Tucson Angels win Connie Mack tournament while Babe Ruth tourney gets underwayby Andy Morales on Jul. 13, 2013, under Sports
Connie Mack 18U Championship
The Connie Mack League Championship took place Saturday morning at the Reid Park Annex between the Sierra Vista Stars and the Tucson Angels with the Angels coming out on top 5-2.
The single-elimination tournament began on July 6 and the teams that took part included the Tucson Swagger, Rincon, Walden Grove Pack 12, St. Augustine, Sahuarita, Cholla, Show Baseball, Douglas, Warriors, Prospects, Angels and the Stars.
Shawn Bracamonte took the mound for the Angles and Richard Hedglen for the Stars in a low-scoring battle although both teams had plenty of opportunities to score runs.
Sierra Vista put two on in the second and loaded the bases in the third but they could not get any runs in despite a double from Marco Aguilar in the second inning. The Angels left two on in the first but were able to collect a run in the second after Jesus Fimbres singled, Carlos Valdez doubled and Raymond Felix grounded in Fimbres.
The Angles left two stranded in the second and two more in the third but they were able to pick up another run in the inning thanks to a lead-off single from Cameron Castillo, a single from Bracamonte, an error in the outfield and an RBI sac-fly from Tony Bustamante.
The Stars broke through in the top of the fourth after Joey Blanco led off with a single and Juan Aguilera doubled him home. An error allowed Omar Rodriguez to reach and Gilbert Valenzuela brought him home later in the inning. Still, the Stars left the bases loaded.
Sierra Vista stranded two more in the fifth and two more in the seventh but the Angels put the game out of reach with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Saul Hernandez doubled, Bustamante singled and Hernandez scored on an error on the play. Saul Sosa singled in Bustamante one out later and then Valdez brought him in for the third run of the inning.
Abraham Baca made a pitching appearance for the Angels in the seventh and Valenzuela also took the mound for the Stars in the sixth.
14U Babe Ruth State Tournament
Kino Sports Complex: July 13-16
Saturday, July 13
Hamilton Huskies 9, Ironwood Dirtybirds 3
Tucson Cubs 13, Surprise Rangers, 0
Tucson Swagger 11, Tucson Aztecs 0
Somerton 9, Surprise Attack 0
Hamilton Huskies 14, Yuma 1
Ironwood Dirtybirds 3, Surprise Rangers 2
Sunday, July 14
Cubs vs. Swagger, 8:30 am
Somerton vs. Hamilton, 8:30 am
Next Round at 11:30 am
Aztecs vs. Ironwood, 8:30 am
Attack vs. Yuma, 8:30 am
Next Round at 11:30 am
Monday, July 15
5 pm & 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 16
Championship 5 pm/
Winner advances to Pacific Southwest Regional: July 29-August 7 (Surprise, Arizona)
15U Babe Ruth Division
State Tournament: July 12-15: Yuma Catholic
Ironwood defeated CDO 11-7 on Saturday to advance to the state finals. CDO will play Sunnyside Saturday night with the winner playing Ironwood on Sunday for the championship
Pacific Southwest 15U Regional Tournament July 26-31: Kino Sports Complex