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York Revolution Vs. New Britain Bees

Ben Diggan

The York Revs lost their fourth game in a row on Wednesday night in a hard-fought battle against the New Britain Bees. Taking the game into extra innings all the way into the tenth still wasn’t enough losing the game 6-4.

The Bees started off the game with one run in the first and two in the second with six hits against the Rev’s starting pitcher Logan Williamson. The Rev’s ended the second with three runs with RBIs from Isaias Tejeda, Michael Burgess and Travis Witherspoon. Going into the fifth inning, Burgess opened with a home run putting the Rev’s up by one on the scoreboard for the first time of the night. The crowd broke out in cheers as the canon went off in right field that only goes off when a homerun is hit or a game is won. In the next inning, the Bees would come back to tie the game with a baseline single RBI.

Earlier that day, the team signed Alexi Casilla with hopes of bringing more experience to the team. Alexi spent nine years in the big leagues with his most recent career spent playing for the Orioles. According to the team manager Mark Mason, “Alexi should be a major factor for us in the field and at the plate. A guy like that brings the experience that will benefit the younger players and can make all the difference in a game, and we’re excited to have him.”

When Alex Musgnug, an employee at PeoplesBank Park, was asked why he chose this internship for a summer job he replied, “My dream job after college would be to work for a professional sports team in sales or marketing. When I was looking for summer internships I found they were hiring and figured it would be a perfect place for me to start remembering how much fun I had going to ball games as a young kid.”

Swim Night was presented by the local YMCA at PeoplesBank Park for the promotional event of the evening. The night included a pre-game parade that presented the swimmers and following the parade was a chance for swimmers to be recognized for their accomplishments they have won this season. During the game, they also had aquatic related games for the younger swimmers to compete in on the field.

Devoted fan Stephanie Hanus said, “My boyfriend works for the team so whenever he can get me tickets I tell him to grab them so I can come to support the Rev’s! I love the atmosphere of a baseball stadium with the smells of cart food wafting in the air and the cheers of fans rooting for their teams.” Brandon Heath said, “I’ve grown up in the area so I have always come to watch them in the summer so it’s a win-win being able to get paid to watch my hometown team all summer before high school starts again.”


Elizabethtown Softball Team Stays Positive After a 16 Game Losing Streak

Elizabethtown College softball team continues to show intensity and passion.
Elizabethtown College softball team continues to show intensity and passion.

Damian Softball

The Elizabethtown College girl’s softball team is continuing to compete for more wins as their 2017 season comes to an end.
This 16 girl team has won three out of the 20 games they have played up to this point in the season. All their wins have been recognized for having such a large point difference and their loses have been less than a six-point margin.
“Our record is not implying how good we are this current season. We are on a losing streak but the team is fighting and getting closer and closer to wins,” head coach Kathy Staib said. “We continue to practice and play hard and if we keep pushing ourselves we are going to get that win.”
From the stands of the game played on Sunday, April 2 against Scranton, sophomore Damian Ulrich, said “The team is showing signs of hope as they continue their season. As long as they keep up the intensity I feel like the rest of the season should turn out pretty well for them.”
Many of the past games have been postponed because of snow and rain. With only 11 more games for the Blue Jays season and a possible conference, there’s a big hope that they are not postponed anymore. The upcoming games for the softball team will be against Ursinus, Catholic, Drew, York, Franklin & Marshall, Muhlenberg, Susquehanna, Dickinson, Messiah and Juniata.
Within their conference the Blue Jays softball team is 0-4 and having a current streak of 3-11 wins and loses the team is still fighting for a place in the conference, which is to be announced.
“My team has an ultimate goal of getting to the conference playoffs and winning. We are trying to come together as a team and all pull in the same direction to achieve our goals and mission,” centerfielder Mara Rhodes stated. “We all believe we can and will break our loosing streak very soon because each game we play is better than the one before it.”

Women’s Lacrosse Demolishes Goucher in Landmark Game


Etown’s women’s lacrosse team decimated Goucher College 17-1 in their Landmark Conference game Saturday, April 1, with the game coinciding with Etown’s Senior Day.

Junior Carly Thompson scored five of the 17 goals in Etown’s dominating performance.

The game began at 1 p.m., and the Blue Jays started out strong, with senior Allison McLamb scoring the first goal just 27 seconds into the game. Etown ran away with the game from there, scoring seven more goals to put them up 8-0. Goucher College finally responded at 14:52 in the first half, as Goucher first-year Alyssa Long scored to put the Gophers on the board. However, that was the only point the Gophers would score not only during the first half but during the entire game as Etown made four more goals in the half to end it 12-1.

Etown started the second half strong as well, with senior Addie Stang scoring two goals within the first eight minutes of the half. Despite a red card issued to junior Katie Thompson at the 20:30 mark, Etown never lost momentum, scoring three more times before the end of the half to make the final score 17-1. This overwhelming win puts Etown up 8-1 for the season, 2-0 in Landmark Conference, while Goucher falls to 1-10 as well as 0-2 in the Conference.

Stang and Junior Carly Thompson led the charge for the Blue Jays, scoring four and five goals respectively. Meanwhile, K. Thompson, senior Megan DeMichele, and graduate student Dana Robidoux each scored two goals, while McLamb and sophomore Julia Ferrante each scored one. This game pushes C. Thompson to 35 season goals and Stang to 31.

“It’s nice to see all the hard work we put in on- and off-season finally paying off,” K. Thompson said.

Meanwhile, sophomore goalkeeper Abby Kopytko had three saves, while first-years Jennifer Beihoff and Caity Howell had one save each.

“I’m really proud of the team and how they’ve been doing this year,” Kopytko said. “We blew it out of the water.”

Prior to the game, Etown honored several of its women lacrosse players for Senior Day by calling them out by name and detailing a short blurb about each senior’s time spent on the team. Seniors Stang, DeMichele, McLamb, Becky Graessle, Rachel Reed and Halley Donlin were all honored.

“The seniors are really pushing it. They’re the big attackers,” Howell said.

The women’s lacrosse team’s next game will be a non-Conference game against Stockton University at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at Wolf Field.

Etown Dominates on Senior Day, Wins 17-1 Against Goucher

Buffeted by wind and cheered on by crowds of parents, the Elizabethtown College women’s lacrosse team pulled off an impressive victory during Saturday’s game against the Goucher College Gophers, winning 17-1 and leading a shut-out for most of the first half.

The Blue Jays opened the game on a strong note, with senior Allison McLamb scoring within the first minute of the game, and continued their streak throughout the game, scoring twelve points in the first half of the game. Goucher’s Alyssa Long, a freshman biology major, scored once with 14:52 left in the first half, but couldn’t get a leg up on the Blue Jays, who scored twelve points before

Goucher’s first-year Alyssa Long, scored once with 14:52 left in the first half, but couldn’t catch up to the Blue Jays, who scored twelve points before halftime, and rounded up five more before the end of regulation.

The Blue Jays lacrosse battles both the wind and the Goucher Gophers
The Blue Jays women’s lacrosse team battles both the wind and the Goucher Gophers during their April 1 game

The women’s lacrosse team at Elizabethtown, established in 2002, has had an impressive season, racking up eight wins in nine games with their victory against Goucher, who has been a tough opponent in previous years.

“Our team is doing so well,” said junior Carly Thompson of the season. “This game last year, we won by one goal, it was 5-6…it was crazy.”

Thompson scored one of two hat tricks during the game, along with senior Addie Stang. Ultimately, Thompson scored five goals over the course of the one and a half hour game, but credits her success to the hard work of her teammates.

“I score because our team gets it back to me,” Thompson said. “And our goalie does crazy good saves, and our defense holds up…without the defense I wouldn’t have the time, I wouldn’t have the chances to score.”

Coach Danielle Taylor expressed confidence in her team, saying that they had drilled the team well after the tight win last season.

“We were pretty confident going into it that we would have the end result that we did,” Taylor said. “Not only that, but their emotions were pretty high because it was Senior Day, and so they were ready to show up and give a good show.”

Assistant coach Taylor Frombaugh agreed with Taylor, noting that their plans ultimately worked out in the Blue Jays’ favor.

“After watching film and preparing the girls,” Frombaugh said, “I think our game plan, we executed it very well.”

Taylor also noted that her team has succeeded in spite of hardships, after the team suffered a rough period for the last several seasons.

“This team has gone through so much in the past four years,” Taylor said, “That I think they just take every game for what it is…I think they’re still just focused on the next one that’s coming and treating each as its own.”

The women’s lacrosse team will play their next games on Wednesday, April 5, at home against Stockton University, and Saturday, April 8, at Drew College.

Men’s tennis match against Messiah suspended; Loses doubles match 0-3

  Elizabethtown, PA – The Elizabethtown College men’s tennis singles match against Messiah College has been suspended at 0-0 until further notice.

  The game that occurred on Thursday was originally supposed to be both singles and doubles matches, but was cut short when the rain grew too hard. Slick court conditions also contributed to the suspension.

DSCN3370  “It is a shame we did not get to play singles due to rain, I was really enjoying that match,” Matt Hornbaker stated over Facebook Messenger. Hornbaker, senior, played in No. 2 doubles with senior Nathan Dowling, ending with a score of 4-8.

  The match started off well for the Blue Jays, every pair leading by two points. “[We] probably could’ve started the match with more intensity, just all three doubles, but other than that I think we got into our groove and we started playing better,” said Connor Martin, a freshman who competed in No.1 doubles.

  When all the Blue Jays had procured three points in their respective matches, Messiah began to put up a fight. Each game was capped at eight points and the order of finish was as follows: three, one, & two. No. 3 doubles pitted Blake Ross and Alex Mantsevich of Messiah against Etown freshmen Tyler Spinello and Julian LeMaire. They finished first with a score of 8-3 (Messiah/ Elizabethtown).

“We played hard out there and we had some great points.” – Matt Hornbaker

  No. 1 doubles had Martin and senior Alex Machalick of Etown competing against Messiah’s Tim Dunn and Connor Graybeal. This match was highly competitive and was the closest Etown came to getting a point. Martin and Machalick were originally leading 4-3 until Dunn and Graybeal came up from behind. The match ended with a score of 5-8. “We fought for every point,” said Martin.

  No. 2 doubles match finished last, Devin Esch and Austin Warren of Messiah defeating Hornbaker and Dowling 8-4. “I feel like yesterday’s match went well even though we lost,” Hornbaker said, “We played hard out there and we had some great points.”

  Interim Head Coach Eric Fritzges had this to say about the match: “I felt the team played decently. We had our ups and downs. I don’t think we played to our absolute best, but we played well. #1 doubles I felt played very well, consistent while attacking, very solid doubles. Definitely have room to grow throughout the year. I wish we could have finished, I’m excited to see how we will do in the rest.”

 DSCN3367  The six singles matches will resume at a later date that has yet to be confirmed. Also, the team’s April 1 match against the University of Scranton was pushed to Sunday, April 2, postponing the men and women’s home doubleheader against Millersville University. The rescheduled date of the Millersville match has yet to be announced.