The Payson 9-10-year-old Little League softball all-stars have become the first-ever local girls fast pitch team to qualify for the Arizona state tournament.
The stars earned the much coveted berth July 9 on Rumsey 1, by running roughshod over the Flagstaff all-stars,19-5. The win nailed down the Area 1 and District 1 championships for Payson which entitles the team to move on to the state tounrament scheduled to begin next week in Benson.
State tournament game times have not been finalized but will be announced later this week.
See the July 13 edition of The Payson Roundup for complete details