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He may or may not be the best baseball player in Lebanon County. But it’s safe to say that Gage Miller is one of the best local performers on the diamond.

What’s certain is what he means to the Palmyra baseball team. Perhaps a better way to put it would be that Miller is the best player on the best high school baseball team in Lebanon County.

This week, the senior shortstop’s play helped propel the Cougars to a 4-0 record. Palmyra posted a 15-7 victory at Carlisle on Tuesday, an 11-1 home triumph over Susquehanna Township on Wednesday, a 4-2 home win over Muhlenberg on Thursday and a 12-6 away triumph over Lebanon at In The Net Sports Complex on Saturday.

With all those positive results, Miller and the Cougars extended their win streak to seven straight. With a 13-3 overall record, Palmyra is steaming towards a Mid-Penn Keystone Division championship and moving up the District Three Class AAAAA power rankings.

Miller provides the Cougars with solid and sometimes spectacular fielding from his shortstop spot at the heart of the Palmyra defense. And from the top to the middle of Palmyra’s batting order, he has produced quality at-bats and timely hitting throughout the spring.

But Miller’s greatest contributions to the Cougars’ success may come as a leader. He leads by example, an example his Palmyra teammates are more than willing to follow.

  • Jeff Falk

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