Izaiah Moraga w/ homer for Sunnyside LL in bottom of last inning (Tied things up in dramatic fashion). Then-walk off hit & celebration as Sunnyside LL wins in dramatic fashion. Here’s my “sportscast cutin” Even @UArizonaPres Robbins tweeted: “We want whole team to be Wildcats”. pic.twitter.com/bf7h60Yrf0
— Paul Cicala (@PaulCicala) August 10, 2019
TUCSON – Representing Tucson and the state of Arizona, the boys from Mission Manor Park began the day just one win away from advancing to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn after defeating Northern California 3-2 on Friday. Unfortunately, their nemesis in the regional, Hawaii, beat Sunnyside LL and Arizona’s representative 4-1 on national TV.
We’ll have complete highlights on News 4 Tucson at 10 p.m.
–Here’s more from Friday’s victory that sent Sunnyside Little League to the Western Regional Championship game:
Led by coach Francisco Rivero, the Sunnyside Little League team played in the Western Regional Semi-Finals against a squad from the Sacramento area.
Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning, Izaiah Moraga hit a solo homer to tie the game at 2-2. Michael Muniz Jr. stepped up to the plate and hit a walk-off single that brought in Moraga to enable Sunnyside Little League to win a dramatic, come-from-behind-victory.
Sunnyside will face Hawaii in the Regional Championship to represent the West Region in the Little League World Series. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. First pitch is scheduled at 6 p.m.
Sunnyside pitchers Juan Hernandez and Damien Lorca both had 7 strikeouts.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The group of Tucson 11 and 12-year-old kids who play at Mission Manor Park have moved just a few games away from punching their ticket to the Little League World Series.
Sunnyside Little League is hoping to ride the momentum of their victory over Southern California to another victory. They suit up again and play on national TV (on ESPN) at 6 p.m. Tucson time.
The kids from Mission Manor Park hope to be the first team from Southern Arizona to win a College World Series since a squad from Nogales won in the 13 & 14-year old division. Here’s more:
Here’s a special mix put together by DJ Mixlab of Tucson:
U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva has just issued a special proclamation to the team from Sunnyside Unified School Distric: