1997 New Jersey State Little League® Tournament Results
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New Jersey State Tournament
Host - Little Ferry-South Hackensack (District 6)
At Charles Mastik Memorial Field

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions North Hunterdon (High Bridge) (District 17)
Section 2 Champions Nutley American (District 8)
Section 3 Champions Ocean Township North (District 11)
Section 4 Champions Cherry Hill American (District 13)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
North Hunterdon 4, Nutley American 2
Cherry Hill American 3, Ocean Township North 1

Elimination Bracket Semifinals (four teams remain):
Ocean Township North 7, Nutley American 0 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
North Hunterdon 7, Cherry Hill American 5

Elimination Bracket Finals (three teams remain):
Cherry Hill American 7, Ocean Township North 1 (elim.)

Championship Game:
North Hunterdon 10, Cherry Hill American 7 (TITLE)


Summary:

North Hunterdon qualified for the state tournament for a third consecutive year, and brought home its first ever state title by outslugging Cherry Hill American 10-7 in the championship game. Drew Mazura belted three title-game home runs, and Dave Hoffman clubbed a pair of his own. Both players homered in the first inning, with Mazura's three-run blast and Hoffman's solo shot staking North Hunterdon to a lead it wound not relinquish.

North Hunterdon's three straight Section 1 titles is the second longest such streak in New Jersey history. Morristown National won four consecutive Section 1 crowns from 1988-1991. North Hunterdon's four state tournament appearances -- the other was in 1957 -- tied the league for the fifth highest number of state tournament qualifiers in New Jersey Little League history.

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1997 New Jersey District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Rockaway Township
D2 - Pequannock
D4 - River Edge
D17 - North Hunterdon (High Bridge)
D20 - Sparta

Section 1 Tournament
Host - North Hunterdon (High Bridge) (District 17)

Tournament Results:
1 - Sparta 1, Pequannock 0
2 - River Edge 2, Rockaway Township 1
3 - North Hunterdon 8, Sparta 2
4 - Rockaway Township 10, Pequannock 0 (4 innings; elim.)
5 - Sparta 11, Rockaway Township 1 (5 innings; elim.)
6 - North Hunterdon d. River Edge
7 - Sparta 11, River Edge 7 (elim.)
8 - North Hunterdon 8, Sparta 2 (TITLE)

D5 - Garfield American
D6 - Ridgefield
D7 - West New York American
D8 - Nutley American
D9 - Union American

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Belleville (District 8)

Tournament Results:
Nutley American won the Section 2 Tournament.

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District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D10 - Madison Park
D11 - Ocean Township North
D12 - Florence
D18 - Toms River East National
D19 - Freehold Township

Section 3 Tournament
Championship Game Host - HTRBA (Mercerville) (District 12)

Tournament Results:
1 - Toms River East National 12, Freehold Township 10 (7 innings)
2 - Madison Park 4, Florence 1
3 - Ocean Township North 13, Toms River East National 2
4 - Freehold Township 15, Florence 13 (elim.)
5 - Toms River East National 5, Freehold Township 1 (elim.)
6 - Ocean Township North 7, Madison Park 3
7 - Toms River East National 4, Madison Park 2 (elim.)
8 - Ocean Township North 5, Toms River East National 1 (TITLE)

D3 - South Vineland
D13 - Cherry Hill American
D14 - Barrington
D15 - Deptford Township
D16 - Somers Point
D21 - Franklin Township

Section 4 Tournament
Held at Multiple Sites
Championship Game Host - Monroe Township (District 21)

Tournament Results:
1 - Deptford Township 4, Somers Point 3
2 - Franklin Township 10, Cherry Hill American 5
3 - Barrington 5, Deptford Township 4
4 - South Vineland d. Franklin Township
5 - Somers Point 3, Franklin Township 0 (elim.)
6 - Cherry Hill American 10, Deptford Township 5 (elim.)
7 - Cherry Hill American 5, Somers Point 2 (elim.)
8 - South Vineland 11, Barrington 2
9 - Cherry Hill American d. Barrington (elim.)
10 - Cherry Hill American 5, South Vineland 4
11 - Cherry Hill American 4, South Vineland 1 (7 innings; TITLE)




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