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Coplay eliminated by Salisbury

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball team had a good postseason run, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Salisbury recently.

Coplay had to play a single elimination game against Southern Lehigh to start the Leigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs. The 7-3 victory opened the gate to their second round game versus Lower Macungie where they were now facing double elimination. That was advantageous since they lost to Lower Macungie 10-4.

Coplay falls to Salisbury

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball team had a good postseason run, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Salisbury last Sunday evening.

Coplay had to play a single elimination game against Southern Lehigh to start the Leigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs. The 7-3 victory opened the gate to their second round game versus Lower Macungie where they were now facing double elimination. That was advantageous since they lost to Lower Macungie 10-4.

Nejad helps to lead Coplay to a victory

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Conner Nejad made sure the Coplay Legion baseball team would climb back to .500, turning in a stellar performance on the mound and at the plate on Tuesday.

The Central Catholic product made his third appearance on the hill this season for Coplay, and the Lower Macungie hitters probably wished he’d taken a wrong turn on Chestnut Street since he didn’t allow a hit over his five innings of work.

He also did damage at the dish, going 2-3, including a deep drive to right for a double that drove in a run as part of their six-run fourth that put them up 10-0.

Coplay Legion sitting at 4-4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Lehigh Valley Legion season staring to heat up, Coplay finds itself looking to stay among the top teams in this year’s league championship race.

Salisbury has a commanding lead for top honors, flying out of the gate at 8-0. Coplay currently sits at 4-4, tied with North Parkland which is 5-5. North Parkland occupies the fourth spot in the standings as of June 19, while Coplay is in fifth.

Coplay Legion looks to go on a run

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With the Lehigh Valley Legion season staring to heat up, Coplay finds itself looking to stay among the top teams in this year’s league championship race.

Salisbury has a commanding lead for top honors, flying out of the gate at 8-0. Coplay currently sits at 4-4, tied with North Parkland which is 5-5. North Parkland occupies the fourth spot in the standings as of June 19, while Coplay is in fifth.

Coplay Legion sits at 3-2

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While the 2018 Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League season is still in its early stages, Coplay had a nice bounce back win to put them over .500 after Saturday’s doubleheader against North Parkland.

After dropping the first game 10-0 to the Buffaloes, they evened the twin bill with a 10-6 victory that currently puts them at 3-2 on the young season.

Head coach Jack Lisicky said that Alex Bruneio allowed just two eared runs during his six innings of work, giving Coplay an opportunity to showcase its potent offense to get the win.

Roughs fall

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Catasauqua head baseball coach Steve Bradley may have been surprised by the deficit in his team’s opener against Notre Dame Monday.

But he wasn’t surprised by the outcome.

The Roughies made two first-inning errors that led to four runs and they eventually fell, 13-0, to the Crusaders at Green Pond. Overall, Catty had three hits.

“We were not ready and we’re young,” said head coach Steve Bradley. “We are inexperienced at key spots, especially on the right side of the infield. They got four runs in the first inning and that was basically it.

Lower Mac ends Coplay’s year

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball season ended in the playoffs last week, capping a season that was marked by numerous games in a short amount of time.

Manager Jim Murphy knew it would be an uphill battle against Lower Macungie without his full complement of players. He said that he had just nine players for the July 6th game, but they did the best they could before succumbing to Lower Mac, 4-1.

Playoffs up next for Coplay

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Baseball great Ernie Banks famously said let’s play two, but with the way this season has unfolded for the Coplay Legion team, doubleheaders have become routine for them since the season started.

Bad weather struck over the weekend, forcing more cancellations. They played another doubleheader on Sunday, with this twin bill featuring league-leading Salisbury.

They lost both games of the doubleheader, dropping their record to 10-5-1. With those two losses, they finished the regular season in third place behind Northern Valley and Salisbury.