1979 Massachusetts State Little League® Tournament Results

Massachusetts State Tournament

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Massachusetts State Tournament
Host - Tewksbury
At Poulin Field

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Leominster National (District 3)
Brockton Downey Memorial (District 7)
Norwood American (District 17)
Swampscott (District 16)

Tournament Results:

Swampscott 1, Norwood American 0
Brockton Downey Memorial 3, Leominster National 2

Championship Game:
Swampscott 2, Brockton Downey Memorial 1 (7 innings; TITLE)

Consolation result:
Leominster National 8, Norwood American 4


Winning pitcher Dick Casey dumped a single into centerfield to score Peter Abbruzzese from second with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel Swampscott to its second consecutive state title. Casey mixed his pitches effectively, striking out 11 and allowing only five hits. Pinch hitter John Foley -- who was 4-for-4 as a pinch hitter during the playoffs -- ignited the seventh inning rally with a single to left. He was forced out on Abbruzzese's sacrifice attempt, but when the throw to double Abbruzzese at first was wild, the hitter would up on second base. Casey later followed with his game-winning hit. Fireballer Paul Grasso pitched Swampscott into the title game with an 11-strikeout, three-hit complete game in Swampscott's 1-0 win over Norwood. Catcher P.J. Ryan doubled in Grasso in the fourth inning to account for the game's only run.

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