Last Year's League Champions, A Look Back: Region 4
Hampden Township qualified as one of the league's two entrants with the regular season title. They defeated Red Land 11-0 in the league championship. Red Land earned the league's second spot by topping Mechanicsburg to earn a berth into the championship game and regional round. Both teams got off to hot starts in regionals and Hampden Township downed Red Land 8-0 in the winner's bracket final. Both teams were ultimately eliminated by eventual champion Spring Grove who topped Hampden Township by a run in extra innings to claim the state tournament berth.
Hershey defeated Paxton 2-1 to take the league title. The winning run was scored on a sixth inning steal of home. The team had a rough go of it at regionals, dropping their opener to host and York County champion Hanover and then were defeated by Franklin County champion McConnellsburg on the second day.
McConnellsburg defeated Fayetteville 5-3 for their first ever Franklin County League title. They were shut out on the tournament's first day by Red Land before they bounced back in an elimination game against Hershey. Champion Spring Grove knocked the team out of the tournament with a 5-3 defeat on the third day.
Ephrata defeated Penn Manor 4-3 to claim their third straight league championship. The team dropped it's regional opener to Hampden Township before bouncing back with a one run win over Campbelltown in a day two elimination game. Ephrata continued its run with wins over Hanover (9-2) and Hampden Township (14-5). The team was eliminated from contention by Spring Grove on the final day.
Campbelltown won its second straight league championship with a 6-4 win over Myerstown. The team swept the final best of three games series. They had a tough go at things in regionals where they dropped consecutive one run losses to Spring Grove and Ephrata.
Hanover, the #8 seed in their league tournament, had already secured a regional bid by way of hosting duties, but defeated Spring Grove, the league's #4 seed, 18-1 in the York County championship. The teams' stellar play continued into regionals as both teams won their opener, with Hanover defeating Hershey and Spring Grove topping Campbelltown. Hanover dropped an extra inning game to Red Land before being eliminated from the tournament by Ephrata on day three. Spring Grove lost via the mercy rule on day two but once again bounced back to win four straight games over McConnellsburg, Red Land, Ephrata, and Hampden Township to claim the regional championship. Spring Grove won it's first two games at states before losing to Berks County teams Boyertown and Twin Valley.