2014 Arizona State Little League® Tournament Results
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Arizona State Tournament
Host - Arizona District 2
At Rio Vista Community Park (Peoria)

Rio Vista Community Park is located at 8866 West Thunderbird Road in Peoria.

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions West Flagstaff
District 2 Champions Litchfield Park
District 3 Champions Paradise Valley North
District 4 Champions Casa Grande
District 5 Champions Tucson Western
District 6 Champions Mountain View (Scottsdale)
District 7 Champions Mesa American
District 8 Champions Nogales National
District 9 Champions Blythe (California)
District 10 Champions Prescott
District 11 Champions Mount Graham (Safford)
District 12 Champions Randolph (Tucson)
District 13 Champions Chandler National North
District 14 Champions Gilbert American

Click here to view 2014 district tournament results for Arizona.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Gilbert American 9, Blythe 3 (7 innings)
Randolph 9, Mesa American 1
Casa Grande 11, Mount Graham 3
Tucson Western 7, Prescott 3
Nogales National 6, Mountain View 1
Chandler National North 13, Paradise Valley North 0 (6 innings)

Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals:
Gilbert American 6, West Flagstaff 5
Randolph 17, Casa Grande 4
Tucson Western 9, Nogales National 2
Chandler National North 5, Litchfield Park 3

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (fourteen teams remain):
Prescott 4, Mountain View 0 (elim.)
Mesa American 6, Mount Graham 3 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket - Round 2 (twelve teams remain):
Paradise Valley North 10, Casa Grande 5 (elim.)
Nogales National 7, Blythe 6 (elim.)
Prescott 6, West Flagstaff 3 (elim.) (7:45 p.m.)
Litchfield Park 9, Mesa American 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Gilbert American 8, Randolph 7
Chandler National North 13, Tucson Western 0

Elimination Bracket - Round 3 (eight teams remain):
Paradise Valley North 1, Prescott 0 (elim.)
Nogales National 12, Litchfield Park 3 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Chandler National North 12, Gilbert American 1 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Nogales National 11, Randolph 10 (elim.)
Paradise Valley North 6, Tucson Western 3 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Paradise Valley North 10, Nogales National 3 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Gilbert American 11, Paradise Valley North 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Chandler National North 13, Gilbert American 4 (TITLE)


Chandler National North Little League used a pair of big innings to turn a 2-1 advantage into a 13-4 victory in the Arizona state championship game at Rio Vista Park in Peoria.

Chandler tallied three runs in the fourth inning to stretch their lead against Gilbert American Little League, then sealed the win with an eight-run burst in the sixth.

The victory gave Chandler its fifth state championship in the major baseball division since 2003, and a bookend to Chandler National South Little League's 2013 state championship. Chandler National North advanced the Arizona champions into the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California.

Kyle Ponzo paced Chandler in the championship game, throwing a 76-pitch complete game and collecting a pair of hits at the plate. Ponzo struck out seven and surrendered only four hits to help Chandler to its second win over Gilbert American in as many games.

John Hansell singled and scored in the first inning for Chandler, and Carter Wilson opened the second with a double before scoring to give the District 13 champions an early 2-0 advantage. But Cade Camac's one-out home run in the bottom of the frame halved the deficit, and Chandler maintained its one-run advantage through three innings.

In the fourth, though, Chandler National North began to pull away. Ponzo opened the inning with a single to left field, and special pinch runner Carson Slater wheeled around to third when Wilson reached on an error. Shane Anderson's sacrifice fly scored Slater, and Wilson later scored on Kay Tuan Schnulo's groundout. Two batters later, a passed ball scored Kaden Hattendorf to extend Chandler's lead to 5-1.

Chandler sealed the win in the sixth. Schnulo drove the inning's first pitch over the center field fence to extend his team's lead, and then a parade of five walks combined with run-scoring singles from Ponzo, Shane Anderson, and John Hansell opened the floodgates as Chandler extended its lead to 13-1.

Jason Vaught drove a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for Gilbert American before Ponzo induced a fly ball to end the game.

Hansell and Ponzo each had two hits for Chandler National North, while Anderson and Schnulo each drove in a pair of runs.

Chandler National North had swept to seven consecutive victories in the District 13 tournament, then opened state tournament play with a 13-0 victory over Paradise Valley North Little League. The eventual champions then edged Litchfield Park Little League, 5-3, before toppling Tucson Western Little League 13-0 and then Gilbert American by a 12-1 score to reach the state championship game.

Gilbert American rebounded from the loss to dispatch Paradise Valley North, which had won four in a row in the bottom bracket, for the fourth time in the league's history.

Chandler National North dropped its first three games at the West Region tournament, including one-run losses to the tournament's top two seeds at the conclusion of pool competition, before defeating Dixie Little League (St. George, Utah) by a 7-6 score to finish in fifth place in the tournament.

Follow Chandler National North at the West Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Chandler National North 1 1 0 3 0 8 13 9 0
Gilbert American 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 4 3

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