2013 British Columbia Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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British Columbia Provincial Tournament
Host - Kerrisdale (Vancouver) (District 1)
At Elm Park

Elm Park is located at the intersection of Elm Street and West 41st Street in Vancouver.

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)
District 8 Champions Trail
Host League Kerrisdale (Vancouver)

Click here to view 2013 district tournament results for British Columbia.

Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 20):
Forest Hills 8, Dunbar 3
Hastings Community 33, Kerrisdale 0 (4 innings)
White Rock South Surrey 14, Trail 1 (4 innings)

Day 2 (Sunday, July 21):
Forest Hills 16, Kerrisdale 6 (5 innings)
Hastings Community 14, Trail 2 (4 innings)
Dunbar 10, Beacon Hill 9 (7 innings)

Day 3 (Monday, July 22):
White Rock South Surrey 16, Dunbar 1 (4 innings)
Forest Hills 21, Beacon Hill 2 (4 innings)
Kerrisdale 10, Trail 7

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 23):
White Rock South Surrey 13, Beacon Hill 2 (4 innings)
Dunbar 9, Trail 5
Hastings Community 4, Forest Hills 0

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 24):
Beacon Hill 6, Trail 0
White Rock South Surrey 12, Hastings Community 9
Dunbar 10, Kerrisdale 3

Day 6 (Thursday, July 25):
Forest Hills 10, Trail 1 (5 innings)
Hastings Community 14, Beacon Hill 6
White Rock South Surrey 14, Kerrisdale 4 (4 innings)

Day 7 (Friday, July 26):
Hastings Community 11, Dunbar 1 (4 innings)
White Rock South Surrey 6, Forest Hills 2
Beacon Hill 9, Kerrisdale 7


Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
White Rock South Surrey 6 0 19
Hastings Community 5 1 18
Forest Hills 4 2 22
Dunbar 3 3 52
Beacon Hill 2 4 65
Kerrisdale 1 5 89
Trail 0 6 63

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 (Saturday, July 27):
White Rock South Surrey 10, Dunbar 0 (4 innings)
Hastings Community 5, Forest Hills 2

Championship Game (Sunday, July 28):
White Rock South Surrey 4, Hastings Community 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

White Rock South Surrey Little League kept knocking on the door. Twice in the four years since the league's last provincial and Canadian championship team, White Rock reached the British Columbia championship game, only to be blown out by teams that eventually reached the Little League World Series. The prior year, White Rock met Hastings Community Little League for the BC title, but Hastings scored nine times before the first White Rock hitter stepped to the plate, and Hastings ran away with a 20-0 victory.

In the 2013 British Columbia provincial tournament at Kerrisdale Little League's Elm Park in Vancouver, White Rock again was paired against Hastings, and again started knocking on the door. But the District 3 champions had not yet broken through -- in each of the game's first four innings, White Rock's leadoff hitter reached base and advanced into scoring position with less than two outs. And in each of those innings, that's where the rally died: White Rock stranded a runner at second in the first inning following a pair of strikeouts, at first and second in the next inning when two strikeouts again ended the threat, at second and third following a strikeout and liner back to the mound in the third, and at second following a groundout and strikeout that ended the fourth.

Hastings carried a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth, and it looked as though White Rock may have let its window of opportunity pass.

But then the District 3 winners found a little leak of light. This time, their leadoff hitter did not reach base, but Ryan Dauphinee singled, and Ethan Scardina reached safely when Hastings' shortstop bobbled a throw to second following a bouncer back to the mound. Instead of having a runner at first with two outs, White Rock had the tying run on base with just one out.

It was a small chink in the armor of a formidable opponent. It was all White Rock would need.

White Rock South Surrey would go on to score four runs in the inning, and Hastings was retired relatively quietly in the top of the sixth. The end result was a 4-2 victory that gave White Rock the British Columbia championship, and a berth in the Canadian Region tournament in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

"Yes, I was thinking about all those lost opportunities," said White Rock manager Jeff Crossley of the runners his team stranded in the early innings. "For sure when you're up against a pitcher who is that tough, you expect it's going to be a tight game and you don't expect that you're going to string three, four, and five hits together. But we knew if we kept on swinging the bats, and kept knocking on the door, that eventually we could break through."

White Rock pressed on after Scardina reached safely. Riley Wallack walked to load the bases, and Matt Benson fouled off thee consecutive two-strike pitches before delivering a two-run single that tied she score. Wallack moved to third on the hit, and Benson then took second on defensive indifference. On the next pitch, Matt Mele singled to left, and after a fielding error, both baserunners scored to give White Rock a 4-2 lead.

Pitcher Tate Dearing, who had relieved White Rock starter Cody Sigouin in the fourth inning, allowed a one-out walk in the top of the sixth, but recorded a pair of swinging strikeouts to end the game.

"Our kids never gave up," said Crossley. "They kept fighting. That (bobbled) throw was a big turning point for sure. We needed a little break like that."

"One bad inning and a couple mistakes, and that's what happens," said Hastings manager Vito Bordignon. "Momentum changes."

White Rock had ten hits in the game, including three by Mele and two each by Jared Crossley, Dauphinee, and Benson. Nick Santarelli and Wyatt Schnorr each had a pair for Hastings.

Dearing allowed only one hit and no runs in three innings of work to earn the victory, while Cortez D'Alessandro -- one of two returnees from Hastings' 2012 Little League World Series team -- struck out eight and allowed just two earned runs for Hastings. The righthander finished the tournament with a 1.27 earned run average and a 24-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

"He pitched well," said Bordignon of D'Alessandro. "He hit spots, threw strikes. If we'd had made a few more plays for him, we'd probably have gotten out of a few innings a little sooner. He did everything we expected him to do."

Both White Rock South Surrey and Hastings dominated their opponents during district and provincial tournament play. White Rock outscored six District 3 opponents by a 62-17 margin, while Hastings topped five District 6 foes by a 67-5 run differential. At the provincial tournament, both teams scored in double-digits against other qualifiers, with only North Vancouver's Forest Hills Little League, which lost to Hastings in the semifinal round, managing to keep the two finalists below double-digits in their round robin meetings. White Rock hit .437 as a team in the provincial tournament, with seven players sporting .400 or better averages and four -- Wallack at .591, Mele at .571, Dauphinee at .560 and Benson at .500 -- hitting .500 or better. Hastings mirrored this, with a .419 team batting average, six players above .400, and Santarelli (.615) and D'Alessandro (.519 with six home runs and 24 runs batted in in 27 at-bats) leading the charge.

White Rock secured its championship game berth with a 10-0 win over Vancouver's Dunbar Little League in the semifinal round. White Rock scored in every inning, with Dauphinee's one-out home run in the bottom of the first kicking off the scoring, and Wallack later adding a run-scoring single. Wallack added a three-run homer in the second, and Mele produced a two-run double in the fourth before scoring on an error that pushed White Rock's lead to ten runs and ended the game.

Dauphinee, Scardina, Wallack, Mele, and Keith Manby each had two hits, while Manby and Scardina combined on a four-hit shutout.

Hastings had a little more difficulty, but subdued Forest Hills, 5-2, in the other semifinal round game. Forest Hills opened the scoring in the third on Kyle Parrott's RBI single, but Adam Inouye responded with a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame. Hastings added three runs in the fifth, when, after the second out was recorded, Carter Kada-Wong tripled home a run, D'Alessandro followed with a double, and Santarelli reached on an error.

Sam Van Snellenberg allowed only one run and three hits over 4-1/3 innings, before giving way to D'Alessandro (three strikeouts in one inning of work before being removed so he would be eligible for the championship game) and Inouye.

The win gave Hastings its fifth consecutive appearance in the British Columbia championship game. Hastings Community has finished among the top four teams in British Columbia for ten consecutive summers.

"We gave everything we had and we just had one bad inning, and that's it," said Bordignon. "We're a competitive group, and we will always be trying to win this tournament."

"Our guys are pretty battle-tested, as are Hastings," said Crossley, the White Rock manager.

"I'm glad we got them today," he added. "It's pretty emotional for me, so you can imagine what's running through the kids' minds. It's been a long journey to get to this point. The kids have put in a lot of work."

Follow White Rock South Surrey 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 2 1 4 0 8 10 2
Dunbar 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 2
  Game 2
Hastings Community 8 9 4 12 33 23 0
Kerrisdale 0 0 3 0 3 5 3
  Game 3
White Rock South Surrey 0 8 0 0 2 4 14 15 2
Trail 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
  Game 4
Kerrisdale 3 3 0 0 0 6 7 4
Forest Hills 2 4 4 4 2 16 15 3
  Game 5
Hastings Community 3 5 0 6 14 14 0
Trail 2 0 0 0 2 5 2
  Game 6
Beacon Hill 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 9 8 4
Dunbar 0 2 0 1 3 2 2 10 16 1
  Game 7
Dunbar 1 0 0 0 1 3 3
White Rock South Surrey 7 7 2 x 16 13 1
  Game 8
Forest Hills 3 13 5 0 21 18 0
Beacon Hill 1 0 1 0 2 3 4
  Game 9
Kerrisdale 0 2 4 0 1 3 10 9 4
Trail 1 1 2 0 0 3 7 7 3
  Game 10
White Rock South Surrey 3 0 7 3 13 11 2
Beacon Hill 0 0 0 2 2 2 1
  Game 11
Trail 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 7 4
Dunbar 3 2 2 0 2 x 9 14 3
  Game 12
Forest Hills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Hastings Community 0 4 0 0 0 x 4 4 0
  Game 13
Trail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Beacon Hill 2 2 1 0 1 x 6 8 0
  Game 14
Hastings Community 1 3 0 3 2 0 9 10 5
White Rock South Surrey 4 2 2 0 0 4 12 12 4
  Game 15
Kerrisdale 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 7 1
Dunbar 7 1 0 2 0 x 10 11 0
  Game 16
Trail 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2
Forest Hills 4 0 2 3 2 11 12 2
  Game 17
Hastings Community 5 3 0 0 3 3 14 13 0
Beacon Hill 1 3 2 0 0 0 6 9 4
  Game 18
White Rock South Surrey 3 1 6 4 14 14 1
Kerrisdale 4 0 0 0 4 5 3
  Game 19
Hastings Community 4 3 2 2 11 13 1
Dunbar 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
  Game 20
Forest Hills 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 3
White Rock South Surrey 0 0 1 3 2 x 6 7 1
  Game 21
Beacon Hill 0 6 0 2 0 1 9 7 1
Kerrisdale 0 0 4 0 2 1 7 6 3
  Semifinal Round
Dunbar 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
White Rock South Surrey 2 4 1 3 10 11 1
  Semifinal Round
Forest Hills 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 1
Hastings Community 0 0 2 0 3 x 5 6 2
  Championship Game
Hastings Community 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 2
White Rock South Surrey 0 0 0 0 4 x 4 10 0




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