The area will be well represented in the Pennsylvania Youth Legion Western Regional Tournament that is scheduled to begin Saturday at First Commonwealth Field in Homer City.
Farmington and Uniontown’s Junior Legion teams will be part of the eight-field tournament that runs through next Wednesday. The two three teams will qualify for the state tournament that will also be held at First Commonwealth Field in Homer City.
Farmington, who qualified out of the Somerset County League, plays the host team, SW Jack, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Farmington’s head coach is Trent Uphold. He is assisted by Nik Gibson, Wyatt Rishel and Chris Sennett. Pat Sparks serves as the manager.
Farmington finished third in the regular-season standings, but won the league tournament with a 12-11 victory over Rockwood on July 9. Farmington is 15-6.
Uniontown, who was the co-champion with Plum out of the Westmoreland County Youth Legion League, plays Millcreek on Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Uniontown’s Senior Legion team is also in the regional tournament, but its younger players won 17 straight games after starting the season 0-2. Uniontown finished the regular season in second place in the South Division of the 18-team Westmoreland County Youth Legion League, and swept a three-game series over Hempfield West, 2-0, in the opening round of the playoffs. Uniontown swept Hempfield East, 2-0, before playing Plum in a one-game playoff for the championship of the Westmoreland County League. The game against Plum ended in a 7-7 tie after eight innings due to darkness on July 12.
Uniontown is managed by Tom Sankovich. His coaches are Ian Edenfield, Tom Broadwater and Rob Gesk.