Douglas’ 11-12 year old All-Star softball team won the District 8 championship in Sierra Vista last Friday night beating Rio Rico 12-2 in four innings.
Douglas’ 11-12 year old All-Star softball team shows off its District 8 championship banner after beating Rio Rico 12-2 Friday night in Sierra Vista. Pictured above are Yasmin Murguia, Yvette Soto, Rachel Robles, Jocelyn Hurtado, Sibonay Cox, Thalia Higuera, Jessyka Rojas, Michelle Carrasco and Andi Morales. Coaches are Jesus Martinez and Rene Morales. Not pictured are Victor Alvarado and Jenny Alvarado. Submitted Photo
The local All-Stars began the tournament beating Sierra Vista 24-2 June 27.
Rachael Robles, Andi Morales and Jocelyn Hurtado each pitched in the game.
On Thursday Douglas faced Rio Rico. Tied 1-1 at the end of six innings the game moved to extra innings. In the top of the eighth Morales hit a double and Yasmin Murguia followed with a triple scoring Morales and giving Douglas a 3-2 lead.
Rio Rico had bases loaded and two outs when lightning intervened forcing the game to be suspended till the next day where it was resumed at the point it was suspended the night before.
Morales, who had been pitching the day before was unable to return due to a pulled muscle.
Rachael Robles took the circle, threw two pitches and the game was over.
These same two teams faced off against each other for the District 8 championship an hour later.
Robles was the winning pitcher this game as Douglas cruised to a mercy rule win.
Douglas played all four games with just nine players.
Hitters for Douglas were not reported in any of the four games.