LLWS: Sunnyside bouncing back; Rio Rico falls in opener - Tucson News Now

LLWS: Sunnyside bouncing back; Rio Rico falls in opener

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two Southern Arizona Little League clubs are competing in World Series competition.

Sunnyside Softball beat Asia Sunday 10-9 to raise their record to 2-1 in pool play at the Little League Softball World Series.

This event is kin to the famed boys World Series held annually in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Arlett Arreola had three hits for Sunnyside while Viviana Orantez drove in three runs. Sunnyside trailed 9-8 heading into the Top of the 5th but scored twice and held on for the win.

Sunnyside has won two straight since opening Pool Play with a loss to Canada. These young ladies will play Robbinsonville, New Jersey on Monday.

A loss eliminates Sunnyside; a win puts them in the Semifinals on Tuesday in a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

On the boys side, Rio Rico opened play at the Juniors World Series with a 3-1 loss to Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Rio Rico will continue in pool play Tuesday against the East squad from Long Island, New York.

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