PA State Little League Championship
held at the
John DiVirgilio Sports Complex
July 24 through July 30, 2016
Rostraver Youth Baseball Association
On Monday, July 25, 2016 John A. DiVirgilio known as "Johnny D." threw out the first pitch for the 1:00 P.M. game between Little League Pennsylvania Section 2 Champions Norwin and the Little League Pennsylvania Section 1 Champions Harborcreek.
Johnny D. waiting with Zach Jackson #5 to throw out the first pitch for the Norwin - Harborcreek Game.
The "talk" between Coach Scott Sokol and Johnny D.
Congrats to Johnny D!
Johnny D. and Rostraver Youth Baseball 12 and under Little League Zach Jackson #5
In 2001 the new John DiVirgilio Sports Complex, named after a life long resident of Rostraver Township and dedicated volunteer to recreation. John DiVirgilio known as "Johnny D." is a pioneer to Rostraver recreation. He began to coach Rostraver Little League in 1950. Johnny D. made sure that every kid had an opportunity to play sports and on countless occasions has dipped into his own pocket to buy gloves for less fortunate children or to pay their registration fees. In 1963 Johnny D. received an umpire certification in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which is the Home of the Little League Baseball. He umpired the Little League World Series. Although he no longer coaches or umpires all star games in all districts, he has dedicated countless hours to youth programs and other aspects of the Township. Johnny D. became a Rostraver Recreation Board member in 1967 to present date appointed by the late Robert Sokol a Rostraver Township Commissioner. You will find Johnny D. still active, always climbing the steps to the press box overseeing both fields. The mark Johnny D. has left on Rostraver Township and his legacy will forever be preserved through the Township's recreation facility: the "John DiVirgilio Sports Complex".
Little League Pennsylvania Section 5 Champions Nanticoke played against Little League Pennsylvania Section 7 Champions West Side on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Nanticoke Bryant Keegan #18 is batting in the above picture.