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Press photo by Linda Rothrock Jake Kober and the rest of the Connie Mack team are hoping to stay hot heading into the playoffs. Press photo by Linda Rothrock Jake Kober and the rest of the Connie Mack team are hoping to stay hot heading into the playoffs.

Connie Mack back on track

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Dakota Schiffer was smoking on the mound in a five inning whitewashing the hosts, Freemansburg, 14-0 in Lehigh Valley Connie Mack baseball action.

"With the wins over West Allentown on Sunday and Freemansburg Monday, it puts us at 9-3," Connie Mack head coach Jim Kober said. "We have a stretch of four games with teams that are in playoff contention. I told them to go into the remaining games with the attitude of playing in a game 7.

"They need to come to play and be ready for some hard-fought, closer games."

Catty smacked 14 hits while Dakota Schiffer threw 57 pitches, gave Catty five strikeouts and allowed one base on balls. Schiffer didn't allow any Freemansburg player past first base.

Powerful cleanup hitter Joe Rothrock went 4-for-4, scored twice and knocked in five runs in the win.

Jordan Madaya, two RBIs, and Jacob Kober were both 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Matt Rodger, who had two RBIs, was 1-for-3 and Alex Torres went 1-for-2 with four runs and an RBI. Pat Corrocher walked twice. Schiffer, Cristian Burker and Scott Blose all singled.

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On Saturday night Catty was represented by Jake Kober and Dakota Schiffer in the Connie Mack State All Star Game at historic Limeport Stadium against the teams from BuxMont. Kober pitched two innings and has a single and scored in the game. Schiffer played two innings at second base and pitched the ninth in a loss to BuxMont.

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The Big Brown Machine rolled right over West End in Allentown using a huge, 11-run inning in the top of the fifth and put the game away for a 17-5 win on Father's Day at Allentown.

Alex Torres drove in five runs, scored twice, and ripped three hits and scoring twice.

Jordan Madaya had a four-RBI game and is hitting at a torrid pace getting two hits in the process. Jacob Kober went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, three runs scored and he knocked in two runs.

Patrick Corrocher was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Matt Rodger and Nate Pontician singled.

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Catty slapped Salisbury around scoring a 14-4, five-inning win.

Jacob Kober and Joe Rothrock had perfect nights at the dish. Kober was 4-for-4 with four runs scored along with a solo home run and an RBI home run and an RBI triple. He also easily stole three bases with his quick jump. Cleanup batter Joe Rothrock came through with a 3-for-3 effort with an RBI.

Jordan Madaya was a blur on the mound setting down 11 Salisbury swingers with strikeouts while allowing just three walks. Madaya gave up one extra base hit, a double, to a Anthony Rubinac. Madaya gave himself an edge with an RBI hit at the plate.

Patrick Corrocher continues to relish his role as a pinch hitter, knocking in a run and scoring after a hit. Mikey Shutta doubled.

Alex Torres doubled and scored three runs. He and Nathan Pontician (3 RBIs) were both 2-for-3

Joe Harakal and Dakota Schiffer both had a hit each.

Jake Kober said: "I was using a brand new bat against Salisbury," Kober said. "I was seeing the pitches well and was able to get the bat on it. I made good contact and was fortunate to get the hits."