Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball all-star team opened the state tournament with a rally and a rout.
Verde Valley found themselves down 14-6 after the top of the second but scored 11 in bottom of third and finished the game outscoring Casa Grande 22-4 to run rule the Central Arizonans 28-18.
Leilah Zorilla hit a walk off home run after calling it in the dugout according to head coach Zack Calandra.
Alice Kinsey picked up the win in relief of Alyla Brooks.
Verde Valley plays Marana today at 5:30 p.m. at Festival Park in Avondale. If VVLL wins, they move onto the semifinals on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. If they lose then they play in the loser’s bracket on Sunday, also at 7:30 p.m.