1996 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results

Pennsylvania State Tournament



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1996

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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Newtown-Edgmont (District 19)
At Dr. Gil Heggastead Memorial Field

Participating Teams
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions

Somerset (District 11)
Franklin (District 25)
Railway Park (Pottsville) (District 24)
Hazle Township (District 18)
Upper Darby (District 19)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Franklin 4, Railway Park 2

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Hazle Township 12, Somerset 3
Franklin 7, Upper Darby 5

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals:
Railway Park 3, Somerset 1 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Upper Darby 5, Railway Park 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Hazle Township 10, Franklin 5

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Franklin 11, Upper Darby 0 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Franklin 4, Hazle Township 1
Franklin 11, Hazle Township 0 (TITLE)


Summary:

A 10-5 loss to Hazle Township served as a wake-up call for Franklin, which proceeded to allow only one run over its next three games to claim its third consecutive Pennsylvania state championship.

Franklin struggled early in its first two tournament games. The defending champs needed Adam Frederick's tie-breaking two-run homer in the fourth to edge Railway Park in their opener, and Adam Huan rescued Franklin the next day with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning that erased a 5-3 Upper Darby lead.

Hazle Township then used three homers to open up a 10-1 lead in its victory over Franklin. Following the loss, Franklin pitchers Haun and Travis McGuire combined to allow only one run and six hits over the next three games as Franklin eliminated Upper Darby (a combined no-hitter) and swept Hazle Township (Haun's four-hitter and McGuire's title-clinching two-hit shutout). Haun, who hit .428 with five home runs in the state tournament, broke the title game open with a second-inning grand slam, while Frederick (.571 with five doubles and two homers in the tourney) was 3-for-3. Chris Sandieson added a home run. Franklin became the first Pennsylvania league since Connellsville in 1976-78 to win three consecutive state titles.

At the Eastern Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut, Franklin dropped its opener to the Southington Northern Little League (Connecticut), then proceeded to win seven consecutive games to force a winner-take-all showdown with eventual U.S. champion Cranston Western Little League (Rhode Island). After a dramatic diving catch by Cranston's reserve left fielder prevented Franklin from winning the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, Franklin lost the regional title game 4-1 on a three-run homer in the seventh inning.

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1996 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D4 - Moon Township
D5 - Big Valley (Siglersville)
D9 - Connellsville
D11 - Somerset
D26 - Latrobe

Section 1 Tournament
Championship Game Host - Somerset (District 11)

Tournament Results:
1 - Moon Township 6, Connellsville 3
2 - Somerset 13, Big Valley 7
3 - Moon Township 8, Latrobe 0
4 - Big Valley 10, Connellsville 4 (elim.)
5 - Big Valley 11, Latrobe 4 (elim.)
6 - Somerset 7, Moon Township 4
7 - Big Valley 6, Moon Township 5 (elim.)
8 - Big Valley 9, Somerset 8
9 - Somerset 12, Big Valley 9 (TITLE)

D1 - Corry
D2 - Greenville
D7 - Indiana American
D10 - DuBois
D25 - Franklin

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Kittanning (District 7)

Tournament Results:
1 - Greenville 10, Corry 0
2 - Greenville 16, Indiana American 7
3 - Franklin 9, DuBois 7 (7 innings)
4 - Indiana American d. Corry (elim.)
5 - Indiana American d. DuBois (elim.)
6 - Franklin 5, Greenville 3
7 - Indiana American 7, Greenville 5 (elim.)
8 - Franklin 9, Indiana American 0 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D12 - Montoursville
D13 - Danville
D14 - Camp Hill
D15 - Allegheny Mountain (Galeton)
D24 - Railway Park (Pottsville)

Section 3 Tournament
Held at District Sites

Tournament Results:
1 - Montoursville 9, Camp Hill 2
2 - Railway Park 5, Danville 4
3 - Montoursville 4, Alleghany Mountain 2
4 - Camp Hill 5, Danville 4 (elim.)
5 - Alleghany Mountain 4, Camp Hill 2 (elim.)
6 - Railway Park 6, Montoursville 2
7 - Alleghany Mountain 3, Montoursville 2 (elim.)
8 - Railway Park 10, Alleghany Mountain 7 (TITLE)

D16 - West Pittston
D17 - Abington National
D18 - Hazle Township
D20 - Lehigh (Bethlehem)
D29 - East Stroudsburg South

Section 4 Tournament
Held at District Sites
Championship Game Host - Hazle Township (District 18)

Tournament Results:
1 - Lehigh 5, West Pittston 2
2 - Hazle Township 10, Abington National 0 (4 innings)
3 - Lehigh d. East Stroudsburg South
4 - West Pittston 6, Abington National 2 (elim.)
5 - East Stroudsburg South 2, West Pittston 0 (elim.)
6 - Lehigh 2, Hazle Township 1
7 - Hazle Township 12, East Stroudsburg South 0 (4 innings; elim.)
8 - Hazle Township 14, Lehigh 4 (4 innings)
9 - Hazle Township 13, Lehigh 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
D19 - Upper Darby
D21 - Levittown Pacific
D22 - Warrington
D23 - Conestoga Valley
D27 - Berwyn-Paoli
D28 - East Side National (West Chester)

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Exeter Township (District 23)
At Exeter LL Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - Levittown Pacific 6, East Side National 0
2 - Upper Darby 3, Berwyn-Paoli 1
3 - Warrington 2, Levittown Pacific 0
4 - Upper Darby 6, Conestoga Valley 3
5 - Levittown Pacific 13, Berwyn-Paoli 1 (5 innings; elim.)
6 - Conestoga Valley d. East Side National (elim.)
7 - Levittown Pacific 9, Conestoga Valley 7 (elim.)
8 - Upper Darby 3, Warrington 1
9 - Warrington 4, Levittown Pacific 3 (elim.)
10 - Upper Darby 3, Warrington 1 (TITLE)




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