1956 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Region 3 (Pennsylvania State) Tournament



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1956

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

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Section 6 Champions
Section 7 Champions
Section 8 Champions
Wilkes-Barre North End
Upper Darby
Laceyville Roosevelt Trail
Lebanon
Homer City
Beaver
North Braddock
Masontown

Tournament Results:

Wilkes-Barre North End 4, Lebanon 0
North Braddock 5, Laceyville Roosevelt Trail 2
Homer City 4, Masontown 0
Upper Darby 4, Beaver 0
Wilkes-Barre North End 4, North Braddock 3
Upper Darby 3, Homer City 2
Upper Darby 4, Wilkes-Barre North End 1 (TITLE)

Consolation result:
Homer City 8, North Braddock 3

Summary:

Upper Darby and Wilkes-Barre both staged sixth inning rallies to push past their semifinal round opponents, and Upper Darby then used a pair of two-run homers to defeat Wilkes-Barre in the state championship game.

Upper Darby trailed Homer City 2-0 following Vince Lazor's two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Mike McCurdy answered with a three-run shot in the top of the sixth. Homer City threatened again in the sixth by putting runners on first and second, but Upper Darby pitcher Jack Hamilton snared Lazor's line drive and turned it into a game-ending double play to secure the victory. Hamilton struck out nine and walked just one in picking up the win.

Wilkes-Barre advanced by rallying past North Braddock 4-3. Don Marko's three-run homer in the first inning gave Wilkes-Barre an early 3-1 lead, but North Braddock pitcher Billy Elliot settled down to retire 13 straight batters between the first and fifth innings. In the sixth, Marko came through with a bases-loaded single to plate the winning run.

In the title game, Hamilton and Jim Shepley each hit two-run homers and winning pitcher Jim McGlynn struck out 12 and walked none in picking up the victory. Steve Reinblich homered for Wilkes-Barre.




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