1999 Florida State Little League® Tournament Results

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Florida State Tournament
Host - St. Augustine
At St. Augustine LL Complex

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

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Coral Springs American Red 7, R.L. Turner 1
Haines City 8, Seminole 2

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Haines City 8, Coral Springs American Red 3

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Seminole d. R.L. Turner (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Coral Springs American Red 11, Seminole 1 (4 innings, 10-run rule; elim.)

Championship Series:
Coral Springs American Red 10, Haines City 0 (4 innings; 10-run rule)
Coral Springs American Red 1, Haines City 0 (TITLE)


Summary:

Coral Springs American Red returned the bulk of its roster from the 1998 squad that finished third at the state tournament, and the District 10 champions then overcame a second round loss at the 1999 state tournament in St. Augustine en route to their first state championship.

Temperatures reached 99 degrees on the opening day of the state tournament, and the Florida humidity pushed heat indexes past 116 degrees. Coral Springs pitcher Gary Pierpoint, Jr. prospered in the humidity, scattering four hits and striking out ten batters as the Reds bested Panama City Turner 7-1. Left fielder Jorge Torres paced the Coral Springs attack with a two-run homer and four RBIs, while Cody Shields had three of Panama City's four hits. In the nightcap, Jordan Schafer belted a three-run homer and Sean Ingram allowed only five hits over 5-2/3 innings as Haines City advanced over Seminole 8-2.

Coral Springs opened strong in the winner's bracket finals, but Haines City roared back to claim the victory. Coral Springs' Jared Maddox roped a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, and Calvin Reyes followed with a solo blast to give the Reds an early 3-1 lead. But Jarvis Alston regained the lead for Haines City with a three-run shot of his own, and Haines City pulled away for an 8-3 win. Schafer shut down the Coral Springs attack after allowing the two early home runs.

Coral Springs, which had won the Florida state tournament in the 9-10 year old division in 1997, responded to the loss with three consecutive victories that culminated in a state championship. Coral Springs began their comeback by blasting Seminole 11-1 in four innings, and then forced an 'if' meeting against Haines City by routing the Polk County team 10-0 in four innings. Reyes pitched a one-hitter against Seminole, and Pierpoint matched the feat in the win over Haines City. Reyes connected for three-run home runs in the first and second innings to help the Reds build an early 8-0 lead against Haines City, and Adric Saxon added a two-run homer that pushed the margin to 10-0.

Reyes took the mound again in the championship matchup against Haines City's Schafer. Both pitchers were masterful throughout the game, but Mark Morton's bases-loaded single to left field in the fourth inning drove home Torres with the game's only run as Coral Springs pulled out a 1-0 victory. Reyes struck out 11 while earning his second victory in three days.

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Linescores:

  First Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Haines City 0 0 0 0 0 1 -
Coral Springs American Red 4 6 0 x 10 - -
  Second Championship Game
Coral Springs American Red 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 - -
Haines City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -

NOTE: The inning-by-inning scores for the second championship game are correct, but Coral Springs may have been the home team in this game.


1999 Florida District Champions:

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District Champions in Section 1 District Champions in Section 2
D1 - R.L. Turner (Panama City)
D11 - Navy Ortega Lakeshore (Jacksonville)
D15 - Dunnellon
D19 - West Volusia (DeLand)
D20 - Madison County (Madison)

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Panama City R.L. Turner (District 1)

Tournament Results:
1 - R.L. Turner d. Dunnellon
2 - Madison County d. West Volusia
3 - R.L. Turner 4, Navy-Ortega-Lakeshore 0
4 - West Volusia d. Dunnellon (elim.)
5 - West Volusia d. Navy-Ortega-Lakeshore (elim.)
6 - R.L. Turner 4, Madison County 1
7 - Madison County 9, West Volusia 3 (elim.)
8 - R.L. Turner 7, Madison County 0 (TITLE)

D2 - Palm Bay West
D7 - North Palm Beach
D8 - Liberty City Optimists
D10 - Coral Springs Amer. Red
D17 - Southwestern Port St. Lucie
D21 - Pembroke Pines

Section 2 Tournament
Host - East Boynton Beach (District 7)

Tournament Results:

1 - Southwestern Port St. Lucie 5, Pembroke Pines 1
2 - Liberty City Optimist 4, Palm Bay West 1
3 - Coral Springs American Red 6, Southwestern Port St. Lucie 1
4 - North Palm Beach 4, Liberty City Optimist 1
5 - Southwestern Port St. Lucie 8, Palm Bay West 1 (elim.)
6 - Liberty City Optimist d. Pembroke Pines (elim.)
7 - Southwestern Port St. Lucie 13, Liberty City Optimist 2 (elim.)
8 - Coral Springs American Red 3, North Palm Beach 1
9 - North Palm Beach 3, Southwestern Port St. Lucie 0 (elim.)
10 - Coral Springs American Red 9, North Palm Beach 4 (TITLE)

District Champions in Section 3 District Champions in Section 4
D3 - Kissimmee American
D4 - Haines City
D6 - Northside (Tampa)
D13 - East Point
D14 - Apopka National

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Tampa Palma Ceia (District 6)

Tournament Results:
1 - Haines City 8, Apopka National 5
2 - Kissimmee American 4, East Point 0
3 - Haines City 10, Northside 0
4 - East Point 15, Apopka National 7 (elim.)
5 - Haines City 11, Kissimmee American 1
6 - East Point 12, Northside 4 (elim.)
7 - East Point 7, Kissimmee American 4 (elim.)
8 - East Point 13, Haines City 6
9 - Haines City 13, East Point 2 (TITLE)

D5 - Seminole
D9 - Cape Coral American South
D12 - Dunedin American
D16 - East Central Sarasota
D18 - North Naples

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Bradenton Manatee (District 16)

Tournament Results:
1 - Seminole 6, Cape Coral American South 2
2 - North Naples 7, Dunedin American 3
3 - Seminole 8, East Central Sarasota 7
4 - Dunedin American 7, Cape Coral American South 4 (elim.)
5 - Seminole 12, North Naples 1 (4 innings)
6 - Dunedin American 6, East Central Sarasota 4 (elim.)
7 - Dunedin American 5, North Naples 4 (elim.)
8 - Seminole 6, Dunedin American 1 (TITLE)




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