Five teams win openers in LNP Tournament

By Dave Byrne
LNP Correspondent

The 52nd annual LNP Midget Baseball Tournament of Champions opened on Saturday with five teams advancing in the Junior-Midget Division.

The winners were the Willow Street Yankees, the Gap Indians of Salisbury Township, Mount Joy Blue, the Akron A’s, and the Lancaster Township White … Continue reading

Hostetter fans 11 as Rheems Gray advances

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Tyler Hostetter survived a rocky inning and his battery-mate, Trevor Rodriguez, gave him the margin he needed as Rheems Gray (18-7) advanced to the midget-midget semifinals of the 52nd New Era Baseball Tournament.

They will play the Mountville Indians next Monday night at … Continue reading

MT Northeast Rotary routs Reamstown Midgets 31-11

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Looking at the final result, it’s hard to believe these two teams played three previous games in the Eastern County Midget League, each decided by two runs.

But then again it was hard to believe this game. The New Era Tournament Midget matchup … Continue reading

Solanco, Hempfield reach midget division title game

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

The New Era Tournament Midget championship baseball game, which will be played one week from today at Lampeter-Strasburg’s varsity field, should be a real classic.

On one hand there is defending champion Solanco (20-5), making its third straight New Era midget championship appearance, … Continue reading

Great night for Willow Street: White Sox, Yanks reach finals

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Sitting through Tuesday night’s New Era Tournament Junior-Midget semifinal one couldn’t help but be reminded of boxing.

Specifically, the Willow Street White Sox’s 13-12 opening-game victory over Mount Joy Blue, accomplished in eight innings, brought to mind the classic Ali-Frazier III, the Thrilla … Continue reading