1989 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Connellsville (District 9)

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

Ingomar (McCandless) (District 4)
DuBois (District 10)
Shippensburg (District 14)
Berwyn-Paoli (District 23)

Tournament Results:

Semifinal Round:
DuBois 3, Ingomar 2 (7 innings)
Berwyn-Paoli 9, Shippensburg 4

Championship Game:
DuBois 4, Berwyn-Paoli 2 (11 innings; TITLE)


Summary:

Mike Hilliard's three-run homer in the top of the eleventh inning lifted DuBois to its third consecutive extra-inning victory, as DuBois edged Berwyn-Paoli 4-2 in the longest state title game in Pennsylvania tournament history.

In the championship game, DuBois' Mike Gray (five hits, twelve strikeouts) and Berwyn-Paoli's Tim Brown (five hits, nine strikeouts) were both in top form. Both strung together shutouts for the maximum allowed nine innings before giving way to relievers. DuBois, which was hitless for the first 5-2/3 innings, finally scored in the top of the tenth when Chris Spangler drew a bases-loaded walk that forced in Hilliard. Berwyn-Paoli responsed -- and nearly won the game -- when Arash Bonakdar's double off the left field fence narrowly missed clearing the fence and instead scored Brown. Finally, in the eleventh, DuBois' Ryan Smith singled with one out, and Tom Thiebaud singled. After a forceout, Hilliard drove a line shot over the left-field fence to drive home the winning runs.

DuBois had also needed eleven innings to defeat Williamsport's Brandon Little League in the Section 2 title game.

In the semifinals, DuBois executed a double steal with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Ingomar 3-2. After giving up an early homer to Ingomar's Brian Moffitt and falling behind 2-0, DuBois pitcher Erin Henry settled down to retire 11 of the last 12 hitters she faced. Chris Smiley tied it with a two-run homer in the fourth before DuBois won the game in extra innings. Henry was the first female starting pitcher in Pennsylvania state tournament history. Berwyn-Paoli overcame an early 2-0 defecit to beat Shippensburg in the other semifinal game.

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Linescores:

  Semifinal Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Shippensburg 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 8 3
Berwyn-Paoli 4 0 5 0 0 x 9 8 3
  Semifinal Round
Ingomar 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 3
DuBois 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 5 1
  Championship Game
DuBois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 9 2
Berwyn-Paoli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 8 1


1989 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - French Creek Valley Mid-East (New Richmond)
D2 - Sharon American
D3 - Union City
D4 - Ingomar (McCandless)
D6 -
D9 - Connellsville
D25 - Franklin

Section 1 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Franklin (District 25)
At Miller-Sibley Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Union City 7, French Creek Valley Mid-East 1
2 - Ingomar d. District 6 Champions
3 - Franklin 11, Sharon American 1
4 - Ingomar 5, Connellsville 2
5 - Franklin 16, Union City 0
6 - Ingomar 1, Franklin 0 (TITLE)

D5 - Clearfield
D7 - Indiana American
D10 - DuBois
D11 - West Suburban (Johnstown)
D12 - Brandon (Williamsport)
D26 - Latrobe

Section 2 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Brockway (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - Brandon 11, Clearfield 0
2 - Latrobe 6, West Suburban 5
3 - DuBois 7, Indiana American 1
4 - Brandon 5, Latrobe 3
5 - DuBois 2, Brandon 1 (11 innings; TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D13 - Northumberland Acorn
D14 - Shippensburg
D15 - Wellsboro
D16 - Plains
D17 - Taylor
D18 - Franklin Township

Section 3 Tournament
Held at District Sites

Tournament Results:
1 - Franklin Township 3, Northumberland Acorn 2
2 - Wellsboro 3, Plains 1
3 - Shippensburg 5, Franklin Township 4
4 - Wellsboro 2, Taylor 1
5 - Shippensburg d. Wellsboro (TITLE)

D19 - Aston-Middletown
D20 - Lehigh (Bethlehem)
D21 - Middletown
D22 - Conshohocken
D23 - Berwyn-Paoli
D24 - Saint Clair

Section 4 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Slate Belt (Bangor) (District 20)
At Slate Belt LL Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Berwyn-Paoli 5, Saint Clair 4
2 - Middletown 7, Coshohocken 1
3 - Aston-Middletown 8, Middletown 0
4 - Berwyn-Paoli d. Lehigh
5 - Berwyn-Paoli 8, Aston-Middletown 2 (TITLE)




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