2010 Australia National Little League® Tournament Results
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Australian National Tournament
Host - Surfers' Paradise Baseball Club, Benowa, Queensland
At Sir Bruce Small Park

Participating Teams
Australian Capital Territory Canberra LL
New South Wales Cronulla South LL
New South Wales - Country Champions Illawara LL
Northern Territory Alice Springs LL
Queensland Brisbane Metro LL
Queensland - Country Champions Far North Coast LL
South Australia Southern Adelaide Districts LL
South Australia - Country Champions Mount Gambier LL
Victoria Waverley LL
Victoria - Country Champions Ringwood District LL
Western Australia Perth Metro South LL
Western Australia - Country Champions Western Australia Country LL

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Tournament Results:

Format: This is a two-stage tournament. In the first stage, leagues are divided into four pools for round-robin competition. All teams advance to the second phase, where the twelve tournament qualifiers compete in a single-elimination tournament that determines the Australian champion. Pool winners from the first stage receive byes into the quarterfinal round, while second- and third-place finishers meet in the first round of single-elimination competition.

A series of consolation bracket games determine third through twelfth place finishers.

Pool 1 Bracket

Day 1 (Saturday, June 5):
Mount Gambier 16, Canberra 6 (5 innings)
Cronulla South 26, Canberra 3 (4 innings)
Cronulla South 9, Mount Gambier 3

Pool 2 Bracket

Day 1 (Saturday, June 5):
Illawara 11, Western Australia Country 10
Adelaide Southern 19, Western Australia Country 2 (4 innings)
Adelaide Southern 16, Illawara 6 (4 innings)

Pool 3 Bracket

Day 1 (Saturday, June 5):
Ringwood District 28, Far North Coast 0 (4 innings)
Perth Metro South d. Far North Coast
Ringwood District 6, Perth Metro South 5

Pool 4 Bracket

Day 1 (Saturday, June 5):
Brisbane Metro 13, Alice Springs 7
Waverley 10, Alice Springs 0 (4 innings)
Waverley 4, Brisbane Metro 0


Pool 1 Standings

W

L
Cronulla South 2 0
Mount Gambier 1 1
Canberra 0 2


Pool 2 Standings

W

L
Adelaide Southern 2 0
Illawara 1 1
Western Australia Country 0 2


Pool 3 Standings

W

L
Ringwood District 2 0
Perth Metro South 1 1
Far North Coast 0 2


Pool 4 Standings

W

L
Waverley 2 0
Brisbane Metro 1 1
Alice Springs 0 2

All tournament participants advance to the second phase. Pool winners advance to the quarterfinal round, while second and third place finishers meet in the first round of single-elimination competition.

Second Phase

Opening Round (Sunday, June 6):
Mount Gambier 15, Western Australia Country 2 (4 innings)
Illawara 10, Canberra 0 (4 innings)
Perth Metro South 11, Alice Springs 1 (4 innings)
Brisbane Metro 16, Far North Coast 3 (5 innings)

Quarterfinal Round (Sunday, June 6):
Ringwood District 13, Mount Gambier 0 (4 innings)
Waverley 10, Illawara 1
Cronulla South 3, Perth Metro South 2
Adelaide Southern 7, Brisbane Metro 5

Consolation Games (Sunday, June 6):
Western Australia Country 15, Alice Springs 5 (4 innings)
Far North Coast 9, Canberra 7

Consolation Games (Monday, June 7):
Western Australia Country 15, Far North Coast 5 (4 innings)
Canberra 7, Alice Springs 5
Mount Gambier 12, Illawara 7
Perth Metro South 3, Brisbane Metro 2 (7 innings)

Semifinal Round (Monday, June 7):
Ringwood District 7, Waverley 1
Adelaide Southern 5, Cronulla South 1

Consolation Games (Tuesday, June 8):
Alice Springs 12, Far North Coast 9 (Alice Springs finishes in 11th place / Far North Coast finishes in 12th place)
Western Australia Country 13, Canberra 3 (4 innings) (Western Australia Country finishes in ninth place / Canberra finishes in tenth place)
Perth Metro South 4, Illawara 0 (Perth Metro South finishes in seventh place / Illawara finishes in eighth place)
Brisbane Metro 10, Mount Gambier 0 (4 innings) (Brisbane Metro finishes in fifth place / Mount Gambier finishes in sixth place)
Cronulla South 1, Waverley 0 (Cronulla South finishes in third place / Waverley finishes in fourth place)

Championship Game (Tuesday, June 8):
Adelaide Southern 4, Ringwood District 3 (TITLE)

The 2010 Asia-Pacific Region tournament was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Australian national champion did not compete in this tournament due to the Australian government's high level terrorist activity warning for that country. Instead, the winning team participated in a series of games of New Zealand arranged by the Australian Baseball Federation.


Summary:

For Adelaide Southern Little League, the third time was the charm.

Making their third straight trip to the Australian national championship game, Adelaide brought home its first title by edging Ringwood District Little League, 4-3, at Sir Bruce Small Park in Benowa, Queensland. The victory clinched the first Australian national championship at any level by any South Australian baseball club in 22 years.

Adelaide Southern jumped to a quick 3-0 lead in the championship game at the third annual Australian championship tournament, before Ringwood District scored once in the second and twice more in the fifth to tie the score. The game ended when an Adelaide player was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Adelaide won all five of its games at the Australian championship tournament, which was hosted by the Surfers' Paradise Baseball Club for the second consecutive year. After streaking to a pair of mercy rule-shortened wins during pool competition on the tournament's first day, Adelaide Southern edged Brisbane Metro, 7-5, in the quarterfinal round, then topped New South Wales champion Cronulla South Little League, 5-1, in the semifinal round. Jorden McArdle and Sam McGarry led the offense with a pair of hits apiece against Brisbane Metro, and McGarry threw a complete game in the win over Cronulla. Charlie Goldsworthy hit an inside-the-park home run in the semifinal win, as Adelaide Southern snapped a 1-1 tie after three innings and pulled away with runs in each of the game's final three innings.

In the quarterfinal round win, Adelaide rallied from 1-0 and 4-3 deficits, and took the lead for good with a three-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning. Matt Hutchings and Mitchell Lightbody combined in the pitching effort that kept Southern on course for its third consecutive appearance in the national championship game. Adelaide Southern fell, 3-2, to Hills South Little League in the inaugural Australian championship tournament, and was beaten 11-1 by Waverley Little League in 2009.

Waverley returned to the semifinal in 2010, the third consecutive year that the Victorian club advanced to that point in the tournament. But Ringwood District struck for four runs in the bottom of the first inning, and ran out to a 7-1 victory to become the first non-metro league to advance to the Australian championship game.

Ringwood District had won its two pool games, including a 28-0 steamrolling of Far North Coast Little League and a 6-5 decision over Perth Metro South Little League. The Victorian Country champions then scored in each of their three at-bats in a 13-0 victory over Mount Gambier. Justin Hall doubled and tripled for the winners, and pitcher Charlie Keyhole threw a 44-pitch complete game.

Ringwood District had reached the national tournament by winning the Country Victoria championship in July 2009. The early qualifying tournament was driven by the fact that Country Victoria leagues compete on a Winter schedule, which runs mid-year in the Southern Hemisphere.

Australian officials elected not to send the national champion to the Asia-Pacific Region tournament, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, due to the Australian government's high-level terrorist activity warning for that country. Instead, Adelaide Southern embarked on a tour of New Zealand in early October, where the league played friendly contests against Under-12 and Under-14 year old clubs from New Zealand.


Linescores:

  Pool 1 - Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Canberra 0 0 1 4 1 6
Mount Gambier 4 0 4 5 3 16
  Pool 1 - Game 2
Cronulla South 5 5 7 9 26
Canberra 0 0 0 3 3
  Pool 1 - Game 3
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Cronulla South 0 2 0 7 0 x 9
  Pool 2 - Game 1
Western Australia Country 6 0 1 2 0 1 10
Illawara 1 0 0 3 4 3 11
  Pool 2 - Game 2
Adelaide Southern 0 0 14 5 19
Western Australia Country 2 0 0 0 2
  Pool 2 - Game 3
Illawara 0 0 5 1 6
Adelaide Southern 9 1 4 2 16
  Pool 3 - Game 1
Far North Coast 0 0 0 0 0
Ringwood District 8 18 2 x 28
  Pool 3 - Game 2
Perth Metro South W
Far North Coast L
  Pool 3 - Game 3
Ringwood District 3 0 0 0 3 6
Perth Metro South 1 0 1 3 0 5
  Pool 4 - Game 1
Alice Springs 1 1 3 0 2 0 7
Brisbane Metro 2 1 0 0 10 x 13
  Pool 4 - Game 2
Waverley 7 3 0 0 10
Alice Springs 0 0 0 0 0
  Pool 4 - Game 3
Brisbane Metro 0 0 0 0 0
Waverley 1 3 0 x 4
  Second Phase - Opening Round
Western Australia Country 0 0 2 0 2
Mount Gambier 5 1 5 4 15
  Second Phase - Opening Round
Canberra 0 0 0 0 0
Illawara 6 2 0 2 10
  Second Phase - Opening Round
Alice Springs 0 0 1 0 0 1
Perth Metro South 1 2 2 1 5 11
  Second Phase - Opening Round
Far North Coast 0 0 0 3 0 3
Brisbane Metro 1 0 5 6 4 16
  Quarterfinal Round
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 0 0
Ringwood District 5 5 3 x 13
  Quarterfinal Round
Illawara 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Waverley 0 1 8 0 1 x 10
  Quarterfinal Round
Perth Metro South 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Cronulla South 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
  Quarterfinal Round
Brisbane Metro 1 0 1 2 1 0 5
Adelaide Southern 0 2 1 3 1 x 7
  Consolation Game - Round 1
Alice Springs 0 0 4 1 5
Western Australia Country 0 12 3 x 15
  Consolation Game - Round 1
Far North Coast 3 3 0 3 0 0 9
Canberra 0 0 2 0 2 3 7
  Consolation Game - Round 2
Far North Coast 1 4 0 0 5
Western Australia Country 2 3 5 5 15
  Consolation Game - Round 2
Canberra 1 3 0 1 2 0 7
Alice Springs 0 1 0 0 0 4 5
  Consolation Game - Round 2
Illawara 1 3 0 3 0 0 7
Mount Gambier 0 4 5 3 0 x 12
  Consolation Game - Round 2
Brisbane Metro 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Perth Metro South 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
  Semifinal Round
Waverley 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Ringwood District 4 1 0 2 0 x 7
  Semifinal Round
Adelaide Southern 0 0 1 2 1 1 5
Cronulla South 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Consolation Game - 11th Place
Alice Springs 0 4 2 3 0 0 9
Far North Coast 4 5 1 0 2 x 12
  Consolation Game - 9th Place
Canberra 1 2 0 0 3
Western Australia Country 4 3 4 2 13
  Consolation Game - 7th Place
Illawara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Metro South 0 1 1 0 2 x 4
  Consolation Game - 5th Place
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Metro 0 0 10 x 10
  Consolation Game - 3rd Place
Waverley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cronulla South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Grand Final
Ringwood District 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Adelaide Southern 3 0 0 0 0 1 4




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