Lehighton played a Lehigh Valley Legion game that was suspended by darkness in youth baseball action on Wednesday.
Lehighton and Lower Macungie both staged seventh inning comebacks in a Lehigh Valley Legion League game that was eventually suspended by darkness.
The game was suspended after eight innings with the score tied at 6-6. It will be completed tonight before the regularly scheduled game between the two teams in Lehighton at 6 p.m.
Lehighton took advantage of three Lower Mac errors to score four times in the top of the seventh and grab a 6-4 lead. But the host tallied twice in the bottom of the frame to force extra innings.
Kyle McAvoy had two hits and scored two runs for Lehighton while Kyle Hunter and Casey Lawrence added two hits each.
The game was marred by an incident prior to the game when Lehighton team statistican and bench coach Kevin Hoben was throwing batting practice and a groundball richoted off the ground hit him in the eye. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital and transferred to Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia.
"Everyone seemed a little sluggish and a little distracted and I think a lot had to do with that," said Lehighton assistant coach Mike Thomas. "A lot of the players here played with Kevin and myself and consider him a friend and seeing him go down like that was tough."
Lehighton 001 010 40 - 6
Lower Mac 120 100 20 - 6
Janecki, Harris (7) and Nalesnik, Pecha (3); Pisauro, Wilt (7) and Johnson.
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FT Patriots-Lansford Krajcirik's
A.J. Wenrich earned the pitching win as the Franklin Township Patriots edged Lansford Krajcirik's, 5-3.
James Farano, Anthony Farano, Jacen McEvoy and Vince Mele all had two hits for the Patriots.
For Lansford, F. Neitz had three hits while R. Stanek added two.
FT Patriots-JT Royals
Vince Mele collected three hits to help the Franklin Township Patriots gain a 10-2 win over the Jim Thorpe Royals.
James Farano gained the mound win and also had a hit at the plate.
FT Patriots-P/T Orioles
Anthony Rossino had three hits and scored three runs to lead the Franklin Township Patriots to a 16-4 win over the Palmerton/Towamensing Orioles.
A.J. Wenrich had two hits and scored four runs while James Farano added two hits and three runs. The winners also received two hits from Anthony Farano and Vince Mele.
For the Orioles, Ke Koa Mook had three hits. Nick Frey and N. Fiorius each had two.