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Hartung HR lifts West

Published July 24. 2010 09:00AM

Connor Hartung of Tamaqua belted a three-run home run in the top of the seventh to rally the West All-Stars to a 10-9, seven inning victory over the East in the annual Panther Valley Little League Tournament 11-12 year-old East-West game Friday night at Jim Thorpe.

The game pitted players from Tamaqua Blue and Lansford on the West squad and Franklin Township and Jim Thorpe Red on the East team.

Trailing 9-5 entering the seventh inning, the West rallied back with five-runs, with Hartung's blast proving to be the deciding blow.

Hartung also crushed a two-run homer to finish at 2-for-4 with two roundtrippers and five RBI.

Also for the West, Lansford's Nick Mazzie doubled .

For the East, Wyatt Clements of Franklin Township was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and K.J. Snerr of Jim Thorpe also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Ryan Malarkey of Thorpe added two hits.

Matt Minchhoff picked up the mound win for the East and Snerr was tagged with the loss.

No playoff in 11-12

If Tamaqua Blue wins its make-up game at Towamensing this afternoon at 3 p.m., the regular season standings will end in a three-way tie between Tamaqua, Franklin Township and Jim Thorpe Red, all with 4-1 records.

Traditionally, the Panther Valley Tournament attempts to break all ties on the field with playoffs as necessary. Attempts to schedule tiebreaking playoffs for this season have been unsuccessful, due to the unavailability of players because of other commitments.

At this point, no playoff games will be scheduled.


(as of 7/23)

Franklin Township 4-1

Jim Thorpe Red 4-1

Tamaqua Blue 3-1

Lansford 1-3

Towamensing 1-3

Jim Thorpe Blue 0-4

Friday, July 9

Franklin Township 8, Lansford 0

Jim Thorpe Red 11, Towamensing 1

Sunday, July 11

Franklin Township 16, Jim Thorpe Red 2

Tamaqua Blue over Jim Thorpe Blue, forfeit

Tuesday, July 13

Tamaqua Blue at Lansford, postponed

Jim Thorpe Red over Jim Thorpe Blue, forfeit

Franklin Township 14, Towamensing 4

Thursday, July 15

Towamensing 11, Jim Thorpe Blue 4

Tamaqua Blue 4, Franklin Township 3

Saturday, July 17

Lansford 10, Towamensing 4

Jim Thorpe Red 9, Tamaqua Blue 8

Monday, July 19

Franklin Township 16, Jim Thorpe Blue 0

Jim Thorpe Red 15, Lansford 0

Wednesday, July 21

Jim Thorpe Blue at Lansford, canceled

Tamaqua Blue at Towamensing, postponed

Thursday, July 22

Tamaqua Blue 4, Lansford 3

Friday, July 23

West All-Stars 10, East All-Stars 9

Saturday, July 24

Tamaqua Blue at Towamensing, 3 p.m.

9-10 Tournament

Tamaqua Blue defeated Tamaqua White 12-1 Friday night in the PVLL 9-10 Tournament.

Heading into tonight's final round of regular play, Franklin Township White is unbeaten at 5-0, followed by Tamaqua Blue at 5-1 and Towamensing at 4-1.

Should Franklin Township White win this evening at Towamensing, it will be crowned as 9-10 champion. If Towamensing wins, there will be a three-way tie in the standings. Plans for a tiebreaking playoff series will then be determined, pending availability of the teams.

9-10 Standings

(as of 7/23)

Franklin Twp. White 5-0

Tamaqua Blue 5-1

Towamensing 4-1

Jim Thorpe 2-3

Tamaqua White 2-3

Franklin Twp. Gray 0-5

Lansford 0-5

Monday, July 12

Franklin Township White over Franklin Township Gray, forfeit

Towamensing 9, Jim Thorpe 3

Wednesday, July 14

Towamensing 14, Lansford 2

Franklin Township White 15, Tamaqua White 5

Tamaqua Blue 14, Jim Thorpe 3

Friday, July 16

Jim Thorpe 9, Lansford 5

Tamaqua Blue 13, Franklin Township Gray 3

Towamensing 9, Tamaqua White 0

Sunday, July 18

Tamaqua White 27, Franklin Township Gray 2

Tamaqua Blue 14, Lansford 1

Franklin Township White 16, Jim Thorpe 7

Tuesday, July 20

Franklin Township White 18, Tamaqua Blue 16 (11 innings)

Tamaqua White 6, Lansford 4

Towamensing 8, Franklin Township Gray 1

Thursday, July 22

Tamaqua Blue 11,Towamensing 6

Jim Thorpe 13, Franklin Township Gray 2

Franklin Township White 17, Lansford 1

Friday, July 23

Tamaqua Blue 12, Tamaqua White 1

Saturday, July 24

(all games at 6 p.m.)

Jim Thorpe at Tamaqua White

Franklin Township White at Towamensing

Lansford at Franklin Township Gray

Tamaqua Blue bye

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