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2005 Little League World Series

2005 Little League World Series
Dates August 19–
August 28
Teams participating 16
Champion West Oahu Little League
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Runner-up Pabao Little League
Willemstad, Curaçao

The 2005 Little League World Series took place between August 19 and August 28 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The West Oahu Little League of Ewa Beach, Hawaii defeated the defending champion Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curaçao in the championship game of the 59th Little League World Series. This was the second time that the Little League World Series championship game was won with a walk-off home run.[1] Michael Memea hit it in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The tournament used two venues, both in South Williamsport:


Qualification

Between five and twelve teams take part in 16 regional qualification tournaments, which vary in format depending on region. In the United States, the qualification tournaments are in the same format as the Little League World Series itself: a round-robin tournament followed by an elimination round to determine the regional champion.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Ewa Beach, HI
Northwest
West Oahu
Vista, CA
West
Rancho Buena Vista
Mangilao-Barrigada
Pacific
Central East
Chiba City
Asia
Chiba City
Maitland, FL
Southeast
Maitland
Lafayette, LA
Southwest
Lafayette
Surrey, BC
Canada
Whalley
Willemstad
Caribbean
Pabao
Newtown, PA
Mid-Atlantic
Council Rock
Westbrook, ME
New England
Westbrook
Mexicali
Mexico
Seguro Social
Valencia
Latin America
Los Leones
Davenport, IA
Midwest
Northwest
Owensboro, KY
Great Lakes
Southern
Moscow
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Brateevo
Dhahran
Transatlantic
Arabian-American

Results

Pool play

The top two teams in each pool moved on to their respective semifinals. The winners of each met on August 28 to play for the Little League world championship.

 United States

Pool A
Rank Region Record
1 Northwest 3–0
2 Southeast 2–1
3 Mid-Atlantic 1–2
4 Midwest 0–3
Pool B
Rank Region Record
1 West 3–0
2 Southwest 2–1
3 New England 1–2
4 Great Lakes 0–3

All times US EDT

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 19
A Northwest 7 Mid-Atlantic 1 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Southeast 7 Midwest 3 8:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
B New England 2 Southwest 3 11:00 am (Volunteer Stadium)
B West 7 Great Lakes 2 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
A Southeast 3 Mid-Atlantic 1 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 21
B Great Lakes 8 Southwest 9 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Midwest 3 Northwest 7 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
B New England 3 West 7 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 22
A Northwest 10 Southeast 0 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Midwest 0 Mid-Atlantic 15 (F/4) 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 23
B Great Lakes 2 New England 3 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Southwest 3 West 9 7:30 pm (Lamade Stadium)

International

Pool C
Rank Region Record
1 Pacific 3–0
2 Canada 2–1
3 Mexico 1–2
4 EMEA 0–3
Pool D
Rank Region Record
1 Asia 3–0
2 Caribbean 2–1
3 Latin America 1–2
4 Transatlantic 0–3
All times US EDT
Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 19
C Pacific 6 EMEA 2 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
D Asia 3 Transatlantic 0 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Caribbean 5 (F/8) Latin America 4 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
C Canada 2 Mexico 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 21
C Canada 0 Pacific 5 5:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Asia 9 Caribbean 0 7:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 22
C EMEA 0 Mexico 7 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Asia 7 Latin America 4 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Transatlantic 0 Caribbean 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 23
C Canada 2 EMEA 1 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Transatlantic 0 Latin America 4 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Pacific 5 Mexico 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)

Elimination round

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 24 - Lamade (F/5)        
  Asia  11
August 27 - Lamade
  Canada  0  
  Asia  0
August 25 - Lamade (F/5)
    Caribbean  2  
  Pacific  1
August 28 - Lamade (F/7)
  Caribbean  16  
  Caribbean  6
August 24 - Lamade
    Northwest  7
  West  6
August 27 - Lamade
  Southeast  2  
  West  1 Third place
August 25 - Lamade
    Northwest  6  
  Northwest  2   Asia  4
  Southwest  0     West  5
August 28 - Volunteer
2005 Little League World Series Champions
United StatesHawaii
West Oahu Little League
ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii

Notable Players

Jurickson Profar (Willemstad, Curacao) - Texas Rangers infielder

Champions Path

According to the information provided at Unpage.com, the West Oahu LL won all ten of its games to reach the LLWS.[2][3] In total, their record was 16–0.

Round Opposition Result
Hawaii State Tournament
Winner's Bracket Semifinals Pearl City LL 4–0
Winner's Bracket Finals Hilo National LL 7–5
Championship Pearl City LL 5–2
Northwest Regional
Group Stage Murrayhill LL 17–1
Group Stage Northwest Ada LL 16–5 (5 inn.)
Group Stage Heights National LL 26–7 (4 inn.)
Group Stage Dimond-West LL 10–0 (4 inn.)
Semifinals Murrayhill LL 6–5
West Region Championship Northwest Ada LL 12–1

References

  1. ^ Williams, Nick. "Hawaii Wins its First Little League Baseball World Series Title". Littleleague.org. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii State Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 

External links

  • Little League World Series results
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