Drenning Delivery defeated Cumming Motors of Logan Township, 1-0, in a pitchers' duel during the first day of the Dean Patterson Little League World Series Saturday at the East End Youth Baseball League Field.
The game, originally scheduled to be the kickoff to this year's 19-team tournament, had been postponed from Friday night.
Three other opening-round games were played.
Park Audio Plus downed Cargill in another nailbiter, 4-3.
Greenwood Meadows topped Sheetz of East End, 7-5, and Peterman's Florist topped ARC Federal Credit Union, 5-2.
Dean Patterson won by the largest margin, topping Martin Oil, 20-5.
L.S. Fiore also advanced after Parson Copier Care dropped out of the tournament.
Greenwood Meadows (LT) 7, Sheetz (EE) 5, Home Run: Blake (S), Multiple Hits: Plunkett 2 (S), WP: Pleva, LP: Noland, SO: Pleva 8 (GM), Noland 8 (S).
Dean Patterson (EE) 20, Martin Oil (B) 5, Home Run: Walker (MO), Multiple Hits: Carrieri 2, Hileman 2, Miller 2, Barton 2, Berardinelli 2, Shumac 3, Day 3 (DP), Walker 2 (MO) WP: Barton, LP: Walker, SO: Barton 7 (DP), Walker 1 (MO).
Peterman's Florist (LT) 5, ARC (AA) 2, Home Run: Berish, McClellan (PF), Multiple Hits: Berish 3, Peilmeier 2, Long 2 (PF), C.Westover, (ARC) WP: Marasco, LP: Becker, SO: Marasco 5 (PF), Becker 2, Westover 2 (A).
Park Audio (AA) 4, Cargill (W) 3, Home Run: Dishong (C), Multiple Hits: T. Petucci 3 (PA), Dishong 2, (C), WP: Yasulites, LP: McMonagle, SO: Pettuci 6, Yasulites 7, (PA), McMonagle 10 (C).
Drenning Delivery (AA) 1, Cummings Motors (LT) 0.
Game 3 of the George B. Kelley Federation championship series between Martin Oil and ReMax Realty at Veterans Memorial Field was postponed because of rain on Saturday.
It was the third straight day the series, tied at one game apiece, has been held up by the weather.
The Federation will attempt to get the series moving again today with a doubleheader. The first game is slated for 5 p.m.
If the series is tied after tonight, a fifth and deciding game will be played on Monday.
Cory Storm had four hits, drove in four runs and was the winning pitcher for Altoona in a 14-4 victory over Brookhaven in the Babe Ruth Prep 13-year-old state tournament at Seitz Field Saturday.
John Servello also drove in four runs, and Logan McGeary doubled and drove in three.
In the 15-year-old tournament at Williamsport, Altoona lost to Valley West, 5-3, falling to 1-1. No other details were available.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Brookhaven021 01X X-4 6 5
Altoona350 24X X-14 11 1
2B-Storm, Servello, McGeary (A). Multiple hits - Hartley 2, Crockett 2, Piccara 2 (B); Storm 4, Servello 2 (A). RBI-Hartley, Piccara 2 (B); Storm 4, Servello 4, McGeary 3, Davis, Adams (A). WP-Storm. LP-Crockett. SO-Crockett 5 (B); Storm 5, Davis 2 (A). BB-Crockett 5, Stokes 2, Winber 1 (B); Storm 5, Davis 1 (A).
Records: Brookhaven (0-2); Altoona (3-0).