By Mike Dougherty

RIDLEY PARK, Pa. (CBS) – A historic season for the Ridley Area Little League came to an end Friday night in Western Pennsylvania.

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The 12-year-olds from Delaware County lost 12-7 in the state finals to Lionville.

The season started on a sour note as the league treasurer pleaded guilty in March to stealing more than $25,000 from the organization, but that didn’t faze the boys as they put together the best showing in league’s 63 year history.

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Coach John DeMucci says they are a resilient group of kids.

“There was quite a number of times where we had our backs against the wall, especially in our section championship when lost the first game,” he said. “We were in a do or die situation for three or four games and we came through.”

League president Bill Corcoran says this has been an amazing summer and he wants to thank the league sponsors who stepped up and continued to support the boys after the scandal.

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