2013 Florida State Little League® Tournament Results
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Florida State Tournament
Host - Lutz (District 25)
At Oscar Cooler Park

Oscar Cooler Park is located at 770 Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz.

Pool 'A' Participants
Section 2 Champions Martin County North (Stuart/Palm City) (District 17)
Section 3 Champions Deltona (District 19)
Section 5 Champions East Orange National (District 24)
Section 6 Champions Sarasota American (District 16)

Pool 'B' Participants
Section 1 Champions Northwest Leon (Tallahassee) (District 20)
Section 4 Champions Plant City (District 4)
Section 7 Champions Greater Dunedin (District 12)
Section 8 Champions North Springs (Coral Springs) (District 10)

Click here to view 2013 district tournament results for Florida.

Tournament Results:

Pool 'A' Tournament

Round 1 (Friday, July 26):
Martin County North 3, East Orange National 1
Sarasota American 6, Deltona 5

Round 2 (Saturday, July 27):
Sarasota American 7, East Orange National 4
Martin County North 3, Deltona 1

Round 3 (Saturday, July 27):
East Orange National 7, Deltona 3
Martin County North 14, Sarasota American 4 (6 innings)

Pool 'B' Tournament

Round 1 (Friday, July 26):
Plant City 11, Greater Dunedin 5
Northwest Leon 11, North Springs 1 (5 innings)

Round 2 (Saturday, July 27):
Northwest Leon 16, Greater Dunedin 5 (6 innings)
Plant City 12, North Springs 1 (4 innings)

Round 3 (Saturday, July 27):
Greater Dunedin 12, North Springs 2 (6 innings)
Northwest Leon 12, Plant City 11


Pool 'A' Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Martin County North 3 0 6
Sarasota American 2 1 23
East Orange National 1 2 13
Deltona 0 3 16


Pool 'B' Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Northwest Leon 3 0 17
Plant City 2 1 18
Greater Dunedin 1 2 29
North Springs 0 3 35

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

In the event of a tie involving three or more teams, once the initial tie is broken, the remaining tied teams are again compared on head-to-head record to determine if a clear winner can be identified. If no clear winner can be identified from head-to-head results among the remaining tied teams, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is again used. This process is repeated until all ties have been broken.

Semifinal Round (Sunday, July 28)

Martin County North 8, Plant City 4
Sarasota American 8, Northwest Leon 5

Florida State Championship Game (Monday, July 29)

Martin County North 7, Sarasota American 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

When the chance to move on to the Southeastern Region tournament came within reach for the Martin County North Little League all-star team, pitcher Tibur Rivero reached his powerful right arm out and grabbed the opportunity.

Rivero scattered five hits and allowed just a single first inning run as Martin County North defeated Sarasota American Little League, 7-1, in the Florida state championship game at Oscar Cooler Park in Lutz.

With the win, Martin County North became the first team from Florida's Treasure Coast to claim the state championship in the major baseball division in over a half-century, and advanced to the Southeastern Region tournament in Warner Robins, Georgia.

"His pitching performance was one for the ages," said Rogers of Rivero's effort. "He was in control from the first pitch to the last. It was masterful. He just dominated."

Sarasota scored its only run in the first inning, when Harrison Long singled and then scored on a throwing error following Jake Nash's single. The run halved an early Martin County lead that came courtesy of Justin Altieri's two-run single, but it was all the District 16 winners would muster against Ribero.

Martin County North maintained its slim lead until the fourth, when they added a pair of runs. Peyton McIntosh doubled and later scored on Cameron Provines' sacrifice fly, and a second run scored on a groundout.

In the sixth Blaine Kilbreth singled and scored on a wild pitch, and Richie Pfluger added a two-out, two-run double.

"They were a great team fundamentally," said Sarasota manager Al Infantino. "We faced a really good pitcher."

Martin County North reached the state championship game by upending Plant City Little League, 8-4, in the semifinal round. Plant City won the state championship in the 9-10 year old division in 2011, and then won both state and Tournament of State Champions titles in the 10-11 year old division in 2012. But Martin County pitcher Dominick Thompson kept Plant City in check for five innings, and also opened the scoring with a two out, grand slam home run in the second inning. "It was a masterful performance against a really, really scary lineup," said Rogers after the game. "That is a team that just expects to win, and he hit his spots, changed speeds a little bit, and he just battled and competed against every batter."

McIntosh homered for Martin County in the win, and Rivero was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored.

Sarasota earned its championship game berth by moving past Northwest Leon Little League, 8-5, in the other semifinal round game. Northwest's J.D. Trease opened the scoring with a long home run in the first, but Sarasota capitalized on a string of unforced errors, adding one run in the second on Long's bases loaded walk, and scoring three more times on wild pitches in the inning. Tommy Kochis delivered a run-scoring double in the third, and Jake Hebda drove in two more with a double. Long added a solo home run in the sixth.

Sarasota pitcher Max Cohen surrendered a pair of long home runs -- Brandon Walker had the other one -- but little else as he brought his team to within one out of the victory before exhausting his pitch count. Jake Nash relieved him and closed out the win.

"Max (Cohen) really battled out there," said Infantino. "He could have folded after those big guys crushed those home runs, but he got it back together. I couldn't be more proud of him. He really got after it.

"We manufacture runs and play defense," said the Sarasota manager, pointing to the second inning rally as a key for his team. "That's how we get the job done. We don't hit a lot of three-run homers and grand slams."

Martin County North opened pool competition in the state tournament with a 3-1 victory over East Orange Little League. The game's start was delayed 2-1/2 hours by rain, and the end result wasn't determined until Marcus Mastellone delivered a one-out single in the top of the sixth that scored two runs and snapped a 1-1 tie. Rivero then relieved in the bottom of the sixth and struck out all three batters he faced to seal the victory.

"It was a clutch, clutch piece of hitting," said Rogers of Mastellone's game-deciding single. "They brought a kid in who was throwing very, very hard. And Marcus really battled and hit a ball past the first baseman that scored both runs.

"(Winning the opener) took a lot of pressure off," added Rogers. "Otherwise, we would have to come back and win two tomorrow."

Martin County followed the win with a 3-1 decision over Deltona Little League -- Jacob Rader threw five shutout innings and Provines sparked the offense with a pinch hit home run in the fourth -- and then topped Sarasota American 14-4 in a game that was played after both leagues had clinched semifinal round berths.

Thompson hit a grand slam against Sarasota, while Kilbreth and McIntosh each added two-run shots. After producing just eight hits over the course of their first two games, Martin County North tallied fourteen against Sarasota.

"Our bats really woke up, and the kids got excited," said Rogers. "We had scored a lot of runs (in games leading up to the state tournament), but we're at a level now where it's a little better pitching every day because these are the best teams in the state."

Martin County rose to the occasion against those teams, sweeping their two elimination games and extending a run that would culminate in a berth in the Southeastern Region semifinals. And while the offense woke up a bit, Rogers knew that his team was built around other dimensions.

"Our pitching and defense has been great," said Rogers. "In five games (in the state tournament) we committed a total of two errors. We gave up eleven runs over those five games. They say pitching and defense wins championships -- well, that's why we are the Florida state champions."

Follow Martin County North at the Southeastern Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Martin County North 2 0 0 2 0 3 7 - -
Sarasota American 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 -


2013 Florida District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions in Section 1 District Champions in Section 2
D1 - Niceville Valparaiso
D20 - Northwest Leon (Tallahassee)

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Woodville (District 20)
At Woodville Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Northwest Leon 9, Niceville Valparaiso 4
2 - Northwest Leon 5, Niceville Valparaiso 1 (TITLE)

D2 - Viera/Suntree (Melbourne)
D7 - West Boynton Beach
D17 - Martin County North (Stuart/Palm City)

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Martin County North (Stuart/Palm City) (District 17)
At Sailfish Park

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - West Boynton Beach 5, Viera/Suntree 3
2 - Martin County North 2, Viera/Suntree 1
3 - Martin County North 14, West Boynton Beach 7


Standings

W

L
Martin County North 2 0
West Boynton Beach 1 1
Viera/Suntree 0 2

Martin County North advances to the state tournament.

District Champions in Section 3 District Champions in Section 4
D11 - Callahan
D19 - Deltona
D22 - Indian River City (Titusville)

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Mims (District 22)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Deltona d. Callahan
2 - Indian River City d. Callahan
3 - Deltona 11, Indian River City 3


Standings

W

L
Deltona 2 0
Indian River City 1 1
Callahan 0 2

Deltona advances to the state tournament.

D4 - Plant City
D13 - North Brandon
D25 - Lutz
D26 - Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton) (District 26)

Tournament Results:
The Section 4 tournament is using a round-robin format.

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Lutz 4, Lakewood Ranch 3
2 - Plant City 5, North Brandon 4
3 - Plant City 19, Lakewood Ranch 2 (4 innings)
4 - North Brandon 8, Lutz 6
5 - North Brandon 12, Lakewood Ranch 5
6 - Plant City 10, Lutz 0 (6 innings)


Standings

W

L
Plant City 3 0
North Brandon 2 1
Lutz 1 2
Lakewood Ranch 0 3

Plant City advances to the state tournament.

District Champions in Section 5 District Champions in Section 6
D3 - Kissimmee American
D14 - Windermere American
D23 - Apopka
D24 - East Orange National

Section 5 Tournament
Host - East Orange (Orlando) (District 24)

Tournament Results:
1 - East Orange National 8, Apopka 5
2 - Windermere American 7, Kissimmee American 4
3 - East Orange National d. Kissimmee American
4 - Windermere American 13, Apopka 12 (7 innings)
5 - East Orange National 12, Windermere American 0 (4 innings)
6 - Apopka 12, Kissimmee American 11


Standings

W

L
East Orange National 3 0
Windermere American 2 1
Apopka 1 2
Kissimmee American 0 3

East Orange National advances to the state tournament.

D9 - South Fort Myers
D16 - Sarasota American
D18 - LaBelle
D27 - North Naples

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Fort Myers American (District 9)
At Sam Fleishman Regional Park

Tournament Results:
1 - LaBelle 9, South Fort Myers 8
2 - Sarasota American 13, North Naples 7
3 - North Naples 12, South Fort Myers 5
4 - Sarasota American 10, LaBelle 4
5 - LaBelle 9, North Naples 8
6 - South Fort Myers 4, Sarasota American 3


Standings

W

L
Sarasota American 2 1
LaBelle 2 1
North Naples 1 2
South Fort Myers 1 2

Sarasota American advances to the state tournament.

District Champions in Section 7 District Champions in Section 8
D5 - Northeast (St. Petersburg)
D6 - Bayshore (Tampa)
D12 - Greater Dunedin
D15 - Dunnellon

Section 7 Tournament
Host - Keystone (Tampa) (District 6)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Bayshore 6, Northeast 2
2 - Greater Dunedin 10, Dunnellon 1
3 - Greater Dunedin 8, Northeast 6
4 - Bayshore 13, Dunnellon 2 (4 innings)
5 - Northeast 8, Dunnellon 6
6 - Greater Dunedin 13, Bayshore 8


Standings

W

L
Greater Dunedin 3 0
Bayshore 2 1
Northeast 1 2
Dunnellon 0 3

Greater Dunedin advances to the state tournament.

D8 - Kendall (Miami)
D10 - North Springs (Coral Springs)
D21 - Plantation Athletic American

Section 8 Tournament
Host - Upper Keys Athletic Association (Key Largo) (District 8)
At Key Largo Community Park

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Kendall 11, Plantation Athletic American 5
2 - North Springs 12, Plantation Athletic American 1 (4 innings)
3 - North Springs 10, Kendall 9


Standings

W

L
North Springs 2 0
Kendall 1 1
Plantation Athletic American 0 2

North Springs advances to the state tournament.




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