2013 Iowa State Little League® Tournament Results
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Iowa State Tournament
Host - Boone National (District 1)

Participating Teams
District 1 Qualifier Boone National
District 1 Qualifier Webster City
District 2 Champions Davenport East Blue
District 3 Champions Urbandale
District 4 Champions Knoxville
District 5 Champions Grandview (Des Moines)
District 6 Champions Morningside (Sioux City)
District 7 Champions Appanoose County (Centerville)

NOTE: The Iowa State Tournament used a round-robin format. After preliminary round competition, the top two teams advanced to the championship game.

Click here to view 2013 district tournament results for Iowa.

Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 20):
Appanoose County 11, Grandview 2
Davenport East Blue 2, Webster City 1
Morningside 25, Knoxville 6
Urbandale 17, Boone National 13

Day 2 (Sunday, July 21):
Davenport East Blue 11, Morningside 5
Appanoose County 7, Urbandale 4
Boone National 18, Grandview 6
Webster City 12, Knoxville 1

Day 3 (Monday, July 22):
Boone National 16, Knoxville 6
Grandview 10, Davenport East Blue 7
Urbandale 7, Webster City 2
Morningside 13, Appanoose County 4

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 23):
Webster City 8, Grandview 4
Boone National 11, Morningside 5
Davenport East Blue 2, Appanoose County 1
Urbandale 10, Knoxville 0

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 24):
Appanoose County 9, Boone National 5
Knoxville 7, Davenport East Blue 5
Morningside 12, Webster City 4
Urbandale 16, Grandview 5

Day 6 (Thursday, July 25):
Appanoose County 14, Webster City 3
Morningside 5, Urbandale 3
Knoxville 9, Grandview 3
Boone National 8, Davenport East Blue 6

Day 7 (Friday, July 26):
Appanoose County 12, Knoxville 2
Morningside 12, Grandview 2
Urbandale 12, Davenport East Blue 1
Boone National 3, Webster City 0




Appanoose County 5 2 31
Urbandale 5 2 33
Boone National 5 2 49
Morningside 5 2 41
Davenport East Blue 3 4 44
Webster City 2 5 43
Knoxville 2 5 83
Grandview 1 6 81

The top two teams advance to the championship game.

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.

Iowa State Championship Game (Saturday, July 27)

Urbandale 6, Appanoose County 4 (TITLE)


Lucas Strain's two-run double snapped a 2-2 tie, and propelled his Urbandale Little League a 6-4 victory over Appanoose County Little League in the Iowa state championship game in Boone.

Strain's double -- one of three Urbandale hits in a five-run rally that reversed a 2-1 deficit -- sparked his team to its first state championship since 2009, and the fourth in the league's history. Urbandale later defeated Coon Rapids Andover American Little League (Minnesota) in the Midwest Region championship game, and advanced to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The two teams exchanged runs early in the game, with each squad scoring its initial run on an error. Appanoose then moved in front in the bottom of the fourth, when Hunter Arbogast's bunt single scored Daniel Hargrave and gave his team a 2-1 advantage.

Urbandale went quietly in the bottom of the fourth, but moved in front for good in the fifth. Sam Young opened the inning by fouling off a 1-2 pitch, then delivering a single. Pinch hitter Joshua Neyens reached on an error, then pinch hitter Brook Helnan was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Grant Garwood singled on the first pitch from an Appanoose relief pitcher, scoring Young and tying the game. After Strain's two-run double pulled Urbandale into the lead, Garwood scored on Brady Roberts' sacrifice fly, and Strain crossed the plate on Sam Petrillo's groundout.

Appanoose scored a pair of runs on groundouts in the sixth, and Kaleb Cochron's two-out single brought the tying run to the plate, but reliever Alex Augustine induced a game-ending groundout that sealed Urbandale's victory.

Urbandale starting pitcher Carter Troncin surrendered just four hits -- two of which were bunt singles -- in five innings of work. The right-hander struck out nine and did not allow an earned run before giving way to Augustine in the sixth.

Arbogast and Brady Kauzlarich each had two hits for Appanoose, while Hargrave scored twice. Garwood paced Urbandale's offense with a pair of hits, including a fourth inning triple that helped Urbandale score it's first run and tie the game.

Ties were a frequent site at the Iowa state tournament, particularly in the standings. The eight-team field played a round-robin schedule, and four of the tournament's entrants finished tied atop the standings with 5-2 records. From the tournament's third day onward, five different teams either tied or held top-two positions outright, and both Urbandale and Appanoose County needed wins in their final round robin games just to reach the championship game.

Urbandale, which won the District 3 tournament for the eleventh consecutive year, opened the tournament with a 17-13 victory over homestanding Boone National Little League. The win was Urbandale's 23rd consecutive pool competition win in Iowa state tournament competition dating back to the 2008 international tournament, but that streak was stopped on the tournament's second day when Appanoose County upended the District 3 winners by a 7-4 score. When Urbandale downed Webster City Little League, 7-2, and Appanoose fell to Sioux City's Morningside Little League, 13-4, on the third day of action, five teams sat atop the standings with 2-1 records.

The tournament standings remained clustered for the balance of pool competition, and Urbandale remained in the thick of the race with wins over Knoxville Little League (10-0) and Grandview Little League (16-5), followed by a 5-3 loss to Morningside. The results left Urbandale, Appanoose, Boone, and Morningside tied atop the standings with 4-2 records, and when all four teams won their final round robin games, they ended in the four-way tie. Urbandale and Appanoose advanced to the championship game based on their superior runs per defensive inning ratio among the tied teams.

Urbandale's state championship lifted the league into the Midwest Region tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Iowa champions won three of their four pool competition games, then avenged their only defeat by outlasting defending region champion Kearney (Nebraska) Little League, 4-3 in eleven innings, in the semifinal round. After defeating Coon Rapids Andover American in the championship game, Urbandale advanced to the Little League World Series for the second time in the league's history. Urbandale dropped its opener at the series, then eliminated Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League (Michigan) before falling, 6-5, in an elimination game against Eastlake Little League (Sammamish, Washington).

Follow Urbandale at the Midwest Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Urbandale 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 6 4
Appanoose County 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 6 3

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