2007 Ontario Provincial Little League® Tournament Results
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Ontario Provincial Tournament
Host - Erindale Lions (Mississauga)
At Springfield Park

Pool 1 Participants
District 3 Champions Port Arthur Continental
District 4 Champions Timmins LaRonde
District 5 Champions Windsor South Canadian
District 6 Champions Orleans

Pool 2 Participants
District 1 Champions Stoney Creek Optimist
District 2 Champions East Nepean
District 7 Champions Brockville
Host League Erindale Lions (Mississauga)

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 24):
Port Arthur Continental 12, Timmins LaRonde 2 (5 innings)
Windsor South Canadian 6, Orleans 4

Round 2 (Wednesday, July 25):
Windsor South Canadian 10, Port Arthur Continental 9
Orleans 9, Timmins LaRonde 7 (8 innings)

Round 3 (Thursday, July 26):
Windsor South Canadian 11, Timmins LaRonde 3
Port Arthur Continental 12, Orleans 11 (7 innings)

Pool 2 Bracket

Round 1 (Tuesday, July 24):
East Nepean 3, Brockville 0
Stoney Creek Optimist 7, Erindale Lions 1

Round 2 (Wednesday, July 25):
East Nepean 10, Erindale Lions 1
Brockville 6, Stoney Creek Optimist 3

Round 3 (Thursday, July 26):
East Nepean 3, Stoney Creek Optimist 0
Brockville 8, Erindale Lions 2


Pool 1 Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Windsor South Canadian 3 0 16
Port Arthur Continental 2 1 22
Orleans 1 2 25
Timmins LaRonde 0 3 32


Pool 2 Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
East Nepean 3 0 1
Brockville 2 1 8
Stoney Creek Optimist 1 2 10
Erindale Lions 0 3 25

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

In the event of a tie involving three or more teams, once the initial tie is broken, the remaining tied teams are again compared on head-to-head record to determine if a clear winner can be identified. If no clear winner can be identified from head-to-head results among the remaining tied teams, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is again used. This process is repeated until all ties have been broken.

Semifinal Round (Saturday, July 28)

Brockville 4, Windsor South Canadian 2
East Nepean 4, Port Arthur Continental 2

Ontario Provincial Championship Game (Sunday, July 29)

Brockville 5, East Nepean 4 (TITLE)


Summary:

John Kalivas' two-run double capped a four run fifth inning rally, and helped to lift Brockville Little League to a 5-4 victory over East Nepean Little League in the championship game at the Ontario Provincial tournament.

The victory gave Brockville its first Ontario championship since 1980, and advanced the District 7 champions into the Canadian Region tournament at Regina, Saskatchewan.

"It's really exciting because we haven't gotten out of the district in a while," said Brockville manager Dan Burns after the championship game. After winning 16 district championships in 18 years beginning in 1987, the Braves had not advanced beyond the district tournament in either of the past two years.

Brockville had lost to East Nepean, 3-0, on the first day of pool competition at the provincial tournament, but took an early lead in the championship game. Mitchell Doucette celebrated his thirteenth birthday with a solo home run to open the scoring in the second.

Neither team scored again until the fifth, when East Nepean struck for three runs. The Eagles, winners of two of the past three Ontario championships, took the lead on pitcher Brandon Smith's two-run double, then added a third run on a passed ball. Brockville responded in the bottom of the inning, as Dylan Bell slammed the first pitch of the inning over the right field fence to halve the lead.

Brockville then loaded the bases with one out, and re-took the lead after Smith reached his pitch count limit and was forced to change positions. A passed ball scored the tying run, then Kalivas drove in the go-ahead runs.

Brockville then escaped a final East Nepean rally in the sixth to close out the win. The Eagles loaded the bases with nobody out, and a sacrifice fly narrowed the Braves' lead to a single run. After a walk re-loaded the bases, Brockville induced a strikeout and groundout to claim the program's sixth-ever Ontario championship.

In addition to their 1980 title, Brockville won Ontario championships in 1959, 1971, 1973, and 1974.

"Once they got the lead, I like the way our kids responded," said Burns. "It's the sign of true champions."

Brockville won its final four games at the provincial tournament after the opening day loss. The Braves defeated the Stoney Creek Optimist Little League, 6-3, and concluded pool competition with an 8-2 win over tournament host Erindale Little League. Brockville then used single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to snap a 2-2 tie and defeat Windsor South Canadian Little League, 4-2, in the semifinal round.

East Nepean, which had won the Ontario championship in 2004 and 2006, swept all three of its pool opponents, then built a 4-0 lead before defeating Port Arthur Continental Little League, 4-2, in the other semifinal round matchup.

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Linescores:

  Round 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R
Timmins LaRonde 0 2 0 0 0 2
Port Arthur Continental 0 0 4 2 6 12
  Round 1
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 2 0 4 6
Orleans 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
  Round 1
East Nepean 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
Brockville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Round 1
Stoney Creek Optimist 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Erindale 0 0 3 2 2 x 7
  Round 2
Port Arthur Continental 0 1 4 0 4 0 9
Windsor South Canadian 0 0 0 7 1 2 10
  Round 2
Orleans 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 2 9
Timmins LaRonde 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 7
  Round 2
East Nepean 0 1 5 3 0 1 10
Erindale 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Round 2
Brockville 0 0 1 0 3 2 6
Stoney Creek Optimist 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
  Round 3
Windsor South Canadian 0 1 7 1 0 2 11
Timmins LaRonde 0 1 0 0 2 0 3
  Round 3
Orleans 1 9 0 0 0 0 1 11
Port Arthur Continental 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 12
  Round 3
East Nepean 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Stoney Creek Optimist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Round 3
Erindale 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Brockville 2 2 2 0 2 x 8
  Semifinal Round
Brockville 2 0 0 1 1 0 4
Windsor South Canadian 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
  Semifinal Round
East Nepean 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
Port Arthur Continental 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
  Championship Game
East Nepean 0 0 0 0 3 1 4
Brockville 0 1 0 0 4 x 5




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