2000 Nevada State Little League® Tournament Results

Nevada State Tournament

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Nevada State Tournament
Host - Elko (District 3)
At Ernie Hall Field

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions
District 2 Champions
District 3 Champions
District 4 Champions

Reno Continental
Las Vegas Legacy
Red Rock (Las Vegas)

Tournament Schedule/Results:

Opening Round:
Red Rock 3, Elko 2
Reno Continental 8, Las Vegas Legacy 3

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Las Vegas Legacy 13, Elko 0 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Reno Continental 5, Red Rock 2

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Red Rock 25, Las Vegas Legacy 8 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Reno Continental 11, Red Rock 5 (TITLE)


Reno Continental overcame an early 4-0 deficit to defeat Las Vegas Red Rock 11-5 in the championship game of the 2000 Nevada state tournament in Elko. Continental scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to respond to an earlier Red Rock outburst, then sealed the win with another five run rally in the fourth.

Chris Rabe ignited Reno's first five-run rally with a two-run homer that halved the early Red Rock lead. Later in the inning, Tony Thompson tied the game by driving in Pat O'Neil with a single, and Brandon Locker's base hit scored Thompson to put Continental in front for good.

Reno iced the win with another five-run inning in the fourth. Red Rock intentionally walked John Rice, who had been 5-for-5 in Reno's first two tournament victories, but the strategy backfired when Locker followed with a home run. John Lienert also homered for Continental.

Reno opened the tournament with an 8-3 win over Las Vegas Legacy. Rice led the way offensively with a 3-for-3 day that included a homer and two runs scored, while Jeremy Joustra homered and also scored twice for the winners. Continental broke to an early 5-0 lead -- David Banks, Thompson, Rice, and Joustra all scored in a four-run third -- and then added three runs late after Legacy had closed to within 5-3.

In the other opening round game, Red Rock edged host Elko 3-2. Keoti Wright struck out 13 Elko batters to pick up the win, while Dustin Crepo paced the Red Rock offense with two hits and two runs scored.

Reno then scored its second consecutive win over a Las Vegas-area team with a 5-2 win over Red Rock in the winner's bracket finals. J.J. Mulligan kept the Red Rock bats in check while striking out five, and Rice again led the offense with a homer, a single, and two runs scored.

Red Rock earned a rematch with Reno Continental by blasting Legacy 25-8 in the loser's bracket finals. Legacy actually led the game 5-4 after one following Trevor Clausen's grand slam home run, but Red Rock scored six in the second to reassert control. After stretching the lead with a pair of runs in the third, Red Rock piled on five in the fifth and eight in the sixth to roll into the title game. Pitcher Corey Roveri went 4-for-4 with three solo home runs and six runs scored. Jake Danefel and Geoffrey Campbell also homered, while Richie Smith had four hits and four runs scored.

The 11-5 title game victory gave Reno Continental its third Nevada crown in six years, and its fifth overall. Reno National leads Nevada leagues with eight state titles overall.

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