American advances, 22-16

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks

Roosevelt County’s Ben Garcia slides in safety under the tag of Clovis American third baseman Jacob Sierra during Friday’s night 13-14 Little League game at Harris Field in Clovis. American defeated Roosevelt 22-16. The game was tied 16-16 in the fifth inning, but American broke the game open with a five-run sixth and added an insurance run in the seventh American faces cross-town rival Zia in the district championship scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Harris Field.