Cactus Foothills Little League announced on July 25 that the team advanced to play in the coveted double-elimination World Series Regional Softball Tournament.
The Cactus Foothills Little League, composed of 8-year-old to 10-year old, 9-year-old to 11-year-old and Little League softball teams, have already won Arizona State Championship titles this year – a feat very few leagues can dream of at this level of play.
"Credit for the amazing softball performances of all our Little League All-Star team lands squarely on the coaches, players, and the amazing local community Little League family," Chad Forbes, Cactus Foothills Little League president, stated in the release.
But this young league is no stranger to championships; since the creation of the softball program in 2016, the organization has racked up a staggering five state championship titles including this year's sweep.
"It's such a rewarding experience for these young, talented softball players, and I'm so incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work they have put in after having to sit on the sidelines during the pandemic," Brett Cundall, team manager, stated. "Imagine what it is like to be on television with ESPN plus, be interviewed by some of their softball heroes and represent a community that is Cactus Foothills Highlighter Nation crazy, they're ready to play and are stoked to represent our hometown."
The newly coined "Highlighter Nation," proudly named for the bright yellow highlighter team colors, is ready to show off its highlighter pride at the regional tournament in California.
"Given the challenges the players and community have overcome since 2019, it's exceptional to be able to repeat as Arizona State Softball Champions and represent our great state in the Western Regional tournament,” Aimee Cvancara, Arizona District 3 Little League administrator, also stated. “All of our local Little League teams have battled hard for this coveted spot in the tournament, and our AZ 3 District could not be prouder."
For those interested in watching the league play, the games will be broadcasted live on ESPN+.