Abington rallies to win Little League 8-10 state title at West Point

Monday, August 1, 2022 | 10:54 PM

Abington Little League bounced back Monday to defeat Morrisville and win the Pennsylvania Little League 8-10 state title at West Point.

A three-run fourth inning helped Abington rally for a 4-2 victory.

Shane Goldberg and Jerry Jordan had clutch two-out RBI singles for the winners.

Jake Kwiatkowski had an RBI hit in the sixth inning.

Morrisville scored in the first inning on Gavin Reilly’s hit and it made it 2-0 when Aaron Huffman walked and scored on an error.

Kwiatkowski, Max Vazquez and Jordan had two hits for Abington.

Huffman had two hits for Morrisville.

Abington advances to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Rhode Island.

Murrysville stays perfect

James Templeton pitched a three-hit shutout, and Murrysville defeated Homer City, 8-0, on Monday in the American Junior Legion State tournament at First Commonwealth Bank Field.

Chase Lemke had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Luke Montgomery had two hits and an RBI while Templeton and Brady Yarabinetz hit doubles.

Murrysville finished Pool A play at 3-0 and will face Westmoreland County League rival Connellsville at White Township Complex at 9 a.m. Connellsville rallied to defeat Penn-Trafford, 5-2.

Connellsville scored three runs in the sixth inning and added two in the seventh inning.

Johnny Lovre went 4 for 4 for Penn-Trafford, which scored two in the first to grab an early lead.

Upper Perkiomen, which defeated Spring City, 9-0, will face Northampton in the other semifinal at 9 at First Commonwealth Bank Field in Indiana.

Northampton defeated Taney, 9-2, to win Pool B with a 3-0 record.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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