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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBEmmaus’ Megan Printinton gets set to field a ground ball during last week’s district playoff game. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBEmmaus’ Megan Printinton gets set to field a ground ball during last week’s district playoff game. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_
Kellan Tulio had a pair of hits in Emmaus’ district playoff game against Pocono Mountain East.PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ Kellan Tulio had a pair of hits in Emmaus’ district playoff game against Pocono Mountain East.PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Copyright - Don Herb 2017_

Hornet baseball, softball eliminated from districts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com in Sports

The Emmaus High School baseball and softball teams saw their season come to an end last week in the District 11 Class 6A playoffs.

The Hornet baseball team, which was the No. 3 seed in districts, lost 7-3 to Pocono Mountain East in the quarterfinal round last Thursday at Church Lane Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and added a run in the top of the fifth inning before Emmaus put up a pair of runs in the fifth.

Pocono Mountain East had just four hits in the game and committed three errors, but 15 walks issued by four Emmaus pitchers contributed to the loss.

Emmaus’ Kellen Tulio, who started on the mound for the Hornets and was tagged with the loss, went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in the game. Gunnar Schichtl and Brandon Robinson also had hits for Emmaus, which finishes the season at 18-4 overall.

Pocono Mountain East went on to lose 5-0 to Freedom in Monday’s semifinals. The Patriots will take on top-seed Parkland, a 7-5 winner over No. 4 Liberty in the semifinals, in Wednesday’s District 11 title game at Lehigh University.

The Hornet softball team put a scare into top-seeded Parkland before falling 2-1 in last Wednesday’s semifinals.

Emmaus took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on Lily Trexler’s home run. The Trojans, who were held to just one hit in the game by Emmaus pitchers Maddy Clark and Hannah Palinkas, got two runs in the fifth inning and held on for the win.

The Hornet softball team ends the season at 11-10 overall.