Little League: Oro Valley over Tucson Mountain in Minor’s Division; Update schedule

Brooklyn Brewer had an RBI single for Oro Valley. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Oro Valley beat Tucson Mountain 22-12 Tuesday night at Curtis Park to advance in the Elimination Bracket of the District 5 9-11 Baseball Division. Oro Valley (1-1) will face the loser of CDO and Canyon View Thursday night in another elimination game.

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CDO (0-0) and Canyon View (1-0) are set to play Tuesday night with Canyon View beating Marana 22-0 in the late game Tuesday night. Marana (0-1) will play in an elimination game on Thursday against the loser of Thornydale (1-0) and Western (1-0).

Tucson Mountain (0-2) will play in a consolation game Friday night.

Tucson Mountain led Oro Valley 10-3 in the top of the second inning but Oro Valley scored four runs in their half of the second and then five more in the fifth to take control of the game at 12-10. Tucson Mountain tied things up with two runs in the fourth inning but Oro Valley responded with 10 runs the rest of the way, forcing a run-rule situation after the fifth inning with the 22-12 victory.

For Oro Valley, Luke Sanborn went 2 for with 2 walks and a double; Tony Rademacher walked; Colby Pavone scored twice; Tyler Rademacher walked twice; Rogelio Willis had an RBI double and an RBI triple; Jeremy Spruce had an infield single and 3 RBI; Derek Franks had 2 RBI; Brooklyn Brewers had an RBI single; Roman Aguirre scored as did LiamMichel, Bryce Bridges other Kai Michel.

Liam Michel got the start for Oro Valley and he got 3 strikeouts, Cedar Young also saw some action and he collected 7 strikeouts for the win. Franks picked up 2 strikeouts to close the game out in the fifth.

For Tucson Mountain, Reyes Alvarez went 2 for 4 with an RBI; Emory Saylor had a single; Martin Ayala had a double; Juvian Cordova scored; Andrew Armenta walked; Isaiah Gutierrez went 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI; Isaiah Rocha had an RBI single; Elyseo Cepero had a single and Angel Rodriguez scored.

Alvarez started for Tucson Mountain and he had 5 strikeouts; Saylor took the mound and he gave way to Gutierrez who picked up 2 strikeouts; Ayala and Cepero also pitched for Tucson Mountain.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

D-5 BASEBALL 8-10: FLOUR 2
Tanque Verde 13, Flowing Wells 8
16 Tucson Mountain, 9 Thornydale

D-5 BASEBALL 9-11: CURTIS 2
Oro Valley 22, Tucson Mountain 12 (5)
Canyon View 22, Marana 0

D-5 BASEBALL 10-12: ORA MAE 2
Oro Valley 7, Thornydale 0
Canyon View 12, Flowing Wells 0

D-5 SOFTBALL 8-10: ARTHUR PACK 2
Thornydale 14, Continental Ranch 3

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

D-5 BASEBALL 8-10: FLOUR 2
Western vs. Continental Ranch, 5 pm (elimination)
Flowing Wells vs. Thornydale, 7:30 p.m. (elimination)

D-5 BASEBALL 9-11: CURTIS 2
Canyon del Oro vs Canyon View, 5 p.m
Thornydale vs Western, 7:30pm

D-5 BASEBALL 10-12: ORA MAE 2
Tucson Mountain vs. Oro Valley, 5 pm (elimination)
Western vs. Flowing Wells, 7 p.m. (elimination)

D-5 SOFTBALL 8-10: ARTHUR PACK 2
Tucson Mountain vs. Continental Ranch, 6:30 p.m. (elimination)

D-12 SOFTBALL JUNIORS: FILED OF DREAMS 3
Southwestern vs. Sunnyside, 6:30 p.m

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

D-5 BASEBALL 8-10: FLOUR 2
Oro Valley vs. Canyon View, 5 p.m
Tanque Verde vs. Tucson Mountain, 7:30 p.m

D-5 BASEBALL 9-11: CURTIS 2
Marana vs. TBD, 5 pm (elimination)
Oro Valley vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. (elimination)

D-5 BASEBALL 10-12: ORA MAE 2
CDO vs Canyon View, 5 p.m
Marana vs. Continental Ranch, 7:30 p.m

D-5 SOFTBALL 8-10: ARTHUR PACK 2
Thornydale vs TBD, 6:30pm (Championship)

D-12 SOFTBALL 10-12: FIELD OF DREAMS 3
Sunnyside vs Randolph, 7:45 p.m

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

D-5 SOFTBALL 10-12: ARTHUR PACK 2
Marana vs Thornydale, 6:30pm

D-5 BASEBALL 10-12: ORA MAE 1
Thornydale vs. TBD, 5 pm (Consolation)

D-5 BASEBALL 50/70: ARTHUR PACK 5
Tanque Verde vs Thornydale, 6:30pm

D-12 BASEBALL 9-11: FIELD OF DREAMS 1
Cactus vs. Copper Hills, 5:15 p.m
Los Ninos vs Sunnyside, 7:45pm

D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL: JESSE OWENS
Randolph vs. Empire, 5 p.m
Sunnyside vs. Copper Hills, 7:45 p.m

D-12 SOFTBALL 10-12: FIELD OF DREAMS 3
Copper Hills vs. TBD, 5:15 p.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

D-5 SOFTBALL 10-12: ARTHUR PACK 2
Marana vs Thornydale, 6:30pm

D-5 BASEBALL 50/70: ARTHUR PACK 5
Western vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m

D-12 BASEBALL 8-10: PURPLE HEART 4
Cactus vs. Copper Hills, 5:15 p.m
Southwestern vs Rincon, 7:45 p.m

D-12 BASEBALL 9-11: FIELD OF DREAMS 1
Rincon vs TBD, 5:15pm
Randolph vs. TBD, 7:45 p.m

D-12 JUNIOR BASEBALL: JESSE OWENS
Cactus vs. TBD, 5 pm
Southwestern vs. TBD, 7:45 p.m

D-12 SOFTBALL 8-10: FIELD OF DREAMS 3
Southwestern vs. Sunnyside, 5:15 p.m

MONDAY, JUNE 27

D-5 SOFTBALL JUNIORS: ARTHUR PACK 4
Marana vs Thornydale, 6:30pm

D-12 BASEBALL 10-12: FIELD OF DREAMS 1
Randolph vs. Copper Hills, 6:30 p.m

D-12 SOFTBALL 8-10: FIELD OF DREAMS 3
Copper Hills vs. TBD, 7:45 p.m

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

D-5 SOFTBALL JUNIORS: ARTHUR PACK 4
Marana vs Thornydale, 6:30pm

D-12 BASEBALL 8-10: PURPLE HEART 4
Empire vs TBD, 5:15pm
Sunnyside vs. TBD, 7:45 p.m

D-12 BASEBALL 10-12: FIELD OF DREAMS 1
Rincon vs Sunnyside, 5:15pm
Empire vs. Cactus, 7:45 p.m

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

D-12 BASEBALL 10-12: FIELD OF DREAMS 1
Southwestern vs TBD, 5:15pm

D-12 SOFTBALL 9-11: DREAMS FIELDS 3
Randolph vs Rincon, 5:15 p.m

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

D-12 BASEBALL 50/70: SUNNYSIDE

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