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2004 Little League World Series

 

2004 Little League World Series

The 2004 Little League World Series took place between August 20 and August 29 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. The Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curaçao defeated Conejo Valley Little League of Thousand Oaks, California (USA) in the championship game of the 58th Little League World Series, the first for the Caribbean island.


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
Thousand Oaks
West
Conejo Valley
Richmond
Southwest
Lamar National
Panama City
Latin America
Curundu
Willemstad
Caribbean
Pabao
Morganton
Southeast
Morganton
Preston
Mid-Atlantic
South Caroline
Kaohsiung
Asia
Shou-Tien
Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Mexico
Guadalupe Linda Vista
Lincoln
New England
Lincoln
Redmond
Northwest
North
Ottawa
Canada
East Nepean
Dhahran
Transatlantic
Arabian-American
Davenport
Midwest
Northwest
Owensboro
Great Lakes
Southern
Kutno
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Kutno
Saipan
Pacific
Saipan

Pool play

The top two teams in each pool move on to their respective semifinals. The winners of each will meet August 29 to play for the Little League world championship.

Pool A
Region Record
West 3-0
Southeast 2-1
New England 1-2
Midwest 0-3
Pool B
Region Record
Southwest 3-0
Mid-Atlantic 1-2
Northwest 1-2
Great Lakes 1-2
August 20
Midwest 4-10 Southeast
New England ppd. West
August 21
Mid-Atlantic 7-2 Great Lakes
Southwest 18-7 Northwest
Midwest 2-3 New England
August 22
Southwest 12-2
(5 innings)
Great Lakes
Southeast 2-9 West
Northwest 8-3 Mid-Atlantic
August 23
Midwest 0-10
(5 innings)
West
New England 4-5 Southeast
August 24
New England 1-3 West
Southwest 13-1 Mid-Atlantic
Northwest 2-3
(5 innings)
Great Lakes

International

Pool C
Region Record
Latin America 3-0
Asia 2-1
Canada 1-2
EMEA 0-3
Pool D
Region Record
Caribbean 3-0
Mexico 2-1
Transatlantic 1-2
Pacific 0-3
August 20
Latin America 12-2
(5 innings)
Canada
August 21
Caribbean 3-2 Mexico
Transatlantic 4-1 Pacific
EMEA 0-18 Asia
August 22
Latin America 9-0 EMEA
Transatlantic 0-1 Mexico
August 23
Pacific 3-6 Mexico
Caribbean 6-1 Transatlantic
Canada 2-7 Asia
August 24
Caribbean 3-0 Pacific
Canada 5-1 EMEA
Latin America 6-2 Asia

Elimination rounds

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 25 - Lamade (F/7)        
  Willemstad, Curaçao  9
August 28 - Lamade
  Kaohsiung, Taiwan  8  
  Willemstad, Curaçao  4
August 26 - Lamade
    Guadalupe, Mexico  0  
  Panama City, Panama  2
August 29 - Lamade
  Guadalupe, Mexico  6  
  Thousand Oaks, California  2
August 25 - Lamade
    Willemstad, Curaçao  5
  Richmond, Texas  8
August 28 - Lamade
  Morganton, North Carolina  2  
  Richmond, Texas  0 Third place
August 26 - Lamade
    Thousand Oaks, California  4  
  Thousand Oaks, California  3   Richmond, Texas  5
  Preston, Maryland  1     Guadalupe, Mexico  0
August 29 - Volunteer
2004 Little League World Series Champions
Curaçao
Pabao Little League
Willemstad, Curaçao

Notable players

Champions Path

Round Opposition Result
Caribbean Regional
Group Stage Philipsburg LL 13-3
Group Stage Virgilio Jiménez LL 10-4
Group Stage BVI LL 4-3
Group Stage Aruba South LL 4-1
Semifinals Elrod Hendricks LL 3-0
Caribbean Championship Aruba North LL 6-0

Notes

  • † Postponed (rained out)
  • ‡ Game ended by "mercy rule" (at least 10-run difference through 4 innings)

External links

  • Official tournament page
  • Review of championship game
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