Josh Sollenberger is 19. And when it comes to baseball and the Lebanon County American Legion League, he’s an old man.
Further proof that everything is relative, even age.
Sollenberger is not an old man in the conventional or traditional sense. But for his age, he is wise, experienced and someone his teammates look to for guidance.
Sollenberger is a four-year performer for the Campbelltown entry in the local summer baseball league. He was an important cog in C-town’s run to the Lebanon County championship and the Region Four tournament last season, but most of his former teammates have graduated from the club and moved on to other things.
So Sollenberger has taken it upon himself to mentor and lead those ready to step into those leading roles. This week, Sollenberger led by example, during an early season showdown with perennial league heavy Fredericksburg.
Sollenberger pitched Campbelltown to a surprisingly easy 11-1 victory over F-burg. Sollenberger, a crafty southpaw, scattered seven hits, struck out four and walked one in his route-going effort.
This spring, in his first season on Division Three collegiate level, Sollenberger enjoyed a solid campaign for the Elizabethtown College baseball team.
– Jeff Falk