Semifinal set at Junior Little League regional



The final four has been established at the Junior Little League baseball Western Regional tournament at Clark College’s Kindsfather Field.

Rio Rico, Arizona, wrapped up first place in its pool with a 3-0 record, beating La Mirada, Calif., 7-0 on Monday.

Rio Rico will face pool 1 runner-up West Valley of Yakima in the 1:30 p.m. semifinal Tuesday.

Pool 1 winner Anchorage, Alaska, also 3-0, will face La Mirada in the 10 a.m. semifinal Tuesday.

The winners advance to a 5 p.m. title game on Wednesday for a berth to the Junior Little League World Series in Taylor, Mich.

Junior Little League is the 13-14 age group.

Rio Rico (Ariz.) 7, La Mirada (Calif.) 0 — Rio Rico pulled away with a six-run fourth inning. Pitcher Justin Scroggins threw a two-hitter.

Central Maui (Hawaii) 17, Cedar National (Utah) 7 — A 10-run third inning brought Central Maui back from a 7-0 deficit and gave the Hawaii all-stars its first win in pool play. Nevan Watanabe was 2 for 5 with a double.

Reno American (Nev.) 12, Mt. Jumbo (Mont.) 2 — Reno scored at least one run in six of its seven innings to get the victory, but lost out in a tiebreaker formula to La Mirada for second place in the pool.

Senior Little League

Rocklin (Calif.) 21, Columbia 0 — Columbia Little League finished play at the West Regional in Ontario, Calif., with a 2-5 record.

Rocklin no-hit Columbia in the final pool-play game on Monday, with only Columbia’s Jacob Brugman reaching base on a walk.