Santa Rita sending 3 teams to Little League State playoffs; Marana hosting softball tourneyby Andy Morales on Jul. 15, 2013, under Sports
Marana hosting Little League State playoffs
Marana is hosting the 10-11 State Softball Tournament this week from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 at Arthur Pack.
Rio Rico lost to Gilbert in the first round Monday night but Thornydale outlasted Flagstaff to win their game 9-8. Los Niños will play Gilbert on Tuesday night at 6:30 pm and Rio Rico will play Flagstaff in the Elimination Bracket at the same time.
Thornydale earned a night off and will play the winner of Los Niños and Gilbert on Tuesday night.
Marana will also host the West Regional for the softball Juniors the first week of August.
Santa Rita sending three teams to State
It’s hard to know if this has happened before but it’s very rare for a district to enter three teams in district tournaments and have all three qualify for the state playoffs.
Santa Rita is sending their 9-10 team, Majors and Juniors.
All three tourneys begin on Tuesday, July 16.
The three teams got together for a photo shoot Monday night at the Michael Perry Park.
Local teams playing at State
9-10 Baseball (Claypool)
Santa Rita, Canyon del Oro and Rio Rico
10-11 Baseball (Mesa)
Coronado, Sahuarita Copper Hills and Nogales
Majors Baseball (Gilbert)
Canyon del Oro, Santa Rita and Rio Rico
Juniors (Sierra Vista)
Frontier, Santa Rita and Nogales
9-10 Softball (Flagstaff)
Thornydale, Copper Hills and Sierra Vista
10-11 Softball (Marana)
Los Niños, Thornydale and Rio Rico
Majors Softball (Anthem)
Thornydale, Sunnyside and Sierra Vista
Juniors Softball (Marana)
San Xavier and Sierra Vista
Seniors Softball (Verde Valley)