The World Series, which will feature the eight regional winners, begins today,
•Notes: Blackhawk (23-11), which beat host West Lawn in Pennsylvania's third-place game, is heading to regionals for the fifth time. The squad is from Beaver County. Bristol's Steve Arthur won the pitching award at the state tournament. He went 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings, including a complete game vs. Boyertown for the title. Middletown won the Delaware title over Stahl 7-1, with just nine players available for the game. Brooklawn (39-4) earned its 25th New Jersey championship with a 19-7 victory over Bordentown (31-10). Pitcher Andrew Schorr, who picked up the win with 31/3 innings of relief, is an East Carolina recruit.