Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let's Watch Tucson Girls Try To Win A World Championship

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The softball team representing Sunnyside Little League is playing tonight in Portland, Ore., against a similar group of 11- and 12-year-olds from McLean, Va., for the Little League Softball World Series championship. The game is set to be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. local time.

Sunnyside has gone 4-1 in the World Series to this point, including a 10-0 win Tuesday against Maunabo, Puerto Rico that was stopped after four innings because of the mercy rule. The game was also a no-hitter for Sunnyside's pitching staff.

If Sunnyside were to win tonight it'd be the first Tucson team to take the Little League softball title. The last local rep in the World Series was in 2002, when San Xavier's team made it.

Tucson's south side has traditionally been its strongest in Little League softball, though the way things go in this town when these girls reach high school they'll probably be starring for schools from all parts of the city other than the south.

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