United States Championship Game
US South
vs. US East

Thursday, August 26, 1999

How ‘bout them Alabamans?

South manager Tony Rasmus said his All-Star team was not expected to win"they weren’t expected to win in Williamsport, in the regional tournament, in the state tournament, and even in the district tournament.

Well, they won their district, state, and regional tournaments and they stood one win away from the Little League World Series Championship Game in Williamsport. But that win would have to come against defending champion Toms River, New Jersey". and they got that win Friday in front of 11,000 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Their 3-2 victory over the defending champs makes them the best Little League team in the nation. "I’m happy with where we are at right now," said South pitcher Bryan Woodall. "I’m not worried about tomorrow."

This U.S. Championship Game started on Thursday night and was postponed until Friday morning due to rain. One full inning got in before the rain arrived and the East had a comfortable two-run lead. Why comfortable? Because the East’s ace pitcher Casey Gaynor was on the hill. "There’s no doubt they had the momentum last night," said manager Rasmus. "Yet today I think the guys knew they could get to him. The rain delay did help us a lot."

"We wanted to face him," said Rasmus’ son Colby.

The South scored all three of their runs in the second. A two-out, solo homerun by William Gaston got things going. Then later in the inning, Brandon Monk and Zack Martin each had RBI singles. And that was enough for pitcher Bryan Woodall who had no trouble with the East hitters in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

 

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"My curveball was really on today," he said. "I knew I could hold them after we took the lead."

The South will now face the Far East on Saturday in the World Series. It seems fitting because the two teams get along very well off the field according to Rasmus. "We’re always talking and playing games," said Colby Rasmus.

"We’ll have our work cut out for us," said manager Rasmus. "We’ll definitely be the underdogs, but we don’t mind."

--Mark Rogoff
   Special Correspondent

 

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GAME SCORING
- Games Scores by Inning

BOX SCORES
-Home Team Box Scores
-Visiting Team Box Scores

PITCHERS
- Winning and Losing Pitchers

CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
- US South
- US East

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
US EAST
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
1
US SOUTH
0
3
0
0
0
x
3
6
0

Home Team Box Score:

US SOUTH
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Rasmus, Cory
c
2
1
1
0
3
1
9
0
Monk, Brandon
ss
3
0
1
1
3
2
2
0
Martin, Zack
1b-3b
3
0
1
1
3
2
1
0
Rasmus, Colby
p-1b
2
0
1
0
3
0
5
0
Woodall, Bryan
3b-p
3
0
0
0
3
3
0
0
Skinner, Eric
2b
2
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
Tidwell, Kyle
lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Gaston, William
rf
2
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
Owens, Heath
cf
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
Carter, Ben
ph-cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Acuff, Alex
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Smith, Jeff
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
21
3
6
3
23
9
18
0

Visiting Team Box Score:

US EAST
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Campesi, Eric
rf-cf-p
2
1
0
0
3
1
1
1
Gaynor, Casey
3b-p-ph
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
Burgdorff, Jeff
lf
1
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
Bernath, Steve
1b
3
0
1
0
3
0
2
0
Cappello, Dave
cf-3b
3
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
Casale, Mike
2b
2
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
Cunningham, Chris
c
2
0
1
0
2
0
8
0
Fontenelli, Chris
ss
2
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
Del Vento, Zack
p-rf
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
Cummings, Bobby
cf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jones, RJ
3b
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Egan, Derrick
pr-lf
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
20
2
3
0
24
2
15
1

Pitchers

Winning Pitcher: Woodall, Bryan

Losing Pitcher: Gaynor, Casey

US SOUTH
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Rasmus, Colby
1.0
2
2
12.00
1
1
3
0
31
16
15
Woodall, Bryan
5.0
0
0
0.00
2
8
1
0
64
48
16
US EAST
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Del Vento, Zack
.0
0
0
N/A
0
0
1
0
6
2
4
Gaynor, Casey
1.7
3
2
7.20
6
3
0
0
44
32
12
Campesi, Eric
3.3
0
0
0.00
0
5
0
1
40
30
10

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game


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