The Tamaqua 11-12 Little League All-Stars advanced to Friday's loser's bracket final with a 15-5 four-inning win over West Hazleton on Wednesday night.
DISTRICT 18 LL 11-12
Tamaqua had the big bats out in its win over West Hazleton as Zack Coleman blasted two home runs, while Jon Hadesty and Conner Hartung added roundtrippers in the win.
The locals scored every time at bat with three in the first, seven in the second and five in the third.
Hartung, Matt Minchoff and Coleman combined on a three-hitter for Tamaqua.
Russell Blaker and Owen Bates each had a pair of doubles for the winners.
Tamaqua will now host Hazleton on Friday night. Hazleton handed Tamaqua it's lone loss of the tournament.
W. Hazleton 000 1 - 1 3 4
Tamaqua 375 x - 15 12 1
Bayzick, Stauffer (2) and Traub; Hartung, Minchoff (2),Coleman (4) and Moyer. W - Hartung.
KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH
FT Red Sox
-PV Black Diamonds
Dave Vidzicki pitched three innings of hitless relief and the Panther Valley Black Diamonds rallied to gain a 9-8 victory over the Franklin Township Red Sox.
PV trailed 8-4 but scored five runs over its final three at-bats.
Vidzicki struck out three while Dave Marouchoc knocked in a pair of runs.
Red Sox 130 400 0 - 8 7 6
B.Diamonds 310 221 x - 9 9 2
David, A. Storm (5) and Farole; Ogozalek, King (2), Vidzicki (5) and Marouchoc. W - Vidzicki. L - Storm.
Drew Sherkness delivered a double and a triple to help the McAdoo/Weatherly Nationals gain a 9-7 win over the Bushkill Township Minutemen.
Zach Motil pitched the final few innings to earn the mound win.
Minutemen 130 021 0 - 7 7 1
Natioanls 105 030 x - 9 11 4
A. Recker, Tripp (5) and Kichline; Minzola, Motil (5) and Ormoston. W - Motil. L - Recker.
Chris Newhook had three hits, one a triple, and knocked in six runs to help the Pocono Mountain Outlaws gain a 20-3 win over the Pleasant Valley Pirates.
The loss dropped PV to 3-10 on the season.
Outlaws 140 5(10) - 20 13 1
PV Pirates 110 01 - 3 3 2
B. Denninger and Rushin; Marino, Adamonis (4), Tulizewski (5), Brancato (5) and Gerolimatos. W - Denninger. L - Marino.