1985 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Muncy (District 12)
At Keiss Memorial Park

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

Franklin (District 25)
Montoursville (District 12)
Milton (District 13)
Lower Perkiomen Indians (Collegeville) (District 23)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Montoursville 3, Lower Perkioman Indians 1
Milton 2, Franklin 0

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Lower Perkiomen Indians 5, Franklin 3 (7 innings; elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Montoursville 7, Milton 2

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Milton 11, Lower Perkiomen Indians 0 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Montoursville 7, Milton 6 (TITLE)


Summary:

Montoursville pitcher Andy Shimp struck out Milton's cleanup hitter with the bases loaded and two outs to preserve hisa team's 7-6 title game win. Montoursville had overcome 2-0 and 5-3 defecits before snapping a 5-5 tie with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

For the second consecutive game, Montoursville's offense was aided by Milton's pitchers: Montoursville rallied from the initial 2-0 defecit to score three runs in the second inning on a hit, four walks, and a hit batter. In their earlier 7-2 win over Milton, Montoursville plated six runs in the fourth inning on four walks, an error, a hit batter, and two singles. Milton's roster included seven players from the 1984 state championship team.

The state title game marked the close of the remarkable Little League career of Milton's Greg Stover. Stover led his team to the state title as an eleven-year-old in 1984, then was 7-0 with three consecutive no-hitters in tournament play in 1985. His no-hitter string began in a Section 3 quarterfinal victory over Red Land, reached new heights in an 18-strikeout perfect game performance against Plains in the Section 3 title game (he also hit three home runs and drove in eight runs in the 11-0 victory), and continued in the state tournament when he no-hit Franklin. The Lower Perkiomen Indians Little League ended the string by managing two hits in his next outing.

In the state championship game, Stover -- who hit over .700 in tournament play -- led off the first inning with a home run, then was intentionally walked by Shimp three times. The final intentional walk demonstrated just how much respect the Montoursville coaching staff had for Stover. With Montoursville leading 7-5, Stover represented the winning run as he came to the plate with two runners on base and one out. Faced with the prospect of Stover pitching if the tournament came down to a winner-take-all game, Montoursville elected to walk Stover to load the bases and take their chances with Milton's second, third, and fourth place hitters. The strategy paid off, and Montoursville captured its first state title.

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Linescores:

  Opening Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Milton 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 2 -
  Opening Round
Lower Perkiomen Indians 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2
Montoursville 0 0 0 0 3 x 3 4 1
  Loser's Bracket Semifinals
Lower Perkiomen Indians 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 5 -
Franklin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 -
  Winner's Bracket Finals
Montoursville 0 0 0 6 0 1 7 4 3
Milton 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 3
  Loser's Bracket Finals
Milton 2 5 0 1 1 2 11 9 -
Lower Perkiomen Indians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -
  Championship Game
Montoursville 0 3 0 2 1 1 7 7 2
Milton 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 7 0


1985 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - French Creek Valley Mid East
D2 - Sharon National
D3 - Harborcreek
D4 - McKeesport
D6 - Waynesburg
D9 - Connellsville
D25 - Franklin

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

Tournament Results:
1 - French Creek Valley Mid East 8, Harborcreek 6 (8 innings)
2 - Franklin 2, Sharon National 1
3 - Connellsville 12, McKeesport 5
4 - Franklin 7, French Creek Valley Mid East 0
5 - Connellsville 12, Waynesburg 1
6 - Franklin 6, Connellsville 3 (TITLE)

D5 - Four Leaf Clover (Morrisdale)
D7 - Ford City
D10 - McKean (Bradford)
D11 - Altoona
D12 - Montoursville
D26 - Latrobe

Section 2 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Groundhog (Punxsutawney) (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - Latrobe 5, Ford City 4 (10 innings)
2 - Four Leaf Clover 8, Altoona 1
3 - Montoursville 5, McKean 1
4 - Latrobe 5, Four Leaf Clover 1
5 - Montoursville 7, Latrobe 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D13 - Milton
D14 - Red Land (New Cumberland)
D15 - Tunkhannock
D16 - Plains
D17 - Lakeland (Jermyn)
D18 - Valley West (Conyngham)

Section 3 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Milton (District 13)
At Feichtel Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Plains 5, Lakeland 3
2 - Milton 4, Red Land 0
3 - Plains 6, Tunkhannock 5
4 - Milton 6, Valley West 5
5 - Milton 14, Plains 0 (18K PERFECT GAME; TITLE)

D19 - Aston-Middletown
D20 - Quakertown
D21 - Levittown American
D22 - Conshohocken
D23 - Lower Perkiomen Indians (Collegeville)
D24 - Rotary (Pottsville)

Section 4 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Minersville (District 24)

Tournament Results:
1 - Levittown American 8, Aston-Middletown 4
2 - Lower Perkiomen Indians d. Quakertown
3 - Conshohocken 6, Levittown American 3
4 - Lower Perkiomen Indians 4, Pottsville Rotary 0
5 - Lower Perkiomen Indians d. Conshohocken (TITLE)




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