2013 Australian Region Little League® Tournament Results
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Australian Region Tournament
Host - Alleygators Baseball Club (Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland)
At Coplick Family Sports Park

Alleygators Baseball Club is located at the intersection of Andrews Road and Tallebudgera Connection Road in Tallebudgera Valley on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Participating Teams
Australian Capital Territory Canberra LL
New South Wales Ryde North LL
New South Wales MacArthur LL
New South Wales Cronulla North LL
New South Wales Hills South LL
New South Wales Newcastle LL
Northern Territory Alice Springs LL
Queensland Brisbane North LL
Queensland Gold Coast LL
Queensland Far North Coast LL
South Australia Southern Adelaide Districts LL
South Australia Mount Gambier LL
Victoria Yarra Rangers LL
Victoria Southern Mariners LL
Victoria Sunraysia LL
Western Australia Perth Metro Central LL
Western Australia Swan Hills LL
Western Australia Perth Metro North LL
Western Australia West Coast LL
Western Australia Hedland LL

Click here to view 2013 state tournament results for Australia.

Tournament Results:

Format: This is a two-stage tournament. In the first stage, leagues are divided into four pools for round-robin competition. The top two finishers in each pool advance to the quarterfinal round. All other teams advance to consolation games.

Pool Competition Results:

(Pool 'A' Participants: Canberra, Hedland, Newcastle, Perth Metro Central, and Swan Hills)

(Pool 'B' Participants: Brisbane North, Cronulla North, Gold Coast, MacArthur, and Ryde North)

(Pool 'C' Participants: Alice Springs, Far North Coast, Hill South, Southern Mariners, and Yarra Rangers)

(Pool 'D' Participants: Adelaide Southern Districts, Mount Gambier, Perth Metro North, Sunraysia, and West Coast)

Day 1 (Saturday, June 1):
Swan Hills 6, Newcastle 5
Southern Mariners 20, Alice Springs 0 (4 innings)
Hills South 6, Yarra Rangers 5
Ryde North 11, Brisbane North 4
Perth Metro North 6, Adelaide Southern 4
Perth Metro Central 28, Hedland 0 (4 innings)
Yarra Rangers 7, Far North Coast 3
Ryde North 14, Gold Coast 2 (4 innings)
Sunraysia 15, Mount Gambier 0 (4 innings)
Cronulla North 8, MacArthur 2

Day 2 (Sunday, June 2):
Perth Metro Central 11, Canberra 0 (4 innings)
Southern Mariners 19, Far North Coast 8 (6 innings)
Swan Hills 17, Hedland 0 (4 innings)
Perth Metro North 18, Sunraysia 0 (4 innings)
Brisbane North 5, MacArthur 2
Ryde North 20, Cronulla North 19 (8 innings)
Southern Mariners 17, Hills South 15
Perth Metro Central 15, Newcastle 1 (5 innings)
Yarra Rangers 13, Alice Springs 0 (4 innings)
Canberra 14, Hedland 1 (4 innings)
Adelaide Southern 16, Mount Gambier 4 (4 innings)
Brisbane North 14, Gold Coast 4 (4 innings)
Perth Metro North 13, West Coast 2 (6 innings)
West Coast 12, Mount Gambier 1 (4 innings)
Cronulla North 9, Gold Coast 4

Day 3 (Monday, June 3):
Far North Coast 26, Alice Springs 9 (5 innings)
Perth Metro Central 15, Swan Hills 5 (5 innings)
Canberra 8, Newcastle 0
MacArthur 11, Gold Coast 1 (4 innings)
Hills South 14, Alice Springs 1 (4 innings)
Sunraysia 7, West Coast 5
Perth Metro North 19, Mount Gambier 0 (4 innings)
Yarra Rangers 9, Southern Mariners 2
Newcastle 16, Hedland 4 (4 innings)
Swan Hills 12, Canberra 7
Hills South 18, Far North Coast 8 (5 innings)
Cronulla North 7, Brisbane North 3
MacArthur 12, Ryde North 11
Adelaide Southern 38, Sunraysia 3 (4 innings)
West Coast 3, Adelaide Southern 2 (8 innings)


Pool 'A' Standings

W

L
Perth Metro Central 4 0
Swan Hills 3 1
Canberra 2 2
Newcastle 1 3
Hedland 0 4


Pool 'B' Standings

W

L
Cronulla North 3 1
Ryde North 3 1
Brisbane North 2 2
MacArthur 2 2
Gold Coast 0 4


Pool 'C' Standings

W

L
Yarra Rangers 3 1
Hills South 3 1
Southern Mariners 3 1
Far North Coast 1 3
Alice Springs 0 4


Pool 'D' Standings

W

L
Perth Metro North 4 0
Adelaide Southern Districts 2 2
West Coast 2 2
Sunraysia 2 2
Mount Gambier 0 4

The top two finishers in each pool advance to the quarterfinal round. Quarterfinal round qualifiers will be seeded one through eight based on record and runs per defensive inning ratio.

All other tournament participants advance to consolation games.

Quarterfinal Round (Tuesday, June 4)

Adelaide Southern 9, Perth Metro North 8 (7 innings)
Yarra Rangers 7, Hills South 6
Perth Metro Central 4, Ryde North 1
Cronulla North 6, Swan Hills 5

Consolation Games (Tuesday, June 4)

Southern Mariners 15, West Coast 5 (5 innings)
MacArthur 11, Newcastle 1 (5 innings)
Brisbane North 12, Canberra 3
Sunraysia 4, Far North Coast 3

Semifinal Round (Tuesday, June 4)

Adelaide Southern 14, Yarra Rangers 0 (4 innings)
Perth Metro Central 3, Cronulla North 1

Consolation Games (Tuesday, June 4)

Perth Metro North 6, Hills South 3
Ryde North 4, Swan Hills 3
Mount Gambier 16, Alice Springs 11
Gold Coast 10, Hedland 0 (5 innings)

Consolation Games (Wednesday, June 5)

Alice Springs 7, Hedland 2 (Nineteenth Place)
Gold Coast 12, Mount Gambier 1 (4 innings) (Seventeenth Place)
Far North Coast 1, Newcastle 0 (Fifteenth Place)
Sunraysia 5, MacArthur 2 (Thirteenth Place)
West Coast 12, Canberra 3 (Eleventh Place)
Southern Mariners 12, Brisbane North 6 (Ninth Place)
Swan Hills 14, Hills South 1 (6 innings) (Seventh Place)
Ryde North 7, Perth Metro North 3 (Fifth Place)
Yarra Rangers 14, Cronulla North 11 (Third Place)

Australian Region Championship Game (Wednesday, June 5)

Perth Metro Central 8, Adelaide Southern 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

It is almost impossible to be further away from Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, than the city of Perth in Western Australia. Perth sits alongside the Indian Ocean some 11,490 miles from South Williamsport -- and would be just 13,411 miles away if you circled the globe in the opposite direction. At best, it is a 35-hour journey across two continents, two hemispheres, twelve time zones, and the largest ocean on earth.

But in a sporting sense, South Williamsport sits much closer to Perth -- particularly in 2013, when, as a result of Little League Baseball's strong growth in Australia, the country's champion was granted direct access to the Little League World Series, and Australia's national championship tournament was elevated to region tournament status. That put the journey from Perth to South Williamsport into a different context: perform well in a state tournament and win the Australian championship, and you are on your way to South Williamsport.

For the Perth Metro Central Little League, that itinerary became a reality.

Perth rode a pair of home runs and the power pitching of right-hander Chase Diggins to an 8-2 victory over Adelaide Southern Districts Little League in the Australian championship game a the Alleygators Baseball Club complex in Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland. The victory was the seventh in as many games for the Firebirds at the 20-team tournament, and clinched Perth Metro Central's first Australian Little League championship.

Perth grabbed an early lead in the Australian championship game, as three of the team's first four hitters reached safely as part of a three-run first inning. Michael Tovey led off the game with a single to left field. After a pop out, Diggins fouled off a pair of two-strike pitches before lining a triple into the left center field gap that scored Tovey with the game's first run. Jake Sheldon then followed with a single to center that scored Diggins, and Sheldon later scored on a two-out wild pitch.

The Firebirds extended their lead with a pair of runs in the fourth. Kieran Hall led off with a bloop single to short left field, and two outs later, Diggins slammed a two-run homer beyond the right center field fence.

Adelaide closed the gap when reserve Samuel Bennett doubled down the left field line in the bottom of the frame to score Will Day, and Harrison Knuckey followed with a run-scoring single. But Perth then handed the ball to reliever Maverick Hamilton, who ended the inning with a strikeout before recording a perfect sixth inning that sealed the win.

Sheldon provided Perth's final runs in the top of the sixth, when he launched a three-run homer that scored Hamilton and Diggins.

Diggins struck out ten batters in 4-2/3 innings for Perth, and scattered six hits. He retired nine of the first ten hitters he faced while Perth was building its early lead.

Knuckey paced the Adelaide attack with three singles, while Tovey, Diggins, and Sheldon all had two hits for Perth.

Perth Metro Central's victory kept the championship flag in Western Australia for the second consecutive year. The Firebirds were competing in the Australian national tournament for the first time. Adelaide Southern, which won Aussie titles in 2010 and 2011, reached the championship game for the fifth time.

Perth reached the championship game by blitzing past four pool opponents, then edged a pair of opponents from New South Wales in elimination games to reach the grand finale. The Firebirds outscored its pool opponents by a 69-6 margin, with each game ending early due to the mercy rule. Perth then rode a pair of Diggins home runs to a 4-1 victory over Ryde North Little League in the quarterfinal round, and topped Cronulla North Little League, 3-1, in the semifinal round.

Tovey and Hamilton's pitching paced the Firebirds to the win over Cronulla North. Tovey, a left-hander, allowed just a pair of singles over five innings of work, and Hamilton registered a perfect sixth inning to seal the win. After Bo White singled and Benny Carroll walked to open the Cronulla third inning, Tovey and Hamilton combined to retire the final twelve Cronulla North hitters, dismissing seven via strikeout and five via infield grounders.

Perth tallied a run in the first inning, then added a second on Zane Tavinor's bases loaded walk in the third. In the fourth, Hamilton doubled with two outs and scored following a pair of wild pitches.

Adelaide Southern split its four pool contests, and advanced to the quarterfinal round after winning a tiebreaker. The South Australia powerhouse then toppled top seeded Perth Metro North Little League, 9-8 in seven innings. Ky Hampton, Thomas O'Connell, and Ethan Marchiod each had three hits for Adelaide, while Bailey Short, Knuckey, and Curtis Mead each chipped in two hits. Later that afternoon, Adelaide ousted Victoria's Yarra Rangers Little League, 14-0 in four innings. Callum Park struck out six and allowed just one hit. Kempton homered twice and drove in four runs for Adelaide, while Knuckey homered and drove in six runs.

Perth Metro Central became the first Australian team to compete at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Australia's inaugural entrant meant that leagues from every continent except Antarctica has now competed at the Little League World Series. Perth dropped its first two games in the double-elimination tournament, losing to Municipal de Tijuana Little League (Tijuana, Mexico) and Samaritana Little League (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico). The Firebirds then led briefly in a consolation game against Universal Little League (Corpus Christi, Texas West), before falling 5-2.


Linescores:

  Pool 'A' - Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R
Newcastle 1 3 1 0 0 0 5
Swan Hills 0 0 0 0 4 2 6
  Pool 'C' - Game 1
Alice Springs 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Mariners 11 1 8 x 20
  Pool 'C' - Game 2
Yarra Rangers 2 0 0 2 1 0 5
Hills South 1 2 0 3 0 x 6
  Pool 'B' - Game 1
Brisbane North 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
Ryde North 6 4 0 0 1 x 11
  Pool 'D' - Game 1
Perth Metro North 2 0 1 0 2 1 6
Adelaide Southern Districts 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
  Pool 'A' - Game 2
Perth Metro Central 0 20 5 3 28
Hedland 0 0 0 0 0
  Pool 'C' - Game 3
Far North Coast 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Yarra Rangers 6 1 0 0 0 x 7
  Pool 'B' - Game 2
Gold Coast 0 1 0 1 2
Ryde North 3 6 5 x 14
  Pool 'D' - Game 2
Sunraysia 5 10 0 0 15
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 0 0
  Pool 'B' - Game 3
MacArthur 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Cronulla North 0 5 0 1 2 x 8
  Pool 'A' - Game 3
Perth Metro Central 3 7 1 0 11
Canberra 0 0 0 0 0
  Pool 'C' - Game 4
Far North Coast 3 3 1 1 0 8
Southern Mariners 2 4 5 5 3 19
  Pool 'A' - Game 4
Swan Hills 8 6 2 1 17
Hedland 0 0 0 0 0
  Pool 'D' - Game 3
Sunraysia 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Metro North 4 7 7 x 18
  Pool 'B' - Game 4
MacArthur 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Brisbane North 3 0 0 2 0 x 5
  Pool 'B' - Game 5
Cronulla North 3 6 5 0 0 3 1 1 19
Ryde North 2 0 4 7 0 5 1 2 20
  Pool 'C' - Game 5
Southern Mariners 1 5 2 0 0 9 17
Hills South 2 4 0 6 3 0 15
  Pool 'A' - Game 5
Perth Metro Central 1 0 6 3 5 15
Newcastle 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Pool 'C' - Game 6
Alice Springs 0 0 0 0 0
Yarra Rangers 8 2 3 x 13
  Pool 'A' - Game 6
Canberra 3 1 1 9 14
Hedland 0 0 1 0 1
  Pool 'D' - Game 4
Mount Gambier 3 1 0 0 4
Adelaide Southern 0 1 15 x 1
  Pool 'B' - Game 6
Brisbane North 10 0 4 0 14
Gold Coast 1 1 2 0 4
  Pool 'D' - Game 5
Perth Metro North 13
West Coast 2
  Pool 'D' - Game 6
West Coast 2 2 8 0 12
Mount Gambier 0 1 0 0 1
  Pool 'B' - Game 7
Cronulla North 4 2 0 0 1 2 9
Gold Coast 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
  Pool 'C' - Game 7
Far North Coast 3 3 1 2 17 26
Alice Springs 0 0 1 3 5 9
  Pool 'A' - Game 7
Swan Hills 1 0 0 3 1 5
Perth Metro Central 0 7 1 5 2 15
  Pool 'A' - Game 8
Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canberra 0 1 2 0 5 x 9
  Pool 'B' - Game 8
MacArthur 3 0 6 2 11
Gold Coast 0 0 0 1 1
  Pool 'C' - Game 8
Hills South 6 4 4 0 14
Alice Springs 0 0 1 0 1
  Pool 'D' - Game 7
Sunraysia 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
West Coast 0 0 2 0 0 3 5
  Pool 'D' - Game 8
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 0 0
Perth Metro North 14 5 0 x 19
  Pool 'C' - Game 9
Southern Mariners 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Yarra Rangers 1 0 0 6 2 x 9
  Pool 'A' - Game 9
Newcastle 8 1 1 6 16
Hedland 0 0 0 4 4
  Pool 'A' - Game 10
Swan Hills 5 1 0 0 1 5 12
Canberra 0 2 3 0 2 0 7
  Pool 'C' - Game 10
Hills South 12 2 0 2 2 18
Far North Coast 1 0 5 2 0 8
  Pool 'B' - Game 9
Brisbane North 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Cronulla North 0 1 0 4 2 x 7
  Pool 'B' - Game 10
Ryde North 2 1 0 3 3 2 11
MacArthur 0 1 1 1 9 x 12
  Pool 'D' - Game 9
Adelaide Southern 38
Sunraysia 3
  Pool 'D' - Game 10
Adelaide Southern 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
West Coast 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
  Quarterfinal Round
Adelaide Southern 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 9
Perth Metro North 2 1 0 2 0 3 0 8
  Quarterfinal Round
Yarra Rangers 1 0 5 1 0 0 7
Hills South 0 0 1 0 1 4 6
  Quarterfinal Round
Perth Metro Central 0 1 2 0 0 1 4
Ryde North 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Quarterfinal Round
Swan Hills 1 2 0 0 2 0 5
Cronulla North 0 0 4 1 1 x 6
  Consolation Game
West Coast 0 0 1 3 1 5
Southern Mariners 1 5 6 1 2 15
  Consolation Game
Newcastle 0 0 0 0 1 1
MacArthur 2 6 1 2 x 11
  Consolation Game
Brisbane North 1 0 1 6 4 0 12
Canberra 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
  Consolation Game
Sunraysia 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
Far North Coast 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
  Semifinal Round
Adelaide Southern 3 0 7 4 14
Yarra Rangers 0 0 0 0 0
  Semifinal Round
Perth Metro Central 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Cronulla North 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Consolation Game
Hills South 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
Perth Metro North 0 0 3 0 3 x 6
  Consolation Game
Swan Hills 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
Ryde North 2 0 2 0 0 x 4
  Consolation Game
Mount Gambier 4 0 5 7 0 0 16
Alice Springs 4 3 0 4 0 0 11
  Consolation Game
Gold Coast 0 3 1 5 1 10
Hedland 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Consolation Game - Nineteenth Place
Alice Springs 0 1 1 0 3 2 7
Hedland 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
  Consolation Game - Seventeenth Place
Gold Coast 3 6 2 1 12
Mount Gambier 0 0 0 1 1
  Consolation Game - Fifteenth Place
Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Far North Coast 0 0 0 0 1 x 1
  Consolation Game - Thirteenth Place
MacArthur 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Sunraysia 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
  Consolation Game - Eleventh Place
West Coast 1 0 2 5 0 4 12
Canberra 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
  Consolation Game - Ninth Place
Southern Mariners 0 2 1 4 5 0 12
Brisbane North 2 2 0 0 2 0 6
  Consolation Game - Seventh Place
Swan Hills 1 2 1 0 6 4 14
Hills South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Consolation Game - Fifth Place
Ryde North 2 0 3 1 0 1 7
Perth Metro North 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
  Consolation Game - Third Place
Cronulla North 1 0 6 0 2 2 11
Yarra Rangers 3 0 0 7 4 x 14
  Championship Game
Perth Metro Central 3 0 0 2 0 3 8
Adelaide Southern 0 0 0 0 2 0 2




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