Lititz United Methodist repeats as Lilacs champs

By on July 6, 2011



Members of the Lititz United Methodist Church team which defeated LEFC 11-10 to win their second straight crown included (front row, left to right) Chad Moline, Tristen (bat boy), Jordan (bat boy), manager Doug Barge and Gary Graber; (back row, l-r) David Runkle, Trever Wealand, Matt Bergman, Paul Dohner, James Nies, Mike Smith, Josh Diffenbach, Jason Rieker, Neil Barto and Kyle Work. To see a completed bracket, see page B-6.Members of the Lititz United Methodist Church team which defeated LEFC 11-10 to win their second straight crown included (front row, left to right) Chad Moline, Tristen (bat boy), Jordan (bat boy), manager Doug Barge and Gary Graber; (back row, l-r) David Runkle, Trever Wealand, Matt Bergman, Paul Dohner, James Nies, Mike Smith, Josh Diffenbach, Jason Rieker, Neil Barto and Kyle Work. To see a completed bracket, see page B-6.

In a thrilling finish to the Lititz Lilacs tournament championship game last Tuesday, June 28, Lititz United Methodist Church won its second straight title by rallying from a 10-9 deficit in the top of the seventh inning and then holding on for an 11-10 victory over LEFC at the Ambucs field. The lead changed throughout the game with both teams hitting long balls. After LUMC battled in front 11-10 in the top of the seventh, LEFC had a two-on, two-out threat in the bottom of the inning with their manager Rod Huber stepping to the plate. Huber stung a low line drive, but the LUMC shortstop Chad Moline snagged the ball to end the game and secure the championship for LUMC.

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