2008 Iowa State Little League® Tournament Results
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Iowa State Tournament
Host - Davenport Northwest (District 2)
At Northwest Park

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Boone National
District 2 Champions Davenport Northwest
District 3 Champions Urbandale
District 4 Champions Knoxville
District 5 Champions Fort Des Moines (Des Moines)
District 6 Champions Headid (Sioux City)

NOTE: The Iowa State Tournament used a round-robin format. After preliminary round competition, the top two teams advanced to the championship game.

Click here to view 2008 district tournament results for Iowa.

Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 19):
Davenport Northwest 11, Boone National 6
Urbandale 10, Knoxville 0
Fort Des Moines 6, Headid 3

Day 2 (Sunday, July 20):
Urbandale 12, Headid 4
Davenport Northwest 15, Knoxville 4
Fort Des Moines 15, Boone National 7

Day 3 (Monday, July 21):
Urbandale 8, Davenport Northwest 0
Fort Des Moines 9, Knoxville 6
Boone National 7, Headid 4

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 22):
Urbandale 9, Fort Des Moines 1
Knoxville 11, Boone National 0
Headid 3, Davenport Northwest 0

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 23):
Urbandale 9, Boone National 6
Headid 10, Knoxville 1
Davenport Northwest 9, Fort Des Moines 5


Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Urbandale 5 0 11
Davenport Northwest 3 2 25
Fort Des Moines 3 2 34
Headid 2 3 26
Knoxville 1 4 44
Boone National 1 4 50

The top two teams advance to the championship game.

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.

Iowa State Championship Game (Thursday, July 24)

Urbandale 10, Davenport Northwest 0 (5 innings; TITLE) (PERFECT GAME)


Summary:

Urbandale Little League went into the championship game of the Iowa state tournament hoping to simply repeat as the Hawkeye state's champion in the major baseball division. What they got was sheer perfection.

Left-hander Logan Augustine threw a perfect game, homered and scored three runs to lead Urbandale to a 10-0, five inning victory over Davenport Northwest Little League at the Davenport league's field. With the win, Urbandale advanced to the Midwest Region tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Augustine needed just 67 pitches while retiring all 15 batters he faced in the championship game. He struck out eleven batters, including the side in the second and fifth innings, and allowed just one ball to leave the infield as Urbandale topped the tournament host for the second time in the tournament. Four of Augustine's strikeout victims took a called third strike, and the Urbandale hurler fanned each of the three hitters against whom the count extended to three balls.

"Logan had a great season and dominated a lot of games throughout the year, but I think he saved the best for last," Urbandale manager Mike Lillard told Unpage Publications.

While Augustine silenced Davenport's offense, Urbandale scored in four of their five at-bats, and batted around in both the first and fourth innings. Singles from Augustine, Ryan Lillard, and Trae Cropp helped to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the first inning. Jonathan Eide scored the game's first run on a wild pitch, then Jackson Ross and Ryan Yoder each delivered two-out hits that led to three more Urbandale runs.

Augustine extended the lead with a leadoff home run to dead center field to lead off the next inning, then Urbandale cemented the victory with four more runs in the fourth. Dalton Cody walked and Michael Staub singled to open the inning, and both runners moved up on a fielding error following Staub's hit. Augustine was intentionally walked, then Cody scored on Eide's grounder. Davenport elected to intentionally walk Ryan Lillard, and registered the inning's second out on a strikeout, but reserve Trey Nesbet extended the inning with a two-run single and Ryan Lillard later scored on a fielding error.

Augustine struck out the side in the top of the fifth, then helped to involke the ten-run rule when he scored on Eide's two-out single to left field in the fifth.

Nine different Urbandale players had base hits in the game, and seven scored runs. Urbandale got at least one run scored or batted in from each position in the batting order over the course of the game.

Urbandale returned two players, Augustine and Ryan Lillard, from the previous year's all-star team. Both had started on the league's region semifinalist in 2007, and Mike Lillard pointed to their experience as a key factor in his team's success.

"Having two returning players from the last years state champion team was huge for us," noted Mike Lillard. "Both Logan's and Ryan's leadership qualities and strong work ethic really helped us both on and off the field with our team. They both knew what to expect and what it took to get back to the state tournament and that helped to motivate and inspire the rest of the team."

That experience helped Urbandale to reach the state championship game for the fourth time in five years. The District 3 winners entered the title game having won all seven of their contests in the District 3 tournament, and then sweeping all five state tournament opponents during round-robin competition. Urbandale scored eight or more runs in each state tournament contest, and allowed just 11 runs combined against its five round-robin opponents. Urbandale opened state tournament play with a 10-0 win over Knoxville Little League, then eased past Headid Little League, 12-4. After blanking Davenport Northwest, 8-0, in a battle of undefeated teams, Urbandale topped Fort Des Moines Little League and Boone National Little League to claim top honors in the round-robin portion of the tournament and advance to the championship game.

Davenport Northwest, which won back-to-back state and region championships in 2004 and 2005, needed a win on the final day of round-robin competition to clear its way to the championship game. The District 2 winners dropped a 3-0 decision against Headid to fall to 2-2 in the tournament's first phase, but then rebounded to defeat Fort Des Moines, 9-5, on the final day. The win vaulted Davenport Northwest into a tie with Fort Des Moines for second place in the tournament standings, and Davenport's head-to-head victory gave the team the tiebreaking advantage and a date opposite Urbandale in the title game.

Urbandale opened Midwest Region tournament play with a 12-2 victory over Daniel Boone National Little League (Columbia, Missouri) in the tournament's opening game, but the win came at a heavy cost: Augustine was lost for the remainder of tournament play after suffering an injury to his pitching arm. Davenport went on to win three of its four pool games, and finished pool competition in first place, but the Iowa champions dropped a 3-2 decision to Coon Rapids National (Minnesota) Little League in the semifinal round.

Follow Urbandale at the Midwest Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Davenport Northwest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Urbandale 4 1 0 4 1 10 10 0




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