2013 Oregon State Little League® Tournament Results
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Oregon State Tournament
Host - Medford National (District 8)
At Thomas Whittle Fields

Medford National Little League is located at 4409 West Main Street in Medford.

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Wilshire-Riverside (Portland)
District 2 Champions Gresham
District 3 Champions Pendleton
District 4 Champions Lake Oswego
District 5 Champions Hermiston
District 6 Champions Klamath Falls American
District 7 Champions Sprague
District 8 Champions Medford National
District 9 Champions Sheldon

NOTE: The Oregon state tournament involves a two-stage format. In the first stage, each team plays four qualifying games that determine seeding positions for the second stage. No teams are eliminated in the first stage. In the tournament's second phase, the nine tournament entrants play a single-elimination schedule that determines the state champion.

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Tournament Results:

Phase I Results

Day 1 (Saturday, July 20):
Lake Oswego 6, Hermiston 5 (8 innings)
Pendleton 8, Klamath Falls American 2 (7 innings)
Gresham 11, Sheldon 0
Sprague 8, Wilshire-Riverside 3

Day 2 (Sunday, July 21):
Pendleton 8, Wilshire-Riverside 2
Sprague 5, Medford National 2
Klamath Falls American 18, Sheldon 8
Lake Oswego 15, Gresham 5

Day 3 (Monday, July 22):
Sprague 20, Sheldon 1
Lake Oswego 12, Medford National 2
Wilshire-Riverside 12, Hermiston 5
Pendleton 9, Gresham 4

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 23):
Gresham 11, Klamath Falls American 6
Medford National 7, Wilshire-Riverside 6
Lake Oswego 11, Sprague 8
Hermiston 13, Sheldon 2

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 24):
Hermiston 13, Klamath Falls American 2
Pendleton 8, Medford National 7


Phase I Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Pendleton 4 0 15
Lake Oswego 4 0 20
Sprague 3 1 17
Hermiston 2 2 22
Gresham 2 2 30
Wilshire-Riverside 1 3 28
Medford National 1 3 31
Klamath Falls American 1 3 35
Sheldon 0 4 62

All teams advance to the second stage. Results from the first stage are used to seed teams into specific bracket positions.

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.

Round One (Thursday, July 25)

Klamath Falls American 12, Sheldon 1

Quarterfinal Round (Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26)

Hermiston 6, Gresham 4
Klamath Falls American 11, Pendleton 8
Sprague 9, Wilshire-Riverside 3
Lake Oswego 11, Medford National 5

Semifinal Round (Saturday, July 27)

Klamath Falls American 5, Hermiston 4
Lake Oswego 3, Sprague 0

Oregon State Championship Game (Saturday, July 27)

Lake Oswego 7, Klamath Falls American 0 (TITLE)


Summary:

Lake Oswego Little League rocketed to a 6-0 lead after just one inning of play, and cruised to a 7-0 win over Klamath Falls American Little League in the Oregon state championship game at Thomas Whittle Field in Medford.

The victory was Lake Oswego's seventh in as many games at the nine-team tournament, and derailed a bid by Klamath Falls to rally for a state championship after losing three of its four games in pool competition. With the win, Lake Oswego earned its first state championship in the major baseball division since 2007, and advanced to the Northwest Region tournament in San Bernardino, California.

Lake Oswego pitcher Jackson Laurent blanked Klamath Falls in the top of the first inning, and then Lake Oswego's offense quickly went to work. Colin Hardy led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run, and after Josh Angle walked, Matthew Sebolsky added a two-run shot that gave his team a 3-0 lead three batters into the inning. Matt Hoffman drove in Laurent with a double to center field, and both Kellen Rice and special pinch runner Kevin Jarrett scored later in the inning as the District 4 champions took control of the game. In the second, Laurent reached on an error that scored Sebolsky with the game's final run.

Laurent threw 5-2/3 shutout innings for Lake Oswego before Rice entered and recorded the game's final out.

The tournament used a new format in which all teams would play four pool games to determine seeding, and then all entrants advanced to a single elimination playoff that determined the state champion. Lake Oswego edged Hermiston Little League, 6-5 in eight innings, in its first pool contest, then reached double-digits offensively in its next three wins. The Lakers topped homestanding Medford National Little League, 10-5, in the quarterfinal round, then rallied late to down Sprague Little League, 3-0, in the semifinal round.

Hardy threw 5-2/3 shutout innings against Sprague, before Sebolsky entered to register the final out. The game was scoreless into the fifth inning, when Lake Oswego broke through for three runs. Rice drew a bases loaded walk that opened the scoring, before Hoffman drove in a second run with a sacrifice fly and Laurent added a third by racing home on a passed ball.

Klamath Falls American was seeded eighth among the tournament's nine teams at the conclusion of pool competition, but avenged two of their earlier losses in elimination games. After dispatching Sheldon Little League in their first elimination game, Klamath Falls upended previously undefeated Pendleton Little League, 11-8, in the quarterfinal round, and then edged fourth-seeded Hermiston Little League, 5-4, in the semifinal round. Hermiston led 3-0 in the semifinal round encounter, before Klamath Falls rallied to score three runs after a dropped third strike with two outs in the third inning. Hermiston regained the lead in the top of the fifth, but Klamath Falls tied the game in the bottom of the inning and then plated a run in the sixth to move into the state championship game for the first time in the league's history.

Lake Oswego won three of their four pool contests at the Northwest Region tournament, and advanced to the semifinal round before being eliminated following a 3-0 loss to Billings Big Sky Little League (Montana).

Follow Lake Oswego at the Northwest Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Klamath Falls American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -
Lake Oswego 6 1 0 0 0 x 7 - -




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