Sunnyside scored six runs in the fourth and nearly won by "mercy" rule for the second straight night.


Help welcome back the Sunnyside Little League Softball World Series Champions as they make their way back to Tucson this afternoon.

The team's flight is expected to arrive at Tucson International Airport at 2:30 p.m.where they will be greeted by Sunnyside District cheer squads and marching bands.

Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Airport Authority fire engines will then lead a Parade of Champions down Valencia Road to Old Nogales Highway and past Challenger Middle School, 101 E. Elvira Road, where seven of the 13 players are students.

The parade will wrap up at Mission Manor Park, 5900 S. 12th Ave., where the public can join the team, their families and the Sunnyside community along with city dignitaries and local VIPs at 4 p.m.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.