Angels turn on the power and advance to quarterfinals

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

The Mountville Angels looked heavenly in the first round of the New Era Midget Baseball Tournament Wednesday night in Mount Joy.

They advanced to the Junior Midget Division quarterfinals with an impressive display of hitting, flattening the Pequea Valley Braves 23-0.

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Roberts pitches Hempfield to victory over Reamstown

By John Finger
New Era Correspondent

Two days after his high school baseball season ended, Hempfield’s Matt Roberts sliced the thumb on his pitching hand with a table saw in shop class.

Last night at Manheim Township High School, Roberts sliced through Reamstown’s lineup like a buzzsaw.

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MT Cards, Lititz VFW advance

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

The confines of Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field can be pretty friendly for a junior-midget player. Tuesday night, those confines were cuddlin’ close.

A total of 10 home runs cleared the fences during a New Era Tournament junior-midget doubleheader Tuesday at Kunkle. The Manheim … Continue reading

Manheim Lions, Denver open tourney with wins

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Late-inning heroics were the order of the day as the 51st New Era Tournament of Champions got under way Monday night.

The junior-midgets took center stage with a preliminary-round doubleheader at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field.

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Safe Harbor, Mountville gain Era Tourney semis

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

In the first game of Friday’s New Era Tournament Junior-Midget doubleheader at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field, Safe Harbor taught Lititz VFW a lesson in the value of strong fundamental baseball.

In the nightcap, fundamentals wouldn’t have made much difference.

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Ephrata, Hempfield advance in LNP Tourney

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

In Midget quarterfinal action at Lampeter-Strasburg Saturday, Ephrata and Hempfield both overcame early deficits to get the victory. Ephrata defeated East Petersburg 7-2 in the opener, while Hempfield knocked off Elizabethtown in the second game 10-7.

Ephrata 7, East Pete 2

East Petersburg took … Continue reading

Hostetter fans 11 as Rheems Gray advances

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Pitching dominated the opening game of a New Era Tournament Junior Midget quarterfinal doubleheader at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field as the Manheim Lions edged the Strasburg Braves 4-1.

Hitting took over in the nightcap as Denver (17-2) outlasted the Manheim Township Cardinals 13-11.

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Three teams advance in LNP Tourney

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

Midget-Midget action in the 51st annual LNP Tournament continued Saturday afternoon in a quarterfinal triple-header at Mt. Joy’s Kunkle Field. After the dust, grass, chalk, and smoke cleared three teams joined the Manheim Township Royals in the semifinals Wednesday evening back at Kunkle.

Here’s … Continue reading