1967 New Jersey State Little League® Tournament Results
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New Jersey State Tournament
Host - Toms River

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions Bergenfield American (District 4)
Section 2 Champions West New York American (District 7)
Section 3 Champions Franklin Township (District 10)
Section 4 Champions Audubon (District 14)

Tournament Results:

Semifinal Round:
West New York American 4, Bergenfield American 2
Franklin Township 1, Audubon 0

Consolation Game:
Bergenfield American 6, Audubon 4

Championship Game:
West New York American 11, Franklin Township 0 (TITLE)


West New York American raced to an 11-0 lead before Franklin Township got its first hit in the 1967 New Jersey title game. Catcher Ken Wilson sparked the West New York offense with a two-run double in the first and a homer that capped a six-run second inning outburst. Pitcher Bruce Sabatini won his fourth game in tournament play, pitching a complete game and allowing only two hits.

In the semifinals, Bergenfield American and West New York American were deadlocked 2-2 in the sixth inning when Wilson, having been given new life when the Bergenfield thirdbaseman dropped his foul popup, slammed a double into right-center field to score Cisco Gonzales with the go-ahead run. West New York had plated unearned runs in the first and fourth innings.

West New York American -- which won the state title for the second year in a row and for the third time in eight years -- narrowly missed a second consecutive trip to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania when it lost the Eastern Region championship game 1-0 to the Newtown-Edgemont Little League (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania).

Follow West New York American at the Eastern Region Tournament -- click here to view results.

1967 New Jersey District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Denville
D2 - Wayne American
D3 - Ridgewood National
D4 - Bergenfield American

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Pequannock (District 2)

Tournament Results:
1 - Denville 1, Ridgewood National 0
2 - Bergenfield American 2, Wayne American 0
3 - Bergenfield American 4, Denville 2 (TITLE)

D5 - Wallington
D6 - Ridgefield Park
D7 - West New York American
D8 - Harrison

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Belleville (District 8)

Tournament Results:
1 - Ridgefield Park 7, Wallington 6
2 - West New York American 7, Harrison 2
3 - West New York American d. Ridgefield Park (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D9 - Union Central
D10 - Franklin Township
D11 - Toms River
D12 - Ewing Township National
D17 - Bound Brook

Section 3 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Irvington (District 9)
At Sayen Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Franklin Township 10, Union Central 1
2 - Ewing Township National 3, Toms River 2
3 - Franklin Township 6, Bound Brook 4
4 - Franklin Township 12, Ewing Township National 0 (TITLE)

D13 - Maple Shade
D14 - Audubon
D15 - Pennsville
D16 - Margate City

Section 4 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Audubon (District 14)

Tournament Results:
1 - Margate City 7, Pennsville 6 (7 innings)
2 - Audubon 3, Maple Shade 1
3 - Audubon 11, Margate City 0 (TITLE)

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