State Little League capsules

CNJ staff

Zia 13-14-year olds
Manager: Charlton Guthals
State meet: At Los Alamos
First game in double-elimination tournament: 10 a.m. Saturday vs. District 6 winner. If win, play at 10 a.m. Sunday; if lose, play at 6 p.m. Sunday.
District 3 results: W American 13-12; W Roosevelt County 6-5; W American 17-14.
Probable first-game pitcher: Michael Cordova, Matthew Mascarenas or Isaac Rodriguez.
Manager quote: “It’s a whole different level. It’s just an enormous jump in competition. It’ll be a good experience for our kids. Just to go is an honor for us.”

American 11-12-year-olds
Manager:
Duwain Hill
State meet: At Los Lunas
First game in double-elimination tournament: 1 p.m. Saturday vs. District 7 winner. If win, play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; if lose, play at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
District 3 results: W Zia 8-5; W Quay County 12-4; W Quay County 3-2.
Probable first-game pitcher: Jarron Hill or John Myers.
Manager quote: “You just never know. The quality of the competition goes up quite a bit. We’ll just do the best we can.”

Zia 9-10-year-olds
Manager:
Rene Mendoza
State meet: At Albuquerque (West Mesa L.L.)
First game in double-elimination tournament: 11 a.m. Saturday vs. District 2 winner. If win, play at 2 p.m. Sunday; if lose, play at 11 a.m. Sunday.
District 3 results: W Quay County 6-3; W Roosevelt County 15-7, 7 innings; W Quay County 17-7.
Probable first-game pitcher: Matt Lanier, Eli Cordova, Daulton Hatley or Keeton Greenwalt.
Manager quote: “I told the kids that we go up there and represent Curry County and show them that we’re respectful and obedient kids, but at the same time we want to show them we can play ball.”

— Compiled by Dave Wagner