Little League State Softball Championship Begins

    The Gastineau Channel Little League Majors Softball team opens state tournament play on Saturday at 4 p.m. on Melvin Park Field. (Photo courtesy GCLL)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Little League Alaska State Majors Division Softball Tournament begins Saturday at 4 p.m. on Melvin Park Field in the first game of a five-game series between District 2 Gastineau Channel Little League facing District 1 Nunaka Valley.

      The GCLL Majors All-Stars Softball roster includes Bella Connally, Cassie Chenoweth, Lily Hayes, Riley Morehouse, Rylie Mulkey, Gwen Nizich, Ryann Oliva, Skylar Oliva, Keira Payne, Alexa Scarano, Brynn Wheeler, Peyton Wheeler and Taylor Williams. Phil Wheeler is the manager. Coaches are Marcos Morehouse and Courtney Oliva.

      The Nunaka Valley Majors All-Stars Softball includes Addison “Addi” Lauren-Kay Anderson, Trinity “Blue” Clover Damrill, Luisa “Isa” Ayanna Faumuina, Saniyah “Niah” Louise Faumuina, Amariah “Riah” Tinora Loia, Sabrina Elise Mason, Julia “Juju” Mae Graycn McDonald, Chaunti Ann McMorris, Aveolela “Ave” Elizabeth Ropati, Diana “Ori” Lo’useioriana Samuelu-Pedro, Ryann Anna Saupe and Kaylee Marie Serradell-Smith. Coaches are Puni Pedro, Jenna Romine and Brandi Lyn Ropati-Hunte. Chaperone is Crystal Tuamafa.

      Game two is Sunday at 4 p.m., Game three is Monday at 6 p.m. and “if necessary” games are Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m.

      The tournament winner advances to the Regional Tournament in San Bernardino,, California July 24-30.

    Above: The Anchorage District 1 Nunaka Valley Majors Softball All-Stars. (Photo Courtesy Nunaka Valley).

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