2005 Little League World Series

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

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
Hawaii Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Northwest Region
West Oahu Little League
California Vista, California
West Region
Rancho Buena Vista Little League
Guam Mangilao-Barrigada, Guam
Pacific Region
Central East Little League
Chiba Prefecture Chiba City, Japan
Japan Asia Region
Chiba City Little League
Florida Maitland, Florida
Southeast Region
Maitland Little League
Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana
Southwest Region
Lafayette Little League
British Columbia Surrey, British Columbia
Canada Canada Region
Whalley Little League
Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao
Caribbean Region
Pabao Little League
Pennsylvania Newtown, Pennsylvania
Mid-Atlantic Region
Council Rock Little League
Maine Westbrook, Maine
New England Region
Westbrook Little League
Baja California Mexicali
Mexico Mexico Region
Seguro Social Little League
Venezuela Valencia, Venezuela
Latin America Region
Los Leones Little League
Iowa Davenport, Iowa
Midwest Region
Northwest Little League
Kentucky Owensboro, Kentucky
Great Lakes Region
Southern Little League
Russia Moscow, Russia
EMEA Region
Brateevo Little League
Saudi Arabia Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Transatlantic Region
Arabian-American Little League

Results[edit]

Pool play[edit]

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[edit]

Pool A
Rank Region Record
1 Hawaii Hawaii 3–0
2 Florida Florida 2–1
3 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 1–2
4 Iowa Iowa 0–3
Pool B
Rank Region Record
1 California California 3–0
2 Louisiana Louisiana 2–1
3 Maine Maine 1–2
4 Kentucky Kentucky 0–3

All times US EDT

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 19
A Hawaii Hawaii 7 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 1 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Florida Florida 7 Iowa Iowa 3 8:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
B Maine Maine 2 Louisiana Louisiana 3 11:00 am (Volunteer Stadium)
B California California 7 Kentucky Kentucky 2 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
A Florida Florida 3 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 1 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 21
B Kentucky Kentucky 8 Louisiana Louisiana 9 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Iowa Iowa 3 Hawaii Hawaii 7 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
B Maine Maine 3 California California 7 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 22
A Hawaii Hawaii 10 Florida Florida 0 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Iowa Iowa 0 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 15 (F/4) 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 23
B Kentucky Kentucky 2 Maine Maine 3 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Louisiana Louisiana 3 California California 9 7:30 pm (Lamade Stadium)

International[edit]

Pool C
Rank Region Record
1 Guam Guam 3–0
2 Canada Canada 2–1
3 Mexico Mexico 1–2
4 Russia Russia 0–3
Pool D
Rank Region Record
1 Japan Japan 3–0
2 Curaçao Curaçao 2–1
3 Venezuela Venezuela 1–2
4 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0–3

All times US EDT

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 19
C Guam Guam 6 Russia Russia 2 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
D Japan Japan 3 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Curaçao Curaçao 5 (F/8) Venezuela Venezuela 4 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
C Canada Canada 2 Mexico Mexico 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 21
C Canada Canada 0 Guam Guam 5 5:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Japan Japan 9 Curaçao Curaçao 0 7:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 22
C Russia Russia 0 Mexico Mexico 7 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Japan Japan 7 Venezuela Venezuela 4 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 Curaçao Curaçao 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 23
C Canada Canada 2 Russia Russia 1 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 Venezuela Venezuela 4 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Guam Guam 5 Mexico Mexico 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)

Elimination round[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                   
August 24 - Lamade (F/5)        
  Japan  11
August 27 - Lamade
  Canada  0  
  Japan  0
August 25 - Lamade (F/5)
    Curaçao  2  
  Guam  1
August 28 - Lamade (F/7)
  Curaçao  16  
  Curaçao  6
August 24 - Lamade
   Hawaii Hawaii  7
 California California  6
August 27 - Lamade
 Florida Florida  2  
 California California  1 Third place
August 25 - Lamade
   Hawaii Hawaii  6  
 Hawaii Hawaii  2  Japan Japan  4
 Louisiana Louisiana  0    California California  5
August 28 - Volunteer
2005 Little League World Series Champions
United StatesHawaii
West Oahu Little League
ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii

Notable players[edit]

Jurickson Profar (Willemstad, Curacao) - Texas Rangers - Infielder

Max Moroff (Maitland, Florida) - Pittsburgh Pirates - Baseball - Infielder

Andrew Stevenson (Lafayette, Louisiana[2]) - Washington Nationals - Baseball - Outfielder

Champion's path[edit]

According to the information provided at Unpage.com, the West Oahu LL won all ten of its games to reach the LLWS.[3][4] In total, their record was 16–0.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Nick. "Hawaii Wins its First Little League Baseball World Series Title". Littleleague.org. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lang, Andrew (November 23, 2016). "A Thanksgiving Journey for #Nats prospect Andrew Stevenson". www.TalkNats.com. Retrieved October 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hawaii State Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 

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