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Par-Troy East 1 Win Away From Williamsport

Parsippany blasts Pennsylvania to advance to regional championship game on Sunday.

The Parsippany 11/12 all-stars beat Collier, Pa., 9-4, Friday to advance to the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional championship in Bristol, Conn.

Parsippany will face either Delaware or Maryland Sunday at 5 p.m. with a berth into the Little League World Series in Williamsport on the line.

Parsippany fans showed their support Friday morning at the Connecticut site and locally at Applebee's, which was bathed in a sea of PTLLE red.

PTLLE achieved an early 2-0 lead, thanks to a first-inning home run by Anthony Scannelli, whose grand slam Wednesday put the Parsippany boys in the lead to stay over Maryland. Scannelli is hitting .358 in the tournament.

With Parsippany's Benner Uygun on the mound, Pennsylvania went scoreless during its end of the inning.

Pennsylvania got onto the scoreboard with one run in the second inning.

PTLLE widened its lead by scoring two in its half of the inning. The Collier team scored again, bringing the score to 4-2 Parsippany. Then a Collier two-run homer made the score tied at 4-all at the end of the third.

Par-Troy East broke through in the fifth, scoring four runs in its half to bring its tally to eight. Pennsylvania went scoreless in the inning, leaving the score at the end of five full innings PTLLE 8, Pennsylvania 4.

Parsippany added one more run to its count in the top of the sixth inning. Pennsylvania tried mightily to come back but found itself thwarted by the PTLLE defense in its half of the inning.

Par-Troy East now moves on to the championship game Sunday and takes on the victor of the Delaware-Maryland semifinal. The champion team becomes one of 16 competing in Williamsport for the Little League World Series.

Todd M. Finchler August 10, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Just returned from Bristol. What a game! These boys just beat a very strong PA team - and outplayed them on the mound, in the field and in the batter's box. Way to go Par-Troy East! The coaches and boys have been up in Bristol for the past week. They are wondering about what Parsippany thinks of this historic run through the post-season! Let's tell them how proud we are of these boys! Good luck on Sunday - we'll be back in Bristol! ONE WIN FROM WILLIAMSPORT!
Joanne Fisher August 10, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I'm so proud of you guys...wish I could be there instead of cheering from home! Keep up the good work... "Mrs. Fisher" Is that you, PHIL?
C Phillips August 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Awesome job today boys!!! SO EXCITING to be up in Bristol today and witness it all. Now that I'm back home, I can't wait to watch the game DVRed on ESPN!! You are all amazing.....I can't wait to be back up there Sunday!! NJ All the Way! And for those who can't be there, make sure you watch the game on ESPN Sunday @ 5pm!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! :)
Larry August 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM
As a the former parent of a player I am so excited for the kids and the parents.On to Williamsport. East East east Beast of the East.
Alison Cogan August 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Great game today! Lots of cheering going on from home, we're so excited for you!
Par Troy West Parent August 10, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Did they finish 2nd game do we know who PTE will be playing? Boys showed huge hearts today !!
Todd M. Finchler August 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM
No. They postponed the DE/MD game until 8pm tonight. It is 2-0 DE in bottom first. Not sure if game will be televised, but if so, likely to be on ESPNU station. PTE folks are rooting for MD over DE....
Coach Workman August 11, 2012 at 03:14 AM
The Morris County Track Club Junior Olympians Wish the Par-Troy East "Success" http://patch.com/N-dTy9
Bob Pisillo August 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Parsippany residents. This is a once in a lifetime occurence and these boys deserve all the support they can get tomorrow (Sunday, 5:00 pm) in Bristol. The coaches and players have represented Parsippany with class, respect and sportsmanship while doing their job on the field. One more win and they will represent the entire Mid-Atlantic region with this same integrity and talent.
Maurice Saunders August 11, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Congratulations! I will be watching and cheering from Parsippany!
CAZ August 11, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Congratulations!! This is such an accomplishment. As parent and Coach of PTE softball player for many years we are so very proud and impressed with the sportmanship and class (as Bob mentioned) of this team representing Parsippany! Watched the game from Wildwood yesterday, a lot of cheering and bragging about Parsippany to the locals!! Good luck on Sunday!
Diane Campbell August 11, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Congratulations Par Troy East!! We are Par Troy West softball family and we are just thrilled and so proud of you!! Enjoy every moment. This is a memory that you will have for a lifetime.
Todd M. Finchler August 11, 2012 at 05:31 PM
For those who can make it to Bristol, it is 335 Mix Street in Bristol. About 130 miles from Parsippany - not a bad ride - mostly highway driving. Game starts at 5pm on Sunday. Wear RED! For those who cannot make it, game will be televised live on ESPN2 - channel 35 on Cablevision. We expect Sunday to be Bedlam in Bristol! We will PACK Bristol with Parsippany fans!
Valerie Workman August 12, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Go Par-Troy East. This is so exciting!!!!
Cara DePalma August 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Congrats to all the players, coaches and parents. You have already made Morris County proud and we will be cheering you on against DE this afternoon!
Todd M. Finchler August 12, 2012 at 01:31 PM
To the team - we all wish you the best of luck this afternoon! We all believe in you and are proud of the way you play the game. To Natalie Davis (and Eric Hubner) - thank you for covering this local story as a local journalist should. Everyone at PTE appreciates your hard work!

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