Region 8 Tournament Team Capsules
Region 8 Tournament Capsules
League: Elk County Champion
Manager: Jeff Peterson
How They Got Here: Wilcox defeated Fox Township to clinch the playoff title and the regional berth. Wilcox had also won the regular season crown.
French Creek Valley
League: Crawford-Venango Champion
Manager: Brandon Crum
How They Got Here: French Creek Valley has been a constant at the regional tournament over the last several years. FCV fell one run short of last year's state tournament, dropping the final 4-3 to Millcreek.
League: Erie County Runner-up
Manager: Michael Hayes
How They Got Here: Millcreek has been fairly dominant in Region 8 over the last several years. Last year, Millcreek advanced to the state tournament, finishing 1-2.
League: Crawford-Venango Runner-up
Manager: Brian Stainbrook
How They Got Here: Meadville again serves as a replacement team in the regional tournament. In 2011, Meadville defeated Corry before dropping games to Millcreek and Wilcox.
League: Erie County Champion
Manager: Richard Sembower
How They Got Here: Albion makes another regional appearance, following their 3-2 performance a year ago. Albion was eliminated by French Creek Valley.
League: Warren County Champion
Manager: Rich Shopene
How They Got Here: Corry advanced to the regional following a defeat of Warren two games to one in the Warren County Championship Series. Last year, Corry finished 1-2 at regionals, dropping games to Meadville and Albion.
League: Clarion County Champion
Manager: Ken Lindermuth
How They Got Here: Brookville moved to the Clarion County League following the disbanding of the Jefferson County League. While Brookville had much success in the recent past, the change of leagues and regions has been successful for Brookville.
League: Host, Elk County
Manager: Fran Pasi
How They Got Here: St. Marys will participate as the host team for this year's tournament. The team finished third behind Wilcox and Fox Township in the Elk County playoffs.