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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.


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...

Catty falls to Bangor, beats Lehigh-Bethlehem

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

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.

Nate Pontician got...

Connie Mack back on track

Wednesday, June 19, 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...