1983 Massachusetts State Little League® Tournament Results

Massachusetts State Tournament

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Massachusetts State Tournament
Host - Leominster
At Ronnie Bachand Memorial Field

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Pittsfield East (District 1)
Auburn (District 5)
Melrose American (District 12)
Swampscott (District 16)

Tournament Results:

Auburn 4, Pittsfield East 0 Swampscott 8, Melrose American 0
Championship Game:
Swampscott 8, Auburn 4 (5 innings, rain; TITLE)

Consolation result:
Melrose American 6, Pittsfield East 1


Swampscott started fast in earning its fourth state title in six years. In the bottom of the first inning, Derek January, Brian Feeley, and pitcher Jimmy DeFelice loaded the bases with no outs by all reaching base on the first pitch thrown to them by Auburn pitcher Sean Ryan. Matt Murray -- who had pitched Swampscott into the title game by one-hitting Melrose American in the semifinals -- singled home two runs, and James Barnes singled in a third to give Swampscott a quick lead. Ryan settled down, retiring the next eight Swampscott hitters, and his teammates sliced the Swampscott lead to 3-2. But with two outs and none on in the third, Barnes legged out an infield hit to end Ryan's streak, and Feeley later lined a two-run single. DeFelice's towering three-run homer in the fourth iced the win. In the semifinal win over Melrose American, the curveballing Murray retired the last 14 hitters he faced, and Swampscott exploded for five runs in the second inning. Murray struck out 10 in a performance that longtime Swampscott coach Dick O'Neil called "one of the best I've seen in Swampscott history". Auburn advanced to the finals via a three-hit shutout hurled by its ace pitcher, Darryle Corriveau.

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