Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

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Five baseball and softball teams from Superior Little League are competing in All-Star tournaments which began on June30, 2014. Baseball and Softball teams in three divisions – 9/10, 11/12, and Senior – are playing in the tournaments for a chance to advance to the 2014 Arizona Little League Baseball and Softball State Tournaments.

The winning team of the state tournament advances to a regional tournament with a chance to play for a berth in the Little League World Series.

The tournaments are being played at Maricopa, Casa Grande, and Coolidge. All of the tournaments are double-elimination.

The 11/12 Division Baseball All-Stars started on July 1 with a loss to Santa Cruz, 10 – 0. Superior bounced back in its next game, defeating San Manuel/Mammoth, 6 – 4. With a record of 1 – 1 so far in the double-elimination tournament, Superior was scheduled to play Coolidge on July 7. Game results were not available at press time. With a win versus Coolidge, Superior would advance to play the winner between Santa Cruz and Florence on July 8.

The 9/10 Division Baseball All-Stars started on June 30 with a loss to Casa Grande, 23 – 0. Just like the 11/12 Division team, the 9/10 All-Stars bounced back in their next game, defeating Florence, 5 – 2. With a record of 1 – 1, Superior looked to avoid elimination versus San Manuel/Mammoth on July 7. Game results were not available at press time. With a win, Superior would advance to play the loser between Maricopa and Casa Grande on July 8.

The 9/10 Division Softball All-Stars were defeated by Casa Grande in their opening game on June 30, 30 – 0. They took on Coolidge on July 1 looking to avoid elimination but unfortunately dropped a heartbreaking game, 16 – 15.

Both Senior Division teams started their tournaments on July 8. The softball tournament is being played at Casa Grande. The Softball All-Stars took on Coolidge in their first game. The baseball tournament is being played at Coolidge. The Baseball All-Stars took on Maricopa in their first game. Game results were not available at press time.

Andy Luberda (869 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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