1978 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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1978

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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Shippensburg (District 14)
At Doc Norcross Stadium

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions

Connellsville (District 9)
Newberry (Williamsport) (District 12)
Old Forge Lions (District 17)
Pennsbury National (District 21)

Tournament Results:

Semifinal Round:
Connellsville 6, Newberry 5
Old Forge Lions 4, Pennsbury National 3 (7 innings)

Consolation result:
Newberry 7, Pennsbury National 5

Championship Game:
Connellsville 8, Old Forge Lions 3 (TITLE)


Summary:

Connellsville became the first Pennsylvania league ever to win three consecutive state titles with an 8-3 triumph over Old Forge. 5'10" first baseman/pitcher Mark Blackstone led Connellsville to its state tournament victories by driving in all of his team's runs in the 6-5 semifinal round victory over Newberry and then hurling a complete game in the championship game.

In the semifinals, Blackstone hit a two-run homer in the first inning, singled in a run in the third (slicing Newberry's lead to 4-3), and put his team ahead for good with a three-run homer in the fifth. Newberry had jumped to an early lead by scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Blackstone took to the mound in the title game, and held Old Forge to five hits. He also hit a three-run homer and scored three runs. Connellsville pulled away by scoring seven runs over the course of the third and fourth innings. Greg Lonigro had three singles for Connellsville.

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1979 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - French Creek Valley Tri-Boro
D2 - Sharpsville
D3 - Warren
D4 - Ingomar (McCandless)
D6 - Waynesburg
D9 - Connellsville
D25 - Oil City

Section 1 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Connellsville (District 9)
At Dutch Bottom Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Ingomar 3, Waynesburg 2
2 - French Creek Valley Tri-Boro 4, Warren 0
3 - Oil City 5, Sharpsville 1
4 - Connellsville 11, Ingomar 5
5 - Tri-Boro 7, Oil City 4
6 - Ingomar 4, Oil City 2 (consolation)
7 - Connellsville 5, Tri-Boro 1 (TITLE)

D5 - Four Leaf Clover (Morrisdale)
D7 - Ford City
D10 - DuBois
D11 - Mount Union
D12 - Newberry (Williamsport)
D26 - West Deer

Section 2 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Latrobe (District 26)

Tournament Results:
1 - Newberry 2, Four Leaf Clover 0
2 - Mount Union d. DuBois
3 - Ford City 7, West Deer 2
4 - Newberry 4, Mount Union 3 (7 innings)
5 - West Deer 9, Mount Union 0 (consolation)
6 - Newberry 4, Ford City 0 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D13 - Snyder County (Middleburg)
D14 - Camp Hill
D15 - Roosevelt Trail (Laceyville)
D16 - Duryea
D17 - Old Forge
D18 - Hazleton American

Section 3 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - West Scranton (District 17)
At Shipley Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Camp Hill 12, Hazleton American 3
2 - Old Forge 13, Roosevelt Trail 1
3 - Camp Hill d. Snyder County
4 - Old Forge 7, Duryea 3
5 - Old Forge d. Camp Hill (TITLE)

D19 - Media
D20 - Southern Lehigh (Center Valley)
D21 - Pennsbury National
D22 - Horsham
D23 - Devon-Strafford
D24 - Railway Park (Pottsville)

Section 4 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Bensalem Ramblers (District 21)

Tournament Results:
1 - Railway Park 6, Southern Lehigh 5
2 - Horsham 4, Media 2
3 - Pennsbury National 6, Horsham 4
4 - Devon-Strafford 4, Railway Park 3
5 - Pennsbury National 17, Devon-Strafford 6 (TITLE)




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