2004 Nevada State Little League® Tournament Results
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Nevada State Tournament
Host - Elko (District 3)
At Ernie Hall Field

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Washoe
District 2 Champions Green Valley (Henderson)
District 3 Champions Elko
District 4 Champions Summerlin (Las Vegas)

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Washoe 7, Summerlin 4
Green Valley 21, Elko 1 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Summerlin 9, Elko 3 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Green Valley 11, Washoe 3

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Washoe 10, Summerlin 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Green Valley 11, Washoe 1 (4 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

Green Valley Little League slammed eight home runs and outscored three opponents by a 43-5 margin to win the Nevada State Little League tournament at Ernie Hall Field in Elko.

Green Valley thrashed host Elko Little League 21-1 in their tournament opener, then defeated Washoe Little League by 11-3 and 11-1 margins to win the double-elimination tournament. The Henderson-based league won its third major baseball state championship in four years, and its seventh overall. Green Valley had also won the Nevada state championship in the 9-10 year old division in 2002.

Green Valley fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first inning of their state tournament opener, but scored five runs in the bottom of the first and thirteen more in the second to quickly overwhelm the host league in a mercy rule-shortened game. Green Valley capitalized on six Elko errors and pounded out thirteen hits, including Cooper Manwarren's three-run homer.

The next day, Cory Welch led the attack, homering three times and driving in four runs as Green Valley defeated Washoe 11-3. Brett Harrison added a two-run homer, while Cameron Harper struck out eight and threw a complete game.

Washoe bounced back from the defeat, scoring five times in the top of the fifth inning to pull away in a 10-3 victory over Summerlin Little League. Adam Bailey threw a three-hitter, while Ryan Reiger hit a three-run homer and was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

The next day, Green Valley clinched the title, slamming three more home runs and using a two-hitter by Welch to roll past Washoe 11-1 in four innings. D.R. Robinson's three-run homer keyed a four-run rally in the first, and Green Valley stretched the lead by scoring three runs without any base hits in the second inning. Three walks and a pair of Washoe errors fueled the rally, and Harper scored one of the inning's runs by hustling home from second base on a passed ball when the Washoe catcher couldn't locate the ball.

After David Day's leadoff homer in the bottom of the third stretched the lead to 8-1, Welch launched a three-run homer over the left field fence to complete the scoring and send Green Valley to the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California, for the third time in four years.

"The ball carried really well, and I think our hitters really enjoyed the thin air in Elko," said Green Valley assistant coach Kenny White after the tournament.

In seven district and state tournament victories, Green Valley reached double-digits five times, and scored nine runs in the other two outings.

"Obviously, to get to (the region tournament), a team has to play at a really high level," said Green Valley manager Don Harrison.

Leadoff hitter T.J. White was 6-for-8 at the plate in the state tournament, and also walked three times.

Green Valley won four of its first five games, and reached the championship game in the West Region tournament before falling to eventual U.S. champion Conejo Valley East Little League (Thousand Oaks, California) by an 8-5 score.

Follow Green Valley at the West Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Championship Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Washoe 0 0 1 0 1 2 -
Green Valley 4 3 4 x 11 - -




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