BSP’s sea­son ends at Mid-At­lantic Re­gional

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS - Staff Re­port

PURCELLVILLE, VA. » Af­ter win­ning its first two games at the Mid-At­lantic Re­gional, in­clud­ing a dra­matic walk-off vic­tory in its sec­ond game, Broad Street Park Post 313 was dream­ing of a trip to the Amer­i­can Le­gion World Se­ries.

Those dreams were dashed on Satur­day af­ter­noon af­ter the Mercer County club lost its sec­ond straight game and was elim­i­nated fol­low­ing a 9-2 loss to Lees­burg Post 34 of Vir­ginia.

Lees­burg broke the game open with seven runs in the fourth in­ning for an in­sur­mount­able 9-0 lead.

BSP fin­ishes with a 28-8 record and its first New Jer­sey state cham­pi­onship since 1975.

Stand­out Kyle Har­ring­ton was the MCALL MVP af­ter he won the league’s triple crown.

Har­ring­ton’s walk-off grand slam gave BSP the state ti­tle and it was his two-run homer that capped a sev­enth-in­ning rally to beat Vi­enna at the MidAt­lantic Re­gional.

Lees­burg ad­vanced to an elim­i­na­tion game against Soud­er­ton Post 234 af­ter the Penn­syl­va­nia club ral­lied for three runs in the sev­enth to beat Wilm­ing­ton Post 1 to stay alive.

Wilm­ing­ton, by virtue of it’s 2-1 win over BSP in the win­ners’ bracket fi­nal, goes di­rectly to the win­ner-take-all cham­pi­onship game at 4 p.m. on Sun­day.

Soud­er­ton and Lees­burg play at 1 p.m. on Sun­day.

JOHN BLAINE — FOR THE TREN­TO­NIAN

Broad St. Park’s sea­son ended with a 9-2 loss to Lees­burg at the Mid-At­lantic Re­gional in Vir­ginia.

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