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Local softball players see time in tourneys

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

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...

Catty hopes to make a run

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When he looks at the big picture, Catasauqua's Jim Kober likes his team's chances in the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack season this summer.

At the start of this week, Catty had an overall 8-3 mark and found itself within striking distance of first-place Lehigh-West Bethlehem and second-place Parkland. It has been a season in which the Roughies have rebounded well after a few glitches along the way.

After a recent 4-3 loss to Northern Valley in a tight game, Catty responded with a 14...

Catty Grasshoppers to play in tourney

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Catasauqua Grasshoppers will compete in the Coplay Grasshopper Tournament this weekend.

The team consists of a variety of 6-8-year-old ball players from three different Catty teams. Jason Fotta, head coach of the Catty #3 team will lead the squad, which consists of: Matthew Fotta, Anthony Barber, Corbin Reinsmith, Aidan Heil, Connor Snell, Johnny Loftus, Mckay Lewis, Peyton "Bubba" Harrison, Christian Fye, Anthony Hunsicker, Ian Abbadessa, Brady Dolak, Arianna Rieker, Aiden Hess...

Fullerton waiting to see its full potential

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by STEVE ANDRES Special to the Press in Sports

Just like his Coplay counterpart, Fullerton Legion manager Daniel Delp has yet to reap the consistent benefits of a full complement of players.

"We've had only one game this year when we had our entire roster on hand," said Delp.

That means they've had to adjust, sometimes putting players in unfamiliar spots which has been a challenge this season. Still, Delp said he's been fortunate since a few of his players, including Ryan Bonshak, Matt Bonshak, Zach Delp, Tyler Correll and...

Lehigh Valley announces its 2013 roster

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team is set to take the field next week when they open up tournament play and seek their fourth championship in their 21st campaign.

The franchise is set to take the field June 17 at 12:30 pm against Delaware-South at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

A victory next Monday would land them with a contest against either Olympic-Colonial or Suburban One National-Bicentennial on June 21 at 9:30 am at Ashburn Field.

Parkland leads the...

Northampton off to 6-3 start in Legion

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Playing the most games entering this week, Northampton's Mike Bodnar doesn't have too many worries about the progress of his team's season in the Northampton County Legion (NORCO).

Northampton began the week with an overall 6-3 mark and among a logjam at the top of the division standings along with Bath, East Stroudsburg, the Birches, Nazareth, and Kemp Post, as all six teams are within 1 to 1 _ games of each other.

"Things have been pretty good for us," said Bodnar. "We have...

Matos on Cup team

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Catasauqua High School softball catcher, Janae Matos, will play for Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team for the second consecutive year this June.

"A lot of us are coming back for a second year. We'll have more understanding of what the experience is like, and we should have an upperhand on most teams," Matos said.

Last year, the Lehigh Valley team placed second in the double-elimination tournament which features teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.


Connie Mack wins 6-straight

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catty Connie Mack clobbered Coplay as the Rough Riders exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the second for a 13-3 whipping of the Maroon and Grey.

It was part of a six-game winning streak after dropping their first two games of the season.

Against Coplay, Dakota Schiffer got the win with five strikeouts and no walks.

It was deuces wild for Alex Torres as he went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Jordan Madaya also was 2-for-2 while scoring two runs and...

Deppe Classic held for a good cause

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The 28th Annual Howard E. Deppe All-Star Baseball Classic was played Saturday, June 1, at Limeport Stadium, with a team comprised primarily of players from the Lehigh Valley Conference (the red team) downing a team assembled generally from teams in the Colonial League (the blue team) 11-4.

The game raises money for the American Cancer Society and also provides a final high school memory for graduating seniors from area schools. Easton's Nick Beinlich was chosen as the Outstanding...

NY/NJ Comets to kick off season at Coca-Cola Park

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The NY/NJ Comets are kicking off their inaugural season this month as the newest member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), and the only member of NPF in the entire Northeast. A special outreach series will be played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. and Thursday June 20 at 7 p.m.

"I am excited to bring women's pro fastpitch to the Coca-Cola Park," stated Owner/GM, Michael Neuwirth, who recently brought three Comets players to meet fans at an IronPigs game...