2012 District of Columbia Little League® Tournament Results
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District of Columbia Championship Tournament
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2012

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District of Columbia Tournament
Host - Satchel Paige Senators
At Fort Lincoln Baseball Complex

In Little League divisions other than the major baseball level, all Washington D.C. leagues compete in Maryland District 3, and advance through the Maryland tournament structure. In the major baseball division, the winner of the District 3 tournament (which encompasses only District of Columbia leagues) advances directly to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Northwest Washington 11, Capitol City 2

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Capitol Hill 10, Junior D.C. RBI 0 (5 innings)
Northwest Washington 10, Satchel Paige Senators 0 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
Capitol City 19, Junior D.C. RBI 4 (4 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Northwest Washington 10, Capitol Hill 0 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Capitol City 18, Satchel Paige Senators 3 (4 inning; elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Capitol City 7, Capitol Hill 0 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Northwest Washington 4, Capitol City 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

Owen Isaacs and Henry Furlong combined on a three-hitter, and Northwest Washington Little League used a fast start to defeat Capitol City Little League, 4-2, in the District of Columbia championship game at the Fort Lincoln Baseball Complex.

Northwest Washington earned its second District championship in as many years, and its third in four years, and advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.

Northwest capitalized on a trio of Capitol City errors as part of a three-run first inning. Furlong led off the frame with a triple to center field, and held at third when Ty Love-Baker reached on a fielders' choice. John Spaller then singled to right to drive in the inning's first run, and Love-Baker stole third and scored when the throw on the play went into left field.

Sydney Love-Baker reached on an error, and after Capitol City recorded the initial two outs of the inning, Cade Bartos also reached on a fielding miscue that plated Spaller. Northwest added a run in the second, when Ty Love-Baker doubled to score Max Whisnant.

Capitol City plated its first run in the second, when Duncan Hudson walked, and special pinch runner Aaron Rosenthol later scored on Isaac Frumkin's infield single. They added a second in the fifth, when Thomas Zeitler doubled and later scored on a fielders' choice.

Northwest Washington's early runs were more than enough for Isaacs, who struck out six and walked just one while defeating Capitol City for the second time in the tournament. Furlong relieved Isaacs in the sixth, and after an error, induced three consecutive groundouts to close out the victory.

Capitol City pitcher Chris Hamann struck out five and scattered four hits while pitching a complete game.

Northwest Washington won four games at the District's championship tournament, including an 11-2 victory over Capitol City in the tournament's opening game. Northwest broke to a 6-0 lead after an inning and a half, and rode solid two-hit pitching from a trio of hurlers to the win. Isaacs surrendered just one hit and one run while pitching into the fourth, and Furlong then threw 1-2/3 hitless innings before handing the ball over to Spaller to close out the win. The three pitchers combined for ten strikeouts in the win.

Northwest's win in the tourney opener was sparked by the first four hitters in their lineup, as Furlong, Ty Love-Baker, Spaller, and Sydney Love-Baker were a combined 8-for-15 with nine runs scored and nine runs batted in. Spaller drove in a pair of runs in the first, when Northwest broke to a 3-0 advantage. Sydney Love-Baker drilled a two-out, three-run home run to center field in the second, and added a run-scoring single in the fourth. Spaller drove in a pair of runs later in the inning with a single that scored both Ty and Sydney Love-Baker.

Northwest followed its opening round win with a 10-0 victory over Satchel Paige/Senators Little League. Ty Love-Baker, Peter Kalinski, and Jed Rosenberg combined on a four-inning no-hitter, and Northwest broke the game open with a seven run rally in the second. Six different players had hits, seven drove in runs, and eight scored as the defending champions moved into the winner's bracket final. Sydney Love-Baker homered to cap Northwest's big rally, and Bartos ended the game with a walk-off home run in the fourth the invoked the mercy rule.

In its next outing, Northwest collected eleven hits and capitalized on seven errors in a 10-0 victory over Capitol Hill Little League. Spaller had three of Northwest's hits, while Ty Love-Baker added two and Sydney Love-Baker homered for the third game in a row.

Capitol City roared back into a rematch with Northwest by collecting a trio of victories. Capitol City first defeated the Junior D.C. RBI Little League, 19-4, and then eliminated Satchel Paige/Senators, 18-3, in a pair of four inning victories. They then blanked Capitol Hill, 7-0 to reach the District of Columbia championship game for the 24th consecutive occasion.

Northwest Washington dropped its first two pool contests at the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament, then toppled eventual tournament champion Par Troy East Little League (Parsippany, New Jersey) by an 8-2 score in their third contest. Northwest fell in their final pool game against Stony Point (New York) Little League, and finished the tournament with a 1-3 record.

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Linescores:

  Opening Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Northwest Washington 3 3 0 3 1 1 11 9 1
Capitol City 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 3
  Winner's Bracket Semifinal
Satchel Paige/Senators 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Washington 1 7 1 1 10 7 0
  Winner's Bracket Final
Capitol Hill 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
Northwest Washington 3 1 3 3 10 11 1
  Championship Game
Capitol City 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 4
Northwest Washington 3 1 0 0 0 x 4 4 1




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