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Morrisville scores late to defeat Newtown and advance to Little League state final

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Holden Perry singled home Seamus Burke in the top of the seventh inning, and Morrisville defeated Newton, 5-4, in the Pennsylvania Little League 8-10 State Tournament on Saturday at West Point.

It was the second time Morrisville defeated Newtown in the tournament.

Morrisville now will face Abington in the championship at 4 p.m. Sunday. Morrisville must defeat Abington twice to claim the title.

The winner will advance to Rhode Island for the Mid-Atlantic tournament.

Matthew Wolski had a double and single for the winners. Aaron Huffman was the winning pitcher, and Tyler Wexler absorbed the loss.

Junior Legion State Tournament

Shillington was a late entry into the Pennsylvania Junior American Legion state tournament Saturday at Homer City.

But it proved to Penn-Trafford it belonged.

Shillington defeated the returning state champions, Penn-Trafford, 7-3, rallying from a 3-0 deficit. Shillington scored five runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh off Penn-Trafford relievers. Drew Sherwin blanked Shillington over five innings.

Braden Kane had a triple in the loss.

Western Regional champion Connellsville had little problem against Taney, winning 15-5.

Murrysville edged Upper Perkiomen, 6-5, behind the strong pitching of N.J. Ramchandran, who helped his own cause with two hits, and Josh Hudak, who struck out eight.

Ryan Catello hit a doubled and scored three runs, and Jonah Willochell had a doubled and scored twice. Brady Yarabinetz had a double.

Spring City defeated Homer City, 16-1.

The tournament resumes Sunday at First Commonwealth Bank Field in Homer City.

Connellsville plays Shillington at 10 a.m., Penn-Trafford faces Taney at 1 p.m., Murrysville tangles with Spring City at 4:45 p.m., and Homer City hosts Upper Perkiomen at 7:45.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .



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