It’s time for the Boys and Girls of Summer to shine.
The respective San Pedro Valley Little League All-Star teams are busy preparing for the District 8 baseball and softball tournaments with the Benson Majors All-Star Tournament underway in Benson.
San Pedro and Willcox met up in the first round game Tuesday in the double-elimination, three-team bracket. That game, however, was held after the News-Sun’s press time. The winner of the first-round game will advance to play Bisbee on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The others, minors baseball and softball, will play in their respective tournaments next week.
The 8-10-year olds softball tournament will be held at Eddie King Field in Bisbee with San Pedro squaring off with Bisbee on June 25 at 5 p.m. Willcox and Nogales will play in the nightcap at 7:30, with the winners of those games playing June 26 at 5:30 p.m.
There are four teams in the double-elimination bracket.
The Minors baseball tournament will be held in Douglas at the Fifth Street Field beginning June 26 with a six-team bracket. Nogales and Bisbee will open things up at 5 p.m. with Sierra Vista and Willcox playing at 7:30 p.m. San Pedro drew a first-round bye and awaits the winner between Sierra Vista and Willcox on June 27 at 7:30 p.m
The Majors baseball tournament will be held at Sierra Vista Little League Stone Complex with Douglas and Willcox in the opener June 26 at 5 p.m. and Nogales and San Pedro in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m. Six teams are in the bracket.