2010 District of Columbia Little League® Tournament Results
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District of Columbia Championship Tournament
Major Baseball Division

Toward the past

Toward the present

District of Columbia Tournament
Host - Satchel Paige Senators
At Fort Lincoln Baseball Complex

In Little League divisions other than the major baseball level, all Washington D.C. leagues compete in Maryland District 3, and advance through the Maryland tournament structure. In the major baseball division, the winner of the District 3 tournament (which encompasses only District of Columbia leagues) advances directly to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Capitol City 10, Satchel Paige Senators 0 (4 innings)
Northwest Washington 17, DC Junior RBI 4 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
DC Junior RBI 11, Satchel Paige Senators 5 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Capitol City 12, Northwest Washington 4

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Northwest Washington 11, DC Junior RBI 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Capitol City 10, Northwest Washington 1 (TITLE)


From Capitol City Little League's perspective, order has been restored.

One year after Northwest Washington Little League became the first league other than Capitol City to win the District of Columbia championship in the major baseball division, Capitol City again ascended to the top of the heap with a three-game sweep of the District's championship tournament at the Fort Lincoln Baseball Complex in Northeast Washington.

Capitol City defeated Northwest Washington 12-4 in the winner's bracket final, and then topped the same team, 10-1, in the tournament's final game.

Capitol City scored in every inning of its championship game win. The team scored single runs in the first three innings, then leveraged Stuart Read's two-run homer in the fourth and two-run double in the fifth to break the game open. Read's two-run double pushed Capitol City's lead to 9-1, and Alex Conte's run-scoring single extended the final margin of victory to 10-1.

Capitol City pitcher Charles Parrino earned his second victory of the tournament, scattering two hits over 5-2/3 innings before reaching his pitch count limit. Adam Kulawiec ended the game by registering a game-ending strikeout.

"We saved Charles for the championship game because we had enough confidence that he could shut down anyone we put him out there against," said Capitol City coach Brice Plebani. "He was one of our eleven-year-olds who experienced the loss last year, and he used that as motivation to become a Bristol-caliber ace as a twelve-year-old. We knew if we got enough out of him in the winner's bracket final, we would be very confident going into the championship game."

Parrino had also earned the win in Capitol City's first win over Northwest Washington. The right-hander struck out eight and allowed just one hit over three innings before switching positions after his 50th pitch. The early hook allowed Parrino to return to the mound for the championship game as Little League Baseball rest requirements for pitchers become longer when a pitcher exceeds 50 pitches.

Northwest Washington struck first in the teams' initial meeting, converting a leadoff double and a passed ball into an early 1-0 lead. Capitol City tied the game in the second, then moved in front with a five-run third inning rally. Will Murphy and Bruce Hudson delivered RBI doubles in the inning, which Northwest Washington escaped with their second inning-ending double play of the game.

"We had a few nerves show up in the first inning, but by the second inning we were really hitting the ball hard," said Plebani. "We were on their pitching and we knew we had the bats to blow the game wide open. We could've easily had a couple more in both the second and third and given ourselves even more breathing room, but picking up some runs in the third finally woke the kids up and got them going."

Northwest Washington narrowed the score with a three-run rally in the fourth, before Kulawiec entered and quelled the rally with an inning-ending strikeout.

Parrino doubled in two runs in the top of the sixth, as Capitol City extended their lead to the final margin. The eventual champions banged eight doubles in the game, and Kulawiec paced the offense with three hits.

Capitol City had opened the tournament with a mercy rule-shortened, 10-0 victory over Satchel Paige Senators Little League. Two eleven-year-old hurlers, Bruce Hudson and Cooper Jensen, combined on a four inning no-hitter for the victors, while first baseman David Orem led the offense with a pair of hits, including a tape-measure, 300-foot home run.

Follow Capitol City at the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Winner's Bracket Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Capitol City 0 1 5 0 2 4 12 - -
Northwest Washington 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 - -
  Championship Game
Northwest Washington 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 -
Capitol City 1 1 1 2 5 x 10 - -

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