The Northern Lebanon softball team had a great spring of 2022, likely 17-4, sweeping perennial thorns-in-the-facet Donegal and Manheim Central to gain the Lancaster-Lebanon Section 3 title and earning a home match for the quarterfinal spherical of the 4A district playoffs.
Overwhelmingly favourable reminiscences for a crew with just one particular senior – leadoff hitter/catalyst Autumn Bohr – and isn’t shrinking from competition whenever before long.
You are going to have to forgive the Vikings if they choose not to include things like Thursday’s playoff matchup with Fleetwood amongst their specific times.
An uncharacteristically sloppy and punchless general performance – by much their worst of the season – doomed the Vikings to a period-ending 10-1 decline Thursday in Fredercksburg.
It all came aside in the leading of the next, as Fleetwood touched NL starter Hope Ritchie for 4 operates with the support of a few extremely costly Viking errors.
It got progressively worse from there. Morgan Koehler slammed a two-operate homer in the fourth for a 7- lead, and NL couldn’t get significantly likely towards Fleetwood pitcher Kaitlyn Pytlski until finally Lyndsey Mauser’s RBI solitary in the seventh.
“Not what I expected,” said NL head coach Bob Bashore. “We were being in the suitable area at the right time, we had a house sport. But we failed to make it occur.”