1982 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Hazleton (District 18)
At Correale Stadium

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

Uptown (Pittsburgh) (District 4)
Somerset (District 10)
Berwick (District 13)
Middletown Athletic Association (District 21)

Tournament Results:

Semifinal Round:
Pittsburgh Uptown 3, Somerset 1
Middletown Athletic Association 4, Berwick 3

Consolation result:
Berwick 6, Somerset 0

Championship Game:
Pittsburgh Uptown 3, Middletown Athletic Association 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

After being held hitless for three innings, Pittsburgh's Uptown Little League bunched all five of its hits into a three run fourth inning as it defeated the Middletown Athletic Association 3-1 for the state title. Middletown scored in the first inning when Bill Vergan led off the game with a single and came around to score on three wild pitches. Uptown hurler Warnie Goodwin (10 strikeouts) settled down, allowing only one hit the rest of the way, and his teammates rallied in the fourth. Jim Thomas and Brian Dixon roped doubles to tie the game, and Mark Kerr then lined a two-run homer over the left field fence. Middletown pitcher Dan McLaren allowed two more singles, but escaped further damage.

Uptown advanced to the championship game by coming from behind to defeat Somerset in the semifinals. Willie Clay's two-run homer in the third put Uptown ahead, while Dixon slammed an insurance home run in the sixth. Winning pitcher Joe Thomas struck out seven and worked out of several jams. Somerset pitcher Andy Rush started strong (10 strikeouts in the first four innings) but eventually tired, as eight of the last nine Uptown batters put the ball in play.

In the other semifinal, Middletown scored all four of its runs in the third inning (Tom Riley's foul line-hugging home run opened the scoring), and then held off a late charge. Berwick scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, but stranded the potential game-tying run at third base as Middletown held on for a 4-3 victory.

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Linescores:

  Semifinal Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Pittsburgh Uptown 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 5 0
Somerset 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
  Semifinal Round
Berwick 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 0
Middletown Athletic Association 0 0 4 0 0 x 4 5 2
  Championship Game
Middletown Athletic Association 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Pittsburgh Uptown 0 0 0 3 0 x 3 5 0


1982 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - French Creek Valley American
D2 - Grove City
D3 - Union City
D4 - Uptown (Pittsburgh)
D6 - Appalachia (White House)
D9 - Luzerne National
D25 - Franklin

Section 1 Tournament

Tournament Results:
1 - Franklin 8, Grove City 7
2 - Union City 2, French Creek Valley American 0
3 - Luzerne National vs. Appalachia
4 - Union City 2, Franklin 1
5 - Pittsburgh Uptown d. Luzerne-Appalachia winner
6 - Pittsburgh Uptown 6, Union City 4 (TITLE)

D5 - Philipsburg
D7 - Ford City
D10 - DuBois
D11 - Somerset
D12 - Newberry (Williamsport)
D26 - Latrobe

Section 2 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Huntingdon (District 11)

Tournament Results:
1 - Ford City 6, DuBois 2
2 - Philipsburg 3, Newberry 1
3 - Somerset 3, Latrobe 0
4 - Ford City 6, Philipsburg 4
5 - Somerset 3, Ford City 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D13 - Berwick
D14 - Camp Hill
D15 - Tunkhannock
D16 - Nanticoke
D17 - Jessup Carbino
D18 - Jim Thorpe

Section 3 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Tunkhannock (District 15)

Tournament Results:
1 - Berwick 7, Camp Hill 0
2 - Nanticoke 3, Jessup Carbino 0
3 - Berwick 6, Jim Thorpe 1
4 - Tunkhannock 10, Nanticoke 1
5 - Berwick 11, Tunkhannock 5 (TITLE)

D19 - Newtown-Edgmont
D20 - Fountain Hill
D21 - Middletown Athletic Assoc.
D22 - East Norriton
D23 - Devon-Strafford
D24 - Minersville

Section 4 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Media (District 19)
At Media LL Field

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Middletown AA 5, Newtown-Edgmont 4
2 - Fountain Hill 4, Devon-Strafford 2
3 - Middletown AA 4, East Norriton 0
4 - Minersville 2, Fountain Hill 1 (11 innings)
5 - Middletown AA 4, Minersville 1 (TITLE)




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