2014 Iowa State Little League® Tournament Results
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Iowa State Tournament
Host - Appanoose County (Centerville) (District 7)
At Memorial Park and Pauletti Field
Championship Game at Memorial Park

Appanoose County Little League's fields are located just north of the intersection of North Park Road and West Franklin Street in Centerville.

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Boone National
District 2 Champions Davenport Southeast
District 3 Champions Johnston American
District 4 Champions Knoxville
District 5 Champions Grandview (Des Moines)
District 6 Champions Headid (Sioux City)
District 7 Champions Lucas County (Chariton)
District 7 Runner-Up Appanoose County (Centerville)

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Tournament Results:

Day 1 (Saturday, July 19):
Johnston American 5, Appanoose County 4
Grandview 7, Headid 4
Boone National 12, Knoxville 1 (4 innings)
Davenport Southeast 9, Lucas County 8

Day 2 (Sunday, July 20):
Appanoose County 3, Davenport Southeast 2
Johnston American 10, Knoxville 4
Headid 11, Lucas County 9
Grandview 7, Boone National 1

Day 3 (Monday, July 21):
Grandview 19, Davenport Southeast 13
Headid 17, Knoxville 2 (4 innings)
Boone National 3, Johnston American 1
Lucas County 4, Appanoose County 2

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 22):
Davenport Southeast 14, Knoxville 11
Headid 1, Boone National 0
Appanoose County 28 Grandview 10 (4 innings)
Johnston American 11, Lucas County 9

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 23):
Grandview 13, Johnston American 12
Boone National 11, Appanoose County 2
Lucas County 11, Knoxville 1 (4 innings)
Headid 13, Davenport Southeast 0 (4 innings)

Day 6 (Thursday, July 24):
Davenport Southeast 7 Boone National 4
Headid 6, Johnston American 4
Lucas County 18, Grandview 7 (4 innings)
Appanoose County 18, Knoxville 4 (4 innings)

Day 7 (Friday, July 25):
Grandview 17, Knoxville 5
Headid 12, Appanoose County 7
Davenport Southeast 11, Johnston American 4
Lucas County 15, Boone National 5 (5 innings)




Headid 6 1 29
Grandview 5 2 81
Davenport Southeast 4 3 62
Lucas County 4 3 46
Boone National 3 4 34
Johnston American 3 4 50
Appanoose County 3 4 48
Knoxville 0 7 99

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 26)

Headid 9, Grandview 6 (TITLE)


On the opening day of the Iowa state tournament, Headid Little League from Sioux City jumped to an early lead, but Des Moines' Grandview Little League roared back with a rally in the third inning and ran away to a 7-4 victory.

Teams were still jockeying to see who might be favored at that early stage, but a week later, just Headid and Grandview remained from the initial field of eight teams. When the two teams met again at Appanoose County Little League's Memorial Park to settle the championship, it was Grandview that jumped to an early lead.

And Headid who rallied for the victory.

Peyton Popken's two-out single in the fourth inning scored Christian Velasquez, snapped a 6-6 tie, and helped Headid to pull away and defeat Grandview, 9-6. The win gave Headid its first-ever state championship in the major baseball division, and advanced the league into the Midwest Region tournament in Indianapolis.

Grandview built an early 4-0 lead in the championship game, as Queden Ballew singled home two runs in the first inning, and Gabe Kunert and Nate Steenblock each drove in runs in the second. But Headid roared back, scoring once on Cael Boever's solo home run in the bottom of the second, and then scoring six times in the third inning.

A walk, single, and hit batsman loaded the bases in that third inning, then Kobe Clayborne walked to force in a run. Popken scored on a wild pitch, and Carson Bogenreif did the same on a ground out to tie the game. Boever then slammed his second home run in as many innings to give Headid a 6-4 advantage.

Steenblock tied the game with a two-run shot in the top of the fourth, but Grandview gifted Headid with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the frame. Velasquez reached on a dropped third strike, moved to second on an error, and took third on a wild pitch. After a pair of strikeouts, Popken's single gave Headid a lead it would not relinquish.

Grandview threatened late, stranding two runners in the fifth and three in the sixth, but Velasquez induced a fielder's choice to close out the game and help Headid to become the second Sioux City league to claim the state championship in three years.

Boever paced the Headid offense with three hits, including his two home runs, while Popken added a pair of singles. Steenblock was 4-for-4 with three runs batted in for Grandview, while Tanner Lloyd added three hits and Kunert collected two.

Headid rebounded from its opening day loss to Grandview by winning its remaining six games in the tournament's round robin phase. The District 6 winners recorded their first win by overcoming an early 6-2 deficit and scoring twice in the top of the sixth to edge Lucas County Little League, 11-9, then won their next three games by a combined 31-2 margin.

Headid stopped Knoxville Little League, 17-2 in four innings, edged Boone National Little League, 1-0, then overpowered Davenport Southeast Little League, 13-0 in another four inning contest.

Jared Sitzmann led the charge against Knoxville, collecting a pair of doubles and driving in five runs. Tyler Kjose and Max Venne each added two hits, and Clayborne homered and drove in three runs.

Against Boone, Sitzmann tossed a 76-pitch complete game shutout. The Sioux City pitcher scattered five hits and struck out two while handing Boone its second loss of the tournament. Popken led off the first inning with a single and eventually scored on a wild pitch to provide the game's only run.

The next day, Headid's offense roared back to life, as the team clubbed four home runs to subdue Davenport Southeast. Popken led off the game with a solo shot, while Kjose (three-run shot in the second inning), Venne (solo home run leading off the third), and Sitzmann (two-run blast in the third) also cleared the fences. The win pulled Headid into a tie with Grandview atop the standings with 4-1 records and put the two teams on track for their championship game rematch.

Headid clinched their championship game berth the next day, when a 6-4 win over Johnston Little League gave Headid a two-game lead over five teams clustered in a tie for third place in the standings with one round to play. All of Headid's runs scored on home runs, as Popken led off the first inning with a solo shot for the second consecutive day, then Clayborne added two-run homers in the third and fifth innings. Justin Kirwin's solo home run in the sixth made the score 6-0 before a four-run rally by Johnston made the final score close.

Headid closed out round robin play with a 12-7 win over Appanoose County, the tournament host. The game was tied 4-4 through five innings before Headid scored eight runs in the top of the sixth to pull away. All eight of the runs in that rally scored on home runs, as Headid clubbed four in the inning -- and six in the game, bringing their total to 16 in seven games. The long balls came in a hurry in the sixth, as Headid hit three home runs and scored six runs in the span of six pitches. Velasquez's three-run homer with one out in the sixth snapped the tie and opened the floodgates, before Sitzmann added a two-run shot two batters later. Two pitches later, Clayborne followed with a solo home run beyond the left center field fence before Venne capped the inning with a two-run shot to right field.

Grandview followed its opening day win with two more victories before suffering its first loss, and after splitting two more games, sealed its championship game berth with a 17-5 win over Knoxville. Grandview scored seven or more runs in each of its pool contests.

Follow Headid at the Midwest Region tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Grandview 2 2 0 2 0 0 6 13 2
Headid 0 1 5 1 2 x 9 6 4

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