Game of the day
Palmyra softball 6, Susquehanna Township 0
It's been a struggle for the Cougars for much of the spring, but on Thursday everything came together in the form of a shutout victory on their home field.
Sophomore Abbey Krahling fired a four-hit shutout on the mound, and Rebecca Randall went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead a Palmyra offense that broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth, before adding four insurance runs in the sixth.
Meagan Quigley added two RBIs for Palmyra, which improved to 4-8 overall and 4-5 in the Mid-Penn Keystone.
Player of the day
Braden Vernet, Palmyra baseball
Vernet tossed a 70-pitch four-hit shutout to lead the Cougars to a 12-0 6-inning victory over Susquehanna Township in Mid-Penn Keystone action.
Annville-Cleona 4, Pequea Valley 1
In Annville, Mitch Long's tie-breaking two-run double in the bottom of the 5th propelled the Dutchmen to the victory.
Brandon Ulrich added an RBI double in the 6th for A-C, which improved to 9-3 overall and 7-3 in Section 4.
Cedar Crest 4, Solanco 3
In Quarryville, the Falcons won for the second time in as many days, jumping to a 4-0 lead in the top of the 3rd, then hanging on for the victory.
Danny Mancil picked up the pitching win for Cedar Crest, now 5-8 overall and 4-7 in Section 1.
Northern Lebanon 6, Manheim Central 4 (9 innings)
In Manheim, the Vikings overcame a 3-0 deficit after five innings to force extra innings and ultimately grab the win.
A three-run top of the seventh got NL into extra frames and a two-run top of the ninth provided the win.
Hayden Johnson picked up the win in relief of Seth Walmer.
Palmyra 12, Susquehanna Township 0 (6 innings)
Vernet took care of the mound work, and Carl Reigle drove in two of Palmyra's first three runs with infield singles in each of the first two innings to send the Cougars on their way.
Pequea Valley 5, Annville-Cleona 0
Claudia Shaubach drove in three runs, including two in the first, to send the Braves on their way to a season sweep of A-C.
Manheim Central 4, Northern Lebanon 2
In Fredericksburg, the Vikings jumped to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first but were shut out from there en route to the Section 3 defeat.
Mel Showers pitched well in defeat, scattering six hits and striking out four in a complete game effort. Showers and Sydney Mengel each drove in a run in the first and Taylor Douple added two hits for the Vikings.
Lancaster Catholic 16, Lebanon Catholic 6
The Beavers enjoyed their largest offensive output of the season, but offset it by allowing the Crusaders to score 11 times in the top of the first on the way to remaining winless.
Manheim Township 13, Lebanon 1 (5 innings)
The Cedars committed nine errors en route to the mercy rule defeat.
Palmyra 19, Lower Dauphin 7
The Cougars stayed unbeaten, improving to 14-0 with a lopsided win over rival LD.
Conestoga Valley 12, Cedar Crest 4
Trailing by only one at the half, the Falcons had a tough time getting defensive stops in the second half, outscored by the Buckskins 6-3.
Lower Dauphin 17, Palmyra 7
The Cougars fell in a 12-2 hole at the half and never recovered. Nikki Bowman led Palmyra with four goals, and Cheyenne Sprecher scored twice.
Manheim Township 3, Cedar Crest 0
The Blue Streaks cruised past the Falcons by scores of 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 in Section 1 action.
Ephrata 3, Lebanon 1
The Cedars pulled out a 27-25 third set win to avoid the sweep, and also got nine digs and 23 assists from Tyler Bolden.
Hershey 3, Palmyra 1
The Cougars grabbed the third set by a 25-11 score but Hershey came back to take the fourth set by an identical score to close out the match in four.