1954 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Region 3 (Pennsylvania State) Tournament

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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Williamsport
At Original Little League Field; Memorial Park

Participating Teams:
Section 5 Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Section Champions
Camp Hill
Kennett Square KAU
Stowe Township Sto-Ken-Rocks
West Union

Tournament Results:

Camp Hill 4, Portage 3 (10 innings)
West Union 7, Farrell 3
Masontown 5, Kennett Square KAU 4 (7 innings)
Stowe Township Sto-Ken-Rocks 4, Wilkes-Barre 3
West Union 7, Camp Hill 2
Masontown 6, Stowe Township Sto-Ken-Rocks 5
Masontown 5, West Union 2 (TITLE)

Consolation result:
Stowe Township Sto-Ken-Rocks 6, Camp Hill 4


Masontown pushed across tie-breaking runs in their last at-bat in each of their three state tournament victories to emerge as the 1954 Pennsylvania champions. Masontown's toughest test was in their extra-inning opening round win over Kennett Square KAU. KAU's David Blake hit a pair of home runs to open a 4-0 lead after four innings. but Masontown rallied to win the game. Bill Fronczek's fifth inning homer cut the defecit to 4-2, and Ed Verbos and Fronczek hit back-to-back solo homers in the bottom of the sixth to force extra innings. In the seventh, Jackie Yakubic slapped an RBI double to drive home the winning run.

In the semifinals, Masontown blew 3-1 and 5-3 leads before finally subduing Sto-Ken-Rocks 6-5. Masontown's winning rally in the bottom of the sixth inning consisted of a walk, a sacrifice, and two Sto-Ken-Rocks errors. In the other semifinal, West Union belted three two-run homers to offset its shaky defense (six errors) as it eliminated defending champion Camp Hill 7-2. Don Dorman, Earl Dersham, and Jimmy Crocker provided the power for West Union.

In the title game, Masontown opened an early 2-0 lead before West Union tied the game in the third inning. The score remained tied through five innings, as Masontown leftfielder Murnis Banner made a spectacular catch (he slipped and fell, then caught the ball while sitting on one knee) to prevent a bases-loaded extra base hit and instead ended the inning. In the top of the sixth, Banner broke the tie with an RBI single, and three West Union errors plated two more runs. Fronczek picked up his second victory of the week by working the first five innings on the mound.


Semifinal123456 RHE
West Union214000- 796
Camp Hill200000-230


Championship Game
West Union002000-2

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