Little League state softball playoffs: Thornydale & Los Niños still aliveby Andy Morales on Jul. 16, 2013, under Sports
10-11 Softball: July 15-19 (Arthur Pack)
Rio Rico was eliminated on the second day of the state 10-11 softball tournament Tuesday night while Los Niños was sent to the Elimination Bracket by Gilbert.
Gilbert scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning, two in the second and one more in the third for the win. Los Niños struggled at the plate and recorded two hits in the game. Kianna Galindo picked up a hit in the second inning and Victoria Ortiz singled in the fourth.
Gilbert was led by Allison Hall who went 2-3 with four RBIs. Sam Gorgia had a 2-RBI single, Nikole Witting had a bunt single and Skye Shippy had a single for Gilbert. Shippy, Mia Stankiwicz and McKenna Prefach all pitched for Gilbert.
Ortiz and Galindo pitched for Los Niños.
Rio Rico fell to Flagstaff on the other field and Flagstaff will play Los Niños Wednesday night in an elimination game at Arthur Pack in Marana.
Thornydale is the host organization and they will face Gilbert in the final game of the winner’s bracket at 6:30 pm.
Monday, July 15
Gilbert 31, Rio Rico 0
Thornydale 9, Flagstaff 8
Tuesday, July 16
Gilbert 14, Los Niños 0
Flagstaff 14, Rio Rico 5
Wednesday, July 17
Thornydale vs. Gilbert, 6:30 pm
Los Niños vs. Flagstaff, 6:30 pm