1960 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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1960

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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Williamsport

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Pittsburgh Hazlewood (D4)
Punxsutawney Groundhog (D10)
Plains (D16)
Levittown American (D21)

Tournament Results:

Punxsutawney Groundhog 2, Pittsburgh Hazlewood 1
Levittown American 3, Plains 2 (8 innings)
Levittown American 7, Punxsutawney Groundhog 1 (TITLE)

Consolation result:
Pittsburgh Hazlewood 9, Plains 1

Summary:

Joe Mormello and Jules Kalkstein pitched Levittown American to state, regional, and World Series titles in a 13-game run through the 1960 tournament season. In the state tournament semifinals, Mormello struck out 20 batters and allowed only two hits in Levittown's 3-2 eight inning victory over Plains Township. Chet Gardner's two-run homer gave Levittown an early 2-0 lead before Plains shortstop Ronnie Timko knotted the score with a solo homer in the third and an RBI double in the fourth. The score remained 2-2 until the bottom of the eighth, when Roland Clark and Kalkstein roped back-to-back doubles to give Levittown the win.

Punxsutawney advanced to the title game on pitcher John Spinelli's two-hit complete game victory over Hazlewood.

In the championship game, Kalkstein limited Punxsutawney to two hits, and Levittown scored in each of the game's first three innings to pull away with a 7-1 victory. Kalkstein tripled and scored to open the game, while Don Bickel and Kalkstein added RBI singles in the second. Bickel added a two-run single in the third, and Joe Fioranti laced a two-run homer in the fifth.

Levittown American went on to capture the East Region Tournament title at Staten Island, NY, by defeating Islip (NY) 10-0 -- Mormello struck out 16 and threw a no-hitter -- and Newton (MA) West LL 3-1. Kalkstein scattered two hits and Mormello slammed a two-run homer in the first inning to give Levittown an early lead in the title game.

Mormello and Kalkstein then led Levittown to three consecutive wins and a World Series title. Mormello set a World Series record (since broken) by striking out 17 batters in a 5-2 win over Pearl Harbor (HI) LL in the quarterfinals and Kalkstein scattered four hits in a sloppy 9-1 semifinal win over the New Boston (OH) Kiwanis LL. Mormello capped the tournament run by striking out 16 and hurling a no-hitter in the 5-0 championship game victory over the Fort Worth (TX) Northeast Optimist LL. The 1960 Levittown American LL was the last Pennsylvania team to win the World Series.

Linescores

Semifinal12345678 RH
Hazlewood100000 - 12
Punxsutawney Groundhog00200x -24

Semifinal
Plains Township00011000-22
Levittown American20000001-39

Championship Game
Levittown American122020 -78
Punxsutawney Groundhog010000 -12




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