BULLHEAD CITY — Kingzsten Bristol doubled twice and had one RBI, but that was not enough for the Bullhead City D-backs.

After the BHCLL squad took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Needles responded with two runs of its own in its first and three more in its third.

Needles went on to win 5-1 in 51/2 innings during 

the first round of the District 9 Majors Little League Tournament of Champions in Blythe, California, on Monday night.

Bristol doubled home Alex Avalos, who tripled, which accounted for BHCLL’s lone run.

The D-backs mustered just three hits against Needles’ pitching staff.

“We just got shut down,” said BHCLL manager Johnny Avalos. “We had 11 strikeouts on our team — not a good day.”

Pedro Marentes and Bristol pitched the first four innings, and Manager Avalos said Pedro and Kingzsten both have a “mean curveball.”

Hayden Ubranczyk hurled the final two innings for                 the D-backs.

When he was asked about how he addressed his D-backs following the loss, Manager Avalos said he told his ballplayers: “Keep your heads up; we had a great season.

“For most of you, we still    have all-stars.” 

MAJORS ALL-STARS: The BHC 10-12 All-Stars will begin competing in the District 9 Little League Tournament All-Stars on June 24 in Lake Havasu.

Manager Avalos texted results.  


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