2004 Ontario Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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Ontario Provincial Tournament
Host - East Nepean (District 2)
At South Nepean Park

Pool 1 Participants
District 1 Champions High Park (Toronto)
District 3 Champions Current River American (Thunder Bay)
District 4 Champions Timmins LaRonde
District 7 Champions Brockville Legion

Pool 2 Participants
District 2 Champions East Nepean
District 5 Champions Windsor South Canadian
District 6 Champions South Ottawa
District 8 Champions Perth and District

NOTE: East Nepean qualified for the Ontario Provincial tournament as the District 2 champion rather than receiving an automatic host team berth.

The eight provincial tournament qualifiers were divided into two separate four-team draws. After round-robin pool competition, the top two teams in each pool advanced to single-elimination semifinal and championship round games.

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Tournament Results:

Pool 1 Bracket:

Round 1 (Tuesday, July 27):
High Park 22, Timmins LaRonde 0 (4 innings)
Brockville Legion 7, Current River American 4

Round 2 (Wednesday, July 28):
High Park 15, Current River American 3 (5 innings)
Brockville Legion 23, Timmins LaRonde 1 (4 innings)

Round 3 (Thursday, July 29):
Current River American 8, Timmins LaRonde 7
High Park 18, Brockville Legion 0 (4 innings)

Pool 2 Bracket:

Round 1 (Tuesday, July 27):
Windsor South Canadian 5, South Ottawa 2 (7 innings)
East Nepean 14, Perth and District 0 (5 innings)

Round 2 (Wednesday, July 28):
South Ottawa 4, Perth and District 3
East Nepean 5, Windsor South Canadian 2

Round 3 (Thursday, July 29):
Windsor South Canadian 10, Perth and District 0 (4 innings)
East Nepean 6, South Ottawa 0 (forfeit; mandatory play violation)


Pool 1 Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
High Park 3 0 3
Brockville Legion 2 1 23
Current River American 1 2 29
Timmins LaRonde 0 3 53


Pool 2 Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
East Nepean 3 0 2
Windsor South Canadian 2 1 7
South Ottawa 1 2 14
Perth and District 0 3 28

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round. Tiebreaking games will be held as necessary.

Semifinal Round (Friday, July 30)

High Park 6, Windsor South Canadian 2
East Nepean 13, Brockville Legion 3 (4 innings)

Ontario Provincial Championship Game (Saturday, July 31)

East Nepean 3, High Park 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

Alex Baldock threw a six-hitter and Jesse O'Byrne slapped a two-run triple in the second inning to lead their East Nepean Little League all-star team to a 3-2 victory over Toronto's High Park Little League in the championship game of the 2004 Ontario Provincial tournament.

East Nepean won all five of its games in the eight-team tournament, which it hosted at South Nepean Park. The Eagles later won the Canadian Region championship at Brossard, Quebec, and advanced to the Little League World Series.

In the title game, O'Byrne's triple down the third base line was the key blow in a second inning rally that opened the scoring and put East Nepean in front for good. Kyle Craig and Nick Gazo had both singled earlier in the inning, and scored on the drive.

The next inning, East Nepean added to its lead when Baldock reached on an error and later scored on Bini Kanvago's ground out.

High Park cut the lead with single runs in the third and fifth innings, but Baldock held off the Braves' powerful offense in the sixth to give the Eagles their first-ever Ontario championship. East Nepean, which was appearing in the Ontario championship game for the fifth time in the league's 49-year history, had fallen to High Park in the provincial championship game in 1989, 1995, and 1996.

High Park pitcher J.P. Anderson, who shut down East Nepean over the game's final innings, scattered six hits in a complete game effort.

East Nepean and High Park both won their pools with undefeated records in the Ontario championship tournament, though East Nepean had help. The Eagles dropped their final pool game to South Ottawa Little League by a 1-0 score, but one of South Ottawa's players failed to reach Little League Baseball's mandatory play requirements, and East Nepean was awarded a forfeit victory. South Ottawa's Chris Rybak provided the game's only offense with a second inning home run before the final result was reversed.

Earlier in pool competition, O'Byrne pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Eagles past Perth and District Little League 14-0. East Nepean built a 6-0 lead early in the game, and scored eight runs in the top of the fifth inning to put the game out of reach. O'Byrne had a bases-clearing double for the Eagles, while Matt DeLuca drilled a home run. The next day, Baldock and DeLuca shared the pitching duties as East Nepean edged the Windsor South Canadian Little League 5-2.

High Park had an easier time in pool play, scoring in eleven of their twelve offensive innings and overwhelming three opponents by a 55-3 margin. The Braves scored fourteen runs in the bottom of the first inning and added seven in the second in a 22-0 thrashing of the Timmins LaRonde Little League in the first round. High Park had thirteen hits and capitalized on six Lynx errors in the win. High Park used the big inning again in its next contest, snapping a 2-2 tie with eight runs in the third inning of a 15-3 win over Thunder Bay's Current River American Little League. High Park pounded eleven hits in the game, including home runs by Michael Lewis and Jesse Bartle. The following day, High Park completed pool competition with an 18-0 win in four innings over the Brockville Legion Little League.

High Park's offensive attack slowed a bit in their semifinal round encounter with Windsor South Canadian, but the Braves bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the District 5 champions by a 6-2 margin. High Park trailed 2-1 before plating three runs in the third and two more in the fourth. Jalen Harris pitched a complete game and homered for the Braves.

East Nepean soon joined High Park in the championship game, collecting twelve hits in a mercy rule-shortened 13-3 win over Brockville. DeLuca's two-run double in the third helped fuel a decisive eight-run outburst that gave the Eagles a 12-0 lead.

The next day, East Nepean edged High Park and became the first District 2 league to win the Ontario championship since 1988, when Ottawa's Pinecrest Little League won the last of its three consecutive provincial titles.

East Nepean eventually became the first Ottawa-area league to win the Canadian championship in the major baseball division, and finished third in its pool at the Little League World Series with a 1-2 record.

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Linescores:

  Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Timmins LaRonde 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
High Park 14 7 1 x 22 13 0
  Game 2
Current River American 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 6 -
Brockville Legion 3 2 0 0 2 x 7 6 -
  Game 3
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 11 1
South Ottawa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
  Game 4
East Nepean 4 2 0 0 8 14 9 0
Perth and District 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
  Game 5
Current River American 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 6
High Park 1 1 8 0 5 15 11 2
  Game 6
Timmins LaRonde 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
Brockville Legion 9 14 0 x 23 8 1
  Game 7
Perth and District 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 7 3
South Ottawa 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 6 1
  Game 8
East Nepean 2 1 0 1 0 1 5 8 0
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1
  Game 9
Current River American 1 1 2 4 0 0 8 7 3
Timmins LaRonde 2 0 0 0 4 1 7 10 3
  Game 10
High Park 1 5 7 5 18 20 0
Brockville Legion 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  Game 11
Windsor South Canadian 1 1 4 4 10 9 0
Perth and District 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
  Game 12
East Nepean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
South Ottawa 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 6 0
NOTE: East Nepean was awarded a 6-0 forfeit victory in this game when a South Ottawa player failed to meet Little League Baseball's mandatory minimum play requirements.
  Semifinal Round
Windsor South Canadian 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
High Park 1 0 3 2 0 x 6 9 0
  Semifinal Round
East Nepean 0 4 8 1 13 12 0
Brockville Legion 0 0 3 0 3 3 3
  Championship Game
East Nepean 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 7 1
High Park 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 0




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