Verde Valley Little League Juniors finish fourth at state

Verde Valley Little League finished in fourth place at the Arizona State Juniors All-Star tournament in Phoenix last week. Verde Valley  went 3-2, beating Winslow, Kingman North and Randolph.  (VVN/James Kelley)

Verde Valley Little League finished in fourth place at the Arizona State Juniors All-Star tournament in Phoenix last week. Verde Valley went 3-2, beating Winslow, Kingman North and Randolph. (VVN/James Kelley)

Verde Valley Little League finished fourth at the Juniors All-Star state tournament.

VVLL went 3-2 at the tournament in Phoenix, surviving six days.

Verde Valley opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over Winslow on July 17. Then they beat Kingman North 16-4 on July 18.

Verde Valley won the District 5 championship earlier this month.

On July 20, VVLL suffered its first loss of the double elimination tournament, falling 5-4 to Clarendon. Verde Valley rebounded with a 7-6 win over Randolph two days later before getting knocked out by Continental Ranch, 17-4. Nogales, champions of District 8, won the state title and advances to the Western Region in San Jose.

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