Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Little League All Stars: July 15 Updates

Touch 'Em All Tournament Updates - JULY 15:
Petaluma teams are still alive in the 9-10, 10/11, Junior and Senior District Finals. In the 11/12 bracket, Petaluma National lost a heartbreaker to Sebastopol last night. After a 20-1 pummelling at the hands of Petaluma National Monday night, Sebastopol dug deep and must have pitched a beaut last night in eeking out a 1-0 win over Petaluma to win the District Title.
Following are links to the Tourney brackets for each age group.  Little League Officials update these brackets as scores come in so this is your direct pipeline to the latest results.  I've limited the links to brackets the three Petaluma Little Leagues compete in.  For a broader view of who they might face in later rounds and how far each age group can go, click here.

9/10 Year Olds:   Petaluma National won the South Area Flag and plays Sebastopol for the District Flag tonight in Healdsburg in the District Final Tourney.  Earlier this week, Petaluma beat Sebastopol 6-4, but it was Sebastopol's first loss so they battled back through the loser's bracket, topping Petaluma 11-7 last night to force a playoff. The winner advances to the Section Final hosted by District 53 (Napa/Solano) beginning Saturday.

10/11 Year Olds: It's down to Rincon Valley and Petaluma Valley in the District Final Tourney hosted by Petaluma National. Each team has a win and a loss against each other so tonight's 5:30 game will determine the champ at the Petaluma National field on Kenilworth Drive between the freeway and the fairgrounds. The winner advances to the Section Final hosted by Petaluma Valley beginning Saturday. 
11/12 Year Olds (aka: Major League All-Stars or Little League All-Stars): The 11/12 or "Little League" series of tournaments produces the teams that play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA each summer.  Sadly, it won't include a Petaluma team this year either after Petaluma National lost a 1-0 game to Sebastopol last night.  The Sebastopudlians move on to the Section Tournament in Marin beginning Saturday.

Junior Division (13/14 year olds):  Petaluma Valley and Sebastopol play for the flag tonight in District Final hosted by Rancho Cotati. Valley edged Sebastopol 3-2 last night forcing a deciding game tonight. The winner advances to the Section Tourney hosted by District 4 in Concord.
Senior Division (15/16 year olds):  The number of players at this level drops off to the point that the three leagues combine to field one All-Star Team.  Their first stop is the District Final  hosted by Petaluma at Casa Grande High School where Petaluma has already notched two wins and plays for the flag tomorrow night.  They will face the winner of tonight's losers' bracket game between Healdsburg and Mark West. With no losses, Petaluma will have a second shot at the flag Friday in the unlikely event of a loss tomorrow.  Petaluma also hosts the next round, the Section Tournament that includes winners of three other District Finals.  That tourney gets underway Saturday.

About Little League All-Stars:
Little League organizes All-Star competition by age group. Although an age group spans two years, teams are commonly referred to by the older year in that group. The older the players, the further they can go geographically as a summer full of tournaments progress. The 11/12 year olds, the Juniors (13/14 years) and the Seniors (15/16 years) can progress all the way to World Series competition. There is also a regional All Star Competition for the AAA minor league level. That tourney wrapped up last weekend with Petaluma Valley as the winner.

1 comment:

  1. I love the scoreboard. Very nice !


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