Solanco's 14U team that competed in Lanco Youth Baseball Section Two finished the season strong but narrowly missed out on a playoff berth.
Solanco only allowed eight hits over its final three games and outscored those opponents by a combined 25-6.
Solanco and Elizabethtown Navy both finished 10-8. Elizabethtown Navy gave up 130 runs on the season, two less than Solanco, and claimed the last playoff spot.
A highlight from the season came in a nine-team tournament April 30-May 1. Solanco won three of four games. Lampeter-Strasburg Red Sox won the tournament and Solanco later defeated the Red Sox in the last two regular season meetings between the teams.
Winning pitcher Anderson Miller was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. He allowed one earned run over five innings and fanned seven.
Christopher Everly tossed two scoreless frames with three strikeouts and recorded a pair of hits.
Grayson Sample supplied two hits and two RBIs. Colin Toaltoan knocked in two runs and Isaac Esh, Aidan Kearney, Brady Hendrickson, and Andrew Taylor each recorded an RBI.
Hempfield 0 (5 innings)
Isaac Esh and Colin Toaltoan combined for a shutout in Memorial Park Monday, June 20.
The hosts took command with three runs in the bottom of the first. Anderson Miller led off with a ground single to right and stole second. Connor Johnson reached on an error. Esh drove in a run with a groundout.
Grayson Sample was hit by a pitch and Christopher Everly slapped a two-run single to right.
Solanco added a run in the second. Brady Hendrickson and Landon Shaubach each walked and Hendrickson eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Solanco broke the game open by erupting for five runs in the third. Everly got things started with a walk and Toaltoan grounded a single to right. Aidan Kearney delivered a single to left-center and both baserunners scored after an overthrow went out of play.
Hendrickson singled inside the third base bag and Shaubach walked to load the bases. Miller walked to force in a run and Johnson earned an RBI on a fielder's choice. Miller scored on a wild pitch.
Solanco ended the game with a run in the fifth. Johnson and Esh each drew a one-out walk and Johnson wound up scoring on a wild pitch.
Esh worked the first 1 2/3 innings.