Kenneff puts Manheim in semis

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

They won it all as midget-midgets, dramaticly defeating Safe Harbor for the 2000 New Era Tournament title in a tightly played game.

Two years later, Manheim appears to be on a collision course with its old rival, this time for the junior-midget crown.

Continue reading

Strasburg/Willow Street, Ephrata reach semifinals

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Still searching for their first taste of victory in their fourth career New Era Tournament appearance, the members of the Ephrata Pride made really sure they got it.

Looking to continue the successes they experienced as midget-midgets and junior-midgets, the members of Strasburg/Willow … Continue reading

Mellinger lifts Blue into semis

By Keith Schweigert
New Era Correspondent

Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field is to the New Era Tournament what Colorado’s Coors Field is to Major League Baseball — a launching pad.

Considering the short porch all the way around the outfield, keeping balls inside the park can be a daunting task.

Continue reading

Hempfield Black, CV reach midget semis

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

It’s been 20 years since a team, or an organization, has won back-to-back titles in the Midget Division of the New Era Tournament.

In the time since Manor Ridge accomplished the feat in 1981 and 1982, there have been teams that have come … Continue reading

Hempfield, SWS reach finals

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent
Safe Harbor catcher Dan Velcheck anticipates the throw
against Lancaster’s D.J. Shoffstall.
Both the simplicity and the difficulty of baseball were on display in the Midget Division semifinals of the New Era Tournament.

Hempfield Black and Strasburg/Willow Street Red emerged … Continue reading