2006 Ontario Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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2006

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Ontario Provincial Tournament
Host - Windsor South Canadian (District 5)
At Veterans Memorial Park

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Ancaster
District 2 Champions East Nepean
District 3 Champions Port Arthur National (Thunder Bay)
District 4 Champions Timmins LaRonde
District 5 Champions Windsor South Canadian
District 6 Champions South Ottawa
District 7 Champions Upper Canada

NOTE: District 8 elected not to participate in the 2006 Ontario provincial tournament. Additionally, Windsor South Canadian won the District 5 tournament, meaning that no host team slot was needed in the tournament draw.

Click here to view 2006 district tournament results for Ontario.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
East Nepean 12, Timmins LaRonde 2 (4 innings)
Ancaster 4, Port Arthur National 1
Windsor South Canadian 9, South Ottawa 7

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Windsor South Canadian 3, Upper Canada 2 (8 innings)
East Nepean 10, Ancaster 0 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Port Arthur National 15, Timmins LaRonde 0 (4 innings; elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Ancaster 14, South Ottawa 1 (4 innings; elim.)
Port Arthur National 5, Upper Canada 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
East Nepean 11, Windsor South Canadian 1 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Ancaster 4, Port Arthur National 1 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Windsor South Canadian 6, Ancaster 5 (elim.)

Championship Game:
East Nepean 9, Windsor South Canadian 5 (TITLE)


Summary:

East Nepean Little League claimed its second Ontario championship in three years by defeating host Windsor South Canadian Little League, 9-5, in the Ontario provincial championship game at Veterans Memorial Park in Windsor.

The Eagles, who had finished fourth in the 2005 Ontario championship tournament, advanced to the Canadian Region tournament at Whalley Little League in Surrey, British Columbia.

East Nepean raced to an early 5-0 lead in the championship game, scoring twice in the second inning and three more times in the third. The Eagles added four more runs in the late innings after Windsor South Canadian trimmed the deficit to 5-3.

Pitcher Jason Langlois struck out nine batters in a complete game effort for East Nepean. The right-hander allowed seven hits while earning his second victory of the tournament.

Langlois had fired a no-hitter earlier in the tournament when East Nepean blanked Ancaster Little League, 10-0.

East Nepean's offence produced ten hits in the championship game, including five home runs. Tyler McIvor lead the Eagles' attack with three hits, including a double and a solo home run. Shawn Green, Langlois, Brandon Smith, and Jamie Burritt also homered in the win.

"Their hitters, one through nine, are very good," said Windsor manager Craig Balkwill.

Andrew Marra and Bobby St. Pierre each hit a solo home run for Windsor South Canadian.

Each of East Nepean's wins prior to the championship game ended early due to the mercy rule. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 12-2, four inning victory over Timmins LaRonde Little League. McIvor had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs. The Ottawa-based league capitalized on ten walks issued by Timmins pitchers, scoring eight runs in the second inning before adding four more in the fourth. Smith, Langlois, and Josh Walton combined on a four-hitter for East Nepean.

The next day, Langlois drilled a grand slam home run and pitched a no-hitter in East Nepean's five inning, 10-0 victory over Ancaster. Burritt added a double, while Green and Smith had two hits each. Langlois struck out ten Cardinal batters in five innings.

East Nepean then advanced to the championship game with a 11-1, five inning win over Windsor South Canadian. Green (3-for-4), Dale Carroll (2-for-2), and Langlois (2-for-3) all homered in the win, as East Nepean scored three or more runs in three different innings. McIvor held Windsor to three hits and struck out five batters in the win.

Windsor, which had opened the tournament with tight wins over South Ottawa Little League and Upper Canada Little League, earned a rematch with a 6-5 victory over Ancaster. Marra's two-run home run in the first inning sparked a four run South Canadian rally, but Ancaster tied the game in the fifth on Dylan Hurtubise's two-run shot. Windsor's Spencer Chase then snapped the tie with a solo home run in the top of the sixth before reliever Skylar Janisse earned the save with a perfect sixth inning.

"We had a great run," said Bilkwell of his team's performance.

"This is the furthest a South Canadians' team has gone in over 30 years," he added. Windsor South Canadian's only previous appearance in the Ontario championship game came in 1972, when Windsor defeated the Stoney Creek Optimist Little League, 7-3, en route to a berth in the Little League World Series.

"We thought we'd be in the middle of the pack, not second," added Bilkwell.

East Nepean reached the championship game in the Canadian Region tournament, winning three games in two days after finishing the round robin portion of the schedule in a three-way tie for third place. The Eagles were defeated, 10-0, by host Whalley Little League in the Canadian championship game.

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Linescores:

  Opening Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H
Timmins LaRonde 0 2 0 0 2 4
East Nepean 0 8 0 4 12 6
  Opening Round
Ancaster 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 4
Port Arthur National 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
  Opening Round
Windsor South Canadian 2 0 1 4 0 2 9 7
South Ottawa 2 1 0 0 1 3 7 8
  Winner's Bracket Semifinal
Upper Canada 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 5
  Winner's Bracket Semifinal
East Nepean 0 5 4 0 1 10 10
Ancaster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Elimination Bracket - Round 1
Port Arthur National 6 1 8 0 15 11
Timmins LaRonde 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Elimination Bracket Quarterfinal
Ancaster 6 5 3 0 14 14
South Ottawa 0 1 0 0 1 3
  Elimination Bracket Quarterfinal
Port Arthur National 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 7
Upper Canada 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
  Winner's Bracket Final
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
East Nepean 0 4 1 3 3 11 10
  Elimination Bracket Semifinal
Ancaster 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 7
Port Arthur National 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
  Elimination Bracket Final
Ancaster 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 5
Windsor South Canadian 4 0 0 1 1 x 6 9
  Championship Game
East Nepean 0 2 3 0 2 2 9 10
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 7




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