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1980 City Championship First Round Results:
Winning Team Losing Team Game Notes
Moose - 5 EIS - 1 Avery Askew one-hitter with 14 Ks
Rotary - 10 Raymond Engineering - 1 Jeff Gilbert - 9 Ks
Retail Trade - 5 Concord Steel - 4 Hitting by Brian Glover, Steve Bond & Artie Carbo
A1 Appliance - 8 Old Mill Wayside Furniture - 7 HRs by Shaun Wilson & Clay

In the semifinals Moose and Rotary were the winners. Rotary edged Moose 3-2 in the City Championship game at Lawrence School. Dennis Wade bested Avery Askew. Jimmy Footit accounted for the Moose scoring with a two run homer.

Dictrict Nine Tournament
In District Nine action, Ricky Murray hurled a five hitter and Pat Kidney beat Cromwell 10-3. Fred Dowling had a three run homer. Jimmy Sena and Tom Hale each had two hits for Pat Kidney.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Pat Kidney All Stars 1 2 1 0 3 3
10
10
Cromwell All Stars 2 0 0 0 1 0
3
5

Mike Sessoms pitched a seven hitter and was backed up by three Moose home runs to defeat East Haddam-Moodus 8-3. Avery Askew, Sal Morello, and Scott McGrath each homered. Morello and Askew each had two hits.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
East Haddam-Moodus 0 3 0 0 0 0
3
7
Moose All Stars 3 3 2 0 0 x
8
6

Mark Clizbe and Jim Parsons hurled a four hitter with 12 strikeouts to give Madison a 7-2 win over the Bernie O'Rourke All Stars. Jim Waldner pitched an eight hitter as the O'Rourke hurler. The O'Rourke hits were from Waldner, Danny Furst, Jeff Gilbert, and Steve Chester.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
O'Rourke All Stars 2 0 0 0 0 0
2
4
Madison All Stars 0 6 0 0 1 x
7
8

The Moose All Stars went to East Hampton and came back with a 10-1 victory. Jim Footit pitched a four hitter, walked four and struck out eight. Avery Askew homered for Moose. Askew, Larry Lindbom, Darryl James, and Jeff Hilton each had two hits.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Moose All Stars 0 1 1 0 5 3
10
13
East Hampton All Stars 0 0 1 0 0 0
1
4

Pat Kidney defeated Killingworth 24-7 in a game played at Lawrence School.

The semifinal games featured Pat Kidney playing CDE in Essex and Guilford at Moose.

Guilford led Moose 5-3 after five innings. They then scored six times in the sixth to defeat the Moose All Stars 11-3. Avery Askew was the losing pitcher. Ernie Thigpen and Avery Askew hit Moose homeruns.

Ricky Murray bested Gary Beason as Pat Kidney got by CDE 7-6 in Essex. Murray gave up eight hits, struck out eight and walked two. Beason gave up seven hits, struck out four and walked two. Jimmy Sena and Gary Krol had two hits each for Pat Kidney. Bobby Dorflinger homered for Pat Kidney.

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

The Guilford Little League All Stars defeated the Pat Kidney All Stars 5-1 in Guilford. Jamie Felix batted and pitched his team to victory. He had a double and a two run homer. He pitched a one hitter. Felix struck out eight and walked seven. Brian Wendry had a double for Pat Kidney which drove in Dorflinger with the Pat Kidney run in the first. Dorflinger and Hale pitched for Pat Kidney.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Guilford All Stars 0 0 2 0 0 3
5
8
Pat Kidney All Stars 1 0 0 0 0 0
1
1

1980 Moose League All Stars
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1980 Pat Kidney League All Stars - District Runner-Up
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1980 O'Rourke League All Stars
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The Los Angels Rams use a third round draft pick to select Phillip Murphy, DT, North Carolina State. Murphy played several years in Middletown Little League and was a member of the City Champion 1969 Kiwanis and the 1970 Moose All Star Team.


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