Season ends for Franklin teams
The Franklin Township Hurricanes were eliminated from the Keystone Babe Ruth playoffs and the Franklin 15-year old Babe Ruth All-Stars were ousted from the Pennsylvania State tournament over the weekend.
The Hurricanes managed two runs in the top of the first and that was it as they were eliminated by the Hurricanes by a 8-2 score on Saturday.
Adam Recker got the win in the National Division Final, while Dave Behler suffered the loss.
The Minutemen advanced to the League Championship Series and have home field for Game 1 on Wednesday at Bushkill Twsp. The American Division champ has still not bee decided.
Hurricanes 200 000 0 - 2
Minutemen 205 010 x - 8
W - Recker; L - Behler.
PA 13-15 BABE RUTH TOURNEY
Ridley scored four runs in the first inning and added three more in the seventh to pull away from Franklin Township on Friday for a 10-1 win.
Damian Richards hit a solo home run in the second inning for Franklin's only run. Anthony Rossino and PJ Salerno also had hits for Franklin.
Ridley 400 011 3 - 10 10 0
Franklin 010 000 0 - 1 2 5
Kane, DeMarcantonio (5) and Dougherty; Ciavarella, Rossino (6) and Wenrich. W - Kane. L - Ciavarella.
An 11-run third inning was all Phoenixville needed to hand Franklin Township a 11-2 loss in a game that was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of a storm. In tournament rules, you need to play an entire game unless the 10-run rule is in place.
It was only a nine-run game, but Franklin has chose to concede the game since it didn't have enough players to finish the game Sunday.
Anthony Rossino, Anthony Farano and Damian Richards had the Franklin hits.
Rob Purcell was the winning pitcher, while A.J. Wenrich took the loss.
Franklin Twp 011 00 - 2 3 4
Phoenixville 00(11) 0 - 11 6 2
Wenrich, Rossino (3), Thompson (4) and Berger; Purcell, Little (4) and Demey. W - Purcell. L - Wenrich.