2000 Northern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results

Northern California Divisional Tournament



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2000

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Northern California Divisional Tournament
Host - Roseville West (District 54)

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Section 6 Champions

Alameda (District 4)
Arcata (District 26)
San Ramon Valley (Danville) (District 57)
West Sacramento (District 6)
Santa Clara Homestead (District 44)
Stockton Western (District 8)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Alameda 15, Stockton Western 7
San Ramon Valley 10, Arcata 2

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Alameda 10, Santa Clara Homestead 0 (5 innings)
West Sacramento 11, San Ramon Valley 7

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
San Ramon Valley 13, Stockton Western 3 (5 innings; elim.)
Santa Clara Homestead 3, Arcata 0 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
San Ramon Valley 4, Santa Clara Homestead 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Alameda 9, West Sacramento 2

Loser's Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
San Ramon Valley 9, West Sacramento 1 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Alameda 4, San Ramon Valley 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

Andrew Lawson followed up an earlier no-hitter with a two-hitter in the championship game of the 2000 Northern California Divisional Tournament, and his Alameda Little League team cruised to its second divisional title in five years. Lawson limited San Ramon Valley to two hits and three baserunners overall as Alameda defeated the Contra Costa County squad 4-1 in the championship game.

Alameda swept past four consecutive opponents in the tournament, while San Ramon Valley needed three straight wins to gain the other title game berth following a second round loss to West Sacramento. With Alameda advancing in the winner's bracket and SRV playing through the loser's bracket, the two clubs combined to win eight of the tournament's ten games.

Both Alameda and SRV claimed opening round wins. Alameda's fourteen hit attack overwhelmed Stockton Western, as the District 4 champions countered two home runs by Stockton's Leroy Hunt with a four run second inning rally and a seven run explosion in the fourth. In the second, Cody May, Lawson, and Ryan Thomas all reached before Anthony Woodd's two-run homer capped the inning. Devin Hobbs' two-run homer keyed the fourth inning rally. Lawson, Thomas, Hobbs, May, and Kenny Arnerich all had two hits for Alameda.

SRV also moved into the second round, as David Eckel's seven RBIs paced SRV's 10-2 opening round win over Arcata. Eckel slapped a two-run single to right in the first inning, drilled a grand slam home run in the second, and capped his day with an RBI single in the third. Winning pitcher Conor Coleman held Arcata to two runs and three hits in five innings of work.

Alameda picked up another easy win in the tournament's second round. Lawson went 3-for-4 at the plate and pitched a five inning no-hitter as Alameda blanked Santa Clara Homestead 10-0. Alameda broke the game open in the second inning, when ten batters came to the plate and Alameda plated six runs. Max Shupe contributed an RBI double in the inning, and later ended the game with another RBI double in the fifth that pushed his team's lead to double digits.

San Ramon Valley was less fortunate in its second round outing. West Sacramento overcame an early 4-3 deficit, and used a five run sixth inning rally to pull away for an 11-7 win. West Sac's Corey Valise clubbed homers in each of the first two innings -- his three-run shot to left in the second gave West Sacramento a lead that it would never relinquish -- and West Sacramento pitcher Zeddie Barger settled down after a shaky first inning to keep SRV's potent offense in check until late in the game.

San Ramon Valley's second round loss dropped the District 57 powerhouse into the loser's bracket, where they immediately flexed their muscles in a five inning 13-3 victory over Stockton Western. Justin Koscinski launched three home runs -- he would finish the tournament with six -- and Jonathan Hunter, Coleman, and Mark Raney also drilled round-trippers for SRV. Alexander Carter and Jaron Blythe both homered for Stockton, but SRV pitcher Michael Cassady allowed only one other hit while striking out seven in the win.

San Ramon Valley's homer-fest against Stockton Western was a stark contrast to their next outing. Homestead pitcher Nate Garcia (fourteen strikeouts) took a two-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead into the top of the sixth inning, and SRV stood three outs away from elimination before its dormant offense awakened and rallied for a 4-2 win. Koscinski started the rally with a two-strike single up the middle. He moved to second on a passed ball and to third on a groundout before Eckel -- whose steak of reaching base successfully had ended at ten earlier in the game -- drove him home with a single to right. When the ball got past the Homestead rightfielder, Eckel moved to second before scoring the tying run on Hunter's double to left center field. After Michael Cavalli singled to put runners at first and third, David Hernandez drove home Hunter with a single to right, and Scott Dowd's bunt single plated Cavalli with the game's final run. Coleman, an eleven year old, held Homestead to five hits and ended the game by inducing a bases-loaded comebacker to earn his second victory of the tournament.

While SRV was staving off elimination, Alameda continued its winning ways with a 9-2 decision over West Sacramento. Alameda's Woodd and West Sac's Valine locked horns in a scoreless pitcher's duel through three -- Woodd was perfect to that point and Valine allowed only one hit -- before both teams scored in the fourth. Adam Coen's RBI single gave West Sacramento a brief lead before Gram Matthews' two-run homer keyed a four run Alameda rally. In the fifth, Lawson, Woodd, Hobbs, Dave McGuiness, and Trevor Sampson all delivered hits and Jamie Barr lifted a sacrifice fly as Alameda scored five times to extend their lead to 9-1. The lead was more than enough for Woodd, who struck out seven and allowed only four hits.

Alameda moved into the championship game with the win, and San Ramon Valley soon joined them after an 8-1 win over West Sacramento. Cavalli allowed one unearned run and struck out nine, while Koscinski drilled two more homers to lead the SRV offense. Koscinski's first homer followed a lead-off blast by Coleman in the third that stretched SRV's early lead to 4-1; the second was a three-run blow in the fourth that provided the game's final margin.

After Alameda and San Ramon Valley ran through the rest of the tournament field, they were left to duel each other for the title. Koscinski continued his hot hitting with another homer in the first to give SRV a brief lead, but Lawson was at the top of his game, and Alameda regrouped to post a 4-1 win that gave them the tournament title.

Koscinski's homer was one of only two hits allowed by Lawson, and Alameda quickly responded to tie the score in the bottom of the first. Leadoff hitter Lawson was hit by a pitch, Woodd drew a walk, and Hobbs then delivered a two-out RBI single that scored Ryan Thomas.

Alameda capitalized on more SRV charity to score twice in the second. McGuiness was hit by a pitch to open the inning, and with two outs, Sampson and Lawson both walked to load the bases. McGuiness scored the go-ahead run when Thomas reached on an infield error, and Sampson then scored on Woodd's single. In the fourth, Alameda added its final run on a walk, an error, another hit batter, and a wild pitch.

While SRV was struggling with walks and errors, Lawson was in top form for Alameda. The righthander allowed only three baserunners, and struck out thirteen SRV batters. He ended the game by striking out the last five hitters he faced.

Alameda's Northern California title propelled the Bay Area club into the Western Region tournament in San Bernardino. They split four games in their double-elimination bracket, dropping a pair of decisions to four-time New Mexico champion Albuquerque Eastdale in the process. Alameda then won two consolation games and eventually finished sixth in the fourteen team tournament.

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Linescores:

  Opening Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Alameda 0 4 3 7 0 1 15 14 1
Stockton Western 1 4 0 0 1 1 7 10 5
  Opening Round
Arcata 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1
San Ramon Valley 2 6 1 0 1 x 10 10 1
  Winner's Bracket Semifinals
Santa Clara Homestead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Alameda 0 6 0 2 2 10 10 2
  Winner's Bracket Semifinals
West Sacramento 3 3 0 0 0 5 11 9 3
San Ramon Valley 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 7 2
  Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals
San Ramon Valley 2 3 1 4 3 13 15 2
Stockton Western 0 1 2 0 0 3 3 2
  Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals
Arcata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Santa Clara Homestead 0 1 2 0 0 x 3 6 0
  Loser's Bracket Semifinals
San Ramon Valley 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 2
Santa Clara Homestead 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 2
  Winner's Bracket Finals
West Sacramento 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 2
Alameda 0 0 0 4 5 x 9 8 0
  Loser's Bracket Finals
San Ramon Valley 2 0 3 3 0 0 8 11 1
West Sacramento 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
  Championship Game
San Ramon Valley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Alameda 1 2 0 1 0 x 4 3 0


2000 Northern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D3 - Dixie Terra Linda (San Rafael)
D4 - Alameda
D35 - Petaluma American
D53 - Benicia
D64 - Vacaville Central

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Antioch West (District 4)

Tournament Results:
1 - Vacaville Central 4, Benicia 3
2 - Petaluma American 11, Dixie Terra Linda 4
3 - Alameda 9, Vacaville Central 3 (8 innings)
4 - Benicia 8, Dixie Terra Linda 6 (elim.)
5 - Alameda 8, Petaluma American 2
6 - Benicia 9, Vacaville Central 1 (elim.)
7 - Benicia 11, Petaluma American 5 (elim.)
8 - Benicia 7, Alameda 1
9 - Alameda 3, Benicia 2 (9 innings; TITLE)

D1 - Red Bluff
D2 - Colusa
D26 - Arcata
D47 - Las Plumas-Palermo
D48 - Intermountain (McArthur)

Section 2 Tournament
Host - McKinleyville (District 26)

Tournament Results:
1 - Intermountain 7, Red Bluff 3
2 - Las Plumas-Palermo 6, Colusa 2
3 - Arcata 12, Intermountain 1
4 - Red Bluff 6, Colusa 0 (elim.)
5 - Arcata 8, Las Plumas-Palermo 0
6 - Red Bluff 5, Intermountain 2 (elim.)
7 - Red Bluff 5, Las Plumas-Palermo 4 (elim.)
8 - Arcata 3, Red Bluff 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D14 - Niles Centerville
D45 - Union City National
D52 - Belmont
D57 - San Ramon Valley (Danville)

Section 3 Tournament
Host - San Lorenzo (District 45)

Tournament Results:
1 - San Ramon Valley 4, Belmont 0
2 - Union City National 3, Niles Centerville 2 (9 innings)
3 - Belmont 5, Niles Centerville 4 (elim.)
4 - San Ramon Valley 10, Union City National 3
5 - Belmont 3, Union City National 2 (elim.)
6 - San Ramon Valley 10, Belmont 4 (TITLE)

D5 - Citrus Heights
D6 - West Sacramento
D7 - Sacramento Florin
D11 - Rocklin
D54 - Roseville Woodcreek

Section 4 Tournament
Host - West Sacramento (District 6)

Tournament Results:
1 - Rocklin 8, Citrus Heights 4
2 - Roseville Woodcreek 5, Florin 0
3 - West Sacramento 9, Rocklin 4
4 - Citrus Heights 9, Florin 7 (elim.)
5 - West Sacramento 5, Roseville Woodcreek 2
6 - Rocklin 13, Citrus Heights 4 (elim.)
7 - Rocklin 6, Roseville Woodcreek 4 (elim.)
8 - Rocklin 6, West Sacramento 3
9 - West Sacramento 7, Rocklin 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D9 - Salinas Continental
D12 - San Jose Almaden
D39 - Capitola-Soquel
D44 - Santa Clara Homestead
D59 - San Jose Eastridge

Section 5 Tournament
Host - North Valley (San Jose) (District 59)
At Flickinger Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Eastridge 3, Capitola-Soquel 2
2 - Almaden 13, Salinas Continental 3 (4 innings)
3 - Homestead 12 Eastridge 1 (4 innings)
4 - Capitola-Soquel 7, Salinas Continental 4 (7 innings; elim.)
5 - Homestead 7, Almaden 2
6 - Eastridge 6, Capitola-Soquel 5 (elim.)
7 - Almaden 5, Eastridge 2 (elim.)
8 - Almaden 6, Homestead 3
9 - Homestead 6, Almaden 1 (TITLE)

D8 - Stockton Western
D10 - Turlock American
D15 - Linden
D34 - Tulare American

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Selma (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - Stockton Western 6, Linden 4 (9 innings)
2 - Tulare American 10, Turlock American 3
3 - Turlock American 2, Linden 1 (elim.)
4 - Stockton Western 12, Tulare American 2 (5 innings)
5 - Tulare American 12, Turlock American 6 (elim.)
6 - Stockton Western 3, Tulare American 1 (TITLE)




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