The spring weather has been uncooperative as usual, but despite the conditions, the Northern Lebanon baseball team is off to a hot, fast start. And Jordan Nichols has been in the middle of everything good for the Vikings.
On Monday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Nichols pitched the Vikings to an 11-6 victory over Lebanon. The senior southpaw was on top of his game, fanning a dozen Cedars and walking a pair while picking up the pitching victory.
Nichols had carried a no-hitter and a 4-1 lead into the top of the fifth inning, a lead the Vikings would never relinquish.
Then on Wednesday in Fredericksburg, Nichols contributed a double to Northern Lebanon’s 4-3 triumph over Cocalico. That victory kept the Vikings’ early season record unblemished at 3-0.
Northern Lebanon did suffer its first loss of the spring on Friday at Manheim Central, an 8-2 setback to the Barons. But the Vikings have established themselves as a contender in Section Three of the Lancaster-Lebanon League, as well as a contender for a District Three Class AAA playoff berth.
And Nichols has established himself as a key contributor to Northern Lebanon’s success.
– Jeff Falk