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Big party for Little League champs

Big party for Little League champs

Jazmine Ayala anticipated a low-key celebration when she and the rest of the Sunnyside Little League softball team returned home to Tucson on Thursday afternoon.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

Jazmine Ayala pitched a complete game and thanked her teammates for their great defense. "They got down and dirty behind me," she said.

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Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

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

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Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 9, Virginia 0: Sunnyside wins LLWS title

PORTLAND, Ore. - With the national television cameras rolling, Sunnyside Little League left no doubt Wednesday as to which team deserved to be crowned the champion at the Little League Softball World Series.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Little Leagues softball World Series: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

Little Leagues softball World Series: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

PORTLAND, Ore. - After a dominant performance in the semifinals of the Little League Softball World Series, Tucson's Sunnyside Little League 12-and-under team stands on the cusp of a first-ever championship for an Arizona team at the event.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 10, Puerto Rico 0: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 10, Puerto Rico 0: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

Sunnyside's Viviana Orantez rounds second base on a triple in the team's nine-run third inning. Another run in the fourth inning clinched the victory.

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Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 10, Puerto Rico 0: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

Little League Softball World Series: Sunnyside 10, Puerto Rico 0: Sunnyside perfect in semifinal victory

Sunnyside's Jazmine Ayala, above, combined with Yannira Acuña to throw a perfect game against Puerto Rico in the Little League World Series semifinals.

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