There’s a bull's-eye printed on the back of the Lititz Oddfellows’ practice shirts. For good reason.

Win three straight LNP Midget championships and you earn that image.

“We’re the team to come after this year,” catcher John Seibert said. “We kind of have that chip on our shoulder, that we’re the team to run for, as back-to-back LNP champ.”

The Oddfellows (24-0-1) threatened to run Lancaster out of Clipper Magazine Stadium on Monday, in the opener of the 73rd LNP Midget Tournament, pounding out five hits, scoring four runs.

Colby Martin ripped a two-out triple. Collin Beech shot an RBI single through the hole at first.

Zach Shertzer singled and Seibert plated Beech with a single to center.

Evan Rohrbach capped the inning with a two-run hit to center.

Lancaster starter Seth Winters settled in after that rough start and a competitive ballgame ensued.

It was won by the defending champion Oddfellows, 4-2.

“Big picture. First game,” said Seibert. “Just trying to get a win.”

Mission accomplished.

They return to the stadium Wednesday for the first game of a semifinal doubleheader, facing Manheim VFW, a 1-0 winner over Penn Manor’s Comet Blue in the nightcap.

Jackson Davies, the winning pitcher in the Oddfellows’ 2017 semifinal victory, got the ball Monday, taking a no-hitter into the third inning.

Evan Proulx broke the string with a single to left and, after Nate Santiago walked, Bryam Menendez bunted the runners over.

Dylan Esh scored Proulx with a ground out to short and Mason Lee singled in Santiago.

Intentionally walking Alex Dominguez, Lititz escaped further damage as Davies retired Danny Gonzalez on a grounder to third.

“I’ve been catching (Davies) for many years,” Seibert said. “He had good command of his fastball, off speed.”

Seibert saved Davies from trouble in the fourth, gunning down Alex Polito trying to steal second.

“I was just doing my job back there,” he said. “Jackson had a good throw to home and that nice and quick release was there.”

Colin Brubaker came on with an inning-and-two-thirds of one-hit relief, helped out by a nifty double play, and the Oddfellows were one win closer.

Manheim 1, Penn Manor 0

Manheim’s Colton Book pitched six-and-a-third innings of three-hit baseball and drove in the only run of the game as VFW (14-4-1) outlasted the Comets (12-6-1) in an emotional evening.

The Comets were playing without third baseman Josiah Snyder, critically injured last week in an automobile accident.

“It’s been a difficult week for us,” said assistant coach Jared Adelman. “Josiah is such a huge part of our ballclub, in many aspects ... as a team leader, as a leadoff hitter.”

Comet starter Brady Hinkle deserved a better fate, allowing three hits as well, striking out 10 while walking four.

“Brady pitched phenomenal tonight,” Adelman said. “He minimized the damage.”

VFW’s Drew Mummau posted the second of his three hits, leading off the third inning.

Hunter Hess lived on a fielder’s choice, as Mummau beat Hinkle’s force-play throw to second. When Garret Bruckhart walked, Hinkle was in hot water. Boiling hot.

Mummau scampered home as Book beat an infield hit to third, but Hinkle escaped further damage with a pair of strikeouts and a fly ball.

The one-run deficit shouldn’t have been an obstacle, but Book, who was artfully wild, kept the Comets at bay.

“I didn’t really have my best stuff tonight,” said Book. “My defense really helped me out a lot.”

The fifth inning was a microcosm of their day. Sam Cox walked — one of six issued by Book — but pinch-runner Aaron Gale was picked off.

Ty Erisman singled — the Comets first hit of the game — and double-timed back to first as Noah Johnson lifted a fly ball to right.

Dropped by Gage McCabe, who alertly threw to second for the force.

“That was unfortunate,” Adelman said. “He made the right baseball call, retreating to first base.”

Johnson, then, was thrown out trying to steal and the inning was over.

Book deflected two two-out Comet hits in the sixth, but there was one more shot for the Comets in the seventh.

With one out Gale walked. Erisman lived as Mummau booted his grounder to shortstop.

Given the opportunity to clean his mess, Mummau came on in relief of Book.

He got a force out at second for the second out, then struck out Jacob Hess, looking at a low, outside fastball, to end the game.

“Our catcher wanted a curveball,” Mummau said. “I shook him off. I was energizes and I felt I could get him with my fastball.”