On this date
May 18, 1996 Ivan George pitches a one-hitter to lead Palmerton to a 2-0 win over Southern Lehigh in the Colonial League semifinals. George, who allows just a first inning single, strikes out seven and walks two. The Blue Bombers, coached by Ted Plessl, score the only run they would need in the first when Paul Kunkle doubles and comes home on an error. The winners add an insurance tally in the seventh when Christian Kleintop's single knocks in Dean Hager.