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Catty's Recker finds his way to Mets

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Anthony Recker thought he might play close to home someday. But, he also realistically knew it would be more of a long shot than reality. Yet, Recker wasn't exactly miserable, as he played out his own dream playing in the farm system of his favorite team, the Oakland A's.

However, all of that began to change when the catcher made the first move headed east when he was dealt to the Chicago Cubs in August 2012. Recker's stay there was short and he moved close to his deal situation as he...

Northampton eyes berth

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With a few games left in the regular season, Northampton has its sights on the playoff n the Northampton County Legion (NORCO).

Along with a sixth-place overall seeding in the NORCO, Northampton also is within striking distance of first-place Bath - anywhere from a game to a game-and-a-half in recent weeks - in the league's West division.

Only a collapse down the stretch would change Northampton's fate. The top-eight teams over the .500 mark will make the playoffs. Northampton...

Catty drops two games

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua Grasshoppers recently competed in the Coplay Grasshopper Tournament that was held at Coplay's Sam Balliet Stadium. The tournament was run flawlessly buy Bob Minnich and Todd Troxell. The fields were perfect and the snack stand was overflowing.

Catty's little athletes were able to hang in there, but ended up losing in the first round to Allen Township. Allen's offense was just too much to handle as they were finding the gaps on every hit.

It was a blistering hot...

Catasauqua finishes regular season 12-5

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

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.


Fullerton is battling the weather, too

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

It seems the weatherman isn't fond of baseball this summer.

The Fullerton Legion baseball team is well aware of that fact. They had two games scheduled for Monday, one of which was the continuation of a suspended game with Emmaus, while the other was a full game against the same team. However, the weatherman threatened more rain over an already waterlogged Henry Glasser Field, forcing the cancellation.

That weather interruption followed Sunday's day-night double header, another...

Biddy Brown wins a thriller

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

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.

Heading into the bottom of the seventh down 4-0, Caleb Croft drew a leadoff walk for Catty Brown. Leadoff batter Austin Brett then singled to center...

Regular season winding down

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua head Lehigh Valley Connie Mack (LVCM) head coach Jim Kober will await to see his team's seed in the postseason tournament.

Catty ended its season Wednesday night against Moore Township and had an 11-5 overall record.

Even though his team likely will have one of the top five seeds in the league playoffs, Kober believed his team could have had even a better season.

"We have had a good season," said Kober. "The guys have answered the call when we needed to, but...

Matos, Lehigh Valley win opening game before rain

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team, which includes Catasauqua player, Janae Matos, defeated Philadelphia Catholic's Carpenter Cup team, 10-5, in its first game of the double-elimination tournament on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Matos played in the last four innings, catching for Emmaus pitcher, Olivia Marcks.

"It worked well. She has a lot of momentum on her ball and hit her spots. I tried to frame as many pitches as possible to get the questionable calls,"...

Midget Brown team falls

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

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.

But, the Brown proved to be well-prepared and after last Friday night's playoff victory Henning wanted to list each and every one of the players and coaches for the...

Article By: NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Like vintage wine that gets better with age, so too has Doug Koenig's shooting ability.

Koenig, a professional competitive shooter formerly of Alburtis and now residing in Hamburg, recently won his 15th Bianchi Cup shooting title at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club range in Columbia, Missouri.

Koenig shot an overall score of 1920-183x to take his fourth consecutive Bianchi Cup title and 15th overall Bianchi win. No other professional shooter has won more Bianchi Cups...