American 11-12s hold off Zia

CNJ staff

Jarron Hill went 2-for-3 and John Meyers struck out 13 in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night to lift American past Zia 8-5 in a first-round game of the District 3 Little League 11-12 tournament at Dickenson Field.

American led 8-0 before Zia rallied for five runs in the top of the fifth, capped by Dakotah Yandell’s three-run homer.

American will host Quay County, an 8-5 winner Tuesday over Roosevelt County, in a 7 p.m. winners bracket final game on Thursday at Dickenson Field. Zia and Roosevelt County meet at the same time in an elimination game in Portales.