2015 Northern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results
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Northern California Divisional Tournament
Host - Stockton Western (District 8)
At Madison Park

Madison Park is located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Marine Avenue in Stockton.

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions Petaluma Valley (District 35)
Section 2 Champions Red Bluff (District 1)
Section 3 Champions San Lorenzo (District 45)
Section 4 Champions Rocklin (District 11)
Section 5 Champions Cambrian Park (San Jose) (District 12)
Section 6 Champions Delta (Stockton) (District 8)
Section 7 Champions River Park American (Fresno) (District 10)

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
River Park American 9, Petaluma Valley 4
Cambrian Park 6, Red Bluff 0
Rocklin 11, San Lorenzo 0 (5 innings)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
River Park American 6, Delta 3
Cambrian Park 14, Rocklin 1 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Red Bluff 7, San Lorenzo 5 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Petaluma Valley 12, Rocklin 1 (4 innings; elim.)
Delta 10, Red Bluff 3 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Delta 17, Petaluma Valley 5 (5 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Cambrian Park 7, River Park American 4 (7 innings)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
River Park American 5, Delta 4 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Cambrian Park 11, River Park American 0 (4 innings; TITLE)


The first time, Cambrian Park Little League left things until the last minute.

The second time, they left no doubt.

Cambrian Park posted a seven run rally in the third inning, and went on to thump River Park American Little League, 11-0 in four innings, in the championship game of the Northern California divisional tournament at Stockton Western Little League's Madison Park.

With the win, Cambrian Park completed a sweep of its four opponents at the divisional tournament, and earned the league's second-ever Northern California championship in the major baseball division. Cambrian Park advanced to the West Region tournament in San Bernardino, California.

Cambrian Park broke the championship game open with its big second inning rally. Leadoff hitter Seita Shiratori landed the first big salvo, doubling home a pair of runs that opened the scoring. Nick Bandanza followed with a two-run single, and Tyler Pearson did the same. Johnny Tarentino added a ground rule double that plated an additional run.

Cambrian Park extended its lead in the third, when Shiratori, Tyler Danelen, and Griffen Allen connected on back-to-back-to-back home runs. Shiratori's was a two-run shot, and with the home runs extending the lead to double-digits, Cambrian Park soon closed out the game.

Danelen, Cambrian Park's pitcher, threw a complete game, surrendering just one hit and striking out the side in both the second and fourth innings.

The win was Cambrian Park's second against River Park in the double-elimination tournament. The teams first met in the winner's bracket final, when Cambrian Park needed a rally in the top of the sixth inning to force extra innings before tacking on four more in the seventh to claim a 7-4 victory.

River Park led 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning of that contest, and needed just two more outs to secure a victory and send Cambrian Park to the elimination bracket. But Pearson lofted a high fly ball to center field that the River Park defense lost in the sun. When the ball fell to the ground, Pearson reached third base with a triple, and he then scored on a wild pitch to tie the game and force extra innings.

In the seventh, Cambrian Park capitalized on their new life by scoring four runs. Shiratori singled to score Nick Bandanza, and Danelen followed with a three-run home run.

Jake Casaroli drove in a run for River Park in the bottom of the inning with a groundout, before Cambrian Park registered the final out and moved into the championship game.

Josh Williams led off the third inning with a home run for River Park American, and Eddie Saldivar did the same in the fourth. The two players combined for five hits in the game. Danelen, Shiratori, and Pearson all had two hits for Cambrian Park.

"Win or lose, that was a great baseball game," said Cambrian Park manager Chris Bandanza. "We got a little bit of a break there (on Pearson's triple), that's for sure. Sometimes that happens in a game, and you have to take advantage of it."

Cambrian Park opened the tournament with a pair of wins. The District 12 champions opened with a 6-0 win over Red Bluff Little League, then overpowered Rocklin Little League, 14-1 in five innings.

Four pitchers combined for the shutout win over Red Bluff, with Allen, Shiratori, Tarantino, and Jacob Menza all posting clean scoresheets.

Cambrian Park stranded five baserunners over the game's first three innings before breaking through and scoring all of their runs in the fourth. Pearson delivered a two-run homer, and Tarantino immediately followed with a solo shot to key the inning.

The next day, Allen's three-run homer and Pearson's two-run blast helped Cambrian Park to open up a 6-0 advantage after 1.5 innings against Rocklin, and the San Jose team capped the victory with another six runs in the top of the fifth.

Allen allowed just one run over four innings of work, and Danelen pitched a scoreless fifth to end the game.

River Park American also opened the tournament with a pair of wins, first rallying past Petaluma Valley Little League, 9-4, and then dispatching Delta Little League, 6-3.

River Park trailed 4-1 in the third inning following early home runs by Petaluma's Nicholas Orella and Mario Taormina, but soon worked its way into the lead. River Park scored a pair of unearned runs in the third following three Petaluma errors, then took the lead on Saldivar's two-run homer in the fourth. In the fifth, Casaroli added solo home run, then Jake Bettencourt and Austin Young each singled in runs to help the District 10 powerhouse to the win.

The next day, Bettencourt pitched into the sixth inning, and River Park scored in each of the game's first four innings in a 6-3 win over Delta. Williams (three hits), Chris Buessing, and Preston Kilbert each had multiple hits for River Park, which grabbed an early advantage following bases-loaded walks to Kilbert and Bettencourt in the first inning.

Delta trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the second, and loaded the bases with nobody out, but Bettencourt was able to escape the inning without allowing a run.

"That was the game changer right there," said River Park manager Bob Casaroli. "You have the bases loaded with no outs, and he got those three outs and that was big. I really think that turned the game."

Delta stranded eleven baseruners in the game, while River Park American stranded twelve.

River Park American would defeat Delta a second time in the tournament, edging the local team by a 5-4 margin in the elimination bracket final following their first loss to Cambrian Park. Young delivered a two-run double and Saldivar added a two-run homer in the second as River Park American opened a 5-0 advantage, but Delta climbed back to within 5-4 following Jonathan Arceo's two-run homer in the sixth.

Delta had the potential tying run aboard when River Park turned a game-ending double play to earn a rematch with Cambrian Park.

"We now have another shot at things," said Bob Casaroli after the win.

Cambrian Park, though, proved too strong, and used its big second inning rally to advance to the region tournament.

"River Park is such a great team," said Chris Bandanza after the tournament. "They are so well-coached, and we feel fortunate to have beaten them twice in the tournament."

"We gave up five runs in four games, so that shows the depth of our pitching," added the Cambrian Park manager. "And we can hit the ball a little bit, too."

Cambrian Park moved into the region tournament for the first time since the league's 1993 Northern California championship team. River Park American became that league's third team to reach the Northern California championship game. Prior to the league's split into two charters in 2013, River Park Little League won the NorCal championship in 2006 and finished as the runner-up in 2005. A River Park all-star team has reached the Northern California divisional tournament in every year from 2012 through 2015.

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  Winner's Bracket Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Cambrian Park 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 7 9 3
River Park American 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 6 1
  Elimination Bracket Final
Delta 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 8 1
River Park American 1 4 0 0 0 x 5 9 2
  Championship Game
River Park American 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Cambrian Park 0 7 4 x 11 10 0

2015 Northern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D3 - Mill Valley
D4 - Lafayette
D35 - Petaluma Valley
D53 - Napa American
D64 - Dixon

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Alameda (District 4)
At Will C. Wood School

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Napa American 6, Dixon 1
2 - Petaluma Valley 8, Mill Valley 4
3 - Lafayette 9, Napa American 1
4 - Mill Valley 8, Dixon 1 (elim.)
5 - Petaluma Valley 6, Lafayette 4
6 - Mill Valley 10, Napa American 0 (elim.)
7 - Lafayette 4, Mill Valley 3 (elim.)
8 - Lafayette 6, Petaluma Valley 5
9 - Petaluma Valley 13, Lafayette 0 (TITLE)

D1 - Red Bluff
D2 - Peach Bowl (Yuba City)
D26 - Redwood Empire (Eureka)
D47 - Chico Central
D48 - Susanville

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Chico Eastside (District 47)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Red Bluff 4, Peach Bowl 3
2 - Redwood Empire 10, Susanville 0
3 - Red Bluff 15, Chico Central 3
4 - Susanville 7, Peach Bowl 6 (elim.)
5 - Red Bluff 13, Redwood Empire 3
6 - Chico Central 14, Susanville 7 (elim.)
7 - Redwood Empire 5, Chico Central 4 (elim.)
8 - Red Bluff 12, Redwood Empire 11 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D14 - Centerville American
D45 - San Lorenzo
D52 - San Mateo American
D57 - Danville

Section 3 Tournament
Host - San Ramon (District 57)
At Memorial Park

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - San Mateo American 17, Centerville American 1
2 - San Lorenzo 6, Danville 3
3 - San Lorenzo 6, San Mateo American 5
4 - Danville 11, Centerville American 1 (elim.)
5 - Danville 6, San Mateo American 4 (elim.)
6 - San Lorenzo 10, Danville 4 (TITLE)

D5 - Carmichael
D6 - Rio Linda
D7 - Land Park Pacific (Sacramento)
D11 - Rocklin
D54 - Maidu (Roseville)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Rio Linda (District 6)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Carmichael 13, Land Park Pacific 0 (4 innings)
2 - Rocklin 9, Maidu 8
3 - Carmichael 22, Rio Linda 16
4 - Maidu 9, Land Park Pacific 3 (elim.)
5 - Rocklin 5, Carmichael 2
6 - Maidu 5, Rio Linda 3 (elim.)
7 - Carmichael 7, Maidu 5 (elim.)
8 - Rocklin 6, Carmichael 5 (7 innings; TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D9 - Hollister American
D12 - Cambrian Park (San Jose)
D39 - Aptos
D44 - Santa Clara Westside
D59 - Gilroy

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Hollister (District 9)
At Veterans Memorial Park

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Santa Clara Westside 8, Aptos 2
2 - Cambrian Park 12, Gilroy 6
3 - Santa Clara Westside 8, Hollister American 1
4 - Aptos 10, Gilroy 1 (elim.)
5 - Cambrian Park 7, Santa Clara Westside 2
6 - Hollister American 18, Aptos 8 (elim.)
7 - Santa Clara Westside 8, Hollister American 5 (elim.)
8 - Cambrian Park 7, Santa Clara Westside 6 (TITLE)

D8 - Delta (Stockton)
D15 - Amador County East (Jackson)
D67 - Manteca
D73 - Turlock American

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Tracy (District 67)
At Monticello School

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Manteca d. Amador County East
2 - Delta 15, Turlock American 14
3 - Delta 9, Manteca 8
4 - Turlock American d. Amador County East (elim.)
5 - Manteca 11, Turlock American 3 (elim.)
6 - Manteca 7, Delta 4
7 - Delta 6, Manteca 5 (8 innings; TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
D10 - River Park American (Fresno)
D34 - Porterville
D61 - Arvin

Section 7 Tournament
Host - Westside (Taft) (District 61)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - River Park American 15, Porterville 0 (4 innings)
2 - River Park American 8, Arvin 1
3 - Arvin 12, Porterville 11 (elim.)
4 - River Park American 10, Arvin 0 (TITLE)

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