2005 Indiana State Little League® Tournament Results
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Indiana State Tournament
Host - Greenwood (District 12)
At Craig Park

Pool 'A' Participants
Section 2 Champions Highland (District 2)
Section 3 Champions East Side (South Bend) (District 11)
Section 7 Champions West Terre Haute (District 4)
District 5 Champions New Albany

Pool 'B' Participants
Section 1 Champions Zionsville (District 8)
Section 4 Champions Tipton (District 9)
Section 5 Champions Franklin Township National (Indianapolis) (District 7)
District 12 Champions Seymour

NOTE: Because the state tournament is being hosted by a league in Section 6, both districts in Section 6 advance their champions directly to the state tournament without competing in sectional round games.

The eight state tournament qualifiers will be divided into two separate four-team draws. After round-robin pool competition, the top two teams in each pool advance to single-elimination semifinal and championship round games.

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Tournament Results:

Pool 'A' Bracket:

Round 1 (Thursday, July 28):
East Side 8, West Terre Haute 2
New Albany 7, Highland 6

Round 2 (Friday, July 29):
New Albany 5, West Terre Haute 1
Highland 4, East Side 1

Round 3 (Saturday, July 30):
West Terre Haute 4, Highland 2
East Side 9, New Albany 1

Pool 'B' Bracket:

Round 1 (Thursday, July 28):
Franklin Township National 13, Seymour 4
Zionsville 5, Tipton 3

Round 2 (Friday, July 29):
Seymour 8, Tipton 6 (7 innings)
Franklin Township National 10, Zionsville 3

Round 3 (Saturday, July 30):
Seymour 3, Zionsville 1
Franklin Township National 9, Tipton 2

Pool 'A' Standings



East Side 2 1 7
New Albany 2 1 16
West Terre Haute 1 2 15
Highland 1 2 12

Pool 'B' Standings



Franklin Township National 3 0 9
Seymour 2 1 20
Zionsville 1 2 16
Tipton 0 3 22

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

In the event of a tie involving three or more teams, once the initial tie is broken, the remaining tied teams are again compared on head-to-head record to determine if a clear winner can be identified. If no clear winner can be identified from head-to-head results among the remaining tied teams, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is again used. This process is repeated until all ties have been broken.

Semifinal Round (Sunday, July 31)

Seymour 7, East Side 6 (7 innings)
New Albany 13, Franklin Township National 3

Indiana State Championship Game (Monday, August 1)

Seymour 6, New Albany 2 (TITLE)


Seymour Little League began state tournament play by surrendering eight runs in the first inning of a blowout loss.

They ended the tournament as the last team standing.

Seymour rebounded from their opening game debacle with four consecutive wins, including a 6-2 decision over New Albany Little League in the championship game. With the win, Seymour won its first-ever Indiana championship in the major baseball division, and advanced to the Great Lakes Region tournament in Indianapolis.

Seymour looked anything but Indy-bound in their tournament opener: Franklin Township National Little League sent a parade of thirteen batters to the plate in the opening inning, and held Seymour to just two hits while cruising to the win. But the District 12 champions bounced back, winning a pair of extra inning games before leading wire-to-wire in their championship game victory over New Albany.

"You saw the good Seymour team after that first game," said the team's manager, Mike McCory.

"We played as a team and it was awesome watching them," he added. "I'm so proud of them."

Seymour grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the championship game. Bradley Tabeling led off with a double and then scored on Jacob Madden's single. Two batters later, catcher John Burton padded the lead with a two-run single that drove in Madden and Matt Stuckwisch.

Seymour extended the lead in the fourth, when Tabeling's hit drove in Stuckwisch and Jacob Carmichael.

The early offense was more than enough for pitcher Chad Van Liew, who struck out ten and benefited from strong defensive support. Tabeling threw out a New Albany runner at the plate in the second inning when Burton blocked the plate, and one inning later Burton and first baseman Brian Connor picked a runner off of first base.

New Albany scored a pair of runs in the fifth and loaded the bases with one out, but Van Liew ended the threat with a pair of strikeouts.

"Chad threw a beauty tonight," said McCory.

"We got the big hits and we made the plays," he added. "They've been doing this since the first game."

Seymour's opening game troubles stretched into their second outing: the District 12 champions faced virtual elimination after Tipton Little League took a 6-3 lead with a fourth inning rally. But Seymour forced extra innings with a three-run rally of its own in the top of the fifth, and Connor Kirtley's two-run homer in the seventh gave the eventual state champions an 8-6 win. Luke Thomas' RBI hit past the first baseman keyed Seymour's fifth inning rally, and Burton's hit down the right field line tied the score.

The next day, Seymour rallied past Zionsville Little League 3-1 to climb into second place in their pool. That set the stage for another extra inning win, this one a 7-6 decision over South Bend's East Side Little League in the semifinal round.

South Bend, which claimed first place in Pool 'A' with a pair of wins in their three outings, staved off elimination by rallying from a 6-3 deficit in the sixth inning before Seymour won it in the seventh. Van Liew sparked the decisive rally by drawing a walk before coming around to score on Carmichael's hit into the right center field gap.

New Albany, the runner-up to East Side in its pool, overpowered Franklin Township National 13-3 in the other semifinal. The District 5 winners scored seven times in the fourth inning to take a 9-3 lead before pulling away late.

The next day, Seymour rode its fast start to a championship game win over its Section 6 counterparts. Seymour and New Albany would typically meet in the Section 6 tournament, but both advanced directly to the state tournament because of the 2005 tourney's location.

Seymour's victory meant the team had reached its goal -- and not for the first time.

"Our goal was to make the final four," said McCory after Seymour's title-clinching win. "Then this (winning the tournament) was our goal."

"Now," he added, looking ahead to his team's stay at the region tournament, "we get to set some new goals."

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  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
New Albany 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 - -
Seymour 3 0 0 2 1 x 6 - -

2005 Indiana District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D3 - McCutchen Youth Baseball
D8 - Zionsville

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Zionsville (District 8)

Tournament Results:

1 - McCutchen Youth Baseball 3, Zionsville 1
2 - Zionsville 4, McCutchen Youth Baseball 0
3 - Zionsville 13, McCutchen Youth Baseball 7 (TITLE)

D1 - Portage American
D2 - Highland

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Highland (District 2)

Tournament Results:

1 - Highland 5, Portage American 0
2 - Highland 6, Portage American 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D11 - East Side (South Bend)
D14 - Middlebury

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Middlebury (District 14)

Tournament Results:

1 - East Side 16, Middlebury 8
2 - Middlebury 7, East Side 5
3 - East Side 6, Middlebury 2 (TITLE)

D9 - Tipton
D10 - Holy Cross (Fort Wayne)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - St. Joe Central (Fort Wayne) (District 10)

Tournament Results:

1 - Holy Cross 8, Tipton 7
2 - Tipton 15, Holy Cross 1 (5 innings)
3 - Tipton 11, Holy Cross 10 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D6 - New Castle
D7 - Franklin Township National (Indianapolis)

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Indiana Central (District 7)

Tournament Results:

1 - Franklin Township National 4, New Castle 2
2 - Franklin Township National 9, New Castle 1 (TITLE)

D5 - New Albany
D12 - Seymour

Section 6 Tournament

Because the state tournament is being hosted by a league in Section 6, both Section 6 district champions advance directly to the state tournament. No Section 6 tournament will be played.

District Champions
in Section 7
D4 - West Terre Haute
D13 - Jasper

Section 7 Tournament
Host - West Terre Haute (District 4)

Tournament Results:

1 - West Terre Haute 5, Jasper 1
2 - West Terre Haute 8, Jasper 3 (TITLE)

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