Beginning a best-of-three series to decide the the district champion, the Flagstaff 10- and 11-year-old All-Stars beat the hosting Winslow 19-0 Wednesday night.
Reese Elliott and Gianna Baca each threw two shutout innings for Flagstaff, which rolled to the easy victory. Gracie Schmidt led the team with four RBIs to highlight her 3-for-3 day at the plate. Bella Giurlanda added in a pair of hits in four plate appearances, with an inside-the-park home run.
The two teams play again Thursday at 7 p.m. with an additional game Friday if the series is split after two meetings. The state tournament will begin July 10 at Arthur Pack Regional Park in Tucson.