Northampton Legion head coach Mike Bodnar expected to see the current state of his team at the beginning of the season.
Instead, he still remains optimistic they can turn the tide in their final three games.
They took the first step with an 8-3 victory over Birches Monday night. Tyler Illif pitched a solid five innings for the win. Patrick Bodnar had three RBIs, and Andrew Kovalchik, Zech Lambert, and Kyle Morin had two hits apiece.
Trailing by two goals in the waning moments of the match, Bethlehem Steel FC showed its ‘Never Say Die’ attitude once again as the club scored twice for a 2-2 draw against rival New York Red Bulls II.
New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from their captain, Stefano Bonomo. After converting from the penalty spot in the first half, it seemed he had lifted Red Bulls II to its first road win of 2018 with a counterattack strike in the 84th minute.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team completed the first day of the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic with a 1-0 victory over Tri Cape and a 4-2 loss to Berks-Lancaster Lebanon on Monday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.
In the first game, Lehigh Valley and Tri Cape were scoreless until the sixth inning.
“It was nerve-wracking because we were all getting big hits but we weren’t scoring,” said Lehigh Valley first baseman Kylie Hlay (Parkland), who hit the game-winning double that scored Mya Zettlemoyer (Allentown Central Catholic) who had also hit a double.
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.
Catasauqua’s boys’ basketball team isn’t overly concerned with their initial returns this summer, but they are more concerned with the big picture.
It just isn’t about wins and losses. Instead it is about overall development.
The Roughies recently participated in the prestigious Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase and they exited after their first two games in the double-elimination tournament.
They dropped games to Bangor and Whitehall, being more settled and competitive in the latter game. The Roughies trailed Bangor, 29-2, with six minutes left in the first half.
Last weekend (June 16) was the reopening of bass season in most Pennsylvania waters. As usual, and unlike the trout opener, bass season opens with little fanfare. But unlike trout season, very few anglers keep bass they catch as most practice catch-and-release so they can fool them into biting another day.
So far, Northampton’s Legion season could not have had a better script.
The team recently had a nine-game winning streak snapped but is still sitting atop the Northampton County Legion North Division with a stellar 10-2 overall record.
It has been a season of some unexpected expectations. As a result, their team has experienced a perfect blend.
“I really didn’t know what to expect,” said head coach Mike Bodnar. “I honestly didn’t think we would be this good.
The Catasauqua Connie Mack baseball team used a complete team effort to defeat Bethlehem Catholic 10-0 on Tuesday, June 26.
The Rough Riders picked up the five-inning mercy rule victory behind a shutout from starting pitcher Jason Schneck. Schneck scattered three hits, one walk, and struck out six hitters.
Catasauqua took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Christian Fye scored on an infield error.
The Rough Riders scored seven runs in the third inning to break the game open. Catasauqua sent 11 hitters to the plate, which produced six singles and two walks.