2000 Florida State Little League® Tournament Results

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Florida State Tournament
Host - North Springs (Coral Springs) (District 10)
At North Community Park

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions

Central Citrus (District 15)
North Springs (Coral Springs) (District 10)
Apopka National (District 14)
North Naples (District 18)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Apopka National 11, North Naples 3
North Springs 5, Central Citrus 2

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
North Naples 6, Central Citrus 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Apopka National 4, North Springs 3

Loser's Bracket Finals:
North Springs 4, North Naples 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Apopka National 7, North Springs 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

As encores go, this one was impressive.

One year after becoming just the third Apopka league ever to win a district title, Apopka National earned its first ever state tournament appearance by winning the Section 3 crown, and went on to capture its first state title with a 7-1 win over host North Springs in the Florida State Little League tournament.

Apopka opened the tournament with an 11-3 win over North Naples, then rallied past North Springs to gain a berth in the title game. North Springs led 3-2 after five innings in the teams' first meeting before Apopka rallied for the win.

Two days later, Apopka breezed past North Springs in the title game. Keith Williams slammed a three-run homer and Will Blankenship added a solo shot as the Nationals opened up a 6-0 lead after two innings. Apopka outhit Coral Springs 12-6 for the game, and held the District 10 champions' offense in check until Coral Springs scratched out a sixth inning run.

North Springs had advanced to the title game by holding off North Naples 4-3 in the loser's bracket finals. North Springs scored once in the first inning and added three more in the third. Three straight hits, including Greg Weber's RBI single, keyed the third inning rally. The Broward County club took their 4-0 lead into the sixth, when North Naples began a last-ditch rally that fell just short. The Gulf Coast team batted around in the sixth, scoring three runs and loading the bases before a grounder to the first baseman ended the game and pushed North Springs into the title round.

North Springs had won their tournament opener by beating District 15 upstart Central Citrus 5-2. Tyler Binger struck out 15 for North Springs, and held Central Citrus in check following Todd Bayer's first inning homer. Bayer's homer put North Springs in a 2-0 hole, but a five run fifth inning rally propelled the Coral Springs club to the win. Daniel Matra and Brian Dunn contributed RBI doubles in the rally. Central Citrus, a five-year-old league, was competing under lights for the first time in its history.

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2000 Florida District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions in Section 1 District Champions in Section 2
D1 - R.L. Turner (Panama City)
D11 - Navy Ortega Lakeshore (Jacksonville)
D15 - Central Citrus
D19 - Eustis
D20 - Lafayette County (Mayo)

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Shady Hills (District 15)

Tournament Results:
1 - Eustis 4, Lafayette County 0
2 - Navy Ortega Lakeshore 4, R.L. Turner 1
3 - Central Citrus 4, Eustis 2
4 - R.L. Turner 12, Lafayette County 1 (elim.)
5 - R.L. Turner 8, Eustis 2 (elim.)
6 - Central Citrus 2, Navy Ortega Lakeshore 1 (8 innings)
7 - R.L. Turner 4, Navy Ortega Lakeshore 3 (elim.)
8 - R.L. Turner 6, Central Citrus 2
9 - Central Citrus 7, R.L. Turner 2 (TITLE)

D2 - Eau Gallie Blue
D7 - Delray Beach National
D8 - North Miami National
D10 - North Springs (Coral Springs)
D17 - Fort Pierce Northside
D21 - Western Area (Weston)

Section 2 Tournament
Hosts - Coral Springs National and
North Pompano Beach (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - Fort Pierce Northside 5, Western Area 2
2 - North Miami National 4, Delray Beach National 1
3 - Fort Pierce Northside 3, North Springs 2
4 - Eau Gallie Blue 15, North Miami National 0
5 - Western Area 5, North Miami National 3 (elim.)
6 - North Springs 11, Delray Beach National 0 (elim.)
7 - North Springs 3, Western Area 0 (elim.)
8 - Fort Pierce Northside 10, Eau Gallie Blue 0
9 - North Springs 5, Eau Gallie Blue 3 (elim.)
10 - North Springs 4, Fort Pierce Northside 0
11 - North Springs 3, Fort Pierce Northside 1 (TITLE)

District Champions in Section 3 District Champions in Section 4
D3 - Winter Park
D4 - Dade City
D6 - Bayshore (Tampa)
D13 - Bloomingdale American
D14 - Apopka National

Section 3 Tournament
Host - East Point (District 13)

Tournament Results:
1 - Apopka National 5, Bayshore 2
2 - Dade City 10, Winter Park 7
3 - Bloomingdale American 6, Apopka National 1
4 - Bayshore 4, Winter Park 2 (elim.)
5 - Bloomingdale American 11, Dade City 2
6 - Apopka National 8, Bayshore 3 (elim.)
7 - Apopka National 3, Dade City 2 (8 innings; elim.)
8 - Apopka National 5, Bloomingdale American 4
9 - Apopka National 4, Bloomingdale American 0 (11 innings; TITLE)

D5 - Southwest (St. Pete Beach)
D9 - Cape Coral National
D12 - Dunedin American
D16 - East Central Sarasota
D18 - North Naples

Section 4 Tournament
Host - North Naples (District 18)
At Starcher-Pettay Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Cape Coral National 8, East Central Sarasota 7 (7 innings)
2 - Dunedin American 13, Southwest 7
3 - North Naples d. Cape Coral National
4 - East Central Sarasota d. Southwest (elim.)
5 - North Naples 7, Dunedin American 6
6 - East Central Sarasota d. Cape Coral National (elim.)
7 - East Central Sarasota 4, Dunedin American 1 (elim.)
8 - East Central Sarasota 4, North Naples 3 (7 innings)
9 - North Naples 5, East Central Sarasota 3 (TITLE)




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