2009 Nevada State Little League® Tournament Results
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2009

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Nevada State Tournament
Host - Lone Mountain (Las Vegas)
At Childrens' Memorial Park

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Washoe
District 2 Champions Legacy (Las Vegas)
District 3 Champions Silverada (Dayton)
District 4 Champions Peccole (Las Vegas)

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Peccole 4, Legacy 3
Washoe 4, Silverada 0

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Legacy 19, Silverada 1 (4 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Washoe 12, Peccole 6

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Legacy 18, Peccole 5 (6 innings; elim.)

Championship Series:
Legacy 20, Washoe 8 (4 innings)
Legacy 12, Washoe 6 (TITLE)


Summary:

Legacy Little League roared back from an opening day loss in the Nevada state tournament at Children's Memorial Park in Las Vegas, and claimed four consecutive victories to win the Nevada state championship.

Legacy dropped its opener, 4-3 to Peccole Little League, then scored twelve or more runs in each of its next four games. The Las Vegas-based league claimed the championship by sweeping Washoe Little League in the championship series.

"The kids have put in years of hard work practicing and playing to reach this," said Legacy manager Todd Slusher. "I can't explain how awesome this is and how happy I am for the kids."

Legacy sealed its championship with a 12-6 victory over Washoe in the tournament's final game. Washoe grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Legacy pitcher Dylan Pletsch recorded a pair of outs to escape a bases-loaded jam without further damage.

Bryce Harrell's two-run single in the bottom of the inning tied the score, and Legacy broke the game open in the second with an eight-run rally. Reserve Robert Frank opened the scoring with a solo home run, and leadoff hitter Matt Almodovar soon followed with a two-run shot. Three batters later, Ryan Jackson added a two-run homer of his own, and Noah Slusher capped the rally with a run-scoring single.

Legacy added solo runs in the third and fifth innings, and reliever Kyle Talbert held Washoe to a single run over the final two innings to close out the win. Harrell sparked the defense by initiating a pair of 9-3 putouts from his position in right field.

Legacy, which also won the Nevada championship in the major baseball division in 1994, tumbled into the bottom bracket after losing a late lead on the tournament's opening night. Legacy led for most of the encounter with Peccole, but surrendered four runs in the top of the sixth inning in the 4-3 defeat. Legacy eased past Silverada Little League, 19-1 in four innings, then avenged the opening round loss with an 18-5 win over Peccole. Peccole led early in the rematch, but Legacy posted a four run rally in the third and eight more runs in the fourth to turn a 3-2 deficit into a commanding 14-5 lead.

Legacy then rallied past Washoe, overcoming a fourth inning deficit and scoring 15 runs in its final two offensive innings to force the tournament to a deciding game.

Washoe finished as the Nevada runner-up in the major baseball division for the fourth time in a seven-year span.

Legacy's victory advanced the league into the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California. The Nevada champions split their four pool games, then fell in the semifinal round by a 15-2 score to eventual Little League World Series champion Park View Little League (Chula Vista, California).

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Linescores:

  Championship Series Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Washoe 2 0 1 2 1 0 6 - -
Legacy 2 8 1 0 1 x 12 - -




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