2014 Colorado State Little League® Tournament Results
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Colorado State Tournament
Host - Grand County Youth (Fraser) (District 3)
At Alex Newberry Field; Fraser Valley Sports Complex

Fraser Valley Sports Complex is located at 220 County Road 514 in Fraser.

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Three Rivers (Carbondale)
District 2 Champions North Boulder
District 3 Champions Grand County Youth (Fraser)
District 4 Champions Youth Baseball of Southwestern Colorado (Durango)
District 5 Champions Academy (Colorado Springs)

Click here to view 2014 district tournament results for Colorado.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
North Boulder 15, Grand County Youth 0 (4 innings)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Three Rivers 16, Youth Baseball of Southwestern Colorado 1
North Boulder 15, Academy 0 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
Grand County Youth 14, Youth Baseball of Southwestern Colorado 13 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
North Boulder 16, Three Rivers 4 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Academy 10, Grand County Youth 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Three Rivers 8, Academy 7 (elim.)

Championship Game:
North Boulder 8, Three Rivers 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

North Boulder Little League cruised to four consecutive victories, and claimed their third Colorado state championship in four years with an 8-1 victory over Three Rivers Little League in the state championship game at Alex Newberry Field in Fraser.

The state championship -- the twelfth for North Boulder in the league's history -- advanced the Wildcats into the Southwestern Region tournament in Waco, Texas.

North Boulder scored in each of its first nine offensive innings spanning three games at the state tournament, and did not allow a run until its ninth defensive inning. The District 2 champions opened with a 16-0, four inning victory over homestanding Grand County Youth Little League, then dispatched Academy Little League, 15-0, in a second four inning win. North Boulder closed the tournament with 16-4 and 8-1 victories over Three Rivers Little League in the tournament's latter stages.

Three Wildcat pitchers combined on a no-hitter in the opening round win over Grand County Youth, as Vincent Sauza, Sage Schulte, and Pablo Dettling combined to strike out seven hitters. Nate Bach, Dorsey Chatham, and Dettling each doubled in the win, and the trio, along with Julian Zamora, all collected two hits. Zamora added three runs batted in.

The next day, Zamora (three innings pitched) and Noah Ghiselli combined on a three-hitter against Academy. North Boulder raced to a 5-0 lead before Academy came to bat in the bottom of the first inning, and added runs in both the second and third frames before tacking on seven runs in the fourth. Dettling doubled twice in the win, while Ty Turner and Chatham both collected two hits. Graham Gilcrest homered for the winners.

Three Rivers joined North Boulder in the winner's bracket final after topping Durango-based Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado Little League, 16-1. Three Rivers -- which draws players from an area on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains that encompasses Aspen, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Gypsum, Eagle and Edwards -- advanced to the state tournament for just the second time in the league's history, and the first since a fourth place finish in 2000. They hung close with North Boulder in the game's early innings, as North Boulder led just 5-3 through three, and Three Rivers left the bases loaded four times in their five offensive innings. North Boulder broke the game open in the fifth, when a ten run burst turned a tight game into a thirteen run lead. Chatham, Bach, Ghiselli, and Schulte each had two hits for North Boulder, with Bach chipping in a double and home run.

The loss dropped Three Rivers into the bottom bracket, but the District 1 winners earned a second shot at North Boulder by rallying past Academy, 8-7. Academy led 6-2 through four innings, but Three Rivers edged closer in the latter innings, and earned a walkoff win when David Reilly's double in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Luke Morrisey and Joey Beveridge with the tying and winning runs.

The next day, North Boulder dispatched Three Rivers, 8-1, to move into the region tournament.

North Boulder finished third in its pool at the Southwest Region tournament, with an 8-3 win over Pine Bluff Western (Arkansas) Little League sandwiched between close defeats against Biloxi (Mississippi) and Eastdale (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Little Leagues.

Follow North Boulder at the Southwestern Region tournament -- Click here to view results.




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