Nine state champions will join District 16 champion Pittston Area in this week’s Mountain Top Little League 8-10 Softball East Regional.
Pennsylvania, along with Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, will send their state champions to the tournament, which begins Monday and runs through the week at the Mountain Top Complex off Alberdeen Road in the town of Wright. .
Caln Township won the Pennsylvania title. Pittston Area, as the host district champion, earned an automatic ticket to the East Regional tournament and did not participate in either the Section 5 or state tournaments.
The teams are scheduled to report on Sunday afternoon, with the championship banquet at the Woodlands Inn and Resort on Sunday evening. In the past, the area hosted the tournament at the Jenkins Township Little League field.
The double-elimination tournament will play four games from Monday to Wednesday. The championship game is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with another game at 1 p.m.
Here is the schedule for this week:
Game 1: Gorham (MA) vs. Cranston Western (RI), 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: MOT (Del.) vs. Toms Rivers (N.J.), noon
Game 3: Caln Twp. (Pennsylvania) vs. Champlain (Wintry), 2:30 p.m
Game 4: Pittston Area vs. South Shore (NY), 5 p.m
Game 5: Jesse Burkett (MA) vs. Game 1 winner, 9:30 a.m.
Game 6: Tri-City (Md.) vs. Game 2 winner, noon
Game 7: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser 2:30 p.m
Game 8: Game 1 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 5 loser, 9:30 p.m
Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 6 loser, noon
Game 11: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2:30 p.m
Game 12: Game 6 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 5 p.m
Game 13: Game 11 loser vs. Game 10 winner, 9:30am
Game 14: Game 12 loser vs. Game 9 winner, noon
Game 15: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 2:30 p.m
Game 16: Game 14 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 9:30am
Game 17: Game 15 loser vs. Game 16 winner, noon
Game 18: Game 15 winner vs. Game 17 winner, 10:30 a.m.
Game 19: If necessary, 1 p.m