Catty Grasshoppers to play in tourney
The Catasauqua Grasshoppers will compete in the Coplay Grasshopper Tournament this weekend.
The team consists of a variety of 6-8-year-old ball players from three different Catty teams. Jason Fotta, head coach of the Catty #3 team will lead the squad, which consists of: Matthew Fotta, Anthony Barber, Corbin Reinsmith, Aidan Heil, Connor Snell, Johnny Loftus, Mckay Lewis, Peyton "Bubba" Harrison, Christian Fye, Anthony Hunsicker, Ian Abbadessa, Brady Dolak, Arianna Rieker, Aiden Hess and Maxine Kovacs.
The tournament will be played at the Coplay Sports Complex, behind Giant in Coplay. Coplay Sporting Goods is the organizing sponsor of the tournament.
Catty's first game is scheduled for noon against Allen Township on Saturday at the lower field. The teams will be playing in a four-inning game consisting of a winners and losers bracket, utilizing coaches and athletes pitching. Win or lose, the kids will get to play on. If Catty wins, they play the winner of Coplay #2 and Fullerton at 4 p.m. Saturday. If they lose, they play at 2 p.m. against either Coplay #1 or Lehigh Township. If the Roughies lose on Saturday, the team will play Sunday in the loser's bracket and ultimately to win third place.
Fullerton, Allen Township, Hokey, Egypt, Lehigh Township, and 2 teams from Coplay make up the tournament. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Closing ceremonies will take place after the 2 p.m. game on Sunday and which the athletes name will be announced and the coach will hand out trophies to the 1st and 2nd place team and medals to the 3rd place team.
Come on out, grab a hot dog and support our Catasauqua young athletes and cheer them on. This should be a fun, learning and competitive day for our future stars.
Special thanks to the Coplay baseball organization for volunteering their time and fields to play on.