Lebanon County HS Highlights- May 4
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Game of the Day
Cedar Crest Boys Tennis 3 , Northeastern 2
In the opening round of the District 3 3A Tournament 10th-seeded Cedar Crest rode a huge comeback win from Enzo Emerich and Adam Brightbill at No.2 doubles to an emotional victory over No.7 Northeastern.
After dropping the first set by a 6-2 score - and losing the first five games of the match, Emerich and Brightbill stormed back for a 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0 win to give the Falcons the match.
Jack Muraika and Dylan Tull added straight sets wins at No.1 and 2 singles, respectively, as Cedar Crest advanced to Monday's quarterfinal round at No. 2 Manheim Central.
Players of the Day
Enzo Emerich and Adam Brightbill, Cedar Crest boys tennis
As noted above, Emerich and Brightbill were the keys to the Falcons' big district win with their come-from-behind effort.
The duo also trailed 5-4 and 6-5 in the second set before forcing the tiebreaker that they would take to even the match and ultimately go on to victory.
"For Adam and Enzo to hold (serve) in those games knowing that if they lost the team match was over was incredibly gutsy," Cedar Crest coach Mike Rohrbach said. "As their teammates said after the match, Adam and Enzo were the MVPs of the day."
Palmyra 13, Mechanicsburg 3 (5 innings)
At Palmyra, the Cougars erupted for eight runs in the first on the way to the mercy rule victory over the Wildcats.
A Dylan Spagnolo two-run single in the bottom of the first put Palmyra ahead to stay and the home team poured it on from there.
Cedar Crest 2, Penn Manor 0
In South Lebanon, Danny Mancil tossed a three-hit shutout and was supported by two runs in the bottom of the fourth as Cedar Crest blanked the Comets in Section 1 action.
Mancil struck out one and walked one while going the distance for the win.
Palmyra 17, Bishop McDevitt 3
In Harrisburg, the Cougars kept their perfect season alive, improving to 16-0 with a lopsided win over the Crusaders.
Peter Robertson led the way with five goals and three assists, and Kyle Nolen had two goals and seven assists for the Cougars. Grant Haus added four goals to the win.
Palmyra 14, Cedar Crest 10
Nikki Bowman piled up six goals and the Cougars jumped to a 7-3 lead at the half on the way to upending their county rival.
Cheyenne Sprecher added five goals for Palmyra, which won despite being outshot 27-22.
Emily Beard led Cedar Crest with five goals.
Garden Spot 3, Lebanon 0
In New Holland, the Cedars were swept by scores of 25-17, 25-10 and 25-13. Paul Heagy led Lebanon with eight kills.
Penn Manor 9, Cedar Crest 0
Brittany Hook fired a 14-strikeout complete game one-hitter to lift the Comets past Cedar Crest in Millersville.
Penn Manor put the game away early, racing to a 6-0 lead after two innings.
Mechanicsburg 10, Palmyra 2
In Mechanicsburg, the Cougars got the jump with a run in the top of the first but it was all Mechanicsburg the rest of the way.
Rebecca Randall and Meagan Quigley led Palmyra in defeat with two hits apiece, and Quigley also drove in both Cougar runs.