Zac Edwards and Hannah Edwards have a lot in common. After last week, you can add one more thing to their list as they were both selected as all-state players in their respective sports. Zac was chosen as a second team all-state middle infielder in baseball and Hannah made the first team all-state team as an outfielder in softball.
And, the family recently announced that Hannah was selected as a member of the MaxPreps Softball Underclass All-American freshman team for 2013.
Both ranked number-one in their class and Zac was the 2013 class valedictorian.
Sixth seed Catty Connie Mack hosted number seven Stroudsburg in the opening round of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League playoffs in the first game of a three-game series on Monday night at Opportunity Field.
The Diamond Jaxx have depth at pitching with nine players on their squad who are able to take to the mound.
Egypt Green shocked once beaten Bowmanstown Big Red Machine in the semifinals playoff pounding them by seven runs, something Catty didn't even do, but the Roughies rose to the occasion in a game that was closer than the score appears, an 11-5 victory to capture the Central Whitehall League Biddy title.
The game was played at Stoney Ridge Park in Bowmanstown on Saturday, June 29.
Catasauqua finished the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack regular season with a 12-5 mark after mauling Moore Township 11-0 last Wednesday night.
Catty has to sit and wait for the playoffs. According to head coach Jim Kober the team isn't sure who they will play because many teams had games remaining through this week.
The Rippin' Roughs led 5-0 and got five more in the bottom of the sixth inning to put away visiting Moore Township. Seven Roughies accounted for 11 hits.
Dakota Schiffer pitched a three-hitter, and with the stick, Schiffer had a sacrifice and was walked.
At 17-0, Central Whitehall League's Catty Brown is going to the championship.
Catty came back from a 4-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Big Red Machine of Bowmanstown 2 on Sunday.
Matt Ritter drew a walk with the bases loaded and the score tied 4-4 that forced home Adam Reinhart for the victory, 5-4.
Catty Connie Mack's squad outhit the Slaters 9-6 on the road last Wednesday, but fell 7-4 as the Maroon and White scored three runs in the bottom of the third and four in the fourth frame.
The Big Brown Machine had three batters go 2-for-3: Alex Torres, Matt Rodger and Joe Rothrock, the cleanup man who also drove in a run, stole a base and scored.
Jordan Madaya whacked an RBI triple. Jacob Kober recorded an RBI single and stole a base batting leadoff.
Catty Midget Brown had just 12 players on the roster, but the Central Whitehall League skipper Mike Henning has done a very effective job getting all of the players ample action, and finding success, too. The team had its season end Sunday in their second loss of a double-elimination tournament, falling to Laurys 16-4.
On Monday night at Opportunity Field in the Central Whitehall Baseball League winner's bracket semifinals, Catty Brown broke open a 7-7 tie to win 16-7, in a showdown with Catty White.
Adam Reinhart hurled three innings for Brown, followed by Tyler Monahan's three before Sebastian Arias closed out the victory.
It was a tight game until the bottom of the sixth.
The White is still alive in the playoffs as they travel up to meet Egypt Green, the number-two seed on Thursday evening.
The softball players from the Colonial League championship team are keeping real busy this summer.
Olivia Schlofer and Abby Preletz played for the Shockers 16U team this weekend at the Blast at the Beach Tournament in Ocean City, Maryland.
"It was a great experience for the two of us three Catty High School players," Abby Preletz said.
Janae Matos also played at the tournament for the Northwest Explosion 18U. The Explosion made it to the semifinals before getting knocked out of the tournament.
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."