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Co-Champs Declared As Weather Forces Cancellation

The game will not be rescheduled again and Solanco and Donegal will be declared co-champions. It is the first time in the history of the softball championships that there will be co-champions.


In an email, L-L Softball Chairman Ryan Landis explained, "Although this isn’t ideal, and the softball community would have loved to see that match-up, the risks of someone getting hurt or playing in adverse conditions trumps any reward that playing the game may provide. Both Solanco and Donegal have had championship-worthy seasons so having them as co-champions seems fitting."

While unprecedented in softball, this is not the first time weather has interfered with the completion of a league tournament. Manheim Township and Hempfield were declared co-champions of the 1998 Girls Spring Soccer tournament after twelve days of rain had ark builders doing a booming business and pushed the finals up against the start of the District Three tournament.

Which is the case today. Solanco is the top seed in the Class 5A district bracket, which opens play Tuesday, May 22nd. Donegal is the No. 3 seed. Neither school  was in favor of playing the L-L title game on Monday, the eve of their district opener and the first day that looked clear, and PIAA regulations state that no game/practice can be held after a team's last post-season game.

With the co-championship, Donegal takes over the top spot in total league softball titles with seven. Solanco claims its fourth.

*Story Courtesy of Lancaster Online