Sunnyside one win from Little League World Series

The South Siders will play for Tucson’s 1st LLWS berth since 1986

LLBB: Sunnyside 3, Sacramento 2

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Williamsport is just a win away for the Sunnyside Little League team.

Sunnyside rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday night for a 3-2 win over California in an elimination game at the West Regional.

Sunnyside (11-1) will face Hawaii (9-1) in the regional championship Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. and you can watch on ESPN. The winner of the game will punch their ticket for the Little League World Series in for Williamsport.

Maui beat Sunnyside 6-5 on Monday, handing the South Siders their only loss of the post-season.

Only two teams from the Old Pueblo have made it to the Little League World Series -- the Cactus Little League team in 1973 and the International Little League squad in 1986. Both teams lost to Taiwan.

Down 2-1 in the sixth inning, Sunnyside’s Izaiah Moraga tied it up with a solo home run to deep left-center field. One out later, Michel Muniz Jr. hit a walk-off double.

Sunnyside’s Juan Hernandez (3 2/3 innings) and Cristobal Lorta (2 1/3 innings) struck out seven each.

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