Lebanon County HS Highlights - April 7
Game of the Day
Northern Lebanon softball 6, Cocalico 5
It's still really early, but so far the Northern Lebanon softball team is the feel-good story of the Lebanon County spring sports season.
The Vikings continued their surprisingly hot start on Friday with a dramatic 6-5 walk-off win over Cocalico in a Section 3 encounter in Fredericksburg.
Down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Vikings (5-1) rallied to within a run on RBIs by Kaylee Mauser and Baylee Madilia, then won it in the seventh via an RBI hit by Sydney Mengel and Haley Fegley's walk-off two-run single.
Emma Kelliher picked up the pitching win, striking out seven and walking none in a complete game effort. Kelliher also scattered five hits and surrendered only one earned run.
Player of the Day
Haley Fegley, Northern Lebanon softball
Fegley gets today's honor after her walk-off heroics, which completed a 2-for-4 two-RBI game for the junior outfielder.
Garden Spot 16, Elco 1 (5 innings)
The Raiders went down to defeat for the first time this season and in emphatic fashion after the Spartans invoked the mercy rule with an eight-run fifth inning.
Travis Weaver drove in the lone run for Elco (5-1, 2-1 Section 3), which managed only 1 hit.
Hempfield 5, Cedar Crest 4 (8 innings)
The Falcons coughed up a 3-0 lead and fell by a run despite outhitting the Black Knights by a 12-5 count.
Annville-Cleona 21, Lancaster Mennonite 8
In Lancaster, A-C won its second straight, taking advantage of 9 walks and 9 Mennonite errors in the lopsided win.
The Dutchmen set the tone for the romp with a five-run top of the 1st.
Hempfield 18, Cedar Crest 1 (4 innings)
Section 1 power Hempfield made short work of the host Falcons pounding out 16 hits en route to invoking the 15-run mercy rule after 4 innings,
Lampeter-Strasburg 16, Elco 1 (4 innings)
In Lampeter, the Raiders fell to perennial power L-S in 4 innings, managing just one hit along the way.
Pequea Valley 17, Lebanon Catholic 0 (3 innings)
The Beavers allowed 12 runs in the first inning on the way to the mercy rule defeat.
Cedar Crest 5, Conestoga Valley 2
Jack Muraika, Dylan Tull and Max Mesaros posted singles wins as the Falcons got the best of CV in this Section 1 affair.
Palmyra 5, Red Land 0
Ben Clary, Quinn Marcus and Stephen Wargo picked up the singles win to lift the Cougars to a shutout win over the Patriots in Mid-Penn Keystone action.
Palmyra 14, Trinity 7