2008 Southern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results
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Southern California Divisional Tournament

Southern California - North Bracket Participants
Section 1 Champions Dos Pueblos (Goleta) (District 63)
Section 2 Champions Pasadena Southwest (District 17)
Section 3 Champions LaVerne American (District 20)
Section 4 Champions Torrance (District 27)
Section 5 Champions Tustin Eastern (District 30)

Southern California - South Bracket Participants
Section 6 Champions Vista National (District 70)
Section 7 Champions Lemon Grove (District 66)
Section 8 Champions Ken Hubbs Memorial (Colton) (District 21)
Section 9 Champions Magnolia Center (Riverside) (District 24)
Section 10 Champions Aliso Viejo National (District 55)

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Tournament Results:

Southern California - North Sub-Divisional
Host - North Sunrise (Orange) (District 30)
At Handy Park

Opening Round:
LaVerne American 10, Torrance 3

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Dos Pueblos 5, Pasadena Southwest 2
LaVerne American 6, Tustin Eastern 3

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
Pasadena Southwest 11, Torrance 1 (4 innings; elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Tustin Eastern 11, Pasadena Southwest 3 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Dos Pueblos 9, LaVerne American 1

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Tustin Eastern 13, LaVerne American 3 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Tustin Eastern 18, Dos Pueblos 5
Tustin Eastern 7, Dos Pueblos 4 (TITLE)


Southern California - South Sub-Divisional
Host - Murrieta National (District 28)
At Los Alamos Sports Park

Opening Round:
Vista National 12, Ken Hubbs Memorial 3

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Aliso Viejo National 4, Lemon Grove 3
Magnolia Center 11, Vista National 0

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
Ken Hubbs Memorial 7, Lemon Grove 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Ken Hubbs Memorial 12, Vista National 2 (5 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Aliso Viejo National 10, Magnolia Center 0 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Magnolia Center 15, Ken Hubbs Memorial 3 (4 innings; elim.)

Championship Game:
Aliso Viejo National 3, Magnolia Center 2 (TITLE)


Southern California Championship Series
Host - Murrieta National (District 28)
At Los Alamos Sports Park

Aliso Viejo National 10, Tustin Eastern 9
Aliso Viejo National 9, Tustin Eastern 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

Bret Sebade's three-run home run gave his team a four-run edge four batters into the game, and Aliso Viejo National Little League cruised to a 9-2 victory over Tustin Eastern Little League in the deciding game of the Southern California Little League championship series at Los Alamos Sports Park in Murrieta.

The win was Aliso Viejo's second in as many games in the best-of-three series, and advanced the Orange County league to the West Region tournament in San Bernardino.

"We knew we wanted to come out and play hard early," said Aliso Viejo manager Dave Cole. "We wanted to come out and put some pressure on them."

The early lead was more than enough for Aliso Viejo pitcher Justin Fowler, who struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits in a complete game effort.

"Justin Fowler is our ace, and quite frankly, I don't know if I've seen a Little Leaguer play better than him," said Cole.

"He's pitched in a lot of games, and he has the ability to up his game to the event," added the Aliso Viejo manager.

Fowler also showed his mettle at the plate throughout the two-game series, collecting five hits in six at-bats and scoring seven runs. He keyed Aliso Viejo's first inning push with a leadoff double and added an opposite field two-run homer in the second.

Steve Harrison followed Fowler's game-opening hit with a walk, and Calvin Westfall delivered a run-scoring single. The left-handed hitting Sebade then drove a pitch beyond the outfield fence in straightaway center field, giving his team a welcome early cushion.

"Getting up fast felt good after the way (the first) game went with all the lead changes," said Cole.

The previous day, Aliso Viejo needed a two-run rally in the top of the sixth inning to edge Tustin Eastern, 10-9, in a game where the lead changed hands four times. The District 55 champions used five different pitchers to grind out the win, and escaped a two-on, one-out rally in the bottom of the sixth inning when Fowler dove to snare a line drive from his shortstop position, then raced to the bag and doubled a Tustin runner off second base.

"I've never seen anything like that," said a relieved Cole after his team escaped the threat. "It was a made-to-order double play that we needed desparately."

Aliso Viejo National broke to an early 5-0 lead in the series opener, scoring once in the first inning and adding four more in the second. Harrison's run-scoring single to left scored Fowler, who had doubled, and Sebade later added a two-run triple.

Tustin Eastern closed the gap when Brett Mellon and Nathan Bruno each hit two-run homers in the second. They took the lead in the fourth, when Kyle Molnar's solo home run tied the game, and Alec Propp and Bobby Teel each drove in runs. Aliso Viejo briefly drew even, and while Tustin reclaimed the lead with a run in the fifth, the District 30 champions managed just the one run after loading the bases with one out.

Aliso Viejo moved in front for good in the sixth. Bryce Keeler delivered a one-out single and moved to third before scoring on a passed ball. Westfall followed with an RBI single down the right field line to pull his team into the lead.

The next day, Aliso Viejo's instant offense put the evental champions in front from the start.

"We didn't expect last night's win to carry us tonight," said Cole.

Aliso Viejo, which reached the divisional tournament for the third time in five years, advanced to the championship series by rallying in the final inning to defeat Riverside's Magnolia Little League, 3-2, in the South Sub-Divisional championship game. Magnolia Center carried a 2-1 lead through five innings, before Aliso Viejo tied the game on Kenji Teshima's sharp single to right field, and won it after capitalizing on a controversial call. Teshima advanced to second on a throw to the plate following his single, and was awarded third base when the umpires ruled a fielder interfered with him in the basepath. He then scored the deciding run on a passed ball.

The win was Aliso Viejo's ninth in a row, and eleventh overall. Aliso Viejo had dropped a 7-4 decision to Laguna Hills Little League in the double-elimination District 55 tournament, but came back to defeat the same team by 11-1 and 17-5 margins in the championship series before sweeping through sectional and sub-divisional play.

Tustin Eastern was forced to climb through the bottom bracket of the North Sub-Divisional tournament following a 6-3 loss to LaVerne American Little League in their first game at the tournament. Tustin Eastern later avenged the defeat with a 13-3 victory in the elimination bracket final, then upended Goleta's Dos Pueblos Little League, 18-5 and 7-4, to advance to the championship series and cement the league's best-ever finish in the international tournament. The league's 11-year-old all-star team also made an extended run in that age division's tournament, winning district and sectional titles before falling in the North Sub-Divisional championship game.

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2008 Southern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D13 - Thousand Oaks
D50 - Arroyo Grande Valley
D63 - Dos Pueblos (Goleta)
D65 - Santa Maria Northside

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Moorpark (District 13)
At Chapparal Middle School

Tournament Results:
1 - Thousand Oaks 6, Dos Pueblos 5
2 - Arroyo Grande Valley 11, Santa Maria Northside 9
3 - Thousand Oaks 11, Arroyo Grande Valley 3
4 - Dos Pueblos 12, Santa Maria Northside 3 (elim.)
5 - Dos Pueblos 13, Arroyo Grande Valley 12 (elim.)
6 - Dos Pueblos 12, Thousand Oaks 0 (5 innings)
7 - Dos Pueblos 8, Thousand Oaks 0 (TITLE)

D16 - Crescenta Valley (Montrose)
D17 - Pasadena Southwest
D40 - Northridge City
D51 - Quartz Hill

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Quartz Hill (District 51)

Tournament Results:
1 - Crescenta Valley 9, Northridge City 3 (8 innings)
2 - Pasadena Southwest 11, Quartz Hill 4
3 - Pasadena Southwest 18, Crescenta Valley 14
4 - Northridge City 18, Quartz Hill 0 (4 innings; elim.)
5 - Northridge City 10, Crescenta Valley 6 (elim.)
6 - Pasadena Southwest 16, Northridge City 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D18 - El Monte American
D19 - Covina National
D20 - LaVerne American
D60 - La Puente National

Section 3 Tournament
Host - San Dimas (District 20)
At Marchant Park

Tournament Results:
1 - LaVerne American 9, La Puente National 4
2 - Covina National 8, El Monte American 5
3 - LaVerne American 32, Covina National 2
4 - La Puente National 9, El Monte American 7 (elim.)
5 - Covina National 4, La Puente National 3 (elim.)
6 - LaVerne American 16, Covina National 0 (TITLE)

D25 - Culver City
D27 - Torrance
D36 - Manhattan (Manhattan Beach)
D37 - Holly Park (Hawthorne)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - North Venice (District 25)

Tournament Results:
1 - Torrance 8, Holly Park 3
2 - Manhattan 12, Culver City 2 (5 innings)
3 - Torrance 8, Manhattan 6
4 - Culver City 10, Holly Park 6 (elim.)
5 - Manhattan 2, Culver City 0 (7 innings; elim.)
6 - Torrance 8, Manhattan 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D29 - La Palma Continental
D30 - Tustin Eastern
D38 - Long Beach
D56 - Placentia

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Southwest Santa Ana (District 30)

Tournament Results:
1 - Placentia 3, Long Beach 2
2 - Tustin Eastern 9, La Palma Continental 6
3 - Tustin Eastern 8, Placentia 4
4 - La Palma Continental 6, Long Beach 1 (elim.)
5 - Placentia 6, La Palma Continental 0 (elim.)
6 - Tustin Eastern 13, Placentia 2 (TITLE)

D31 - Escondido American
D32 - University City (San Diego)
D33 - Allied Gardens (San Diego)
D70 - Vista National

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Vista National (District 70)

Tournament Results:
1 - Escondido American 7, University City 4
2 - Vista National 13, Allied Gardens 3 (4 innings)
3 - Vista National 5, Escondido American 3
4 - University City 8, Allied Gardens 5 (elim.)
5 - Escondido American 2, University City 0 (elim.)
6 - Vista National 9, Escondido American 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
District Champions
in Section 8
D22 - Brawley
D41 - Rancho San Diego (El Cajon)
D42 - Sweetwater Valley (Bonita)
D66 - Lemon Grove

Section 7 Tournament
Host - West Hills (Santee)

Tournament Results:
1 - Lemon Grove 2, Sweetwater Valley 1
2 - Brawley 6, Rancho San Diego 5
3 - Rancho San Diego 18, Sweetwater Valley 7 (4 innings; elim.)
4 - Lemon Grove 13, Brawley 2 (5 innings)
5 - Rancho San Diego 13, Brawley 3 (5 innings; elim.)
6 - Rancho San Diego 11, Lemon Grove 0 (5 innings)
7 - Lemon Grove 18, Rancho San Diego 6 (6 innings; TITLE)

D21 - Ken Hubbs Memorial (Colton)
D23 - Upland Foothill
D49 - Apple Valley American
D71 - Alta Loma

Section 8 Tournament
Host - Citrus (Rancho Cucamonga) (District 71)
At Red Hill Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Alta Loma 13, Apple Valley American 0 (4 innings)
2 - Upland Foothill 5, Ken Hubbs Memorial 3
3 - Ken Hubbs Memorial 10, Apple Valley American 2 (elim.)
4 - Upland Foothill 9, Alta Loma 5
5 - Ken Hubbs Memorial 10, Alta Loma 1 (elim.)
6 - Ken Hubbs Memorial 4, Upland Foothill 3
7 - Ken Hubbs Memorial 8, Upland Foothill 0 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 9
District Champions
in Section 10
D24 - Magnolia Center (Riverside)
D28 - Horsethief Canyon (Corona)
D43 - Highland
D58 - Yucaipa National
D72 - Corona National

Section 9 Tournament
Host - Norco (District 72)
At Wayne Makin Park; Shearer Sports Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - Magnolia Center 9, Yucaipa National 3
2 - Horsethief Canyon 11, Highland 5
3 - Magnolia Center 9, Corona National 8
4 - Yucaipa National 6, Highland 3 (elim.)
5 - Corona National 19, Yucaipa National 11 (elim.)
6 - Magnolia Center 12, Horsethief Canyon 4
7 - Horsethief Canyon 5, Corona National 3 (elim.)
8 - Magnolia Center 11, Horsethief Canyon 0 (4 innings; TITLE)

D46 - North Anaheim
D55 - Aliso Viejo National
D62 - Ocean View (Huntington Beach)
D68 - North Mission Viejo

Section 10 Tournament
Host - Seaview (Huntington Beach) (District 62)
At LeBard Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Ocean View 2, North Mission Viejo 1
2 - Aliso Viejo National 15, North Anaheim 7
3 - North Mission Viejo 7, North Anaheim 1 (elim.)
4 - Aliso Viejo National 6, Ocean View 2
5 - North Mission Viejo 8, Ocean View 5 (elim.)
6 - Aliso Viejo National 15, North Mission Viejo 6 (TITLE)




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