BY JEFF FALK
Palmyra certainly has a long, proud history of success in twilight baseball. On Monday, Palmyra re-visited that past.
At In The Net, Palmyra claimed the championship of the East Shore Twilight Baseball League with a 4-3 vcitory over Middletown in the sixth game of the circuit’s best-of-seven title series. After trailing 0-2 in the series, Palmyra came back to win the last four games of the set.
For Palmyra, the championship was its first in four years of competing in the East Shore Twilight League. During the 1980s and 1990s, Palmyra was the dominant club in the now-defunct Lebanon-Lancaster Twilight circuit.
With the contest scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, Palmyra scored all four of its runs, thanks in part to a key RBI-double off the bat of former Elco and Lebanon Valley College star Johnny Mentzer. The pitching victory went to Ross Buckwalter.
Palmyra, which finished the season 26-11, has now qualified for the East Shore Twilight League’s postseason in each of its first seasons. Middletown had claimed the 2010 league championship.
Palmyra is made up of some of the best amateur and former scholastic and collegiate baseball players in Lebanon County.