The Northern Lebanon softball team had a excellent spring of 2022, going 17-4, sweeping perennial thorns-in-the-side Donegal and Manheim Central to get the Lancaster-Lebanon Section 3 title and earning a home recreation for the quarterfinal spherical of the 4A district playoffs.
Overwhelmingly optimistic memories for a group with just a person senior – leadoff hitter/catalyst Autumn Bohr – and isn’t shrinking from rivalry at any time before long.
You may have to forgive the Vikings if they pick out not to include Thursday’s playoff matchup with Fleetwood amid their unique moments.
An uncharacteristically sloppy and punchless effectiveness – by much their worst of the season – doomed the Vikings to a period-ending 10-1 loss Thursday in Fredercksburg.
It all came apart in the major of the next, as Fleetwood touched NL starter Hope Ritchie for four operates with the support of 3 very pricey Viking mistakes.
It acquired progressively even worse from there. Morgan Koehler slammed a two-operate homer in the fourth for a 7- direct, and NL could not get much going in opposition to Fleetwood pitcher Kaitlyn Pytlski till Lyndsey Mauser’s RBI single in the seventh.
“Not what I predicted,” stated NL head mentor Bob Bashore. “We have been in the right area at the ideal time, we had a residence game. But we did not make it transpire.”