2009 Indiana State Little League® Tournament Results
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Indiana State Tournament
Host - Terre Haute North (District 4)

Pool 'A' Participants
Section 2 Champions Highland (District 2)
Section 4 Champions Wabash (District 9)
Section 5 Champions Riverfield (Anderson) (District 6)
District 4 Champions North Terre Haute

Pool 'B' Participants
Section 1 Champions McCutcheon Youth Baseball (District 3)
Section 3 Champions Middlebury (District 14)
Section 6 Champions Bartholomew County National (Columbus) (District 12)
District 13 Champions Huntingburg

NOTE: Because the state tournament is being hosted by a league in Section 7, both districts in Section 7 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 (Monday, July 27):
North Terre Haute 8, Riverfield 2
Highland 9, Wabash 2

Round 2 (Tuesday, July 28):
Highland 9, Riverfield 8
North Terre Haute 10, Wabash 0

Round 3 (Wednesday, July 29):
Riverfield 9, Wabash 8
North Terre Haute 14, Highland 1 (4 innings)

Pool 'B' Bracket

Round 1 (Monday, July 27):
McCutcheon Youth Baseball 9, Huntingburg 1
Bartholomew County National 13, Middlebury 3

Round 2 (Tuesday, July 28):
Bartholomew County National 7, Huntingburg 1
McCutcheon Youth Baseball 9, Middlebury 8 (9 innings)

Round 3 (Wednesday, July 29):
Middlebury 7, Huntingburg 2
Bartholomew County National 11, McCutcheon Youth Baseball 6 (8 innings)

Pool 'A' Standings



North Terre Haute 3 0 3
Highland 2 1 24
Riverfield 1 2 25
Wabash 0 3 28

Pool 'B' Standings



Bartholomew County National 3 0 10
McCutcheon Youth Baseball 2 1 20
Huntingburg 0 2 16
Middlebury 0 2 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 (Thursday, July 30)

North Terre Haute 10, McCutcheon Youth Baseball 6
Bartholomew County National 8, Highland 0

Indiana State Championship Game (Thursday, July 30)

Bartholomew County National 7, North Terre Haute 1 (TITLE)


Given the choice, would you rather lead your team to a victory on the final day of the state tournament by throwing a no-hitter, or by slamming a pair of home runs?

If you're Bartholomew County Little Leaguer William Anderson, the answer is both.

Anderson tossed a no-hitter in his team's 8-0 victory over Highland Little League in the semifinal round, then slammed a pair of home runs later in the day as Bartholomew County powered past homestanding North Terre Haute Little League, 7-1, in the championship game of the Indiana state tournament.

With the victories, Bartholomew County advanced to the Great Lakes Region tournament in Indianapolis.

Anderson's efforts highlighted a day in which Bartholomew County slammed seven home runs and held two opponents to a combined three hits. In the semifinal round win, Anderson allowed just one baserunner -- a fifth inning walk -- while his team's offense struck for three runs in the bottom of the first inning and salted away the win with four in the fourth. Cam Curry homered twice for the winners, while Trent McIntyre also homered and scored twice.

In the nightcap, all of Bartholomew County's runs scored on home runs, and the Section 7 champions took command of the game with a string of three longballs in a four batter span. With two runners on and two outs in the second inning, the ninth-place hitting Anderson drove a full count pitch just beyond the left center field fence to give his team a 3-1 advantage. North Terre Haute retired the next batter to end the inning, before McIntyre opened the third by launching a shot that cleared a stand of trees beyond the left field fence. Curry then followed by slamming a pitch over the hospitality tent beyond the right field fence.

In the fourth, Anderson struck again, driving a pitch beyond the first row of trees behind the left field fence with a runner aboard to give his team a 7-1 lead.

"We hit fastballs," explained Bartholomew County manager Rick Burton, whose team scored seven or more runs in all seven of its wins against Indiana sectional and state tournament opponents.

North Terre Haute had taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Jonathan Eilbracht's run-scoring single, but was unable to capitalize more in the early innings despite having six batters reach base in the game's first two innings and running Bartholomew County hurler Josh Speidel's pitch count to 50. A double play helped extinguish a potential first inning rally after Terre Haute's first two batters reached safely, and Speidel stranded three baserunners after allowing North's only run in the second.

Speidel and Curry, who came on to close out the game in the final innings, did not allow a hit for the remainder of the game against a North Terre Haute team that had collected 14 earlier in the day in a 13-6 semifinal round victory over McCutcheon Youth Baseball Little League.

"Today, we shut down good hitting," said Burton after the championship game.

"It's a lot more fun being on the giving end than the receiving end (of an offensive barrage)," said North Terre Haute manager Hans Eilbracht. "These boys worked hard and they never gave up, but (Bartholomew County's) pitcher was outstanding. They played well and we made a few mistakes that cost us."

Bartholomew County flexed its muscles in its first tournament game, a 13-3 win over Middlebury Little League. Five players homered in the win, including Anderson, Curry, McIntyre, Devin Mann, and Brock Grieve. Speidel surrendered only four hits in a complete game effort. The next day, Anderson, Curry, and Cody Burton combined on a four-hitter in a 7-1 win over Huntingburg Little League. Curry homered for the winners, while Sam Claycamp added a two-run double.

North Terre Haute, Highland, and McCutcheon also started the tournament with a pair of victories, and with all four semifinal round slots clinched, the third day of pool competition would only determine semifinal round pairings. North Terre Haute's Lane Dransfield lifted his team to the top of Pool 'A' by homering in the first inning for the third straight game as the hosts rolled past Highland, 14-1 in five innings, while Bartholomew County needed extra innings to subdue McCutcheon, 11-6.

The next day, Jonathan Eilbracht's two home runs led his team past McCutcheon in the first semifinal round game, while Anderson's one-two punch lifted Bartholomew County past its two opponents and into the region tournament.

Rick Burton had previously managed Seymour Little League to the Indiana state championship in 2005.

Follow Bartholomew County National at the Great Lakes Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Semifinal Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
North Terre Haute 0 3 1 2 1 6 13 14 5
McCutcheon Youth Baseball 1 0 1 1 0 3 6 10 4
  Semifinal Round
Highland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bartholomew County 3 1 0 4 0 x 8 9 0
  Championship Game
North Terre Haute 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Bartholomew County 0 3 2 2 0 x 7 6 0

2009 Indiana District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D3 - McCutcheon Youth Baseball
D8 - Brownsburg

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Brownsburg (District 8)
At Big O Tire Field

Tournament Results:

1 - McCutcheon Youth Baseball 7, Brownsburg 5
2 - Brownsburg 10, McCutcheon Youth Baseball 7
3 - McCutcheon Youth Baseball 19, Brownsburg 1 (4 innings; TITLE)

D1 - Lakefront (Michigan City)
D2 - Highland

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Highland (District 2)
At Michael Williams Field of Dreams

Tournament Results:

1 - Highland 5, Lakefront 1
2 - Highland 3, Lakefront 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D11 - New Prairie (New Carlisle)
D14 - Middlebury

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Cleveland Township (District 14)

Tournament Results:

1 - Middlebury 11, New Prairie 5
2 - New Prairie 15, Middlebury 5
3 - Middlebury 13, New Prairie 8 (TITLE)

D9 - Wabash
D10 - Georgetown Community National (Fort Wayne)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Georgetown (Fort Wayne) (District 10)
At Tom Jehl Field

Tournament Results:

1 - Wabash 7, Georgetown Community National 5
2 - Wabash 6, Georgetown Community National 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D6 - Riverfield (Anderson)
D7 - Indiana Central (Indianapolis)

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Indiana Central (Indianapolis) (District 7)

Tournament Results:

1 - Riverfield 8, Indiana Central 0
2 - Riverfield 15, Indiana Central 4 (4 innings; TITLE)

D5 - Jeff/GRC American (Jeffersonville)
D12 - Bartholomew County National (Columbus)

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Seymour (District 12)
At Casting Park

Tournament Results:

1 - Bartholomew County National 12, Jeff/GRC American 0
2 - Bartholomew County National 14, Jeff/GRC American 4 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
D4 - North Terre Haute
D13 - Huntingburg

Section 7 Tournament

Because the state tournament is being hosted by a league in Section 7, both Section 7 district champions advance directly to the state tournament. No Section 7 tournament will be played.

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