2012 Iowa State Little League® Tournament Results
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Iowa State Tournament
Host - Morningside (Sioux City) (District 6)
At Pulaski Field

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Boone National
District 2 Champions Davenport Southeast
District 3 Champions Urbandale
District 4 Champions Knoxville
District 5 Champions Raccoon Valley (Des Moines)
District 6 Qualifier Headid (Sioux City)
District 6 Qualifier Sioux City Westside
District 7 Champions Jefferson County (Fairfield)

Two teams from District 6 qualify for the state tournament as the district is hosting the tournament. The two teams will meet in the first round of pool competition, with the winner being named the District 6 champion and the losing team competing as the host district representative.

The seven state tournament qualifiers are divided into two separate pools, and play a round-robin schedule within their pool. Pool competition is used for seeding purposes, and all eight teams advance to the tournament's single-elimination second phase.

Click here to view 2012 district tournament results for Iowa.

Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 21):
Boone National 15, Jefferson County 9
Raccoon Valley 8, Knoxville 1
Urbandale 16, Davenport Southeast 9
Sioux City Westside 10, Headid 6

Day 2 (Sunday, July 22):
Urbandale 5, Sioux City Westside 4
Davenport Southeast 11, Headid 8
Boone National 11, Knoxville 10
Jefferson County 9, Raccoon Valley 7

Day 3 (Monday, July 23):
Boone National 6, Raccoon Valley 2
Jefferson County 15, Knoxville 12
Urbandale 8, Headid 5
Davenport Southeast 16, Sioux City Westside 6


Pool 'A' Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Boone National 3 0 21
Jefferson County 2 1 34
Raccoon Valley 1 2 16
Knoxville 0 3 34


Pool 'B' Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Urbandale 3 0 18
Davenport Southeast 2 1 30
Sioux City Westside 1 2 27
Headid 0 3 29

Pool competition is used for seeding purposes. All eight participating teams advance to the tournament's second phase.

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.

Quarterfinal Round (Tuesday, July 24)

Headid 18, Boone National 8
Sioux City Westside 11, Jefferson County 1
Raccoon Valley 11, Davenport Southeast 10
Knoxville 6, Urbandale 4

Consolation Games (Wednesday, July 25)

Davenport Southeast 10, Boone National 4
Urbandale 14, Jefferson County 4

Semifinal Round (Wednesday, July 25)

Sioux City Westside 5, Headid 0
Raccoon Valley 9, Knoxville 6

Consolation Games (Thursday, July 26)

Jefferson County 1, Boone National 0 (Seventh Place)
Urbandale 2, Davenport Southeast 1 (Fifth Place)
Headid 7, Knoxville 3 (Third Place)

Iowa State Championship Game (Thursday, July 26)

Sioux City Westside 10, Raccoon Valley 7 (TITLE)


Summary:

Sioux City Westside Little League saved its best for last at the 2012 Iowa state tournament.

Westside finished just 1-2 in pool competition at the eight-team tournament, but won three consecutive elimination games and claimed its first state title in the major baseball division in thirty years with a 10-7 victory over Des Moines' Raccoon Valley Little League in the championship game at Morningside Little League's Pulaski Field in Sioux City.

Westside trailed by three runs early in the championship game, but Tanner Bykerk drove in a pair of runs with a hit in the fourth inning that tied the score at 7-7. In the fifth, Luke Johnson pushed Sioux City into the lead by driving in a pair of runs, and Austin Carter singled home an insurance run as Westside became the first District 6 league to claim an Iowa state championship since the district was formed in 1992.

Two Sioux City leagues had won state championships before District 6 was split from District 1, with Westside winning the 1983 Iowa state championship and Morningside National Little League repeating the feat in 1985.

Carter was 3-for-3 to pace the Westside offense in the championship game, while Johnson was 3-for 4. Cade Mahenry homered twice for Raccoon Valley.

The eight state qualifiers played a series of three games against other competitors in the tournament's two pools, and all eight teams then advanced to elimination play following the completion of pool competition. The tournament became a wide-open affair following the quarterfinal round, when the two fourth-place pool competitors upended the two pool winners, and the two third-place finishers each beat second-place finishers. The net result was that all teams with records above .500 in pool competition were eliminated from the tournament.

Headid Little League, which was winless in pool competition, toppled unbeaten Boone National Little League, 18-8, while Knoxville Little League, which also suffered losses in its three pool contests, sent off Urbandale Little League following a 6-4 victory.

Westside moved into the semifinal round by defeating pool runner-up Jefferson County Little League, while Raccoon Valley eliminated Davenport Southeast Little League in an 11-10 slugfest.

Westside then moved into the championship game with a 5-0 victory over Headid, while Raccoon Valley downed Knoxville for the second time in the tournament in a 9-6 decision.

Raccoon Valley, which reached the state championship game for the first time in the league's history, had also claimed District 5 titles in 2006 and 1982.

Westside advanced to the Midwest Region tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, following its state championship victory. The Iowa representative finished pool competition in the region tournament with a 1-3 record.

Follow Sioux City Westside at the Midwest Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.




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