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July 25th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ It was gradual. It was dominant. It's a Region 8 championship for the Wilcox American Legion baseball team.
Wilcox scored in seven of eight innings and outhit Albion 16-3 to capture the American Legion Region 8 tournament with a 12-0, 8-inning victory over Albion in the championship game at Berwind Park Wednesday afternoon.
The Wilcox Legion baseball team is in todayâ€™s championship contest despite losing by an 11-6 score to French Creek Valley in the nightcap of the Region 8 Tournament Tuesday at Berwind Park.
Todayâ€™s schedule will see French Creek Valley taking on Albion at 1 p.m., with the loser being eliminated. The winner of that game will take on Wilcox for the Region 8 title in a game scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team saw their run in the Region 8 Tournament come to an end on Monday evening with a loss to French Creek Valley. The 14-4, eight-inning loss was St. Marys' second in the double elimination tournament.
"Once again it was just a matter of four or five innings where we played good ball, and then the wheels came off," said St. Marys manager Fran Pasi after the game.
Wilcox meets French Creek Valley tonight
The Wilcox Legion squad remained undefeated in the Pa. American Legion Region 8 Tournament with a 14-6 victory over the Millcreek team.
Wilcox will now meet French Creek Valley tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Berwind Park.
Todayâ€™s first game will see Albion taking on Millcreek in an elimination game. Albion is the Erie County champ while Millcreek in the Erie County runner up.
In last nightâ€™s nightcap, which lasted almost 3 1/2 hours, both teams had 14 hits.
St. Marys plays Albion today at 4 p.m.
The Wilcox Legion remained undefeated in the Pa. American Legion Baseball Region 8 Tournament being played at Berwind Park through Wednesday of this week.
Wilcox defeated Albion by an 8-3 score Sunday afternoon to advance to tonightâ€™s winnerâ€™s bracket finale where they will meet Millcreek, who defeated St. Marys by a 14-4 score in seven innings.
Todayâ€™s schedule will see Meadville and Albion meet at 1 p.m. in an elimination game, while St. Marys will meet French Creek Valley at 4 p.m. in an elimination game.
The Pa. American Legion Baseball Region 8 Tournament is being held July 21-25 at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
The schedule is as follows:
(Schedule subject to change without notice.)
Saturday, July 21
Game 1 - Wilcox (Elk County champ) 11, French Creek Valley (Crawford County champ) 3
Game 2 - Millcreek (Erie County runner-up) 20, Meadville (Crawford County runner-up) 7, 7 innings
Game 3 - Albion (Erie County champ) 9, Corry (Warren County champ) 2
Game 4 - St. Marys (host) 6, Brookville (Clarion County champ) 5
Sunday, July 22
WILCOX - The Wilcox American Legion baseball team won its second straight Elk County American Legion baseball title with an 8-1 victory over Fox Township Tuesday night at Jones Township Community Park in the championship game.
The win moves Wilcox into the Region 8 tournament where Wilcox will open against French Creek Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at Berwind Park in St. Marys. Starting with the Region 8 tournament, regulation game will be nine innings long with the 10-run rule applying after the seventh inning.
WILCOX â€“Â The Fox Township American Legion baseball team forced a championship game with Wilcox in the Elk County American Legion Baseball League after a 5-2 victory Monday night at Jones Township Community Park.
The deciding game for the league title and a berth in the Region 8 tournament will be at 5:30 p.m. tonight and will again be at Jones Township Community Park.
The Fox Township Amerian Legion Post 511 baseball team earned a trip to the Elk County League championship game with a hard-fought 8-6 victory over St. Marys on Saturday night at Berwind Park.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior League all-star team came up short 7-2 in the first game of the Section 1 Tournament against Corry on Thursday evening at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
The game was an offensive struggle early on as the first run in the game was only scored in the fifth inning, though both squads did leave runners on base early in the game.