2010 Southern California Divisional Little League® Tournament Results
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Southern California - North Bracket Participants
Section 1 Champions Moorpark (District 13)
Section 2 Champions Northridge City (District 40)
Section 3 Champions San Dimas (District 20)
Section 4 Champions El Segundo (District 36)
Section 5 Champions South Sunrise (District 30)

Southern California - South Bracket Participants
Section 6 Champions Rancho Buena Vista (Vista) (District 70)
Section 7 Champions Sweetwater Valley (Bonita) (District 42)
Section 8 Champions Victorville Ribbons (District 49)
Section 9 Champions Corona National (District 72)
Section 10 Champions Ocean View (Huntington Beach) (District 62)

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Tournament Results:

Southern California - North Sub-Divisional
Host - Central Redondo (Redondo Beach) (District 36)
At Perry Park

Opening Round:
Northridge City 14, South Sunrise 1 (6 innings)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Moorpark 7, San Dimas 6
El Segundo 3, Northridge City 0

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
South Sunrise 7, San Dimas 5 (7 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
El Segundo 4, Moorpark 2

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Northridge City 12, South Sunrise 1 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Northridge City 18, Moorpark 2 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Northridge City 9, El Segundo 0
El Segundo 6, Northridge City 5 (TITLE)

Southern California - South Sub-Divisional
Host - Tijeras Creek (Rancho Santa Margarita) (District 68)
At Tijeras Park

Opening Round:
Rancho Buena Vista 5, Corona National 2

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Victorville Ribbons 9, Sweetwater Valley 4
Ocean View 8, Rancho Buena Vista 4 (7 innings)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (five teams remain):
Sweetwater Valley 14, Corona National 6 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Rancho Buena Vista 5, Sweetwater Valley 4 (7 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Ocean View 4, Victorville Ribbons 3

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Rancho Buena Vista 10, Victorville Ribbons 2 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Ocean View 10, Rancho Buena Vista 9 (TITLE)

Southern California Championship Series
Host - Tijeras Creek (Rancho Santa Margarita) (District 68)
At Tijeras Park

Ocean View 8, El Segundo 6
El Segundo 1, Ocean View 0 (7 innings)
Ocean View 10, El Segundo 0 (5 innings; TITLE)


When Ocean View and El Segundo Little Leagues took the field in the final game of the 2010 Southern California divisional championship series, the two teams were evenly matched on paper. Each team had won once in the best-of-three series, with Ocean View grabbing an 8-6 victory in the first game, and El Segundo prevailing by a 1-0 margin in extra innings in the second game.

Each team had lost just once prior to that: Ocean View in an early-round game in their sectional tournament, and El Segundo when they were forced to the 'if' game in the North Sub-Divisional tournament. And both teams had reached the championship series on the strength of one-run victories in their respective Sub-Divisional tournaments.

But there was one factor that gave Ocean View a decided advantage.

"We knew we had our number one pitcher today, and we knew they were out of pitching," said Ocean View manager Tod Minato. "And our team scores runs in bunches. We don't play a lot of small ball."

There was nothing small about Ocean View's mercy rule-shortened, 10-0 victory in the deciding game at Tijeras Creek Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita. Pitcher Logan Pouelsen limited El Segundo to just two hits, and the first six Ocean View hitters all reached base and eventually scored in the second inning. The avalanche sparked an eight-run rally in which thirteen batters came to the plate, and essentially sealed the win for the Huntington Beach team. Ocean View won the Southern California championship for the first time since 2000, and for the third time in the league's history. The Southern California champions advanced to the West Region tournament, where they finished as the runner-up to eventual U.S. champion Waipio Little League from Waipahu, Hawaii.

"Logan (Pouelsen) pitched a great game," said Minato after the game. "The offense was tremendous tonight, especially after being shut out for seven innings the day before."

"The boys came in loose and confident," explained El Segundo manager Charlie Nootbaar. "But we basically didn't have the pitching we needed to win this game. We burned one of our best pitchers when we won the (North Sub-Divisional tournament), but we had to get here first. We knew it would be an uphill battle but when you face a quality team like this, you need your best."

Ocean View struck first when Nick Pratto delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning, and Hunter Jackson unlocked the floodgates in the second with a two-run triple. Six more runs crossed the plate -- Steven Gingery scored twice in the inning -- as Ocean View left little doubt as to the game's final outcome. El Segundo kept the District 62 champions off the scoreboard in the third and fourth innings, but Chad Minato's run-scoring double in the fifth pushed the scoreline to 10-0 and ended the game.

"I honestly think Southern California is the most difficult region in the country," said Nootbaar. "And I think it's harder to win Southern California than it is to win in San Bernardino (at the West Region tournament). You can see that by the number of Southern California teams that have gone on to the Little League World Series."

The two teams were much more evenly matched the day before, when El Segundo pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to squeeze out a 1-0 victory. Gingery turned in a stellar performance for Ocean View, allowing no hits and striking out twelve batters through six innings of work. The right-hander retired sixteen batters in a row at one point, and did not allow a ball to be hit out of the infield.

"When Steven is on, there's nobody better," said Ocean View coach Sean Pouelsen. "He did everything we could have asked him to do today. We just didn't score any runs for him."

El Segundo starter Tyler Smith was equally effective, scattering five hits and pitching into the seventh inning while keeping Ocean View off the scoreboard. He escaped a bases loaded threat in the third inning by inducing an inning-ending 1-2-3 double play.

"I thought Tyler pitched fantastic," said Nootbaar. "He had his curveball working. He was getting ahead of the count and letting guys make plays behind him. I though he was exceptional."

"In seven innings, we struck out twice," noted Sean Pouelsen. "El Segundo made 19 defensive plays. Any team that can make that many plays and not allow a run deserves the victory."

With both pitchers in top form, the key to the game was a pair of at-bats in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gingery retired the first two hitters before Jake Palmer and Lars Nootbaar both drew walks. Gingery quickly ended the inning with a strikeout, but the walks helped to balloon his pitch count from 63 at the start of the inning to the maximum 85 at the end.

"Getting away from (Gingery) was huge," said Charlie Nootbaar. "When you have a pitcher that's throwing as well as he was, you do whatever you can to get his pitch count up. Those were great at-bats."

With Gingery shifted to another position, El Segundo finally broke through in the seventh. Shortstop Dylan McDonnell singled with one out, then advanced on Ryan Graner's single. After a strikeout Jackson Stone delivered a walk-off double to right center field.

The game's dormant offenses were a reversal of the series opener, when Ocean View broke to an early 6-1 lead and held on to top El Segundo, 8-6. El Segundo tallied a run in the top of the first inning, but Ocean View responded in the bottom of the frame. Pouelsen led off the inning with a home run, then Chad Minato singled and Gingery doubled before a sacrifice fly made the score 3-1.

In the second, Hunter Simmons singled and Michael Gates walked before Pratto slammed a three-run homer. El Segundo narrowed the scoreline with three runs in the third inning, before Gingery homered and Armano Duarte added a run-scoring double in the bottom of the inning.

"Scoring eight runs against a very good pitcher... is very satisfying, and is a very good sign of our offensive abilities," said Tod Minato.

Ocean View had showcased its offense in the championship game of the South Sub-Divisional tournament, when the Huntington Beach team overcame a pair of deficits to rally past Rancho Buena Vista Little League, 10-9. Ocean View scored five runs in the third inning to erase a 3-2 Rancho advantage, and after the visitors reclaimed the lead with six runs in the fourth inning, Ocean View pushed across three in the bottom of the frame to earn the victory. Gingery paced the offense with a 3-for-3 evening that included a three-run home run and four runs batted in. Ocean View had defeated the same team in extra innings in the opening round of the Sub-Divisional tournament, then edged a tough Victorville Ribbons team by a 4-3 margin to reach the title game.

El Segundo earned the title in the North Sub-Divisional, taking two of three meetings with Northridge City Little League among their three tournament wins. Lars Nootbaar threw 5-1/3 shutout innings in El Segundo's 3-0 victory over Northridge in the opening round, and after dropping a 9-0 decision to the same team in the first championship series game, El Segundo pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth for a 6-5 victory in the final game. El Segundo starter Willem Mostert carried a shutout and no-hitter into the sixth, but Northridge scored five times in the top of the final inning to tie the score. Mostert then delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the frame to lift El Segundo into the Southern California championship series for the first time in the league's history.

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  Championship Series Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
El Segundo 1 0 3 2 0 0 6 - -
Ocean View 3 3 2 0 0 x 8 - -
  Championship Series Game 2
Ocean View 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 -
El Segundo 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 -
  Championship Series Game 3
El Segundo 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -
Ocean View 1 8 0 0 1 10 15 -

2010 Southern California District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D13 - Moorpark
D63 - Dos Pueblos (Goleta)
D65 - Orcutt National

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Arroyo Grande Valley (District 65)
At Santos Field; Soto Sports Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - Moorpark 6, Dos Pueblos 2
2 - Orcutt National 3, Moorpark 1
3 - Moorpark 6, Dos Pueblos 4 (elim.)
4 - Moorpark 8, Orcutt National 2 (TITLE)
5 - Moorpark 8, Orcutt National 4 (TITLE)

D16 - Crescenta Valley (Montrose)
D17 - Santa Anita
D40 - Northridge City
D51 - Quartz Hill

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Sierra Madre (District 17)
At Heasley Field; Sierra Vista Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Northridge City 13, Quartz Hill 0 (4 innings)
2 - Crescenta Valley 12, Santa Anita 6
3 - Quartz Hill 8, Santa Anita 4 (elim.)
4 - Northridge City 5, Crescenta Valley 1
5 - Crescenta Valley 8, Quartz Hill 5 (elim.)
6 - Northridge City 13, Crescenta Valley 4 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D18 - Temple City American
D19 - La Puente National
D20 - San Dimas
D23 - Upland Foothill

Section 3 Tournament
Host - El Monte National (District 18)
At Lambert Park

Tournament Results:
1 - La Puente National 4, Upland Foothill 3
2 - San Dimas 20, Temple City American 4 (4 innings)
3 - Temple City American 10, Upland Foothill 3 (elim.)
4 - San Dimas 10, La Puente National 5
5 - La Puente National d. Temple City American (elim.)
6 - La Puente National 11, San Dimas 0
7 - San Dimas 1, La Puente National 0 (TITLE)

D25 - West Los Angeles
D27 - Eastview (San Pedro)
D36 - El Segundo
D37 - Holly Park (Hawthorne)

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Central Redondo (Redondo Beach) (District 36)
At Perry Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Holly Park 4, Eastview 3
2 - El Segundo 7, West Los Angeles 5
3 - West Los Angeles 11, Eastview 5 (elim.)
4 - El Segundo 3, Holly Park 1
5 - West Los Angeles 10, Holly Park 6 (elim.)
6 - El Segundo 12, West Los Angeles 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D29 - La Palma Continental
D30 - South Sunrise
D38 - Lakewood Village (Long Beach)
D56 - Yorba Hills (Yorba Linda)

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Golden Hill (Fullerton) (District 56)
At Fullerton Sports Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - South Sunrise 8, La Palma Continental 5
2 - Yorba Hills 13, Lakewood Village 3 (6 innings)
3 - La Palma Continental 2, Lakewood Village 0 (elim.)
4 - South Sunrise 10, Yorba Hills 8
5 - Yorba Hills 13, La Palma Continental 4 (elim.)
6 - South Sunrise 5, Yorba Hills 0 (TITLE)

D31 - Solana Beach
D32 - Scripps Ranch American (San Diego)
D33 - Mission Trails (San Diego)
D70 - Rancho Buena Vista (Vista)

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Rolando (La Mesa) (District 33)

Tournament Results:
1 - Mission Trails 10, Scripps Ranch American 0
2 - Rancho Buena Vista 15, Solana Beach 14
3 - Solana Beach 9, Scripps Ranch American 0 (elim.)
4 - Rancho Buena Vista 3, Mission Trails 1
5 - Mission Trails 7, Solana Beach 0 (elim.)
6 - Mission Trails 9, Rancho Buena Vista 1
7 - Rancho Buena Vista 5, Mission Trails 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
District Champions
in Section 8
D22 - Imperial
D41 - Rancho San Diego (El Cajon)
D42 - Sweetwater Valley (Bonita)
D66 - Spring Valley

Section 7 Tournament
Host - Sweetwater Valley (Bonita) (District 42)

Tournament Results:
1 - Rancho San Diego 17, Spring Valley 4
2 - Sweetwater Valley 14, Imperial 8
3 - Sweetwater Valley 6, Rancho San Diego 5
4 - Spring Valley 11, Imperial 10 (elim.)
5 - Rancho San Diego 11, Spring Valley 10 (elim.)
6 - Sweetwater Valley 12, Rancho San Diego 3 (TITLE)

D21 - Ken Hubbs Memorial (Colton)
D43 - Newmark (San Bernardino)
D49 - Victorville Ribbons
D71 - Vineyard (Rancho Cucamonga)

Section 8 Tournament
Host - Hesperia National (District 49)
At Coleman Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Victorville Ribbons 10, Ken Hubbs Memorial 0 (6 innings)
2 - Newmark 6, Vineyard 5 (7 innings)
3 - Victorville Ribbons 6, Newmark 3
4 - Vineyard 19, Ken Hubbs Memorial 8 (elim.)
5 - Vineyard 8, Newmark 4 (elim.)
6 - Victorville Ribbons 5, Vineyard 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 9
District Champions
in Section 10
D24 - Orangecrest American (Riverside)
D28 - Temescal Valley (Corona)
D58 - Yucaipa American
D72 - Corona National

Section 9 Tournament
Host - La Sierra (Riverside) (District 24)

Tournament Results:
1 - Corona National 10, Temescal Valley 4
2 - Orangecrest American 16, Yucaipa American 2 (4 innings)
3 - Yucaipa American 5, Temescal Valley 4 (elim.)
4 - Orangecrest American 10, Corona National 9
5 - Corona National 17, Yucaipa American 2 (elim.)
6 - Corona National 2, Orangecrest American 0
7 - Corona National 6, Orangecrest American 5 (TITLE)

D46 - Stanton
D55 - Aliso Viejo
D62 - Ocean View (Huntington Beach)
D68 - San Clemente National

Section 10 Tournament
Host - Tijeras Creek (Rancho Santa Margarita) (District 68)
At Tijeras Park

Tournament Results:
1 - San Clemente National 9, Ocean View 0
2 - Aliso Viejo 14, Stanton 0
3 - San Clemente National 8, Aliso Viejo 3
4 - Ocean View 14, Stanton 0 (elim.)
5 - Ocean View 8, Aliso Viejo 2 (elim.)
6 - Ocean View 12, San Clemente National 2 (4 innings)
7 - Ocean View 10, San Clemente National 9 (TITLE)

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