2001 Southern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results

Southern California Divisional Tournament



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2001

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Southern California Divisional Tournament
Host - Manhattan Beach (District 36)
At Marine Sports Park

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Section 6 Champions
Section 7 Champions
Section 8 Champions

Saticoy (District 63)
Northridge City (District 40)
Long Beach (District 38)
Oceanside American (District 28)
Saddleback (Lake Forest) (District 55)
Chino American (District 23)
Palm Desert (District 58)
Lakeside American (District 41)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round (Saturday, July 28):
Lakeside American 2, Northridge City 1
Saticoy 6, Chino American 2
Oceanside American 2, Palm Desert 1
Saddleback 6, Long Beach 4

Loser's Bracket - Round 1 (eight teams remain) (Sunday, July 29):
Northridge City 4, Chino American 1 (elim.)
Palm Desert 12, Long Beach 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals (Sunday, July 29):
Lakeside American 3, Saticoy 2
Oceanside American 5, Saddleback 2

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain) (Monday, July 30):
Northridge City 6, Saticoy 3 (elim.)
Palm Desert 6, Saddleback 5 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals (Tuesday, July 31):
Oceanside American 4, Lakeside American 3

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain) (Tuesday, July 31):
Palm Desert 5, Northridge City 4 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Finals (three teams remain) (Wednesday, August 1):
Palm Desert 1, Lakeside American 0 (7 innings; elim.)

Championship Game (Thursday, August 2):
Oceanside American 3, Palm Desert 1 (8 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

Johnny Jimenez threw a one-hitter and Wylie Szabo led off the top of the eighth inning with a home run as Oceanside American defeated Palm Desert 3-1 to win the Southern California Divisional Tournament at Marine Sports Park in Manhattan Beach.

Jimenez outdueled Palm Desert starter Simon Ortiz in the win. The right-hander struck out 16 of the 28 batters he faced, and allowed only Peter Ramirez's second inning home run to center field in a complete game effort.

Oceanside quickly tied the game following Ramirez's home run. In the third inning, Thomas Eukovich delivered an RBI double that scored pinch runner Tyler Varnals. Neither team scored again until Szabo's homer in the eighth. Following Szabo's blast, Eukovich singled, moved to second on David Carroll's one-out walk, and scored an insurance run on Mike Noble's line single to right field.

Oceanside's title game victory was the District 28 champions' second over Palm Desert at the divisional tournament. Oceanside edged Palm Desert on the tournament's opening day before the Riverside County team forced a rematch with four consecutive wins.

Oceanside's formula was similar in its two wins over Palm Desert. In the opener, Eukovich threw five shutout innings, and Jimenez and Josh Harris hit solo home runs a Oceanside emerged with a 2-1 win. Carroll relieved Eukovich in the sixth, and picked up the save with a game-ending strikeout.

Oceanside then defeated Saddleback 5-2 and edged Lakeside American 4-3 to reach the championship game. Palm Desert followed its loss with four wins, including three one-run victories. In the first win, Palm Desert hit six home runs in a 12-2 thumping of Long Beach. Chris Pierson homered twice, while Ramirez, Drew Flores, Ryan Galli, and Steven Aguirre also connected for Palm Desert. Palm Desert followed with a 5-4 win over Saddleback, and rallied from a 4-2 deficit to edge Northridge 5-4. Galli and Flores homered again for Palm Desert in the win.

Palm Desert then outlasted Lakeside American 1-0 in seven innings to reach the title game. Ramirez, who accounted for all of his team's offense in its final two games, led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off home run over the center field fence. Right-hander Ismael Gutierrez earned the victory, striking out nine and allowing six hits in seven innings of work. Lakeside's Gabe Lopez struck out ten, and allowed only four hits. He had retired ten consecutive batters prior to Ramirez's homer.

Oceanside American advanced to the West Region tournament following its win at Manhattan Beach. The Southern California champions ran their record to 18-0 with six consecutive wins, including a 12-8 decision over Green Valley LL (Henderson, Nevada) in the championship game, and advanced to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Oceanside reached the U.S. semifinals at the World Series before falling to the Rolando Paulino LL (Bronx, NY) by a 1-0 score. Following the World Series, the New Yorkers were stripped of their tournament victories due to a series of age and residency violations. The revelations came a week too late for Oceanside. The SoCal champions were awarded a forfeit win in their U.S. semifinal round game, but did not have the opportunity to compete against eventual U.S. champion and World Series runner-up Apopka National (Florida) in the U.S. championship game.

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Linescores:

  Loser's Bracket Finals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Lakeside American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Palm Desert 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
  Championship Game
Oceanside American 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 0
Palm Desert 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1


2001 Southern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

Southern California districts were re-grouped into new sectional alignments in 2001 due to the creation of District 66 in the San Diego area.

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D13 - Conejo Valley
D50 - Atascadero
D61 - Hanford National
D63 - Saticoy
D65 - Orcutt National

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Thousand Oaks (District 13)
At Colina Intermediate School

Tournament Results:
1 - Saticoy 6, Hanford National 2
2 - Orcutt National 11, Atascadero 0
3 - Saticoy 11, Conejo Valley 1
4 - Hanford National 13, Atascadero 2 (elim.)
5 - Conejo Valley 8, Hanford National 3 (elim.)
6 - Orcutt National 4, Saticoy 1
7 - Saticoy 5, Conejo Valley 4 (elim.)
8 - Saticoy 8, Orcutt National 3
9 - Saticoy 10, Orcutt National 2 (TITLE)

D16 - Foothill (Glendale)
D17 - Arcadia American
D18 - El Monte American
D40 - Northridge City
D51 - Parkview (Lancaster)

Section 2 Tournament
Host - East Altadena (District 17)
At Longfellow School

Tournament Results:
1 - Parkview 5, Arcadia American 3
2 - El Monte American 7, Foothill 5 (7 innings)
3 - Northridge City 8, Parkview 5
4 - Foothill 12, Arcadia American 6 (elim.)
5 - Parkview 6, Foothill 4 (elim.)
6 - Northridge City 3, El Monte American 1
7 - El Monte American 5, Parkview 1 (elim.)
8 - Northridge City 13, El Monte American 6 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D25 - North Venice
D27 - West Torrance
D36 - Palos Verdes
D37 - Westchester
D38 - Long Beach

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Mantattan Beach (District 36)
At Marine Sports Park

Tournament Results:
1 - North Venice 2, Westchester 1
2 - Long Beach 3, West Torrance 0
3 - Palos Verdes 10, North Venice 0 (4 innings)
4 - Westchester 2, West Torrance 0 (elim.)
5 - Westchester 4, North Venice 2 (elim.)
6 - Long Beach 5, Palos Verdes 0
7 - Palos Verdes 1, Westchester 0 (13 innings; elim.)
8 - Palos Verdes 5, Long Beach 4
9 - Long Beach 6, Palos Verdes 0 (TITLE)

D28 - Oceanside American
D31 - Escondido American
D32 - Clairemont Mesa
D33 - Tierrasanta (San Diego)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Clairemont Mesa (District 32)

Tournament Results:
1 - Oceanside American 4, Clairemont Mesa 0
2 - Tierrasanta 3, Escondido American 1
3 - Escondido American d. Clairemont Mesa (elim.)
4 - Oceanside American 11, Tierrasanta 1
5 - Escondido American d. Tierrasanta (elim.)
6 - Oceanside American 7, Escondido American 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D29 - La Mirada West
D30 - North Sunrise (Orange)
D46 - West Garden Grove
D55 - Saddleback (Lake Forest)
D62 - Seaview (Huntington Beach)

Section 5 Tournament
Host - La Mirada (District 29)
At Behringer Park

Tournament Results:
1 - North Sunrise 8, La Mirada West 2
2 - West Garden Grove 7, Seaview 2
3 - Saddleback 13, West Garden Grove 4
4 - La Mirada West 8, Seaview 7 (7 innings; elim.)
5 - La Mirada West 5, West Garden Grove 4 (elim.)
6 - North Sunrise 8, Saddleback 2
7 - Saddleback 11, La Mirada West 1 (elim.)
8 - Saddleback 4, North Sunrise 2
9 - Saddleback 6, North Sunrise 0 (TITLE)

D19 - Pacific Coast (West Covina)
D20 - Glendora American
D23 - Chino American
D56 - Yorba Hills (Yorba Linda)
D60 - La Puente National

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Yorba Linda leagues (District 56)
At Valley View Park; Yorba Linda

Tournament Results:
1 - Glendora American 13, La Puente National 3 (5 innings)
2 - Chino American 12, Pacific Coast 0
3 - Glendora American 7, Yorba Hills 3
4 - La Puente National 5, Pacific Coast 4 (elim.)
5 - Yorba Hills 7, La Puente National 2 (elim.)
6 - Chino American 6, Glendora American 4
7 - Yorba Hills 5, Glendora American 3 (elim.)
8 - Chino American 5, Yorba Hills 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
District Champions
in Section 8
D21 - Vineyard (Rancho Cucamonga)
D24 - Magnolia Center American (Riverside)
D43 - Blake (San Bernardino)
D49 - Hesperia National
D58 - Palm Desert

Section 7 Tournament
Host - Yucaipa (District 58)
At Bryant-Glen Sports Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Blake 5, Vineyard 4 (7 innings)
2 - Magnolia Center American 16, Hesperia National 5
3 - Palm Desert 13, Blake 3 (4 innings)
4 - Vineyard 8, Hesperia National 7 (elim.)
5 - Blake 11, Vineyard 4 (elim.)
6 - Magnolia Center American 1, Palm Desert 0
7 - Palm Desert 13, Blake 1 (elim.)
8 - Palm Desert 6, Magnolia Center American 1
9 - Palm Desert 9, Magnolia Center American 3 (TITLE)

D22 - Imperial
D41 - Lakeside American
D42 - South Bay (Chula Vista)
D66 - Valley de Oro (Spring Valley)

Section 8 Tournament
Host - Spring Valley (District 66)
At Sweetwater Sports Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - South Bay 13, Imperial 1
2 - Lakeside American 3, Valley de Oro 0
3 - Valley de Oro 4, Imperial 2 (elim.)
4 - Lakeside American 5, South Bay 3
5 - South Bay 3, Valley de Oro 1 (elim.)
6 - South Bay 4, Lakeside American 1
7 - Lakeside American 7, South Bay 1 (TITLE)




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