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Coronado Juniors score first win of state Little League tournament

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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

One down, seven to go.

The Coronado All-Star Juniors resurrected themselves from the abyss once again, coming back to beat Pine Top’s Blue Ridge squad 9-5 during a three-hour slog last night at Mesa’s Fitch Park.

Pine Top’s hitters worked Coronado clear back to the 400-foot center field fence for a 5-0 lead heading into bottom of the sixth inning, at the Chicago Cubs’ spring training home.

But catcher Andres Castel de Oro sparked Coronado’s rally with a single up center field, scoring soon after, according to team reports.

Four more runs led to a Pine Top’s first pitching change, the score tied at five. Pine Top eventually expended five pitchers as Coronado notched four more runs to finish the inning at 9-5.

“You could see their coach say, ‘How did that happen?” Coronado manager Paul Dunn wrote in an e-mail Thursday, July 17.

With two outs at the top of the seventh, Pine Top stuck pinch speedsters on second and first.

Coronado coaches called for the pick-off at first, but pitcher Jared DuBois swiveled and tossed to second — where Camden Beuchler made the tag and ended the game.

“The crowd still chanted ‘Coronado!’ for a few minutes,” Dunn wrote.

Coronado’s 13- and 14-year-olds face Mt. Graham in the next of eight games, Friday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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HS Schedule

High School Basketball

(G) = Girl's game

Monday, Dec. 1

Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.

(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.

@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.

Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.

Mountain View vs. St. Mary's

Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12

(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.

Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.

(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.

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