L-S beats Berks Catholic on to Finals

District 3, Class 4A semifinal softball action saw Lampeter-Strsaburg defeat Berks Catholic 7-5.

They have earned a berth in the PIAA tournament, which begins next week. And will play in the finals for the District title Thursday against either Trinity or East Pennsboro.

Video highlights will appear later.

The Pioneers (11-10) came in as the No. 10 seed in 4A, the last qualifier for the tournament. After a 12-4 rout of seventh-seeded Fleetwood in the preliminaries, L-S broke on the right side of .500 for the first time this season with a 4-3 upset of No. 2 seed Hamburg.

That earned a match with No. 6 seed and BCIAA champion Berks Catholic, set for Tuesday afternoon in suburban Reading. It’s a rematch of a March 29 nonleague engagement, in the third game of the year, won 12-4 by the Saints.