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For Immediate Release:


Friday, July 13, 2007

Goodyear Little League Wins Championship


(GOODYEAR, AZ) - Goodyear Little League 9 and 10 year olds became District 2 Minors Division Champions by defeating Arrowhead Little League yesterday at Peoria Rio Vista Park.


In the top of the fifth inning the Goodyear team was down 5 to 6 and battled back to take the lead on a couple of key hits.  The Goodyear team was able to hold off Arrowhead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the opponent made it interesting.  Goodyear managed to get the first two batters out in the bottom of the sixth inning, but Arrowhead didn't give up.  Goodyear's pitcher walked the next three batters by pushing all batters to a full count each time, causing the bases to be loaded with Goodyear only needing one out to end the game.  Goodyear's pitcher managed to get the last batter to ground out to the second baseman, who then flipped the ball over to the shortstop for the force out for a final score of 8 to 6. 


After the game Dave Eaton of District 2 Little League presented the championship flag to Goodyear Little League President Mark Vanderwerf who will present the flag to the City of Goodyear where it can be proudly displayed at the Goodyear Community Park.


Goodyear Little League 9 and 10 year olds will now advance to the state championship to play in Mesa beginning July 16.


More information about Goodyear Little League is available by contacting Goodyear Recreation Coordinator Troy Mickelson at 623-882-7536; by visiting the City of Goodyear website,; or by contacting Manager Paul Berroth at 602-550-0544.




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