For what it was worth, the preseason – oops, regular season – is complete. Now is the time to get down to business.
The Lebanon County American Legion baseball league finished its regular season on Sunday. And in the same breath the circuit completed its seeding for the all-in, double-elimination playoff tournament which will decide its champion.
Campbelltown, which went 10-6, claimed the regular-season crown, and along with second-seeded and 9-7 Myerstown, will receive an opening-night bye. The playoff tournament will kick off on Wednesday at a pair of sites in the County,
At 5:45 p.m. at Annville-Cleona High School, the number three seed and 9-6 Annville will play host to sixth-seeded Richland. Then at 7 p.m. at Earl Wenger Memorial Field, 9-7 and fourth-seeded Fredericksburg will entertain 9-7 and fifth-seeded Fifth Ward.
On Thursday, Campbelltown will take on the winner of the Fredericksburg-Fifth Ward tussle at 6 p.m. at Palmyra High School. Meanwhile, Myerstown will host the winner of the Annville-Richland match-up at 5:45 p.m..
The survivor of the double-elimination playoff tournament will be recognized as the Lebanon County American Legion baseball champion and join Fredericksburg at the Region Four double-elimination tournament it is hosting beginning July 16. Should Fredericksburg emerge as the County champ, the second-place finisher would represent the league at regionals.