2012 British Columbia Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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2012

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British Columbia Provincial Tournament
Host - Trail
At Andy Bilesky Park

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Dunbar (Vancouver)
District 3 Champions White Rock South Surrey
District 5 Champions Forest Hills (North Vancouver)
District 6 Champions Hastings Community (Vancouver)
District 7 Champions Beacon Hill (Victoria)
Host League Trail

Click here to view 2012 district tournament results for British Columbia.

Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 21):
Dunbar 10, Forest Hills 6
White Rock South Surrey 6, Trail 3
Hastings Community 17, Beacon Hill 0 (4 innings)

Day 2 (Sunday, July 22):
Hastings Community 12, Trail 1 (4 innings)
Beacon Hill 9, Forest Hills 6
White Rock South Surrey 13, Dunbar 0 (4 innings)

Day 3 (Monday, July 23):
White Rock South Surrey 6, Beacon Hill 3
Hastings Community 18, Forest Hills 2 (4 innings)
Dunbar 6, Trail 5 (7 innings)

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 24):
White Rock South Surrey 7, Hastings Community 6
Dunbar 10, Beacon Hill 0 (5 innings)
Trail 15, Forest Hills 11

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 25):
Hastings Community 19, Dunbar 4 (5 innings)
Forest Hills 10, White Rock South Surrey 8
Beacon Hill 13, Trail 11


Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
White Rock South Surrey 4 1 22
Hastings Community 4 1 14
Dunbar 3 2 43
Beacon Hill 2 3 50
Trail 1 4 48
Forest Hills (North Vancouver) 1 4 60

The top four teams advance to the semifinal round.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

In the event of a tie involving three or more teams, once the initial tie is broken, the remaining tied teams are again compared on head-to-head record to determine if a clear winner can be identified. If no clear winner can be identified from head-to-head results among the remaining tied teams, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is again used. This process is repeated until all ties have been broken.

British Columbia Provincial Tournament Finals

Semifinal Round (Friday, July 27):
White Rock South Surrey 21, Beacon Hill 3 (6 innings)
Hastings Community 8, Dunbar 0

Championship Game (Saturday, July 28):
Hastings Community 20, White Rock South Surrey 0 (4 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

Coming into the championship game of the British Columbia provincial tournament, Hastings Community Little League had run roughshod over the field, collecting at least ten hits in each game and winning each game by eight or more runs.

There was one exception -- White Rock South Surrey Little League had rode the spark of a first inning grand slam to an early lead, then edged Hastings, 7-6, in a round robin game in which the winning run scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The two teams met again in the championship game, with a berth in the Canadian Region tournament at stake. This time, it was Hastings' early offense that sparked the victory.

Hastings scored nine times before White Rock's first hitter came to the plate, and roared to a four inning, 20-0 victory at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail. The emphatic victory, which came on the heels of earlier games in which Hastings scored 17, 18, and 19 runs, vaulted the Vancouver-based league into the Canadian Region tournament in Edmonton, Alberta. Hastings later won that tournament for the second time in four years, and became the eighth consecutive British Columbia league to claim the Canadian championship and advance to the Little League World Series.

"I didn't expect this kind of outcome, because White Rock is such a strong organization," said Hastings manager Vito Bordignon, who also piloted Hastings' 2009 Little League World Series team. "We were just on. We kind of demoralized them that first inning, and they couldn't catch up."

Hastings led from the first batter of the game, when third baseman Kolby Buljevic -- who was elevated to the leadoff spot in the batting order following the earlier loss to White Rock -- slammed a home run on the game's second pitch. Steven Moretto and Ataru Yamaguchi each singled, and with two outs, Cez Paguio launched a three-run homer to extend Hastings' lead to 4-0.

The District 6 winners weren't done: two more singles and Matteo Porcellato's two-run double made it 6-0, an error and Carson Ho's two-run single made it 8-0, and Moretto's run-scoring single stretched the lead to 9-0 before White Rock finally escaped the inning.

"From batting practice this morning, you could see we were just on," said Bordignon. "You could see we were focused and ready to play today."

Hastings added one in the second on Noah Hanson-Stafford's leadoff homerun, and Buljevic's two-run shot capped an eight run third that made it 18-0. They added two more in the fourth to clinch a victory in which they collected 22 hits, including the four home runs and a pair of doubles. It was the largest margin of victory in the 56-year history of the British Columbia championship game, and the second-highest run total. Trail had defeated South Vancouver Little League, 21-2, in the 1976 provincial championship game.

For the tournament, Hastings batted a collective .502, and 11 of the team's 12 players hit better than .400. Moretto led the way with a .727 batting average (16 for 22 in seven games, including four home runs and 16 runs batted in), and Hanson-Stafford hit .650. The team scored in 24 of their 33 offensive innings at the tournament, including 18 innings in which they scored two-plus runs. Hastings' pitching was also strong -- the team earned run average of 2.20 was well below the average for other tournament entrants.

"These kids are pretty dedicated to baseball," explained Bordignon after the game. "We went into the tournament with high expectations for sure. We're a strong team, and we knew we were, but know that the Frazier Valley, White Rock are very strong organizations. We knew that they would have to be the team to beat."

Despite Hastings' prolific offense and stingy pitching, White Rock was the tournament's top seed coming out of round-robin competition among the six tournament qualifiers. The District 3 champions -- who won British Columbia and Canadian championships in 2007 and 2008, and were the B.C. runner-up to Hastings' 2009 Canadian championship team -- won their first four contests, including a 7-6 victory in a matchup of unbeaten teams against Hastings. White Rock jumped to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of that game, when Perrin Finley launched a two-out, two-strike pitch over the fence for a grand slam home run. The teams traded runs until the sixth, when Hastings scored four times to tie the game. Buljevic led off with a double, and scored on Nicholas Williams' single. Hastings narrowed the gap with a pair of bases loaded walks, and tied the game when Thomas Neal was hit by a pitch to forced in a run.

But White Rock responded in the bottom of the inning, when Stephen Lin singled with one out. A single and a walk loaded the bases with two outs, when Lin dashed home from third on a wild pitch to end the game.

White Rock dropped its final pool contest, but rebounded with a 21-3 victory over Victoria's Beacon Hill Little League in the semifinal round. The game was scoreless through three innings, and White Rock held a narrow 3-2 advantage through four after Ben Renner's two-out, three run home run. The Frazier Valley team added five in the fifth, then overwhelmed Beacon Hill with a sixth inning rally in which they collected 14 hits and scored 13 runs. Five different White Rock players had three hits in the game, while two more had a pair.

Hastings, meanwhile, earned a second shot at White Rock with an 8-0 victory over Dunbar Little League in the other semifinal matchup. Hastings opened the third inning with seven consecutive base hits that fueled a seven run rally, and Yamaguchi carried a shutout into the fifth inning before Cole Dalla-Zanna and Moretto closed out the win.

The victory lifted Hastings into the provincial championship game for the fourth consecutive year, as the league extended a streak of nine consecutive seasons in which it finished among the top four British Columbia leagues at the provincial tournament.

Hastings followed its provincial tournament win with a clean sweep of the competition at the Canadian Region tournament -- the British Columbia winners outscored seven opponents by an eye-popping 74-2 margin in that tournament -- and a trip to the Little League World Series. Soon, the league learned it would be involved in another Canadian championship tournament -- shortly after the tournament, Hastings was awarded the right to host the 2016 Canadian Region tournament. The news capped a dream summer that started with a 26-0 victory in the very first district tournament contest and culminated with a berth in the Little League World Series.

Follow Hastings at the Canadian Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Forest Hills 1 0 1 2 1 1 6 8 3
Dunbar 0 0 5 0 5 x 10 5 2
  Game 2
Trail 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2
White Rock South Surrey 2 2 0 1 1 x 6 9 1
  Game 3
Beacon Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hastings Community 3 9 5 x 17 14 0
  Game 4
Trail 0 1 0 0 1 2 1
Hastings Community 5 5 0 2 12 10 0
  Game 5
Forest Hills 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 9 1
Beacon Hill 0 0 3 6 0 x 9 8 2
  Game 6
White Rock South Surrey 2 4 4 3 13 12 0
Dunbar 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
  Game 7
Beacon Hill 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 7 2
White Rock South Surrey 4 0 0 0 2 x 6 9 1
  Game 8
Hastings Community 6 7 1 4 18 19 0
Forest Hills 0 0 2 0 2 4 1
  Game 9
Trail 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 5 3
Dunbar 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 6 11 0
  Game 10
Hastings Community 0 0 1 0 1 4 6 8 1
White Rock South Surrey 4 0 0 0 2 1 7 8 2
  Game 11
Beacon Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Dunbar 1 1 5 1 2 10 10 2
  Game 12
Forest Hills 0 4 1 3 0 3 11 9 2
Trail 0 0 5 9 1 x 15 15 1
  Game 13
Hastings Community 4 3 3 1 8 19 18 2
Dunbar 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 3
  Game 14
Forest Hills 0 0 4 2 2 2 10 11 2
White Rock South Surrey 0 2 0 3 0 3 8 10 3
  Game 15
Beacon Hill 10 0 1 2 0 0 13 12 0
Trail 1 6 1 2 1 0 11 9 0
  Semifinal Round
White Rock South Surrey 0 0 0 3 5 13 21 22 1
Beacon Hill 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 2
  Semifinal Round
Hastings Community 0 0 7 0 0 1 8 10 0
Dunbar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
  Championship Game
Hastings Community 9 1 8 2 20 22 0
White Rock South Surrey 0 0 0 0 0 2 1




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