August 28, 1949 Tom Willing belts a two-run triple and a solo homer to lead Coaldale to a 5-1 win over Lansford in the deciding game of their Panther Valley League semifinal playoff series. Willing's three-base hit opens the scoring in the third inning and gives pitcher Al Zummers all the support he would need. Zummers tosses all nine innings, scattering 11 hits and striking out nine while allowing just the one run. Gene Ambrose contributes three hits and a run scored to the Coaldale cause with Dan Conahan chipping in with two hits.