Lebanon County H.S. Highlights: May 2
Game of the day
Lebanon softball 7, Ephrata 6
The Cedars earned their first win of the season in walk-off fashion thanks to three runs in the bottom of the seventh Monday. Lebanon's Ashley Kropf and Katelyn Roth each knocked in a pair of runs, and Aurianis Lassalle went 4-for-4 with three runs.
On the mound, Cedars starter Maggie Hinkel tossed 3 1/3 innings before handing the ball off to Roth, who earned the win and surrendered two runs. Roth also cracked three hits at the plate.
Lebanon's seven runs tied for the most it's scored in a game all season, surpassed only by the nine it plated in a four-run loss at McCaskey on April 22.
Player of the day
Isaac Wengert, Northern Lebanon
The Vikings' senior ace pulled through for them yet again in a must-win game against Cocalico. Wengert fired a complete game, striking out five and walking one in Northern Lebanon's eventual 3-1 home victory. His only run allowed came around in the top of the third, while the Eagles totaled just five hits.
Northern Lebanon 3, Cocalico 1
Wengert's efforts set the table and three Vikings runs in the fifth inning did the rest. Northern Lebanon is scheduled to next host Lebanon on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wenger Field.
Warwick 8, Cedar Crest 2
Seven errors doomed the Falcons, who managed to out-hit the Warriors on the road. Iziah Trimble and Andy Bogdanovich had two hits apiece, while Chad Ryland took the loss on the hill.
Lampeter-Strasburg 22, Elco 0 (5 innings)
Raiders starter Sara Yermalovich struck out one as she took the loss. Elco fell to 6-9 on the season.
Warwick 15, Cedar Crest 0 (3 innings)
Eleven runs in the third inning sent the Falcons home early. Maddie Gable recorded two strikeouts in defeat.
Cedar Crest 92, Warwick 58
Strong showings in the sprints and field events helped carry the Falcons to victory on a soggy day at Earl Boltz Stadium. Jesse Cruise, Luke Allwein and Chris Kelly all took home two first-place finishes.
Lebanon 80, Cocalico 70
Lebanon's Juan Maldonado and Derin Klick each won a pair of races, as the Cedars took five of the six individual running events. Maldonado also leaped to first in the triple jump, one of two Lebanon field wins on the day.
Elco 114, Columbia 36
The Raiders dominated on the road, as Ethan Anspach, fresh off a win in the county meet's 100-meter dash, took both the 100 and 200 against the Crimson Tide. Tyler Horst also won the javelin and discus for Elco.
Northern Lebanon 88, Lancaster Catholic 62
A dominant showing in the field helped the Vikings move above .500 on the season. Dakota Leonhard threw furthest in the shot put and javelin with marks of 52-3.5 and 171-10, respectively.
Annville-Cleona 109, Lancaster Mennonite 41
The Little Dutchmen swept all field events, led by two throwing wins from Adam Fox and a pair of first-place jumps courtesy of Griffin Hertz.
Cedar Crest 88, Warwick 62
Ariel Jones swept the jumps, Taylor Menser won both hurdles races and Hannah Weddle took first in the shot and discus for Cedar Crest. The Falcons have now won two straight meets against Section One competition.
Coaclico 123, Lebanon 22
A rough day for the Cedars featured a clean sweep for Cocalico in all events.
Elco 124, Columbia 26
Chandelle Keller's three personal victories led all Raiders during a dominant team effort. Elco's Hannah Williams sped to first-place finishes in the 100 and 200.
Lancaster Catholic 119, Northern Lebanon 31
Taylor Berger's triumphs in the 100 and pole vault registered as the day's lone bright spots for the Vikings, who lost all other events.
Annville-Cleona 84, Lancaster Mennonite 57
For the second straight meet, Reagan Hess took the 100, 200 and long jump for the Little Dutchmen, leaping to a distance of 17-5.5.
Palmyra 19, Cedar Crest 5
An 8-0 first quarter set an immediate tone for the Cougars, who notched their 10th victory of the season. Seven Palmyra players finished with multiple points, captained by Ethan Gain's five goals and three helpers. Jared Richard also scored four times for the black and orange.
Cedar Crest's Stevie Roda and Mike Weaver each picked up a pair of goals.
Northern York 15, Palmyra 14 (OT)
The Cougars' second-half comeback left little in the tank for an extra session, which dropped them to 4-8 overall. Cheyenne Sprecher netted a half-dozen goals and recorded two assists. Katelyn Mark added a hat trick for Palmyra.
Hershey 3, Palmyra 1
After losing the first two sets, the Cougars put up a worthy fight over the third, eventually winning 26-24. However, they couldn't hang long enough in Chocolatetown, eventually dropping the fourth and final set, 15-25. Moses Kresch had 36 assists for Hershey.