Little League Softball Juniors: Sunnyside advances to championship bracket


Thornydale's Bella Oboyski goes up for a catch. (Andy Morales/

Thornydale’s Bella Oboyski goes up for a catch. (Andy Morales/

July 23-30: Arthur Pack


Sunnyside beat Alaska 10-2 Saturday night to stay undefeated at the Little League Junior Softball Western Regionals taking place at the Arthur Pack Complex. With a 2-0 record, Sunnyside qualified for the Championship bracket and the Arizona representative will play Southern California (2-0) in the first round on Tuesday.

Thornydale (1-1) gave up 11 runs in the 6th inning to Southern California and fell 13-7. Thornydale needs to beat Oregon (2-1) in the Elimination Bracket on Monday night to get back to the Championship Bracket.

Utah (0-2) and Hawaii (0-2) joined Washington (0-2) and Montana (0-2) in the Consolation Bracket. The first round of the Consolation Bracket will take place on Sunday.

Alaska (2-1) will play Northern California (2-1) on Tuesday night in a must-win game.

Thursday, July 23
Southern California 12, Washington 2 (5)
Alaska 7, Montana 3
Thornydale 10, Oregon 4
Sunnyside 10, Northern California 2

Friday, July 24
Oregon 10, Washington 4
Northern California 8, Montana 3
Southern California 17, Utah 1 (5)
Alaska 10, Hawaii 0 (5)

Saturday, July 25
Oregon 15, Utah 4 (5)
N. California 10, Hawaii 0 (5)
Sunnyside 10, Alaska 2
S. California 13, Thornydale 7

Sunday, July 26
Washington vs. Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.
Montana vs. Utah, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 27
Consolation Final, 5 p.m.
Alaska vs. N. California, 7:30 p.m.
Thornydale vs. Oregon, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28
Sunnyside vs. S. California 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29
Semifinal, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30
Championship Games, 5 p.m.

World Series
August 10-16: Kirkland, Washington

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at

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