1998 Florida State Little League® Tournament Results

Florida State Tournament



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Florida State Tournament
Host - St. Petersburg Northeast

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
R.L. Turner (Panama City)
Coral Springs American Red
South Brandon
Seminole

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Seminole 12, R.L. Turner 2
South Brandon 6, Coral Springs American Red 2

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Coral Springs American Red 6, R.L. Turner 3 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
South Brandon 18, Seminole 12

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Seminole 5, Coral Springs American Red 4 (elim.)

Championship Game:
South Brandon 11, Seminole 4 (TITLE)


Summary:

South Brandon had to wait a little longer than it expected to open play in the 1998 Florida state tournament, but the District 13 champions made quick work of their three opponents in capturing their first Florida state championship.

Heavy rain in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area delayed the tournament's opening round games by three hours, and the evening's South Brandon-Coral Springs nightcap ended near midnight. Chris Daniels struck out nine and led his South Brandon team past Coral Springs 6-2.

South Brandon then defeated Seminole twice to claim the title. In the championship game, Josh Davis' two-run single helped stake South Brandon to an early 3-0 lead. Seminole closed the gap to 3-1 on pitcher Brian Campbell's RBI single in the top of the third inning, but South Brandon answered with a three-homer, seven-run barrage that put the game out of reach. Adam Gilley and Ryan Hutchinson opened the bottom of the third with back-to-back homers, Davis added another two-run single, and Mitch Rodriguez capped the scoring with a three-run homer.

Daniels picked up his second win of the tournament with a complete game, 13 strikeout performance. He allowed only Campbell's RBI single and Skylar Delgado's three-run homer in the fifth.

South Brandon took advantage of the short 180' fences at St. Petersburg's Northeast LL Park, as six different players combined for eight home runs in the team's two wins over Seminole.

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1998 Florida District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions in Section 1 District Champions in Section 2
D1 - R.L. Turner (Panama City)
D11 - Julington Creek (Fruit Cove)
D15 - Dunnellon
D19 - Eustis
D20 - Madison County (Madison)

Section 1 Tournament
Host - St. Augustine (District 11)
At St. Augustine LL Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - Eustis d. Madison County
2 - R.L. Turner 3, Dunnellon 1
3 - Julington Creek 1, Eustis 0
4 - Dunnellon 4, Madison County 3 (elim.)
5 - Eustis d. Dunnellon (elim.)
6 - R.L. Turner 4, Julington Creek 0
7 - Eustis 5, Julington Creek 4 (elim.)
8 - R.L. Turner d. Eustis (TITLE)

D2 - West Melbourne
D7 - Southwest County American (Boca Raton)
D8 - Central Dade
D10 - Coral Springs American Red
D17 - Jupiter American

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Homestead (District 8)
At Harris Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Coral Springs American Red 6, SW County American 0
2 - Jupiter American d. West Melbourne
3 - Coral Springs American Red 3, Central Dade 2
4 - SW County American 10, West Melbourne 0 (elim.)
5 - SW County American 12, Central Dade 1 (4 innings; elim.)
6 - Coral Springs American Red 4, Jupiter American 2
7 - SW County American 4, Jupiter American 3 (elim.)
8 - Coral Springs American Red 5, SW County American 2 (TITLE)

District Champions in Section 3 District Champions in Section 4
D3 - Haines City
D4 - Union Park
D6 - Northside (Tampa)
D13 - South Brandon
D14 - Oviedo American

Section 3 Tournament
Host - St. Cloud (District 3)

Tournament Results:
1 - South Brandon 4, Oviedo American 2
2 - Haines City 5, Northside 3
3 - South Brandon 12, Union Park 1
4 - Northside 17, Oviedo American 7 (elim.)
5 - Northside 2, Union Park 1 (elim.)
6 - South Brandon 4, Haines City 3
7 - Northside 3, Haines City 1 (elim.)
8 - South Brandon 4, Northside 1 (TITLE)

D5 - Seminole
D9 - Cape Coral National
D12 - Palm Harbor American
D16 - East Central Sarasota
D18 - North Naples

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Dunedin (District 12)
At Fisher Field

Tournament Results:
1 - East Central Sarasota 9, North Naples 3
2 - Seminole 9, Cape Coral National 6
3 - East Central Sarasota 14, Palm Harbor American 10
4 - Cape Coral National 5, North Naples 3 (elim.)
5 - Palm Harbor American d. Cape Coral National (elim.)
6 - Seminole 14, East Central Sarasota 1 (4 innings)
7 - East Central Sarasota 7, Palm Harbor American 5 (elim.)
8 - Seminole 4, East Central Sarasota 2 (TITLE)




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