Once upon a time ...

In the Pat Kidney League the Elks defeated AOH to take the League title. Exchange defeated Moose to take Moose title. The Lions bested EIS for the O'Rourke crown.

The first city series game had Exchange facing Lions at Snow School. This was first city series ever played at Snow. The Exchange shutout Lions 8-0 behind the three hit pitching of Gary Grockowski. He walked five and struck out ten. Rusty Dorflinger pitched a two hitter for the Lions. He walked eight and fanned seven. Pat Augeri and Joe Congdon had the Exchange hits.

Elks captured the city title 6-3 over Exchange at Hubbard Park. Steve Kolenda pitched a four hitter for the Elks with ten strikeouts. Gary Grockowski pitched for Exchange but had to be relieved by Paul Filanda. Filanda walked two and struckout ten.

District Nine Tournament
The Bernie O'Rourke All Stars defeated Madison 4-2. Art Hatje pitched a five hitter for the win. He fanned ten and walked no one. In the fourth, O'Rourke used singles by Jim Tuttle, Mark Cosgrove, Steve Hatje and Tom Prue and a double by Art Hatje to score three runs.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Madison All Stars 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5
O'Rourke All Stars 1 0 0 3 0 x 4 6

The Pat Kidney All Stars edged CDE 7-6 at Hubbard Park. Pat Kidney had a big five run first inning. Rick Misenti's double and Glenn Klare's single were the key hits. Misenti and Klare each had two hits. Fred Tremalgia and Peter Waz each had two hits for CDE. Steve Kolenda recorded ten strikeouts and walked one.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
CDE All Stars 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 6
Pat Kidney All Stars 5 0 2 0 0 x 7 8

Bernie O'Rourke crushed Moose 14-3 to advance to the semifinals. Rusty Dorflinger picked up the win pitching a two hitter. He struck out nine and walked six. Steve Hatje, Art Hatje, Tom Prue, and Richard LaBella each had two hits for O'Rourke. Art Hatje and Richard LaBella each homered. This gave Hatje four RBIs and LaBella three.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
O'Rourke All Stars 1 1 6 0 4 2 14 10
Moose All Stars 2 0 0 1 7 x 3 2

Bernie O'Rourke edged Guilford 2-1 at Hubbard Park. In the third inning Jim Tuttle singled, Stano struck out. Larry Fredericks forced Tuttle. Steve Hatje bunted for a hit. Tom Prue doubled to drive in two runs. Larry Fredericks started but was removed after walking the first two batters, Art Hatje took over and pitched a strong game. He retired the last eleven batters he faced. He struck out eleven and walked two and gave up two hits.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Guilford All Stars 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
O'Rourke All Stars 0 0 2 0 0 x 2 4

Clinton defeated Pat Kidney 7-5 in a game played in Clinton. Clinton jumped off to a quick 5-0 lead and held on to reach the finals. Ben Brown hit a two run homer in the first and Russ Erickson had a three run clout in the second. Brown hit another homer in the fifth. Brown struck out eight and walked five. Rick Misenti of Pat Kidney struckout five and walked one.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Pat Kidney All Stars 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 5
Clinton All Stars 2 3 1 0 1 x 7 7

The Bernie O'Rourke All Stars won their second straight District Nine Little League championship by defeating the Clinton All Stars 10-0 at Hubbard Park.

Rusty Dorflinger pitched a three hit shutout. He fanned ten and did not issue any walks. In the first O'Rourke exploded for five runs. The big hit was a two run homer by Richard LaBella. In the second Jim Tuttle's bases loaded single drove in two runs to make it 7-0. In the third with the bases loaded, Tom Prue tripled to make it 10-0 and end the scoring for the day.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
O'Rourke All Stars 5 2 3 0 0 0 10 9
Clinton All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Ken Merchant hurled a two hitter, fanned 14, and hit a first inning homerun to lead the Norwich Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Bernie O'Rourke All Stars at Hubbard Park. Art Hatje pitched for the O'Rourke club and hurled a four hitter. He walked two and struckout six.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Norwich Nationals 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4
O'Rourke All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

1967 Moose League All Stars
Manager Warren Roberts.
Pat Augeri, Keith Jones, Gary Grockowski, Jim King, Tom Portante, Paul Gosselin, Richard Monarca, Jim Hunter, John Freeland, Joe Pagano, Alan Bissonenette, Louis Pitruzzello.

1967 Pat Kidney League All Stars
Managers Phil Schiro and George Houston.
Carmine Schiro, Steve Kolenda, Glenn Klare, Alan Warzecha, Craig Anderson, Ricky Vereen, John Houston, Rick Misenti, Andy Kohlhofer, David Gibson, Nick Moncada, Dan Belniak, Jim Pratt.

1967 O'Rourke League All Stars - District Nine Champions
Managers Art Hatje and Tom Prue.
John DiStefano, Larry Fredericks, Rusty Dorflinger, Richard LaBella, Art Hatje, Steve Hatje, Chris Green, Dennis Hayes, Tom Prue, Jim Tuttle, Mark Cosgrove, Jerry Stano, Mark Donovan, Bob Chamerlin.

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