Enoch, Harnick star in Hempfield victory

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Lititz Oddfellows and Hempfield Black will join Ephrata Pride and the Strasburg//Willow Street Storm in the New Era Tournament Midget semifinals. Ephrata and SWS, Thursday night’s winners, will meet in the first game of a doubleheader Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Ephrata’s War … Continue reading

Safe Harbor, E-town win, thanks to Adams, Baker

By Jason Guarente
New Era Sports Writer

All Safe Harbor coach Jamie Roak could do at this point was watch.


He’d taken his chance. Either the best-case or worst-case scenario was going to unfold. There was no in-between.

Safe Harbor’s once-comfortable lead had been whittled to one run … Continue reading

SWS and Ephrata open with wins

By Kevin M. Benedict
New Era Staff Writer

Like The Hulk on a liberal dose of angst, Chris Shehan only got stronger.

The Strasburg/Willow Street Storm pitcher struck out the Comet Blue side in the top of the seventh inning to safeguard an offensive outpouring from his teammates and … Continue reading

Manheim Township, CV win slugfests to advance

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

It was the Night of the Long Fly Ball as competition in the Junior-Midget Division of the 58th New Era Baseball Tournament got under way Thursday.

Conestoga Valley launched three home runs into the Mount Joy night to subdue Lititz VFW 13-8 in … Continue reading

E-town’s Nate is great on mound and at plate

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

Glenn Gallagher got his wish.

In a conversation Tuesday following his team’s victory in the New Era Tournament Junior-Midget semifinals, Manheim Township Black’s coach bemoaned having to face opponents his team had already defeated repeatedly — such as Solanco Black, Conestoga Valley and, … Continue reading

SWS, Hempfield reach final

By Dave Byrne
New Era Correspondent

For the second year in a row, Hempfield Black and Strasburg/Willow Street will meet to decide the Midget Division championship of the New Era Baseball Tournament.

The familiar foes will take the field tonight at 7 at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field.

Hempfield Black … Continue reading