James Pirrung 03:48, 12 April 2007 . . JaMikePA . . 2,304×1,728 (5.97 MB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Lancaster Barnstormers are the Atlantic League Champions. Gabe Jacobo homered to right-center in the bottom of the 13th to give the Stormers an 8-7 victory over Sugar Land on Friday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium and a three-game sweep of the best-of-five championship series.
“I’m just so proud of this team,” Stormers skipper Butch Hobson said during the locker room celebration after the win. “I’ve had some wonderful teams, but this might be one of the best. Not because they won it, but because of the way they hang in there.”
The Stormers had won the first two games of the series in Texas before returning home to take the title in front of 6,084 fans.
For Jacobo, who was named the series MVP after the game, it was his second homer of the contest.
On tap at the third annual 3…2…1! Lancaster celebration are more than 20 different family-friendly festivities and activities at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., and the Lancaster YMCA, 256 Harrisburg Ave.
The entertainment, which starts at 5 p.m., includes live stage acts, musicians, balloon artists, ice skating, hands-on activities and kids’ crafts. There will be an early fireworks display for kids of all ages who can’t stay up until midnight.
Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 on event day. Children 3 and under are admitted free.
Night owls can attend a midnight fireworks display and lowering of the Red Rose in Binns Park, 100 N. Queen St.
What had been a large, blank wall outside the Spanish American Civic Association’s El Centro Hispano has become a reflection of the community.
Pictured on a new mural, the installation of which was completed last week, are depictions of 28 people. Some of them work inside the center that serves Lancaster city’s Hispanic community. Some of them helped establish SACA, and some helped establish the city’s Hispanic community six decades ago.
“It’s a record,” Carlos Graupera, SACA executive director, said of the 30-foot tall mural. “It’s a way to respect what happened in this community.”
Graupera, whose image is at the far end of the painted fabric mural, said the depictions include people who came to Lancaster from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. It also includes many who were born in Lancaster of immigrant parents.