1981 Massachusetts State Little League® Tournament Results

Massachusetts State Tournament



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1981

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Massachusetts State Tournament
Host - Brockton Downey
At Downey Memorial Field

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Easthampton (District 2)
Taunton West (District 6)
West Roxbury Parkway Central
Swampscott (District 16)

Tournament Results:

Semifinals:
Swampscott 7, Easthampton 1
Taunton West 5, West Roxbury Parkway Central 0

Championship Game:
Swampscott 6, Taunton West 4 (TITLE)
Consolation result:
Easthampton 5, West Roxbury Parkway Central 3


Summary:

Taunton West jumped on Swampscott for three runs in the top of the first inning -- and had the bases loaded with only one out -- when Swampscott manager Dick O'Neil called on relief pitcher Paul Logiudice to bail out the Section 4 champs. Logiudice fired six consecutive strikes past the next two Taunton West hitters to escape the jam, then allowed only one run the rest of the way as Swampscott rallied for a 6-4 win. Swampscott starting pitcher Tim Dunn atoned for his shaky mound performance with a two-run double in the bottom of the first inning that tied the game at 3-3, and Swampscott pulled away in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk followed by a pair of wild pitches. Taunton West outhit Swampscott 8-3, but Logiudice escaped several jams -- including a bases-loaded threat in the sixth -- to record the victory. It was the second time in four years that Swampscott rallied past Taunton West in the state title game.

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