The Prescott Valley Little League's 9/10-year-old All Stars are the new District 10 champions and will head for the state tournament in Chandler July 17.
Prescott Valley defeated Verde Valley 8-5 Monday evening at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.
The local team, which got the "away" bid for the night, led most of the game. Verde tied it 5-5 in the fifth, but PV's No. 5, Blake Huntley, scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth on a hit by Shane Pryor.
PV scored a couple of insurance runs and held on for the victory.
Jimmy Brown was the winning pitcher, going 5-2/3 innings.
"Jimmy did a fantastic job," said Don Huntley, the PV team's manager.
Blake Huntley relieved Brown to get the final out of the game.
Manager Huntley noted that Jett Guitteau's catch in left field was a fifth-inning rally killer for Verde Valley, and said Tanner Spohn and "NeNe" Ibarra played flawless baseball while sharing duties at first base.
But he had high praise for his entire team. "They were aggressive on the base paths and stole every chance they could," Huntley said. "They played a great team game."
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