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World Series UPDATE
August 14, 2008
Three semifinal berths up for grabs
With Florida's thrilling 10-9 win in extra innings over Maine District 3 yesterday, the U.S. South champ extended the region's streak of semifinal appearances to seven. At 3-0 with wins over Hawaii and Maine District 3, Florida can finish no worse than second in Pool A. A win over Canada today would give Florida first place.
Hawaii and Canada are both playing two games today, as the two teams' game scheduled for Tuesday night was rained out. Hawaii had yesterday off. Canada's off-day was Monday.
If Canada defeats Hawaii, it will clinch Pool A's second semifinal berth, as Canada could finish no worse than 3-1. If Canada loses to Hawaii and beats Florida, it would capture not only the second semifinal berth but first place in Pool A.
Maine District 3 isn't out of contention, either. If Hawaii defeats Canada but loses to the host, the host would still be viable, but would need Florida to beat Canada. That would give Maine District 3, Hawaii, and Canada 2-2 records. None of the three would have beaten the other two, so the ratio of runs allowed per innings on defense tiebreaker would come into play.
In Pool B, the possibility remains that three teams could end the day with 3-1 records in pool play: New Jersey, Curacao, and Texas East. If this happens, none of the teams would have beaten the other two, so the runs allowed ratio would be used to break the three-way tie to determine first place. After first place is determined, second place would be determined based on the remaining two teams' head-to-head result.
If New Jersey defeats Curacao, New Jersey would finish at 4-0 and win first place. If New Jersey loses to Curacao, it would finish 3-1 and need Ohio to beat Texas East to be guaranteed a semifinal berth. Curacao needs to beat New Jersey and Ohio to beat Texas East to be guaranteed a berth. Ohio needs New Jersey to beat Curacao and needs to beat Texas East. This would put Ohio, Curacao, and Texas East at 2-2 and force the runs allowed ratio tiebreaker. Ohio cannot win using head-to-head in a three-way tie.
If Texas East defeats Ohio, it would need New Jersey to have beaten Curacao to be guaranteed a spot. If Texas East defeats Ohio and Curacao beats New Jersey, then New Jersey, Texas East, and Curacao would have 3-1 records. The runs allowed ratio would determine first place and head-to-head between the remaining two teams would determine second place.
Senior League Baseball is a division of Little League Baseball for players ages 14 through 16. For the seventh straight year, the World Series will be held at Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine. This year’s series will run through Saturday, Aug. 16.
The World Series features 10 teams divided into two pools of five teams each. Five teams are winners of U.S. regional tournaments, representing East, South, Central, Southwest, and West. Four teams are winners of international tournaments, representing Europe-Middle East-Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Canada. The tenth team is the winner of the Maine District 3 tournament, the host.
Each team plays four games in a round robin format over a five-day period. The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round on the sixth day. The series ends with the championship game, which will be televised live on ESPNU at 3 p.m. and be rebroadcast at 2 p.m., Aug. 27 on ESPN2.
Glace Bay defeats Community Park, advances to Semi-final
Written by Mario Cangemi
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 16:55
Oakville, ON - The Glace Bay Tim Hortons Antoinans defeated Edmonton's Community Park Reds 4-1 to advance to the semi-final of the 2008 Canadian Senior Little League Championship tomorrow. The Antonians were led at the plate by Mitchell Campbell who hit a pair of solo homeruns.
Community Park couldn't solve the the Glace Bay pitching tandem of RJ Barrett and Mitch Campbell who only gave up 4 hits while striking out nine. Barrett got the win and Campbell got the save. Community Park's starting pitcher Dustin Crawley took the loss.
Community Park's Taylor Doucet was ejected from the game in the top of the sixth inning for a hard slide into second base.
Glace Bay's opponent in the semi-final will be the loser of the page playoff game taking place at 6:30 PM EST featuring the Whalley Chiefs from Surrey, BC and the NDG Senior Lynx from Montreal.
NDG defeats Community Park to finish round robin in 2nd place
Written by Brandon Clarke
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 15:05
Oakville, ON – The NDG Senior Lynx from Montreal defeated the Prairies champion Community Park Reds 3-1 in what was the final round robin game for both teams. With the win NDG finished with a 3-2 record to secure second place behind the 5-0 Whalley Chiefs. With the loss Edmonton's Community Park falls to 2-3 to secure one of the final two playoff spots.
The game featured little offense from either side due do strong pitching and defense. The Lynx were able to capitalize on their chances in a game that featured very few.
Matthew Chiovitti opened the scoring for the Lynx in the third inning with an RBI double off of Reds starter Kyle Harris.
Defensive errors would cost the Reds another run in the fourth inning when a wild throw to first-base lead to a close play at the plate as Lynx base-runner Danilo Cardoza slid in safely to make the game 2-0 for the Lynx.
The Reds came back in the bottom of the fifth inning when Reds outfielder Mike Bayans drove in a run with a sac fly to make the game 2-1.
The Reds looked to tie the game in the sixth inning with the tying run on third base and none out. With the lead at stake, Lynx starter Remel Chris-Ong pitched his way out of the jam with two strikeouts and a ground out to end the inning.
The Lynx would go on to add an insurance run in the top of the seventh with an RBI single from Matthew Chiovitti. Chiovitti’s second RBI hit of the game.
With a two run lead the Lynx looked to substitute pitcher Jeremi Roch to close the game. Roch shut the Reds down in a one-two-thee inning with two strikeouts and a ground out to give the Lynx the win.
Lynx starter Remel Chris-Ong earned the win bringing his tournament record to 2-0. Lynx pitcher Jeremi Roch earned the save, his first in one opportunity. Reds starter Kyle Harris suffered the loss despite having a strong outing on the mound. Harris’ record is 1-1 in the tournament.
With the win NDG will now play the Whalley Chiefs in the 1st Place vs. 2nd Place playoff game tomorrow, with the winner moving directly to Friday's Championship final. The loser will move to the semi-final vs. the winner of the 3rd Place vs. 4th Place playoff game.
|Written by Mario Cangemi |
Monday, 04 August 2008 22:05
Oakville, ON - The Glace bay Tim Hortons Antonians improved the record to 2-2 at the 2008 Canadian Senior Little League Championship with an 8-2 win over the Community Park Reds from Edmonton. Going into the final day of the round robin portion of the tournament, the Glace Bay win coupled with the loss by Community Park creates a log jam in the playoff picture. Four teams, Glace Bay, Community Park, NDG Lynx and the host Oakville team all sport 2-2 records.
The Glace Bay-Community Park matchup was a hotly contested game with emotions running high on both sides and with the specators from both teams.
Glace Bay was led at the plate and on the mound by hard-throwing right-hander Jeff Conn. Conn pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up just two hits while striking out 10 to earn the win. His record is now 1-1 for the tournament. At the plate Conn went 1-for-3 with a two-run homerun, his third of the tournament.
Community Park didn't help themselves committing ten errors in the contest. Starting pitcher Tyler Doucet took the loss. Paul MacKenzie of Community Park was ejected from the game for arguing with an umpire after he was called out in a close play at second base.
Oakville, ON - In the first extra-inning game of the tournament, the Community Park Reds from Edmonton defeated the Orleans Red Sox 8-7.
Orleans fought back from a 7-4 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game taking advantage of the Community Park pitchers who struggled to find the strikezone walking four batters. A two run single to left by Jason Foucault scored to of the wlaked batters to force an extra-inning.
Community Park scored in the top of the eighth after Orleans rightfielder Spencer Rodd misplayed a high flyball by leadoff hitter Kyle Harris. Harris eventually came aroound to score on a double to left field by Byron Turba. Community Park and then shutdown the Orleans offence in the bottom of the eighth to win the game.
Winning pitcher was Cody Jennings. The losing pitcher was Jason Foucault.
Community Park is now 2-1 in round robin play while Orleans falls to 0-3. In the next round, Community Park takes on Glace Bay and Orleans plays Orleans plays Whalley.
THE FIRST ONE IS IN THE BOOKS!!!
The Reds get their first win at Nationals.
The Reds showed their mettle playing the host team from Oakville and earned a 9 - 6 victory. Updates and box scores to come.
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Oakville, ON – The Community Park Reds from Edmonton, Alberta defeated the host team Oakville Whitecaps 9-6 in their second game of the 2008 Canadian Senior Little League Championship on Saturday night.
Reds starter Kyle Harris struggled to hit the strike zone early in the game but was able to work out of his jams to keep the Whitecaps scoreless until the fourth inning.
The Reds offence exploded in the third inning scoring seven runs against their opponents. Two-run doubles from both Kyle Harris and Cody Jennings lead the offensive assault against Whitecaps pitcher Sonu Lall.
The Whitecaps responded with four runs during the fourth and fifth innings including a three run home run to right field from Christian Simone that cut the Reds’ lead in half.
The Reds swung the momentum back onto their side by adding two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning to increase their lead to 9-4.
The Whitecaps fell short of a comeback despite adding two more runs in the bottom of the seventh. Their boundless efforts to win brought the game to a tense and dramatic finish. The Reds were able to hold off their opponents valiant rally efforts with good pitching and well-executed defense.
Reds starting pitcher Kyle Harris earned his first win of the tournament bringing his record to 1-0. Whitecaps starter Sonu Lall was handed the loss making his record 0-1.
The win brings the Reds record to 1-1 in the tournament. The host team Whitecaps are also at 1-1.
The Reds next match is against the Orleans Red Sox while the Whitecaps take on Glace Bay.
Well the tournament has started!!
The boys started off their run at Nationals against the team representing BC (Whalley Chiefs). The Reds knew they were in tough going into this game. Not only where the boys facing last years Canadian representatives in the World Series, they faced Chris Fisher as BC’s starting pitcher! “Fish” has already thrown in two World Series for Team Canada and has definitely shown he has a future in MLB by striking out 9 of the 13 batters he faced.
This Reds team knows what it takes to win and their work has only just begun!