2003 Northern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results
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Northern California Divisional Tournament
Host - Rocklin (District 11)
At Twin Oaks Park

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions Twin Cities (Corte Madera/Larkspur) (District 3)
Section 2 Champions Peach Bowl (Yuba City) (District 2)
Section 3 Champions San Carlos National (District 52)
Section 4 Champions Lakeside (Granite Bay/Loomis) (District 54)
Section 5 Champions Scotts Valley (District 39)
Section 6 Champions River Park (Fresno) (District 10)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Peach Bowl 7, Twin Cities 5
San Carlos National 1, Scotts Valley 0

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Lakeside 10, Peach Bowl 2
River Park 4, San Carlos National 3

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
San Carlos National 12, Twin Cities 2 (5 innings; elim.)
Scotts Valley 5, Peach Bowl 0 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Lakeside 9, River Park 2

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
San Carlos National 3, Scotts Valley 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
San Carlos National 5, River Park 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Lakeside 12, San Carlos National 1 (4 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

As gametime approached, Lakeside Little League manager Dan Trinidad worried that his team might struggle against San Carlos National's formidable pitching staff in the Northern California state tournament championship game.

"They had allowed very few runs throughout the tournament and I wan't sure how we'd handle their pitching," explained Trinidad after the game.

Trinidad's team dispelled his concerns, pounding out twelve hits in a mercy rule-shortened 12-1 win to claim the Northern California championship at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin.

Lakeside outscored three opponents by a 31-5 margin at the divisional tournament. The District 54 champions opened the tournament with a 10-2 win over Peach Bowl and reached the title game with a 9-2 decision over River Park.

Lakeside jumped to a 4-0 first inning lead against San Carlos, with Corey Vanderbreek and Trevor Trinidad delivering RBI singles. Jimmy Bosco's two-run homer in the second -- his eighth and the team's eighteenth of the international tournament -- extended the lead to 6-1 before Lakeside pulled away with a six-run third inning outburst.

Trevor Trinidad and Cody Frank drew walks to spark the six-run rally, before five hits and another walk opened the floodgates. Bosco, Trevor Thomas, Travis Israel and Vanderbreek all delivered RBI hits as Lakeside received contributions from throughout the batting order.

"We can hit well from top to bottom, and the bottom came up huge," said Dan Trinidad. "We had five hits from our six through nine hitters, and that really shows how balanced we are."

"They hit the crap out of the ball," concurred San Carlos manager Mike McCollum. "You have to tip your hat -- they're a solid team and we hope they'll go on and finish the job."

Lakeside's offensive prowess was evident from the start at the divisional tournament. Bosco, Lydell Moseby and Teddy Bryant all homered in the team's opening victory over Peach Bowl.

"They threw their number one pitcher, but we seem to be hitting everyone right now," said Dan Trinidad after the game. "The kids are really peaking at the right time, and they're really focused on playing well."

Lakeside scored a pair of runs in the second inning before breaking the game open with a five-run fifth inning rally. Pitcher Michael Schnell kept Peach Bowl in check, scattered four hits and striking out five to earn the win.

Lakeside used a similar formula to down River Park in the winner's bracket final. Bosco and Casey Cox launched back-to-back home runs to key a five-run rally that snapped a 2-2 tie. Bosco was 4-for-4 in the game, while Cox enjoyed a 3-for-4 outing. Thomas allowed only two first-inning hits and registered Lakeside's second complete game of the tournament.

The win moved Lakeside into a title game matchup with San Carlos National, which returned to the state championship game for the second consecutive year.

San Carlos' pitching staff was impressive throughout the tournament, but a second-round loss to River Park forced the District 52 champions into a string of elimination games before it again reached the title game. After avenging their loss to River Park with a 5-3 win in the loser's bracket finals, San Carlos' depleted pitching staff couldn't overcome Lakeside's juggernaut offense.

"We got knocked off early, and that hurt us," said McCollum. "(The title game) was our sixth game in six days."

After River Park rallied for a 4-3 win in the winner's bracket semifinals, San Carlos eliminated half of the tournament field, defeating Twin Cities, Scotts Valley, and River Park on successive nights. Kevin Timko collected his fifth win of the international tournament and extended his shutout streak to 23 consecutive innings with a three-hitter against Scotts Valley.

The next evening, Garrett Treadwell, Craig Bartkowiak and Jarrod Hopper shared the pitching duties as San Carlos avenged their loss to River Park with a 5-3 win. The teams traded early runs before ninth-place hitter Andrew Ravella singled to open the second inning and leadoff batter Tony Cooper put San Carlos in the lead for good with a two-run homer. Zach Turner and Cooper added RBI hits later as San Carlos rapped out ten hits in the game.

"Our pitchers did great, and we got some key contributions from the bottom of the lineup," said McCollum.

The next evening, Lakeside used the same formula to claim its first-ever state championship. Lakeside moved on to the West Region Tournament in San Bernardino, California, where the Northern California representative posted a 1-3 record.

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Linescores:

  Winner's Bracket Finals 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Lakeside 2 0 5 2 0 0 9 - -
River Park 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 - -
NOTE: Lakeside may have been the home team in this game.
  Elimination Bracket Semifinals
Scotts Valley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
San Carlos National 0 0 3 0 0 x 3 9 0
  Elimination Bracket Finals
San Carlos National 1 3 0 1 0 0 5 10 0
River Park 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 1
  Championship Game
San Carlos National 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
Lakeside 4 2 6 x 12 12 1


2003 Northern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D3 - Twin Cities (Corte Madera/Larkspur)
D4 - Clayton Valley
D35 - Petaluma Valley
D53 - Suisun American
D64 - Vacaville Central

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Woodland (District 64)
At Camerena Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Twin Cities 5, Suisun American 3
2 - Petaluma Valley 7, Clayton Valley 0
3 - Twin Cities 10, Vacaville Central 0
4 - Suisun American 5, Clayton Valley 1 (elim.)
5 - Twin Cities 8, Petaluma Valley 4
6 - Suisun American 13, Vacaville Central 2 (elim.)
7 - Petaluma Valley 4, Suisun American 3 (elim.)
8 - Twin Cities 4, Petaluma Valley 2 (TITLE)

D1 - West Redding
D2 - Peach Bowl (Yuba City)
D26 - Redwood Empire (Eureka)
D47 - Oroville
D48 - Feather River

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Marysville (District 2)

Tournament Results:
1 - Redwood Empire 5, West Redding 3
2 - Oroville 14, Feather River 4
3 - West Redding d. Feather River (elim.)
4 - Peach Bowl 2, Redwood Empire 1
5 - West Redding 5, Redwood Empire 4 (elim.)
6 - Peach Bowl 2, Oroville 1
7 - West Redding 10, Oroville 3 (elim.)
8 - Peach Bowl 6, West Redding 4 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D14 - Fremont American
D45 - Union City National
D52 - San Carlos National
D57 - Danville

Section 3 Tournament
Host - (District 57)

Tournament Results:
1 - San Carlos National 10, Union City National 0 (4 innings)
2 - Danville 10, Fremont American 0 (4 innings)
3 - San Carlos National 9, Danville 7
4 - Union City National 8, Fremont American 7 (elim.)
5 - Danville 10, Union City National 4 (elim.)
6 - San Carlos National 1, Danville 0 (TITLE)

D5 - Fair Oaks
D6 - West Sacramento
D7 - Tahoe Tallac (Sacramento)
D11 - Auburn
D54 - Lakeside (Granite Bay/Loomis)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Parkway (Sacramento) (District 7)

Tournament Results:
1 - West Sacramento 4, Auburn 1
2 - Lakeside 9, Fair Oaks 3
3 - Tahoe Tallac 3, West Sacramento 0
4 - Auburn 11, Fair Oaks 1 (elim.)
5 - Lakeside 7, Tahoe Tallac 1
6 - Auburn 4, West Sacramento 3 (elim.)
7 - Auburn 4, Tahoe Tallac 2 (elim.)
8 - Auburn 5, Lakeside 1
9 - Lakeside 8, Auburn 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D9 - Hollister American
D12 - Almaden (San Jose)
D39 - Scotts Valley
D44 - Moreland (Campbell)
D59 - Milpitas National South

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

Tournament Results:
1 - Almaden 10, Moreland 5
2 - Scotts Valley 13, Hollister American 2
3 - Scotts Valley 10, Milpitas National South 1
4 - Moreland 5, Hollister American 3 (elim.)
5 - Scotts Valley 12, Almaden 0
6 - Moreland 10, Milpitas National South 3 (elim.)
7 - Moreland 10, Almaden 5 (elim.)
8 - Scotts Valley 11, Moreland 3 (TITLE)

D8 - Morada (Stockton)
D10 - River Park (Fresno)
D15 - Calaveras American (Angels Camp)
D34 - Visalia National
D61 - Hanford National

Section 6 Tournament
Host - High Sierra (Twain Harte) (District 15)
At Eporson Park

Tournament Results:
1 - River Park 3, Calaveras American 0
2 - Visalia National 6, Morada 4
3 - River Park 4, Hanford National 3
4 - Morada 5, Calaveras American 0 (elim.)
5 - Visalia National d. River Park
6 - Hanford National 10, Morada 5 (elim.)
7 - River Park 3, Hanford National 2 (elim.)
8 - River Park 20, Visalia National 5
9 - River Park 5, Visalia National 0 (TITLE)




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