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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:36 am | Updated: 1:39 am, Wed Jul 23, 2014.

The CDO Little League 10-11 Baseball All-Stars won the state championship on Tuesday night with a 16-11 win over Ahwatukee.

CDO jumped out to a 4-0 lead, in part to a Dominic Felix two-run home run, but was up just 4-2 when they used a seven-run third inning to push the lead to nine. The long ball was again a factor. Dante Schindler led off the inning with a rocket to left field and two batters later Mac Kochanski added a two-run shot.

“We got a lot of runs that inning,” Kochanski said. “The home runs really put us through to win the game.”

Ahwatukee answered with four runs in the bottom of the third, but CDO had three runs in the fourth, courtesy of a Jayden Bracy three-run homer.

“I just let it and it felt good to give us a better chance at winning,” said Bracy, who teammates have taken to calling ‘Beast Bracy’.

Bracy knew the minute he made contact that the deep shot to left was out of the park.

“I was very confident at the plate and my dad tells me it is important to be confident,” Bracy said.

Ahwatukee was undaunted. They got a three-run home run of their own, part of a four-run fifth.

Up 15-10, CDO tacked on another run on a Jared Aykroyd RBI single. After the first two Ahwatukee batters reached in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a lead-off homer and a walk, Aykroyd got the call to try and close out the game. He got three quick outs, including a high pop fly in front of the plate that he fielded. Although pitchers are not supposed to field that ball, Aykroyd had also caught earlier in the game and those instincts took over.

Hayden Palmer pitched into the third. He was strong the first two innings, but seemed to start to tire in the third. Palmer had been one of the team’s workhorses over the summer. He struck out four batters in 2 2/3 innings and got the win for CDO.

A more detailed game story will appear in next week’s Explorer News.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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