Print Camp Verde loses championship to rival
Written by Staci Gasser   
Monday, 23 July 2012 00:00

The place to be on the evening of July 11 was at River Front Park in Cottonwood for the Division 10 Little League All-Stars Majors 11-12 Tournament championship game.

High-fives down the line for Camp Verde and Verde Valley Little League age 11 and 12 All-stars after the final game of the District 10 Little League Regional Championship on July 11. Verde Valley  won, 10-3.With the stands packed elbow-to-elbow, the Camp Verde-Cottonwood rivalry trickled down to the Little Leaguers as Team Camp Verde took on Team Verde Valley for the No. 1 title in the division.

“We haven’t beaten Verde Valley in two years,” Spencer Young, manager of Camp Verde, said before the game. “So this is our shot to beat them.”

Camp Verde already had faced Verde Valley in its first game of the tournament but lost 8 to 1.

Tyler Kelly of Verde Valley started the game pitching a walk and a strike-out. After Patrick Hood of Camp Verde’s single, Rafael Zapata hit a double, leading to the first score of the night.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 18, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.