Blogs » Varsity
By Mike Copper, Tom Reisenweber, Jeff Kirik Erie Times-News staff bloggers
The Varsity blog is the 2013 winner of an international EPPY award for best sports blog. EPPYs are awarded to media-affiliated websites by Editor & Publisher, an industry trade publication. Varsity is primarily maintained by Times-News sports writers Mike Copper and Tom Reisenweber and sports editor Jeff Kirik.   Read more about this blog.
 Phone: 814-870-1700

Millcreek wins Region 8 Legion title when Wilcox forfeits

The Millcreek Post 773 baseball team claimed the American Legion Region 8 Tournament title today when its scheduled opponent, Wilcox, did not show up for the title game.

Millcreek and Wilcox had been scheduled to play in the championship game today at 11 a.m. at Northwestern High School in Albion.

“We were there and we went through infield (practice), but the other team didn’t show up,” Millcreek coach Tom Hansen said.

The eight-team tournament started Saturday, and the schedule had been disrupted several times by rain.

Millcreek beat Wilcox 5-2 earlier Wednesday and then beat French Creek Valley 12-2.

Hansen said that Wilcox team officials had indicated Wednesday night that they did not plan to play today. He added that Wilcox coaches wanted to play the title game late Wednesday, but Millcreek already had played twice during the day.

“According to Legion rules, you can’t play more than twice in one day,” Hansen said.

Millcreek and Wilcox each had one loss in the tournament going into today’s final.

Millcreek advances to next week’s state tournament in Boyertown. For more on the Region 8 tournament, see Friday’s Erie Times-News.


Posted in: Baseball

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Switch to our mobile site