9-10 Team Set for State Quarterfinals
The Cactus Foothills South 9-10 All-Star Team completed State Tournament pool play 4-0 after Tuesday night’s 10-5 victory over previously undefeated Litchfield Park. Connor Benson, Zach Valentine, and Collin Cummings combined to strike out 8 LP batters. Landry Harkless retired the last batter to close the game. Offensively, Connor Benson and Landry Harkless each had 3 hits for CFS. Kobe Bowen added 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. After Litchfield Park had tied the score 5-5, CFS regained the lead for good in the top of the fifth inning on Colin Westerman’s sacrifice bunt. Connor Benson added a 2-run home run in the sixth.
With the victory, CFS secured the top seed from Pool A. The team begins elimination play tonight at 7:45pm with a quarterfinal game against Chandler National South (2-2). The winner of tonight’s game will advance to Friday night’s semi-final game against the winner of West Flagstaff (3-1) and Coronado (3-1).
Please put on your highlighter gear and come out to the park tonight (5125 E. Marilyn Road, Scottsdale) to support the team!! We are looking for a big (and loud) crowd tonight!!
9-10 Team Remains Undefeated
The Cactus Foothills South 9-10 All-Star Team moved to 3-0 in the State Tournament with a 9-2 victory over previously undefeated Coronado (Tucson) on Monday night. Grant Richardson started on the mound for CFS, throwing 3.2 shutout innings while striking out 5. Zach Valentine struck out 2 in 1.1 innings of scoreless work in relief. Landry Harkless closed the game for South. Offensively, Jayden Bahoura led the South with 3 hits. Luke Newman drove in 3 runs on 2 hits. Tanner Jacob and Landry Harkless also contributed 2 hits each for CFS. With the victory, the 9-10 team moved its overall record in All-Star play to 10-0 having outscored its opponents 168-6.