2010 Iowa State Little League® Tournament Results
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Iowa State Tournament
Host - Mahaska County (Oskaloosa)

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Boone National
District 2 Champions Davenport East
District 3 Champions Urbandale
District 4 Champions Fox River (Milton)
District 5 Champions Grandview (Des Moines)
District 6 Champions Sergeant Bluff-Luton

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Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 24):
Grandview 11, Fox River 1 (4 innings)
Urbandale 18, Boone National 8 (4 innings)
Davenport East 11, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1 (5 innings)

Day 2 (Sunday, July 25):
Boone National 19, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4 (4 innings)
Grandview 7, Davenport East 2
Urbandale 20, Fox River 4 (6 innings)

Day 3 (Monday, July 26):
Urbandale 11, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0 (4 innings)
Davenport East 13, Fox River 2 (4 innings)
Grandview 7, Boone National 3

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 27):
Fox River 6, Boone National 3
Grandview 17, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4 (5 innings)
Urbandale 9, Davenport East 7

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 28):
Davenport East 8, Boone National 0
Urbandale 18, Grandview 7
Fox River 4, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2


Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Urbandale 5 0 26
Grandview 4 1 28
Davenport East 3 2 19
Fox River 2 3 49
Boone National 1 4 43
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0 5 62

The top two teams advance to the state 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 29)

Grandview 8, Urbandale 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

What a difference a year makes.

One year after Grandview Little League's all-star team finished District 5 play with a 0-3 record in the 10-11 year old division, the same core group of players enjoyed a much deeper run into the international tournament. Grandview won the District 5 title, and later toppled three-time defending state champion Urbandale Little League by an 8-1 score to claim the Iowa state championship at Mahaska County Little League's Lacey Complex in Oskaloosa.

"It's somewhat unexpected," said Grandview manager Patrick Turner. "But the kids listened and worked hard, and here we are."

Urbandale had steamed past Grandview when the two teams met in the round robin phase of the tournament, claiming an 18-7 victory. However, both teams were 4-0 in the tournament at the time, and had clinched championship game berths. When the stakes were somewhat higher, Grandview used a pair of early home runs as a springboard to a 5-0 lead after two innings. Rodney Rummans slammed a solo home run in the first inning, and Cody Reed added a two-run shot in the second.

Urbandale scored its only run in the fifth, when the District 3 champions loaded the bases before a walk to Ross Kramer forced in a run.

"We just got the right chemistry and right group of kids together," said Turner after the championship game.

Both tournament finalists opened state tournament play with four consecutive victories. Grandview opened the tournament with an 11-1, four inning victory over Fox River Little League, then downed Quad Cities representative Davenport East by a 7-2 score in the second round. Fox River kept Grandview off the scoreboard in the early innings, but Grandview struck for four runs in the third inning and then seven more in the fourth to seal the victory. Kenny Randolph and Devon Winterbottom both homered for Grandview in the victory. The next day, Grandview again finished strong, snapping a 2-2 tie with a run in the fifth inning and then adding four in the sixth to topple Davenport East. Jeremy Bentley homered and singled in the win, while Zach Sparks, Grant Giefer, and Rummans all chipped in with doubles.

The next day, Grandview outhit Boone National Little League by an 11-1 margin in a 6-3 victory, and in the tournament's fourth round, Grandview rapped out 16 hits in a 17-4 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton Little League. Bentley homered twice in the win, while Randolph (three hits) and Rummans also cleared the fences.

Urbandale, which reached the Little League World Series in 2009, opened with an 18-8 win over Boone National. Keegan Perez homered twice, while Brandon McGuire and Matt Johnson also went yard to pace the District 3 winners' fourteen hit attack. The next day, Urbandale scored seven runs in the third inning and eight more in the sixth in a 20-4 victory over Fox River. Johnson and Cody Pearson both homered among their three hits, while Kramer also chipped in with three hits.

Urbandale clinched its championship game berth with two more wins, an 11-0 victory over Sergeant Bluff-Luton and a 9-7 win over Davenport East. Kramer and Perez both homered against Davenport East, as Urbandale jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning but then had to rally for the win following Davenport's six-run outburst in the bottom of the frame.

With both teams already assured of championship game berths, Urbandale scored six first inning runs and eased past Grandview, 18-7, on the final day of round robin competition. The next day, Grandview returned the favor and claimed the league's first state championship in the major baseball division since 2002, and its sixth overall.

Grandview won three of its four pool games at the Midwest Region tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, before falling by a 7-2 score to Canyon Lake Little League from Rapid City, South Dakota, in the semifinal round.

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




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