Rick O'Brien: PIAA District 1 baseball champs

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The W.C. East players celebrate their PIAA District 1 Class AAAA title win

In beating Council Rock North by a 6-2 score last week, West Chester East won its second district baseball championship in six seasons. The Vikings also gained revenge for a 6-5 loss to the Indians in 2003. East, though, softened the sting of that year's title-game loss by going on and winning the PIAA state championship.

Since 1983, W.C. East has won three district championships (in 1991, the Vikes knocked of Neshaminy, 12-1).

In 2006, the baseball playoffs switched from three classifications (A, AA, AAA) to four (A, AA, AAA, AAAA).

Below is a list of the results of the championship games at the highest enrollment classification since 1983.

Enjoy the state playoffs games...the Road to Altoona!

-- Rick O'Brien

PIAA District 1 Baseball Champions

Class AAAA

2009: West Chester East 6, Council Rock North 2

2008: North Penn 14, Spring-Ford 4

2007: Souderton 6, Pennridge 4

2006: Coatesville 11, Souderton 4

Class AAA

2005: Sun Valley 3, Springfield (Delco) 1

2004: West Chester East 5, Springfield (Delco) 1

2003: Council Rock North 6, West Chester East 5

2002: Conestoga 7, West Chester Henderson 6

2001: Spring-Ford 8, Conestoga 7

2000: Downingtown 5, Hatboro-Horsham 0

1999: Coatesville 13, Hatboro-Horsham 2

1998: Coatesville 13, Conestoga 7

1997: Coatesville 8, Pennridge 1

1996: Harry S Truman 6, Sun Valley 1

1995: Phoenixville 7, Coatesville 3

1994: Plymouth Whitemarsh 3, Upper Perkiomen 2

1993: Pennsbury 13, Phoenixville 4

1992: Neshaminy 5, Spring-Ford 2

1991: West Chester East 12, Neshaminy 1

1990: Phoenixville 5, Downingtown 2

1989: Pennsbury 5, Marple Newtown 4

1988: Spring-Ford 13, Upper Perkiomen 2

1987: Pennridge 7, Conestoga 6

1986: Boyertown 2, Council Rock 1

1985: Council Rock South 7, Hatboro-Horsham 0

1984: North Penn 5, Upper Darby 3

1983: Plymouth Whitemarsh 8, Boyertown 1

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