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West Point Major 11s fall short in opener

| Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:09 p.m.
West Point's Lauren Bisignani, reacts after receiving the first pitch from Mark Boyle, Excela Health Community Outreach Coordinator, during a dedication for Excela Health Field at the West Point Little League Complex on Friday, July 31, 2015.
Evan Sanders | Trib Total Media
West Point's Lauren Bisignani, reacts after receiving the first pitch from Mark Boyle, Excela Health Community Outreach Coordinator, during a dedication for Excela Health Field at the West Point Little League Complex on Friday, July 31, 2015.
West Point's Abby Martin (left) and Lily Schmadel (left center) along with Ray Mello (center) present plaques to Excela Health Community Outreach Coordinators Mark Boyle (right center) and Jean Hacha (right) during a dedication for Excela Health Field on Friday, July 31, 2015, at the West Point Little League Complex.
Evan Sanders | Trib Total Media
West Point's Abby Martin (left) and Lily Schmadel (left center) along with Ray Mello (center) present plaques to Excela Health Community Outreach Coordinators Mark Boyle (right center) and Jean Hacha (right) during a dedication for Excela Health Field on Friday, July 31, 2015, at the West Point Little League Complex.

Host West Point got off to a slow start in its bid for a state softball title in the Major 11 division Friday.

The local team dropped an 11-1 decision to Upper Providence and fell into the loser's bracket of the Pennsylvania Little League state tournament.

Newberry beat Pittston, 22-7, in the other opening-round game.

West Point will play Pittston at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ray Mello Field.

Baseball

Upper Providence 10, West Point 3 — Jake Books hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and had five RBIs to lead Upper Providence to the Major 11's State Tournament victory in Plymouth Meeting.

Chase Sickenberger went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for West Point, and teammates Nick Wile and Ryan Firmstone also hit a double apiece in the loss.

West Point will play DuBois in a loser's bracket game 10 a.m. Saturday.

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