• You spend a good part of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it grips you.
  • A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~Humphrey Bogart
  • Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa. ~Bob Veale, 1966
  • It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder losing one. ~Chuck Tanner

News

Coaches:

    August meeting will be hosted by Palmyra AT THE MYERSTOWN VFW  on Thursday, 08 August 2019 at 7 pm.

Clarification: Local League Game Rules:   If you are using a Designated Hitter, per Major League rule, it can only be for the Pitcher.  You may not then use an Extra Hitter.  If you are using an Extra Hitter per our by-law rules then you may not be also using a Designated Hitter.  Only 9 or 10 players may be in the line-up to start the game.

Additional Clarification - Pitch Count Rules - Our local by-laws were written one year before Youth Legion adopted a pitch count rule.  You are to follow the rule on page 75 of the Legion book.  If a pitcher goes beyond any level during the last batter he faces, the actual pitches made is what is recorded to determine how many days of rest will be required.

   


2019

         Palmyra                  18 - 0

         Fredericksburg        13 - 5

          Jonestown               9 - 9

         Myerstown               8 - 10

         North Cornwall         7 - 11

         Newmanstown         5 - 13

         Conrad Weiser         3 - 15

    

 

                                   ________

                                      63 - 63

Playoffs:

        4/5 Playin game: North Cornwall vs Myerstown @ Dairy Road / Friday, 05 July @ 5:45 pm  Canceled because of Rain (higher seed advances)

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        Semi-finals

        Palmyra defeated Myerstown                    2 games to 0                (16 - 3  /    10 - 3)  

        Fredericksburg defeated Jonestown           2 games to 0                (6 - 1 /  21 - 13)

        Finals

        Palmyra defeated Fredericksburg              2 games to 0                ( 13 - 3   /  11 - 0)

 

Championship team and runner-up will be going to Eastern Regionals at Berwick and Scranton:

EASTERN REGIONAL at Berwick

Boyertown Grizzlies      5 - 1

Swoyersville                 4 - 2

North Parkland             2 - 2

Berwick                       2 - 2        (L 11 - 5)  3rd game

PALMYRA                     1 - 2        versus

Green Ridge                 1 - 2       (L 9 - 4)    1st game

Muhlenberg                  0 - 2       (W 4 - 8)  2nd game

Roslyn                         0 - 2

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EASTERN REGIONAL at South Scranton

Boyertown Bear Cubs         5 - 1       (L 10 - 0)   1st game

Newtown                           3 - 2

Hazleton Stripes + Strikes  3 - 2

Tyrone                              2 - 2

Taney                               1 - 2       (L 10 - 1)   2nd game

Danville                            1 - 2

FREDERICKSBURG             0 - 2       versus

South Scranton                  0 - 2

 

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STATES at Homer City (W)

Boyertown Grizzlies (E), Boyertown Bear Cubs (E), Lower Macungie (E), Northampton (E), Uniontown (W), Plum (W), Corry (W)

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2018

East Division

          Newmanstown        12 -  5                     

          Conrad Weiser        11 -  6

          Myerstown                5 - 12

         Tulpehocken               0 - 16

   

West Division

          Palmyra                   15 -  1

          Fredericksburg         11 -  6

          Jonestown               10 -  7

          North Cornwall          3 - 14

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                                         67 - 67

                              Semi-finals

           Palmyra defeats Conrad Weiser                   2 games to 1       (3-8 / 10-0 / 16-1)

           Newmanstown defeats Fredericksburg        2 games to  0         (16-5 / 11-5)

 

                              Finals - Best of three 

           Palmyra wins series over Newmanstown   2 games to  0      (12-2 in 6 in. / 16-1) 

 

                              Third Place Series - Best of three

           Fredericksburg wins series over Conrad Weiser    2 games to 1           ( 6-3 /  1-12 / 7-0)

 

Note: League Champion, Palmyra, will be unable to represent our league at Eastern Regionals because of an insufficient

                number of players.  Newmanstown will be playing at the Pottstown Eastern Regional and Fredericksburg at     

               the  West Lawn Eastern Regional.  All four eastern Regionals begin on Saturday, 21 July 2018, with the four      

               winners of each eight team regional going to states, along with the state host and three Western Regional  

               teams.      

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Inaugural Futures Game - Monday, 16 July 2018 at Earl Wenger Stadium, Fredericksburg

             Conrad Weiser, Fredericksburg, Myerstown, North Cornwall               - 7

             Jonestown, Newmanstown, Palmyra, Tulpehocken                             - 4

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at Earl Wenger Stadium, Fredericksburg

             Conrad Weiser, Myerstown, North Cornwall, Palmyra                        - 12

             Fredericksburg, Jonestown, Newmanstown                                      -  6


Pennsylvania Legion Baseball Website

June 11, 2018

League Meetings

 

 

2019 Meeting Schedule:

Thur. Aug.  8       Palmyra HOSTING AT MYERSTOWN VFW  7:00 PM 

2020 Meeting Schedule:

Thur.  Jan.  9       Conrad Weiser, Ozgood's       7:00 PM

Thur.  Feb. 13      Fredericksburg Legion           7:00 PM

Thur.  Mar. 12      Jonestown Legion                 7:00 PM

Thur.  Apr.   9      Myerstown VFW                   8:30  PM 

Thur.  May  14      Newmanstown Club             8:30  PM

Thur.  June 11      North Cornwall                    8:30 PM

Thur.  July    2      Palmyra Legion                   8:30 PM

Thur.  Aug.  13     Conrad Weiser, Ozgood's      7:00 PM

 



 

 


 At 6pm on July 18, 2018, the two regional qualifier teams, Newmanstown and Fredericksburg, will take on all stars from the remaining six teams in a ten inning exhibition game designed to celebrate the season and give the regional teams a "tune up" for the upcoming weekend tournament. Roster for the all star team is here. Player show up is 5:30pm in youth legion uniform.

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Lebanon County Youth Legion would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following sponsors who make it possible for our continued existence!!

 

Jonestown American Legion (Jonestown Memorial Home Association) 2015  + 2016

 

Independent Fire Company No. 1, Lebanon, PA      2015

 

Peter Charles Moore, American Legion Post #910, Lickdale  2015

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 2019



The Lebanon County Youth Legion Baseball League will open its 64th season on Saturday May 11th. The league is for players 13 to 16 years old.

 

The league members will play an eighteen game league schedule, followed by a fourth place versus fifth place playin game followed by a four team, best of three semifinal and best of three final playoff.

The league has seven team members.  Each team will play three games versus the six other teams in the league.

 Conrad Weiser, Myerstown, Newmanstown, Fredericksburg, Jonestown, North Cornwall, Palmyra

 

The playoffs will match:                4th place versus 5th place, 1 game

                                                  1st place versus 4th/5th winner best of three

                                                  2nd place versus 3rd place, best of three

                                                  Two winners, Best of three, Championship Series

Overall Championship game if Playoff Winner differs from Regular Season Champion

 

 

The champion of the league and other finalist will advance to the Eastern Regionals and if they win that competition , they would advance to the State Finals, an eight team affair, which commences on July 27th in Homer City.

 

Youth Legion Baseball is the largest baseball organization for this age group in Pennsylvania, encompassing 152 teams in 35 counties and 18 leagues.  Their philosophy is town teams with very distinct geographic boundaries.  Post season play has league champions, not all-stars, competing in regional, 8 team double elimination competitions at five sites throughout the state.  4 Eastern regional winners, 3 top Western regional finishers and a host team compete for the state championship, the first week of August.  West Lawn Owls are the defending state champions.

 

The Lebanon County league started play in 1949 and has run uninterrupted since 1963. It is for boys and girls, ages 13 through 16.   A player turning 16 on January 1st or later is eligible for that season and then, the next year that player graduates to the Senior Legion program.  The minimum age to participate in the league is 12.  Eligible birth years for the 2019 season are: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

 

Palmyra is the defending league champion.  League Championships won by current league members are as follows:

 

 Jonestown (16), Myerstown (15), Fredericksburg (12), Newmanstown (4), Conrad Weiser (4), Palmyra (1), North Cornwall (0)

 

League Championships won by teams no longer in the league are as follows:

Tulpehocken/Bethel (4) Lebanon (3), Cornwall (2), Schaefferstown (1), Annville (0), Pine Grove (0), Richland (0), West Lebanon (0), Womelsdorf (0).

 

The Lebanon Valley Umpires Association, under coordinator Bruce Kilmoyer, supply the league with umpires. There are 30 umpires registered with the Legion Baseball program , having passed a rules test and registered on an annual basis. Nearly 100% are also PIAA qualified and highly experienced.

 

League President is Ed Spittle, Vice-President is Skip Wolf, and the Treasurer is Chuck Fager.

 

Managers for the 2019 season are as follows:

Conrad Weiser - Aaron Price

Fredericksburg - Randy Breidegan

Jonestown - Issy Ollar (Sr.)

North Cornwall - Steve Beard

Myerstown - Jerry Kahl

Newmanstown - Roger Hehnly

Palmyra - Travis Eckert

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


We are currently known as Lebanon County Youth Legion 2012-present

This is the former web-site of Lebanon County Junior Legion. The league existed from 1969-2011

Before that it was known as Lebanon County Connie Mack Knee-Hi Baseball League from 1950-1955/ 1963-1968

Before that it was known as Lebanon County Midget Baseball League in 1949

 The Lebanon County Youth Legion Baseball League is looking for teener age teams to compete in the league next season, 2020, and take it to the next level.  Develop your team from a clearly defined geographic area in Lebanon  County, no raiding of players from another team's territory.  Compete with other teams from around the state, not with all-stars, but with your team, which you developed and coached during the regular season.  Youth Legion is the largest provider of baseball for 13 to 16 year olds in the state of Pennsylvania with 18 leagues and 174 teams in 35 counties under its jurisdiction.

The league has been in existence since 1949 and has had many great players, coaches, and managers in its storied past.  For further information please contact President Ed Spittle 717-865-5117 or Vice-President Skip Wolf  717-272-8844.