Catasauqua Press

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Catty's Recker finds his way to Mets

Thursday, July 4, 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 claimed off waivers by New York Mets in October 2012.

Catty Connie Mack waiting to see playoff opponent

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

During the final few games of the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League (LVCM), Catasauqua simply had to wait it turn. Its turn, however, to see what seed the Roughies would land in next week's opening round of the LVCM playoffs that will begin Monday, July 8.

Catasauqua finished with an overall 12-5 record and firmly had a grip on the fourth seed. Yet, the Roughies may be bumped up to the third seed depending on some outcomes of games played over a stretch of the final three days of the regular season that began this past Monday.

Anywhere they may fall, Catty will be ready.

Catty falls to Bangor, beats Lehigh-Bethlehem

Thursday, June 27, 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.

Matos, Lehigh Valley win opening game before rain

Thursday, June 27, 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," Matos said.

Regular season winding down

Thursday, June 27, 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.

Fullerton waiting to see its full potential

Thursday, June 20, 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 Jeff Charles are comfortable at multiple positions on the diamond.