mountain View Little League.

Thursday, June 26
9-10s Baseball - Mountain View Outlasts Desert Foothills Little League
Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated Desert Foothills Little League (DFLL) 12-10 in an elimination game.  With the win, MVLL advances to the championship game and will play McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL).  The game will be held on Saturday, June 28th at 5:30 PM at Chaparral Park (Hayden and Jackrabbit) in Scottsdale.

Saturday, June 28
9-10s Baseball -- McCormick Ranch Wins District 6's 9-10 Baseball Tournament

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) beat Mountain View Little League (MVLL) 14-3 in tonight's Championship Game.  MRLL went 4-0 in the tournament while MVLL finished with a 3-2 record with its only losses to MRLL.

MRLL has now won 3 of the last 4 District 6 9-10 Tournaments.  They will play their first game at the state tournament in Casa Grande on July 16th at 6:00 PM (corrected time).  Their opponent will be District 7's (Mesa/Apache Junction) Four Peaks Little League.



2008 MRLL 9-10s Champs
2008 District 6 9/10 Baseball Champs -- McCormick Ranch LL & Prez Mark Swartz
Handout: 9-10s 2010 Baseball DISTRICT 6 All Star Tournament

Sunday, July 13
9/10s Baseball -- State Tournament Bracket and Information Available

The State tournament for 9/10s baseball will be held in Casa Grande July 16-24.  By clicking on the handout below, a page will open up for you to download the bracket and location information.

Updated information will be available at www.eteamz.active.com/casagrandell


Handout: 9/10s Baseball STATE Tournament

Wednesday, July 16
9/10s Baseball -- State (Casa Grande): McCormick Ranch Little League Wins First State Tournament Game

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) picked up exactly where they left off at the District 6 tournament on June 28th.  They scored 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning and led District 7's Four Peaks Little League (FPLL) 6-0 after 1-inning. 

FPLL then clawed their way back in to the game and reduced the MRLL lead to just 6-5 after 4 innings.  It appeared that FPLL had all the momentum.  It was time for a MRLL patented explosion of runs.  In the top of the 5th inning, MRLL scored 10 runs and went on to win 16-5 in a 5 inning mercy rule shortened game.

MRLL will face District 13's Chandler National North Little League tomorrow at 6:00 PM.

Updated information will be available at www.eteamz.active.com/casagrandell



Thursday, July 17
9/10s Baseball -- State (Casa Grande): McCormick Ranch Little League Loses in Extra Innings

In a see-saw battle McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) lost 10-9 in 7 innings to District 13's Chandler National North Little League (CNNLL).  CNNLL led 4-0 only to have MRLL come back with a 5-run inning to take the lead.  CNNLL tied the game at 5.  That is where the score stood until MRLL scored 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning.  CNNLL was not dissuaded and scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to claim the victory.

MRLL now moves down to the elimination part of the bracket -- that is "win or go home."  Their next game is Friday, July 18th at 7:00 PM.

Updated information will be available at www.eteamz.active.com/casagrandell



Friday, July 18
9/10s Baseball -- State (Casa Grande): McCormick Ranch Little League Loses Second Straight in Extra Innings

In another see-saw battle McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) lost another heart breaker in the bottom of the 7th inning.  This time District 12's Pantano Little League (PLL) was the culprit.   PLL won by a 7-6 score.  This being MRLL's second loss, their storied season has come to an end.  Clearly the two consecutive 1-run losses in extra innings indicate how easily things could have been different.  MRLL represented District 6 well and we are likely to hear more from this group of players in the years to come.  Congratulations!!!

Updated information will be available at www.eteamz.active.com/casagrandell



Wednesday, June 25
Arcadia Little League Takes First Game of 10/11s Baseball Tournament

The Arizona District VI 10/11 baseball tournament is a best 2 out of 3 affair with Arcadia Little League (ARLL) playing Mountain View Little League (MVLL).  ARLL, playing at home, won tonight 9-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.

The tournament now switches venues to MVLL's home, Scottsdale Ranch Park.  The next game is tomorrow night (Thursday, June 26th) at 5:30.  IF ARLL wins they will be our champion.  If MVLL were to win, the series would be extended to a third and deciding game.  The championship would be decided in a second game tomorrow night -- approximately 30-minutes after the first game.



Thursday, June 26
10/11s Baseball - Mountain View Takes 2 to Win District 6 Championship
In a reversal from last night's game, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) beat Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 11-1 in game 2 of the series.  This tied the series at one-game a piece and forced a second game tonight.  MVLL prevailed in the second game 3-0 thus winning the 2008 District 6 10/11's Baseball Championship.

2008 MVLL 10-11s Champs
Arizona District 6's 10/11 Baseball Champs: Mountain View Little League

Tuesday, July 22
10/11s Baseball -- State (Kingman): Mountain View Advances to Playoff Round

After no news from this tournament, I found that the bracket had been updated and Mountain View Little League is 3-1 which is good enough to advance to the playoff round.

By clicking on the headline or the handout below, a page will open that will provide you with an opportunity to download the bracket.  Ongoing updates can be found at http://www.az9littleleague.com/.


Handout: 10-11s Baseball - State

Wednesday, July 23
10/11s Baseball -- State (Kingman): Updates from Louis Basile

Game 1 Wednesday, 7/16 vs. District 12 (Tucson)

MVLL was defeated by District 12, 19-4 in their first pool play game.  Tucson scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning.  Zac Basile made a diving catch in centerfield for the second out to stop their momentum.  MVLL came back with 3 runs of their own in the bottom half of the first inning.  The score after two innings was 5-3 with Tucson leading.  The next two innings Tucson’s hitting proved too much for MVLL pitching.  Zachary Rubel lead MVLL with two hits one being a home run.  Avi Goodman, Jimmy Kerr, Chance Hughes and Zac Basile all had hits for the MVLL team. 

Game 2 Friday 7/18 vs. District 7 (East Mesa)

In a reversal of their first game fortune MVLL All Stars came out on the wining end defeating East Mesa 18-2.  A strong complete game pitching performance by Zachary Rubel and team defense by MVLL holding East Mesa to 3 hits the entire game were some of the highlights of this game.  Alec Kvamme (3 for 4), Zachary Rubel, Jimmy Kerr, Chance Hughes, Zac Basile and Jack Blew were all (2 for 4), Chad Piccolo was 1 for 1 with three walks, Race Carter was 1 for 1, Ryan Salvatore had a walk and Matt Milke helped in leading MVLL to their first win in pool play.

Game 3 Saturday 7/19 vs. District 14 (Gilbert)

MVLL continued their winning ways in a defensive battle with Gilbert in the end MVLL defeated Gilbert 4-1.  Conner Valocchi pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing no earned runs.  Chance Hughes closed the game for MVLL getting the last two batters out.  Outstanding team defensive was played by MVLL with Zac Basile to Jimmy Kerr catching an East Mesa player attempting to steal second.  Chance Hughes in centerfield made a sliding catch in centerfield in the fifth inning and Jack Blew playing second base made a diving catch of short pop up behind first for the final out of the game.Gilbert scored there only run in the bottom of the fourth inning.  MVLL came back in the top of the fifth with 3 runs with Jack Blew and Race Carter on base Zachary Rubel hit a three run homerun.  This was Rubel’s second homerun in pool play.  Zachary Basile lead off the sixth inning with a single, stole second and third and scored an insurance run on Alec Kvamme’s single down the third base line.  Chance Hughes, Zachary Rubel, Jimmy Kerr, Zac Basile, Alec Kvamme and Conner Valocchi all had hits for MVLL.

Game 4 Monday 7/21 vs. District 10 (Verde Valley)

MVLL with a victory would be assured of moving on to the semi-final round.  Zachary Rubel pitched a complete game as MVLL defeated Verde Valley 7-3.  MVLL scored three runs in the top of the third inning to take a 3-0 lead.  Verde Valley came back in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs to close the gap to 3-2.  MVLL players sensed that a few insurance runs were needed.  They scored 4 runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 7-3 lead.  Zachary Rubel finished his complete game performance with two strikeouts in the bottom of the sixth inning to seal the victory.  MVLL offense was lead by Jimmy Kerr who was 3 for 4, Zachary Rubel and Chance Hughes were 2 for 4 and Zac Basile was 2 for 3.  Conner Valocchi, Avi Goodman, and Jack Blew also got hits for MVLL.  MVLL will play the winner of Pool A on Thursday, 7/24 with the winner advancing to the Championship game on Friday.

Ongoing updates can be found at http://www.az9littleleague.com/.



Thursday, July 24
10/11s Baseball -- State (Kingman): Pool Play is Done and Mountain View to Play Canyon Del Oro (D5)

Pool play is now complete and the playoff pairings have been finalized.  The playoffs are single-elimination.  Mountain View Little League (3-1), the number 2 seed in Pool B, will face District 5's Canyon Del Oro, the undefeated number 1 seed from Pool A .  The game is at 7:30 tonight.

By clicking on the headline or the link below, a page will open that will provide you with an opportunity to download the bracket.  Ongoing updates can also be found at http://www.az9littleleague.com/.  The handout below has also been updated with the records of the teams. 


Handout: 10-11s Baseball - State

Friday, July 25
10/11s Baseball -- State (Kingman): Mountain View Little League's 10/11's Season Ends

District 5's Canyon Del Oro, the undefeated number 1 seed from Pool A, defeated Mountain View Little League (MVLL).  Congratulations to MVLL for their long run at the state tournament.

(unfortunately no other information is available)



Saturday, July 5
10/11s Baseball -- State Tournament Bracket Now Added

Arizona District 9 and Kingman Little League will host State 10-11 Baseball All Stars State Tournament, Pool Play Format, July 16-July 25 at Kingman Southside Park Field Complex. 1220 W. Topeka, Kingman, AZ 86401.

The tournament bracket for the Arizona State 10/11s Baseball Tournament has now been added to this website.  By clicking on the headline or the handout below, a page will open that will provide you with an opportunity to download the bracket.

Handout: 10-11s Baseball - State

Monday, June 30
Little League (11/12s) Baseball

The Arizona District 6 Little League Baseball Tournament got underway tonight.  For an updated bracket, please go the All Stars Tournament link on the left and choose the Little League 11-12s baseball link.



Tuesday, July 1
Little League (11/12s) Baseball - McCormick Ranch and Mountain View Remain Undefeated

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) and McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) are the two remaining undefeated teams in the tournament.  MVLL is in first place in Pool A while MRLL is in the same position in Pool B.

Tomorrow night's games are the final ones in Pool Play.  They will decide who the four teams that will advance to semi-final play on Monday, July 7th.



Thursday, July 3
Little League (11/12s) Baseball - Semi-Finals Set for Monday 07/07/08

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) remained undefeated (3-0) and took the number one seed in Pool B.  MRLL cruised through the bracket outscoring its opponents 43-4.  McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) took the second seed in Pool B with a 2-1 record. 

Pool A's standings were not finalized until the final out of the North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) and Mountain View Little League (MVLL)  game. With Desert Foothills Little League's (DFLL) win in the early game and NSLL's victory in the late game, there was a 3-way tie for first place.

The first tie-breaker in this situation (where none of the 3 teams who were tied beat the other two) is the runs allowed ratio.  Using this method, once the the first team is determined the remaining two teams break their tie based upon their head-to-head contest.  

NSLL needed to win by 4 runs to achieve the lowest runs allowed ratio and to advance to the semi-finals. NSLL needed a two out hit in the top of the 6th inning to score the decisive fourth run and then held on to its 4-0 lead in the bottom half of the inning. 

NSLL will now play MMLL at 5:00 PM while MVLL will play MRLL at 7:30 PM on Monday, July 7th.



Monday, July 7
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- Red Pool Teams Just Too Tough For Blue Pool

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) finished 1-2 in Pool B or the RED Pool.  North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) and Mountain View Little League (MVLL) finished in the same positions in Pool A or the BLUE pool.  In tonight's first games of the best 2 out of 3 semi-finals, the RED pool teams won by sizeable margins: 

MMLL 14 -- NSLL  2 

MRLL 9 -- MVLL 1

The same match-ups will occur tomorrow (Tuesday, July 8th) night as MRLL and MMLL will attempt to wrap on their respective series and move on the finals.



Tuesday, July 8
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- McCormick Ranch Advances to Finals; North Scottsdale Evens Its Series

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) continued its winning ways with 14-7 victory against the host Mountain View Little League (MVLL). The win advances MRLL to the district championship finals.

MRLL must await the winner of the semi-final series between North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL). NSLL evened the semi-final series at 1-game apiece with a 13-2 victory.  Their series concludes at 7:00 PM (please note this time change) tomorrow night (Wednesday, July 9th).



Wednesday, July 9
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- McDowell Mountain Advances to Play McCormick Ranch in District 6 Championship

McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) beat North Scottsdale Little League (NSLL) 3-2 in the rubber game of their 3-game semi-final series.  MMLL will now play McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) in a best 2 out of 3 Championship series for the District 6 title.  The first game is Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 PM at Scottsdale Ranch Park.

One historical note:  this is the first time in McDowell Mountain Little League's history that they will be playing for the Championship at the 11/12 year old level.


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

Thursday, July 10
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- "Make thee an ark of gopher wood"
McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) began their game at the scheduled 7:30 time.  But, then the rains came.  The game was suspended in the top of the second inning with MRLL at bat and leading 7-0.  The game will resume exactly at the point that we left off.  It will resume at 5:30 PM Friday, July 11th.  Once it is completed, the regularly scheduled game will be played approximately 30-minutes after the completion of the resumed game.

Friday, July 11
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- McCormick Ranch Takes Title from Determined McDowell Mountain

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) and McDowell Mountain Little League (MMLL) completed the previous night's game that was suspended due to rain with MRLL winning 10-0 in 4 innings.

The second game of the evening was a much tighter affair.  MMLL jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  MRLL fought back to take a 5-2 lead over the next several innings.  However, just as some started to believe that MRLL might win the game and the championship, that persevering group from MMLL scored 3 runs in the top of the 5th inning to tie the game at 5.  For the first time in the tournament, MRLL was being challenged in the late innings.  Fans started to wonder how would they respond to this challenge.  MRLL answered the question very quickly in the bottom of the 5th as the inning's lead-off better belted a solo homer. MRLL added two more runs and the score now stood at 8-5 after 5 complete innings. MMLL was not done, however, as they scored a 6th run and had the tieing run at second base in the top of the 6th inning.  The final score was 8-6 in favor of MRLL

MMLL accomplished their best showing at the District Tournament as the runner-up. MRLL went undefeated with a 7-0 record outscoring its opponents 84-18.  This was MRLL's 5th District Championship (previous titles were in 1997, 1998, 2000, & 2004)*. 

*Only North Scottsdale Little League has more district titles with 7.



2008 MRLL 11-12s Champs
2008 Arizona District 6's 11/12s Baseball Champs: McCormick Ranch Little League
Handout: Little League (11-12) AZ 6 Baseball All Stars

Wednesday, July 16
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): McCormick Ranch Comes Back from Early Grand Slam by Hitting 5 Home Runs of Their Own

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) faced District 13's Ahwatukee Little League (ALL) in game 1 of the state tournament.  After giving up a grand slam in the bottom of the first, they found themselves in an unusual position -- down 4 runs.  Despite this deficit and the ever powerful ALL team, MRLL never let their heads drop.  Instead they used the long ball to their advantage.  MRLL hit 5 home runs of their own -- 3 by players who never had hit a home run -- on the way to a 12-5 victory.

MRLL will face District 4's Maricopa Little League (MLL) at 1:00 PM tomorrow (Thursday, July 17th).   MLL won their first game 5-0 versus District 11's Mt. Graham Little League.

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm



Thursday, July 17
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): McCormick Ranch Makes it 2 Straight

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) faced District 4's  Maricopa Little League (MLL) in game 2 of the state tournament.  MRLL scored 5 runs early and then held on for a 10-5 victory. MRLL's record in pool play is now 2-0.

MRLL will face District 11's Mt. Graham Little League at 4:00 PM tomorrow (Friday, July 18th). 

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm



Friday, July 18
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): McCormick Ranch Continues to Roll

McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) faced District 11's Mt. Graham Little League (MGLL) in game 3 of the state tournament.  MRLL prevailed 15-2 and their record in pool play is now 3-0.

MRLL will face District 12's Randolph Little League at 10:00 AM tomorrow (Saturday, July 19th). 

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm



Saturday, July 19
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): McCormick Ranch Suffers First Loss of Their Tournament Season

After winning their first 10 games (7 at the district level and 3 at the state level) the McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) Bulls tasted defeat at the hands of District 12's Randolph Little League (RLL).  RLL came in to the game with a record of 1-2 but had defeated District 13's Ahwatukee Little League the previous morning. 

MRLL jumped ahead to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first only to see RLL score 5-runs in the bottom of the inning.  Playing catch-up the rest of the game, the Bulls narrowed the RLL lead to 6-4, but that was the closest it would become.  The final score was 8-5.

 UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS  for Pool B through Saturday, July 19th (not including runs allowed ratio):

  W L
D5 Canyon View 3 0
D14  Desert Ridge 3 1
D6 McCormick Ranch 3 1
D12 Randolf 2 2
D4 Maricopa 1 2
D13 Ahwatukee 0 2
D11 Mt. Graham 0 4

 

MRLL Bulls will face District 14's Desert Ridge Little League (DRLL) at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 21st.  As one can see from the standings the two teams are tied with 3-1 records.  As the first tie-breaker in pool play is based upon head-to-head record, Monday's game may later play a crucial factor in determining which teams will advance to the playoff round.

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm



Monday, July 21
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): McCormick Ranch Uses Familiar Winning Formula

After losing their first game on Saturday, McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) Bulls went back to a formula that had been very successful for them: long balls with outstanding fielding and pitching.  With several players hitting home runs and a complete game by Austin Love, the Bulls beat District 14's Desert Ridge Little League (DRLL) 9-1. MRLL's record now stands at 4-1. 

MRLL's next game is Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 PM versus District 5's Canyon View Little League (CVLL).  At this time, CVLL is the only undefeated team in the pool but has only played 3 games.  CVLL must now play 3 consecutive days/nights.

At the moment, there are still MANY scenarios that would allow MRLL to move on to the playoff round.  The clearest one is for MRLL to defeat CVLL and become the number 1 seed.  Please stay tuned as we will see how it will all shake out.

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm

POST SCRIPT: Updated unofficial bracket after games on July 22nd:

  W L
D5 Canyon View 4 0
D6 McCormick Ranch 4 1
D12 Randolf 3 2
D14 Desert Ridge 3 3
D13 Ahwatukee 2 2
D4 Maricopa 1 4
D11 Mt. Graham 0 5



Thursday, July 24
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): To Advance to Playoffs McCormick Ranch Must Win Tonight

The McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) Bulls must win tonight if their dreams of winning the state tournament are to continue.  The Bulls play the undefeated District 5's Canyon View Little League (CVLL).  The reason for this "must win" is that should the Bulls lose they would fall in to a tie with D12's Randolph.  Randolph holds the tie breaker with MRLL based upon their victory versus the Bulls  (please see standings below).  The game is at 7:00 PM tonight. 

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://www.eteamz.com/cllbaseball/index.cfm

  W L
D5 Canyon View 5 0
D6 McCormick Ranch 4 1
D12 Randolf 4 2
D14 Desert Ridge 3 3
D13 Ahwatukee 2 3
D4 Maricopa 1 5
D11 Mt. Graham 0 5



Friday, July 25
Little League (11/12s) Baseball -- State (Flagstaff): Congrats to McCormick Ranch Little League On a Great Run at State

District 5's Canyon View Little League (CVLL) defeated the McCormick Ranch Little League (MRLL) Bulls 12-11 in 8 innings.  As a result, the Bulls record was 4-2 which tied them with D12's Randolph.  Randolph holds the tie breaker with MRLL based upon their victory versus the Bulls  and consequently, MRLL was eliminated from the tournament.

(sorry, no other information is available time)



Friday, July 4
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- The Arizona State Tournament Bracket Has Been Added

The team that wins the District 6 tournament will advance to play at the State level.  The state tournament is being held in Mesa.  By clicking on the headline, you will be taken to a page where you can download information on the state tournament.



Monday, July 7
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Mountain View and Arcadia Little Leagues Advance With Wins on Opening Night
Mountain View Little League (MVLL) and Arcadia Little League(ARLL) will face off tomorrow (Tuesday, July 8th) evening at 5:00 PM after each secured a victory in their respective first games.  Fountain Hills (FHLL) and Desert Foothills (DFLL) will play the night cap at 7:30 PM in the elimination bracket.

Tuesday, July 8
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Mountain View Advances to Championship Game; Fountain Hills Wins and Will Play Arcadia
Mountain View Little League (MVLL) beat Arcadia Little League(ARLL) 15-2.  The win places MVLL in the championship game on Thursday at 5:00 PM.  With the loss, ARLL drops down into the elimination bracket and will play Fountain Hills (FHLL)tomorrow (Wednesday, July 9th) evening at 7:30 PM.  FHLL staved off elimination with a 20-10 victory over Desert Foothills (DFLL).
Handout: 2013 Junior Arizona District 6 BASEBALL

Wednesday, July 9
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Arcadia Prevails 23-19 in 4-hour Marathon and Advances to Championship Game(s)

Arcadia Little League(ARLL)scored 11 runs in the top of the 7th and then held on to beat Fountain Hills (FHLL) 23-19.  The 4-hour game ended just after 11:30 PM (local time). 

ARLL will play Mountain View Little League (MVLL) in the championship game on Thursday at 5:00 PM.  Should ARLL win that game, both ARLL and MVLL would have one loss.  As a result, the two teams would play one more game at approximately 7:30 PM to determine the District 6 Junior Baseball Champion.



Thursday, July 10
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Mountain View Little League Repeats as District 6 Champion

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated Arcadia Little League (ARLL) 14-2 to win the District 6 Junior Baseball Championship.  MVLL defended its 2007 title by sweeping through the double-elimination tournament undefeated while outscoring its opponents 44-5. 

MVLL will play its first game at the state tournament on Wednesday, July 16th at 5:30 PM in Mesa at Fitch Field.  Their opponent will be District 13's Tempe-Guadalupe.  In addition to checking back at this website for their progress at the state tournament, information can be obtained at www.azd7.com. 



2008 MVLL 13-14s Champs
2008 Arizona District 6's Junior Baseball Champs: Mountain View Little League
Handout: 2013 Junior Arizona District 6 BASEBALL

Thursday, July 17
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Pounds Tempe-Guadalupe

As had been chronicled at this web site, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) swept through the double-elimination District 6 tournament undefeated while outscoring its opponents 44-5. The road at the state tournament began much tougher as MVLL led by only a 1-0 score after 2 innings.  MVLL then erupted for 8 runs in the top of the 3rd inning keyed by an inside-the-park grand slam by Greg Hopkins.  This was more than enough runs for Keaton Boysen who pitched all 5 innings as MVLL went on to beat District 13's Tempe-Guadalupe 21-1.

MVLL will play a team from District 4 tomorrow (Thursday, July 17th) at 7:30 PM.  Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com. 



Thursday, July 17
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Edges Casa Grande 5-2

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) kept their record unblemished with a hard fought 5-2 victory over District 4's Casa Grande Little League (CGLL). MVLL scored a run in the bottom of the 1st and the score remained 1-0 until the 5th inning.  In the top of the 5th, CGLL tied the game at 1.  However, with renewed energy, MVLL scored 3 runs to take the lead 4-1.  MVLL added an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 5-1.  CGLL was not quite done and added a run in the top of the 7th to make the final score 5-2. 

Greg Hopkins pitched into the 5th inning giving up an unearned run.  Matt Lewis then came on to complete the 5th inning and pitched the 6th inning as well.  Colton Mills finished the game.

MVLL will play Mesa American Little League (MALL) from the host District 7 on Saturday, July 19th at 7:30 PM. 

Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com. 



Saturday, July 19
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Runs Record to 3-0
In a hard fought affair, Mountain View Little League (MVLL) beat the host Mesa American Little League (MALL) 6-3. Using 4 different pitchers (Ryan Riggs, Keaton Boysen, Cody Erickson, and Matt Lewis), MVLL kept the opponent’s score low until their offense kicked in.

MVLL will play District 5’s Coronado Little League (CLL) on Monday, July 21st at 6:00 PM at Autry Field #1.

Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com. 


Monday, July 21
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Remains Unbeaten in Rain-Shortened Game

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) ran their record to 4-0 by defeating District 5’s Coronado Little League (CLL) 7-2 in 5 innings.  The game was shortened by one of our typical Monsoon storms.

CLL jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after one inning as MVLL had to adjust to CLL's slower paced pitcher. It remained that way until the top of the 3rd when MVLL exploded for 4-runs.  The big hit in that inning was Keaton Boysen's bases loaded clearing triple.  MVLL subsequently tacked on an insurance run in the fourth inning and 2 more in the fifth. Colton Mills and Cody Erickson provided all that was needed on the bump.

As per the original schedule, MVLL is scheduled to play District 11’s Mt. Graham Little League (MGLL) on Tuesday, July 22nd at 8:00 PM at Autry Field #1. However, changes may be made to the schedule due to the rain.  Therefore, please check with the team to be sure that is still their schedule. 

Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com


Tuesday, July 22
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Stays Unbeaten

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) ran their record to 5-0 with a 12-5 victory over District 11’s Mt. Graham Little League (MGLL).

MVLL jumped out to an early lead with 4 runs in the top of the first. Greg Hopkins and Cody Erickson contributed RBI’s. Michael Salazar started the game on the mound and was extremely sharp as he required only 5 pitches to get out of the first. The score remained 4-0 until the top of the third when MVLL struck for 2 runs. Matt Lewis singled and was tripled home by Greg Hopkins. Greg then scored on a balk. In the top of the 4th a Matt Lewis sacrifice fly and a Greg Hopkins 2-run double plated 3 more runs. After 4 innings, MVLL led 9-1. Michael Salazar pitched 4 innings giving up just 2 hits and no earned runs. With Adam Bloom now on the mound, MVLL ran into some defensive issues in the bottom of the 5th and gave up 4 unearned runs and the score was narrowed to 9-5. MVLL struck back with 3 runs to make it 12-5 in the top of the 6th. Getting key hits in the inning were Keaton Boysen, Greg Hopkins, Bryce Hammond, and Cody Erickson. Keaton Boysen came on to pitch in the bottom of the 6th inning and finished the game as MVLL won 12-5.

MVLL's next game is on Thursday, July 24th at 7:30 PM at Fitch Field #3 versus District 1’s Blue Ridge Little League (BRLL).  This is their final game of pool play.

Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com


Thursday, July 24
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Completes Pool Play Undefeated

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) completed Pool Play undefeated (6-0) by beating District 1’s Blue Ridge Little League (BRLL) 11-1 in 6 innings. MVLL used a balanced offensive attack and 6 different pitchers in defeating BRLL.  Ryan Sandry, Colton Mills, Keaton Boysen, Cody Erickson, Stratton Williams and Greg Hopkins held D1 in check as MVLL kept pitchers eligible for its semi-final game. By virtue of its play in Pool Play, MVLL is the number 1 seed in Pool A. 

MVLL's next game is a semi-final single elimination game on Saturday, July 26th at 8:00 AM (yes in the morning) at Gene Autry Field against District 3's High Desert, Pool B's second seed.  The other semifinal will match Pool B winner Douglas from District 8 vs. Pool A second seed Casa Grande from District 4.

 

Tournament information can be obtained at www.azd7.com


Saturday, July 26
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League to Play For State Championship versus Douglas

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) used an 8-run top of the first to beat District 3's High Desert 14-4 in 5 innings. District 8's Douglas beat District 4's Casa Grande 7-2 in the other semi-final.

The state final game is now scheduled for 11:00 AM today.



Saturday, July 26
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League Wins State Championship

After Douglas scored 5 runs in the top of the first, Mountain View came back to win 9-6.  Keaton Boysen pitched a complete game.

CONGRATULATIONS MVLL!!!

More info to come.



Saturday, July 26
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- State (Mesa): Mountain View Little League recap

Here is a recount from one of coaches of what has transpired so far:

7/26/08
Whoa,

With the utmost in sportsmanship and humility, the MVLL Junior all stars completed an important milestone; they won the Arizona State Championship for Junior Division Little League baseball.  This is a first for MVLL at this level of play. This win earns them a birth in the regional tournament to be played in southern California beginning Tuesday 7/29/08 as the Arizona representative. With Just about 50 teams remaining in the hunt for Little League World Series Champions, anticipation and excitement are at a fever pitch.

Here is a quick recap of the road traveled so far.  Since all star selection in June, this team has had an evenly paced practice schedule and one scrimmage game.  The District 6 tournament featured four teams.  MVLL played only two of the three other teams due to scheduling of the double elimination bracket.  The team won three straight games to finish as district 6 champions in impressive fashion.  With one win over Fountain Hills LL and two wins over Arcadia LL, the Mountain View team put up an impressive offensive display, outscoring opponents 44-5.

Moving on to the state tournament was exciting for the players.  This was a chance to play 13 other District winners from around the state. The two pool format with full round robin allowed a fair assessment of all teams head to head.  Mountain View played 6 pool play games and was victorious in each.  They continued the impressive offensive run and outscored these 6 opponents 61-14.

Winners and runners up from each pool met for a day of elimination baseball, where the tough reality of competitive sports hits home -- loser goes home and only one of 4 very good teams advances.  Mountain View, with an historical hex of playing poorly in early morning games, committed to a very early work out on elimination day and won the semi final game 14-4 in five innings.  The final was played less than an hour later in very hot conditions, no surprise in Arizona.  Mountain View fell behind 5-0 in the top half of the first inning and things looked bleak.  But the pitcher and players persevered and ultimately whittled away the lead and took a three run lead of their own.  The teams traded runs late in the game with the final score 9-6.

The entire team contributed in important ways in each game.  Solid and deep pitching, steady defense, supported this terrific offense outscoring 11 opponents 128-29.  There are countless individual accomplishments which will not be detailed here, the team won this as a team and will continue the road to the regional tournament in California as a team.

MVLL Junior All Stars 2008

¬     Adam Bloom

¬     Keaton Boysen

¬     Cody Erickson

¬     Bryce Hammond

¬     Greg Hopkins

¬     Matthew Lewis

¬     Colton Mills

¬ John Rapisarda

¬     Ethan Rickert

¬     Ryan Riggs

¬     Michael Salazar

¬     Ryan Sandry

¬     Luc Trotta

¬     Stratton Williams 

Manager:  Steve Erickson

Coach:    Rory Rickert

Coach:    Darin Trotta

You can download a picture of the team by clicking on the handout below.



2008 MVLL Juniors State Champs
2008 Arizona State Junior Baseball Champs: Mountain View Little League
Handout: 2010 Juniors STATE baseball tournament

Sunday, July 27
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Western Region (Aliso Viejo): Mountain View Little League to Represent Arizona at Western Region

On Tuesday, July 29th, Mountain View Little League will start its bid to represent not only Arizona District 6, not only Arizona, but Little League's Western Region at the 2008 Junior Baseball World Series.  By clicking on the headline above or the following link, you will be taken to the official Western Region web site: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2008divisions/jlbb/qualify/uswest.htm

Or you can click on the following link to go to California District 55's web site for their updates on the tournament: http://www.district55.org/2008JRWR.html

To download the 2 pools brackets, click on the handout below.


Handout: 2010 Junior Western Region Tournament

Tuesday, July 29
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Western Region (Aliso Viejo): Mountain View Little League scores 10-runs in Top of the 1st as it Mistreats Host

Stratton Williams homered to lead off the game, and Mountain View Little League (MVLL) pounded out 14 hits in defeating host Aliso Viejo Little League 14-0, in their opening pool play game of the Western Region Juniors Championship Tournament.  The Arizona State Champions jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to the victory.  Four pitchers (Keaton Boysen, Michael Salazar, Matt Lewis and Cody Erickson) combined on a one-hitter in the convincing win.  

MVLL plays Idaho tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30th at 4:00 PM. 

Click on the following link to go to California District 55's web site for their updates on the tournament: http://www.district55.org/2008JRWR.html or click on the following link to taken to the official Western Region web site: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2008divisions/jlbb/qualify/uswest.htm

To download the 2 pools brackets, click on the handout below.


Handout: 2010 Junior Western Region Tournament

Wednesday, July 30
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Western Region (Aliso Viejo): Mountain View Wins in Cliff Hanger

Greg Hopkins doubled home Bryce Hammond and Matt Lewis in the top of the 9th inning, and Ryan Sandry and Keaton Boysen pitched 6 scoreless innings in relief as Mountain View Little League (MVLL) defeated West Valley Little League of Eagle, Idaho by a score of 7-5.  Idaho scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning to erase Mountain View's early 3-0 lead before MVLL tied the game on RBI's by Lewis in the 5th and Ryan Sandry in the 6th to set up the extra inning dramatics.
 
Mountain View moved to 2-0 in pool play and set up a game against Hilo American/National LL of Hilo, Hawaii on Thursday, July 31st at 4pm.  Hawaii is Pool A's only other undefeated team.
 

Click on the following link to go to California District 55's web site for their updates on the tournament: http://www.district55.org/2008JRWR.html or click on the following link to taken to the official Western Region web site: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2008divisions/jlbb/qualify/uswest.htm



Thursday, July 31
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Western Region (Aliso Viejo): Mountain View Winning Streak Ends at 13.

The Mountain View Little League Junior All Stars had their 13 game postseason winning streak abruptly ended by Hawaii's Hilo American/National Little league, losing to the Islanders 11-0 in 5 innings.  Hawaii's offense was aided by uncharacteristic MVLL pitching and defense, as the defenders committed their first three errors of the tournament and the pitchers hit six batters and walked two.

 

Hawaii clinched the top spot in Pool A, while MVLL (2-1) needs a win over Alaska (1-2) in their final pool play game on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM to advance to Monday's semifinal round.

 

Click on the following link to go to California District 55's web site for their updates on the tournament: http://www.district55.org/2008JRWR.html or click on the following link to taken to the official Western Region web site: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2008divisions/jlbb/qualify/uswest.htm



Saturday, August 2
Juniors (13-14s) Baseball -- Western Region (Aliso Viejo): Mountain View's All Star Season Comes to an End

The Mountain View Little League (MVLL) Junior All Stars lost to Alaska 7-0.  With the loss, MVLL's record at the Western Region Baseball Tournament fell to 2-2 thus eliminating any chances for them to advance to the playoff round.

MVLL won their first 13-games (through District, State and the first 2 games of Regional play) and with the excitement of winning came increasingly high expectations. MVLL then lost their last two games. This kind of roller coaster ride with an abrupt ending often makes it easy for everyone involved to lose sight of all that this team accomplished. Sweeping through District 6 and then the Arizona State tournament are no small accomplishments.  They represented District 6 well at State and Regionals and we can all be proud of that!

 

Congratulations on a wonderful All Star run!!



Sunday, July 13
Seniors (14-16) Baseball -- State Tournament Bracket Now Available

The bracket for the State Seniors (14-16 year olds) Baseball Tournament was released today.  Please click on the handout below to download it. 

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) is representing District 6 and will play its first game at the state tournament on Tuesday, July 15th at 5:30 PM against District 12 (Tucson area).

Tournament updated information will be available at www.AZD2.com


Handout: 2011 Seniors Baseball All Stars - State

Thursday, July 17
Seniors (14-16) Baseball -- State (Peoria): Mountain View Splits First Two Games

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) opened the tournament on Tuesday, July 15th, with a 9-4 loss to District 12's Sunnyside Little League.  Last night, MVLL evened their record by beating District 14's Superstition Little League 6-5.

MVLL plays tonight at 5:30 versus the host District 2's Holiday Park Little League (HPLL).  HPLL enters the game with a 1-1 record too. 

An updated bracket with standings can be found by clicking on the headline or by clicking on: http://www.eteamz.com/azdistrict2/news/index.cfm?cat=545443


Handout: 2011 Seniors Baseball All Stars - State

Friday, July 18
Seniors (14-16) Baseball -- State (Peoria): Mountain View Loses Two 1-run Games and Ends It's Season

Mountain View Little League (MVLL) faced the host District 2's Holiday Park Little League (HPLL) on Thursday night (July 17, 2008).  HPLL prevailed with a 7-6 victory dropping MVLL's record to 1-2.

If MVLL had any chance of continuing into the playoff round, they would need to beat the undefeated District 8's Nogales Little League (NLL) team (2-0 while outscoring its opponents 23-5 in those two games) tonight. Unfortunately, NLL came out ahead in another MVLL 1-run loss 5-4.

Congratulations to MVLL who despite their record were in every game and could just as easily have been 3-1. 

An updated bracket with standings can be found by clicking on the headline or by clicking on: http://www.eteamz.com/azdistrict2/news/index.cfm?cat=545443



Saturday, July 12
Big League (16-18s) Baseball -- District 6 Repeats as Arizona State Big League Baseball Champs

The Arizona District 6 Big League Baseball team beat the District 5 team to win the state championship.  The D6 team is made up of players from Mountain View, Desert Foothills, and Fountain Hills Little Leagues and have many returning players from last year's state champions.

They will be traveling to Bremerton, Washington to participate in the Western Region Tournament (July 17-22).  There have been many changes to this tournament schedule, but you can download the latest one by clicking on the handout just below this article/picture.

You can stay updated by checking out the following website: http://www.eteamz.com/WAD2/news/ 

 



2008 D6 Big League champs
2008 Arizona State Big League Champs -- District 6
Handout: Big League Baseball - Arizona State

Thursday, July 17
Big League (16-18s) Baseball -- Western Region (Bremerton, WA): Arizona District 6 Falls to SoCal's District 46 in Opening Game

The Arizona District 6 Big League Baseball team jumped out to a 2-0 lead.  However, Southern California's District 46 scored the next 5 runs and won by a 5-2 score. 

AZ D6 goes down to the elimination part of the bracket and awaits the loser of the Northern California District #57 and Hawaii District 4 game.  AZ plays next on Saturday, July 19th at 10:00 AM. 

An updated schedule is available by clicking on the handout just below this article.

You can stay updated by checking out the following website: http://www.eteamz.com/WAD2/news/ 


Handout: Big League Baseball - Arizona State

Saturday, July 19
Big League (16-18s) Baseball -- Western Region (Bremerton, WA): Congrats to Arizona District 6 As "Long-Run" Comes to an End

The Arizona District 6 Big League Baseball team jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Northern California's District 57 in the top of the first inning.  Unfortunately that would be their only run as NoCal  went on to win by a 3-1 score.   

Some might consider it a short ride when you are eliminated after 2 games from a double-elimination tournament.  However, if one considers when this process actually started -- approximately 4 years ago -- and the commitment of the coaches and players, it was a long time in coming.  Congratulations on your "long run" and thank you for representing not only District 6 but all of Arizona so well!!

An updated schedule is available by clicking on the handout just below this article.

You can stay updated by checking out the following website: http://www.eteamz.com/WAD2/news/ 


Handout: Big League Baseball - Arizona State

Sunday, July 13
10/11s Girls Softball -- 2008 Arizona State Bracket -- REVISED

The bracket for the 2008 Arizona State Little League (10/11s) Girls Softball tournament was revised yet again today (times related to the championship game(s)) and added to this web site.  By clicking on the handout below a page will open that will allow you to download it.

Arcadia will represent District 6 and they play their first game on July 18th at 5:00 PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE) versus District 1. 


Handout: 10/11s Girls Softball

Saturday, July 12
Little League (11/12s) Girls Softball -- 2008 Arizona State Tournament Bracket

The bracket for the 2008 Arizona State Little League (11/12s) Girls Softball tournament has been REVISED.  By clicking on the handout below you will be taken to the page where you can download the bracket.

Arcadia will represent District 6 and they play their first game on July 16th at 5:00 PM versus District 5 (please note that date, time and opponent has changed from initial bracket)


Handout: LL 11-12s Softball state