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Region 5 Tournament Team Capsules

Posted by Legion Baseball on July 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Region 5 Tournament Capsules



League: Bradford-Tioga Champion

Manager: Andrew Ripic, III

How They Got Here: Towanda won two games on the league playoff tournament's final day to takee the title. After defeating Mansfield-Wellsboro 19-6 in the semifinal, Townda downed rival Athens 12-7 to advance to regionals.



League: District 15 Champion

Manager: Dave Peters

How They Got Here: Milton caputured the West Branch title by defeating eight seed Lewisburg 6-5. Milton also won the league's regular season title.


Greater Pittston

League: Wyoming Valley Champion

Manager: Drew Whyte

How They Got Here: Greater Pittston swept through the league playoffs with three straight victories, defeating Tunkhannock 4-2 in the championship game.



League: Wyoming Valley Runner-Up

Manager: Scott Zaner

How They Got Here: Tunkhannock qualified for the playoffs as the four seed, edging out Back Mountain for the final spot. Tunkhannock finished the playoffs 2-2, with both of its losses coming to Greater Pittston.


Green Ridge

League: District 11, Host

Manager: Cal Shea

How They Got Here: Green Ridge lost the District 11 Championship Series two games to one following a second place finish in the regular season. As the top ranked Scranton team, Green Ridge received the host bid to the regional.


Valley View

League: District 11 Champion

Manager: Robert Felty

How They Got Here: Valley View defeated Green Ridge two games to one to capture the District 11 Crown. The Cougars finished the regular season atop the standings by a two game margin.




League: West Branch Champion

Manager: David Byers

How They Got Here: Milford tied with Hawley for the league's regular season crown, and bettered the Toros in the championship series, taking two of out of three games, including an extra-inning thriller in the rubber match.



League: Susquehanna Valley Champion

Manager: Joseph Papada

How They Got Here: Berwick followed up a third place regular season finish with a sweep of the league playoffs, defeating regular season champ Sunbury/Norry in the final.

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