Emma Kelliher is a solid contributor in field hockey. She is a very good basketball player.
But it is in softball where she excells.
This week, Kelliher continued to excel, and so did her Northern Lebanon softball team. Kelliher tossed a pair of shutouts, including a no-hitter, as the Vikings enjoyed a 3-0 week.
Kelliher was certainly on top of her game on Thursday at home, where she hurled a no-hitter during a 14-0, five-inning whitewashing of Pequea Valley. During that particular outing, the hard-throwing right-hander struck out five and walked one.
Earlier in the week, on Monday in Fredericksburg, Northern Lebanon blanked Lancaster Catholic 5-0, behind a route-going performance by Kelliher. Kelliher whiffed 11 Crusaders, surrendered four hits and issued a pair of walks.
The Vikings’ 3-0 week left them 11-2 on the season, 9-2 in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League and in the thick of both section and District Three power-ranking races.
Should Kelliher continue to perform like she has, it would seem that Northern Lebanon is headed for further success in the postseason.
– Jeff Falk