JLWS: Rio Rico a win away from U.S. Title game - Tucson News Now

JLWS: Rio Rico a win away from U.S. Title game

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:53 GMT
    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

  • Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:22:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:32:05 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

  • Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-09-24 00:50:51 GMT
    Source: NWFDSource: NWFD

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Just like Sunnyside Softball, Rio Rico Baseball is trying to turn an opening game loss at the World Series into a championship.

Forced to play two games Wednesday due to weather delays on Tuesday, Rio Rico came away with a pair of 2-1 wins to stay alive in Pool Play at the Junior League World Series in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

Rio Rico will play Lafayette, Louisiana at 2:15 p.m. (Tucson Time) Thursday for a berth in the semifinals (United State Championship).

A win would earn Rio Rico a rematch against the team from Goodlettsville, Tennessee that had handed them their lone loss.

Oscar Lechuga, Jr. went all the way on the mound in a 2-1 win over Long Island, New York. Rio Rico needed extra innings in the nightcap to beat Bedford, Indiana, scoring a run in the top of the 8th.

Rio Rico pitching has been stellar. They've allowed just five runs in their three games.

Rio Rico is trying to become the third Arizona team to win the Junior League World Series and second from Southern Arizona.

Sunnyside took the title in 1992 and Scottsdale Mountain View won it in 2009. Ironically Rene Ayala, who led Sunnyside Softball to the Little League World Series title Wednesday, was a member of that 1992 Sunnyside team.

Sunnyside Baseball also advanced to the U.S. Championship game at the JLWS just two years ago but lost to the eventual World Champions from Tampa, Florida.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly