The Boyertown Bear Cubs captured the South Scranton Regional playoff championship, beating Newtown 3-2 in the title game.
The Cubs started off the tournament with a strong showing, soundly beating Fredericksburg 10-0 in their first round game in sweltering temperatures in the high 90s. Game 2 started the same way, with the Cubs jumping out to a 6-0 lead against Tyrone before their opponent battled back in the third, taking the lead for good with 8 runs in the rain-interrupted inning. With the loss, the Cubs fell into the loser's bracket. In their first loser's bracket game, the Cubs returned to their dominant ways, convincingly beating Danville 14-0. This victory set up a matchup with the winner of the winner's bracket, Newtown, whom the Cubs shut out 7-0. With the loss, Newtown advanced directly to the championship game for their eventual rematch with Boyertown. Before the Cubs could face Newtown for the championship game, they had to face the winner of the other loser's bracket, Stripes and Strikes. The Cubs again won convincingly, 6-1.
The championship game was scoreless on both sides until the bottom of the 4th, when the Cubs hung 3 runs on Newtown. Newtown would later add 2 to draw within a run of the Cubs, but the Cubs were able to hold the 1-run lead to the end for the victory. The Cubs big inning started with a walk to Luke Moser, who then scored on a Colin Eisenhard ground ball to right. The Cubs loaded the bases thanks to back-to-back Newtown errors. They plated their second and third runs on a passed ball and steal of home. Brandon Shane was the starting and winning pitcher for Boyertown, scattering 4 hits over 6 innings while striking out 7 and walking 2. Evan Hetrick pitched a 1-hit inning in relief to earn the save.
With the South Scranton Regional title, the Cubs now advance to the Junior Legion state tournament held in Homer City, starting on Saturday, July 27.