Actually, he could’ve won both awards. But humble Seth Walmer was just pleased with the honor he received.
Walmer was recently tabbed as the recipient of the Warren ‘Lefty’ Grumbine award for being the outstanding hitter in the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League’s best-of-three championship series. Walmer’s performance at the plate, and on the mound, propelled Fredericksburg to the local summer circuit’s title, as they beat Campbelltown two games to none.
In Tuesday’s clinching 5-0 triumph at Palmyra High School, Walmer stroked a two-run single to help Post 915 to jump out to a two-run lead, then later added a sacrifice fly. A night earlier at Earl Wenger Memorial Field, Walmer drilled a similar two-run single in the opening inning of Game One that got Post 815 started on its way to a 3-1 victory.
Of the eight runs scored in the final series, Walmer drove in five of them.
But Walmer was also dominant on the mound. He went the distance in Game Two and shut out Campbelltown on three hits.
Relying on his defense, Walmer struck out one, walked one and required just 68 pitches to get the job done. It was the fourth time that Walmer beat C-town this season.
The Lebanon County championship was Fredericksburg’s 24th overall, but first since 1993.
– Jeff Falk