2005 Ontario Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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Ontario Provincial Tournament
Host - Orleans (District 6)

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions High Park (Toronto)
District 2 Champions East Nepean
District 3 Champions Port Arthur National (Thunder Bay)
District 5 Champions Windsor South Canadian
District 6 Champions Orleans
District 7 Champions Cornwall
District 8 Champions Perth and District

NOTE: District 4 did not send a representative to the Ontario Provincial tournament because of district tournament champion Timmins LaRonde's role as the host league for the 2005 Canadian Region tournament. Orleans advanced to the provincial tournament as the winner of the District 6 tournament, eliminating the need for a host league slot in the provincial tournament bracket.

Click here to view 2005 district tournament results for Ontario.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Cornwall 4, Windsor South Canadian 2
High Park 7, Port Arthur National 2
East Nepean 19, Orleans 7

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Cornwall 6, Perth and District 3
High Park 9, East Nepean 6

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Port Arthur National 4, Orleans 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
East Nepean 6, Windsor South Canadian 4 (elim.)
Port Arthur National 8, Perth and District 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
High Park 3, Cornwall 0

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Port Arthur National 5, East Nepean 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Port Arthur National 3, Cornwall 2 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Port Arthur National 8, High Park 7
High Park 5, Port Arthur National 1 (7 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

Toronto's High Park Little Leauge scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Port Arthur National Little League, 5-1, in the Ontario provincial championship game at Orleans Little League's field.

With the win, High Park claimed its eighth Ontario championship in twelve years -- and its thirteenth overall -- and advanced to the Canadian Region tournament in Timmins, Ontario.

High Park reached the championship game with three consecutive wins, including a 7-2 victory over Port Arthur National on the double-elimination tournament's opening day. Port Arthur National won four straight games to earn a rematch, then forced the tourney to a final game with an 8-7 victory over High Park in the first championship series game.

High Park pitcher Connor Panas and Port Arthur counterpart Zachary Kotarac battled in the title game, and both pitchers switched positions due to international tournament pitching regulations after allowing only one run through six innings of work. High Park then loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, and took the lead on a hit batsman. The Braves added three insurance runs before reliever Jack Benson secured the win in the bottom of the inning.

Port Arthur had prevailed in the previous day's extra inning matchup, scoring twice in the top of the eighth and then holding on for an 8-6 win. The Thunder Bay league had led 6-2 through 5-1/2 innings, but High Park scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to force extra innings.

Jordan Adduono (three RBIs) and Ben Hubbard (2-for-4 at the plate) paced the District 3 champions offensively in the win. Reliever Hunter Galloway pitched the final two innings to earn the win for Port Arthur National, which won its third one-run game in as many days. Port Arthur overcame a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 5-4 win over East Nepean, then edged Cornwall Little League, 3-2, to reach the provincial championship game for the first time in the league's history. Port Arthur National had finished third in the 1980 and 1989 provincial tournaments.

High Park followed its opening round win with a 9-6 victory over defending Ontario champion East Nepean Little League, then reached the title game when pitcher Malcolm Lewis blanked Cornwall, 3-0. Cornwall, like Port Arthur, secured its best-ever finish in the international tournament by eventually finishing in third place. The River Rats had dropped their first two games in the league's only previous apperance at the provincial tournament in 2001.

High Park, which has enriched its tradition of success by finishing among the top three teams at the provincial tournament in twelve of the past thirteen years, won its first six games at the Canadian championship tournament before falling, 6-1, to Whalley Little League (Surrey, British Columbia) in the region championship game.

Follow High Park at the Canadian Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.




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