2013 Pennsylvania State Little League® Tournament Results
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Pennsylvania State Tournament
Host - Bradford Regional Little League (District 10)
At Kessel Athletic Complex

Western Pennsylvania Pool Participants
Section 1 Champions Clarion (District 25)
Section 2 Champions West Point (Greenburg) (District 26)
Section 3 Champions Keystone (Clinton County) (District 12)
Section 4 Champions Huntingdon (District 11)

Eastern Pennsylvania Pool Participants
Section 5 Champions North Pocono/Dandy Lion (Moscow) (District 17)
Section 6 Champions Warwick Township Baseball (District 30)
Section 7 Champions Lionville (District 28)
Section 8 Champions Ridley Area (Ridley Park) (District 19)

Click here to view 2013 district tournament results for Pennsylvania.

Tournament Results:

Pool 'A' Tournament

Day 1 (Sunday, July 21):
West Point 5, Clarion 2
Keystone 13, Huntingdon 1

Day 2 (Monday, July 22):
West Point 8, Huntingdon 3

Day 3 (Tuesday, July 23):
Keystone 15, Clarion 4 (4 innings)

Day 4 (Wednesday, July 24):
Clarion 5, Huntingdon 3
West Point 7, Keystone 5

Pool 'B' Tournament

Day 1 (Sunday, July 21):
Warwick Township Baseball 13, North Pocono/Dandy Lion 1

Day 2 (Monday, July 22):
Lionville 6, Ridley Area 4

Day 3 (Tuesday, July 23):
Ridley Area 10, North Pocono/Dandy Lion 0 (4 innings)
Lionville 8, Warwick Township Baseball 4

Day 4 (Wednesday, July 24):
Ridley Area 6, Warwick Township Baseball 3
Lionville 11, North Pocono/Dandy Lion 7


Western Pennsylvania Pool Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
West Point 3 0 10
Keystone 2 1 12
Clarion 1 2 23
Huntingdon 0 3 26


Eastern Pennsylvania Pool Standings

W

L

Runs
Allowed
Lionville 3 0 15
Ridley Area 2 1 9
Warwick Township Baseball 1 2 15
North Pocono/Dandy Lion 0 3 34

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinal round.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

In the event of a tie involving three or more teams, once the initial tie is broken, the remaining tied teams are again compared on head-to-head record to determine if a clear winner can be identified. If no clear winner can be identified from head-to-head results among the remaining tied teams, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is again used. This process is repeated until all ties have been broken.

Semifinal Round (Thursday, July 25)

Lionville 8, Keystone 7
Ridley Area 9, West Point 4

Pennsylvania State Championship Game (Friday, July 26)

Lionville 12, Ridley Area 7 (TITLE)


Summary:

A pair of Eastern Pennsylvania teams travelled over 275 miles each before meeting in the Pennsylvania state championship game at the Kessel Athletic Complex in Bradford. Despite the distance from their home field, Lionville Little League's hitters were right at home in the batter's box.

Lionville collected 16 hits and had at least three baserunners in every inning, and overpowered Ridley Area Little League, 12-7, to win their first-ever state championship in the major baseball division. With the win, Lionville completed a sweep of its five state tournament opponents, and advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.

Lionville loaded the bases in the top of the first inning against Ridley, but failed to score. In the second, the District 28 winners advanced runners to second and third, then Ridley registered a pair of strikeouts and looked poised to escape again. But Justin Best singled up the middle to plate one run, and Michael Rodriguez rifled a double to right that scored another. Joseph Janick then doubled home Best and Rodriguez to give Lionville a commanding lead.

Ridley Area pulled two runs back in the bottom of the inning on Cole Dumont's home run, and stayed close as Lionville left the bases loaded in the third. But Lionville lefthander Connor Kalten allowed just one hit over the next three innings, and his team's offense stretched the lead to 11-2. Kalten extended the lead with a two-run homer to right field in the fourth, and Lionville then added five more in the fifth to pull away. Rodriguez singled in one run, and reserve Ethan Waldbuesser singled to center to drive in another. Zachary Burton splashed a single into short left field to add a third tally, before two more runs scored on a throwing error later in the inning.

Seven Lionville players had two or more hits in the game, including Best (three singles), Joseph Cestare (two singles and two walks), and Zachary Burton (two singles and two walks). Rodriguez and Janick each drove in a pair of runs with their two hits, while Kalten and Waldbuesser each chipped in a pair of hits. 21 of the team's 42 plate appearances in the game extended to four or more pitches, as Lionville forced Ridley's starting pitcher to the sidelines due to pitch count limits just one batter into the fourth inning.

Tyler Kehoe and Isaiah Payton each singled and doubled for Ridley Area.

Lionville's place in the championship game was not secured until the final batter of their 8-7 semifinal round win over Keystone Little League. Keystone grabbed a 7-6 lead in the top of the fifth, and moved to within one out of a victory by quickly retiring the first two Lionville hitters in the top of the sixth inning. Rodriguez walked on a full count pitch, and after a conference on the mound, Keystone elected to intentionally walk Janick, whose three-run homer earlier in the game was his fourth of the tournament. The walk put the winning run on base, and the strategy backfired when Kalten followed by lining a walk-off, two-run double down the right field line.

Keystone had jumped to a 5-1 lead early in the game when A.J. Smith slammed a two-run homer in the second, and Aaron Swartz added a three-run shot in the third. Lionville responded with five in the bottom of the third, including two on Cestare's opposite field homer and three on Janick's booming three-run shot to left.

Lionville had swept its three pool opponents in the tournament, including a 6-4 victory over Ridley Area in their opening game. Rodriguez struck out six and permitted just one hit over three innings of that opener, and Lionville slammed four home runs. Cestare opened the scoring with a solo shot leading off the bottom of the first, and Janick added a two-run shot later in the inning. Rodriguez later added solo shots in the second and fourth, with his second homer traveling over 320 feet and slamming off the scoreboard in a nearby field.

Lionville followed the opening round win with an 8-4 decision over Warwick Township Baseball Little League that secured first place in the Eastern Pennsylvania pool, and then topped North Pocono/Dandy Lion Little League, 11-7, in their final pool game. North Pocono lead 3-1 after one inning, but Lionville got run-scoring hits from Scott Jewett, Burton, and Justin Best as part of a five-run second inning. Cestare added a two-run double in the third, and Rodriguez slammed his fourth home run of the tournament in the fourth inning.

Ridley bounced back from their opening round loss, and won their two remaining pool games to earn a semifinal round berth as the pool runner-up. The District 19 champions blanked North Pocono, 10-0 in five innings, and then defeating Warwick Township Baseball, 6-3.

The victories earned Ridley a date with Western Pennsylvania pool champion West Point Little League in the semifinal round, and Ridley scored seven times in the first two innings of that game before cruising to a 9-4 victory. Kehoe (single), Logan Keller (reached on an error), and Tristian Corcoran (walk) all scored on wild pitches in the first inning, before Keller's two-run triple in the second extended Ridley's lead to 5-1. Keller later scored on a wild pitch and Corcoran added a run-scoring single as Ridley became the first District 19 league to reach the state championship game since Media Little League in 2009.

Lionville swept to victories in all four of its pool games at the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament, and defeated Berlin (Maryland) Little League, 9-3, in the semifinal round. Lionville's tournament run ended with an 8-2 loss to Newark National (Delaware) Little League in the region championship game.

Follow Lionville at the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


Linescores:

  Semifinal Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Keystone 0 2 3 0 2 0 7 9 0
Lionville 0 1 5 0 0 2 8 11 0
  Semifinal Round
West Point 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 5 0
Ridley Area 3 4 0 2 0 x 9 8 1
  Championship Game
Lionville 0 4 0 2 5 1 12 15 0
Ridley Area 0 2 0 0 1 4 7 7 3


2013 Pennsylvania District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - McLane
D3 - LeBoeuf (Waterford)
D10 - DuBois
D25 - Clarion

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Cranberry Area (District 25)

The Section 1 tournament is using a round-robin format.

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - DuBois 7, Clarion 2
2 - LeBoeuf 13, McLane 3
3 - McLane 5, Clarion 3 (7 innings)
4 - DuBois 21, LeBoeuf 2
5 - DuBois 19, McLane 2
6 - Clarion 12, LeBoeuf 6


Standings

W

L
DuBois 3 0
Clarion 1 2
LeBoeuf 1 2
McLane 1 2

The top two teams advance to the championship game. Standard Little League Baseball tiebreakers apply.

Section 1 Championship Game (Tuesday, July 16)

7 - Clarion 10, DuBois 8 (TITLE)

D2 - West Middlesex
D4 - Moon Township
D9 - Rostraver Youth Baseball Association
D26 - West Point (Greenburg)

Section 2 Tournament
Host - West Point (Greenburg) (District 26)

Tournament Results:
1 - West Middlesex 11, Moon Township 2
2 - West Point 10, Rostraver Youth Baseball Association 0 (4 innings)
3 - Moon Township 16, Rostraver Youth Baseball Association 6 (elim.)
4 - West Point 15, West Middlesex 1 (4 innings)
5 - Moon Township 13, West Middlesex 7 (elim.)
6 - West Point 11, Moon Township 0 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D12 - Keystone (Clinton County)
D13 - Danville
D15 - Potter-McKean
D24 - Cressona Area

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Cressona Area (District 24)

Tournament Results:
1 - Cressona Area 11, Potter-McKean 8
2 - Keystone 6, Danville 1
3 - Keystone 15, Cressona Area 1 (4 innings)
4 - Danville 5, Potter-McKean 1 (elim.)
5 - Cressona Area 13, Danville 10 (elim.)
6 - Keystone 25, Cressona Area 2 (6 innings; TITLE)

D5 - State College National
D6 - Red Land (Newberrytown)
D7 - Indiana
D11 - Huntingdon

Section 4 Tournament
Host - West Suburban (Johnstown) (District 11)

Tournament Results:
1 - State College National 10, Indiana 1
2 - Huntingdon 7, Red Land 2
3 - Huntingdon 16, State College National 6 (6 innings)
4 - Indiana 13, Red Land 8 (elim.)
5 - State College National 16, Indiana 5 (5 innings; elim.)
6 - Huntingdon 10, State College National 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
District Champions
in Section 6
D16 - Plains
D17 - North Pocono/Dandy Lion (Moscow)
D31 - Back Mountain American (Dallas)
D32 - Archbald

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Archbald (District 32)

Tournament Results:
1 - North Pocono/Dandy Lion 11, Back Mountain American 9
2 - Plains 2, Archbald 1
3 - North Pocono/Dandy Lion 13, Plains 3 (5 innings)
4 - Back Mountain American 13, Archbald 2 (elim.)
5 - Back Mountain American 5, Plains 3 (elim.)
6 - Back Mountain American 10, North Pocono/Dandy Lion 9
7 - North Pocono/Dandy Lion 13, Back Mountain American 3 (4 innings; TITLE)

D18 - Valley West (Conyngham)
D20 - Pennridge
D29 - Stroudsburg American
D30 - Warwick Township Baseball

Section 6 Tournament
Host - Freeland (District 18)

Tournament Results:
1 - Valley West 14, Stroudsburg American 3 (6 innings)
2 - Warwick Township Baseball 4, Pennridge 2
3 - Warwick Township Baseball 20, Valley West 1 (6 innings)
4 - Pennridge 13, Stroudsburg American 2 (4 innings; elim.)
5 - Pennridge 12, Valley West 0 (4 innings; elim.)
6 - Warwick Township Baseball 21, Pennridge 12 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 7
District Champions
in Section 8
D8 - Exeter Township
D14 - South Middleton
D23 - Warwick
D28 - Lionville

Section 7 Tournament
Host - Lionville (District 28)
At Foster Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Lionville 20, Exeter Township 0 (4 innings)
2 - South Middleton 12, Warwick 5
3 - Exeter Township 17, Warwick 2 (elim.)
4 - Lionville 12, South Middleton 4
5 - South Middleton 8, Exeter Township 0 (elim.)
6 - Lionville 30, South Middleton 4 (4 innings; TITLE)

D19 - Ridley Area (Ridley Park)
D21 - Bensalem Ramblers
D22 - Hatfield Area
D27 - Great Valley (Malvern/West Chester)

Section 8 Tournament
Host - Hatboro Area (District 22)

Tournament Results:
1 - Great Valley 6, Hatfield Area 3
2 - Bensalem Ramblers 3, Ridley Area 1
3 - Great Valley 5, Bensalem Ramblers 2
4 - Ridley Area 8, Hatfield Area 2 (elim.)
5 - Ridley Area 9, Bensalem Ramblers 2 (elim.)
6 - Ridley Area 8, Great Valley 4
7 - Ridley Area 12, Great Valley 2 (TITLE)




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