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LEGION BASEBALL: 1991 Bears came one win shy of ALWS -

The 1991 Boyertown team brought home the Region Two and Pennsylvania State Regional-mid-atlantic championships before suffering a heart-wrenching 2-0 defeat to Brooklawn in the Mid-Atlantic Natonal Regional final.

Brooklawn, by the way, went on to win its first national championship at Bear Stadium, while Boyertown was let wondering what could have been.

"You feel like you're so close," said Boyertown manager Rick Moatz, who was in his fourth year at the helm in '91, "but yet it was so far."

The '91 Legion season began a little later than usual for the Bears, after their high school team staged a memorable run to the PIAA Class AAAA championship — beating North Allegheny 5-4 in eight innings in the final.

Suffice it to say the Legion squad more than made up for lost time in a dominating regular season effort.

The Bears dropped their opener to Shillington 6-2, before reeling off 25 straight victories to wrap up the Berks League's regular season title.

Boyertown featured a deep and quality staff fronted by right-handers Matt Spade and Jed Johnson and bolstered by fellow righties Jamie Sellers and Derek Witman. Continued...


By Darryl Grumling
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