Mountville, Maytown/Marietta advance

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Nobody coaches “little ball” like Mountville’s Bob Sauders.

He’s the Gene Mauch of Lancaster County baseball, with one notable exception. Sauders wins when it really counts.

Sauders spun gold out of straw again Thursday night at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field, when his Mountville … Continue reading

Safe Harbor, SWS reach J-M semis

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

There is no substitute for experience.

Monday night’s junior-midget doubleheader at Mt. Joy’s Kunkle Field proved that.

Two of the New Era Tournament ‘s most savvy teams — the Strasburg/Willow Street White Sox and the Safe Harbor Lions — advanced to the J-M … Continue reading

Township Black, Safe Harbor roll into Midget-Midget semis

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Manheim Township Black was the perfect storm.

Hempfield Black was the fishing boat.

Hempfield could find no shelter from Township’s 15-hit attack and was swamped, 18-1, in the nightcap of New Era Tournament ‘s Midget-Midget quarterfinal opener at Mt.Joy’s Kunkle Field.

It was … Continue reading

Hempfield, Bears Blue advance to Midget final

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Like the hypnotic repetition in an episode of Sesame Street, Saturday’s New Era Tournament Midget semifinal showcased the number three.

Hempfield Black picked up its first win over Lititz Oddfellows in three years, 6-3, in the second game of a doubleheader at Manheim’s … Continue reading

Strasburg/Willow Street, Hempfield reach finals

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

The dream of every junior-midget-age boy in Lancaster County — to play in the New Era Tournament championship game — has become a reality for the members of Hempfield Black and the Strasburg/Willow Street White Sox.

Those two teams will meet Monday at … Continue reading