Lehighton used a strong pitching performance from Ryan Blasko and a pair of late runs to edge South Parkland, 3-1, in Lehigh Valley Legion League play on Friday.
Blasko pitched six innings. he allowed just five hits and no earned runs while striking out two.
With the game tied at 1-1, Ryan Porambo opened the top of the seventh with a triple and scored on a Dan Russo triple. Derek Heffelfinger's sacrifice fly produced an insurance run.
Russo had two hits and two RBIs for Lehighton (1-1). Porambo added a pair of hits and scored twice.
Lehighton will host Salisbury in a doubleheader today at 1 p.m.
Lehighton 000 010 2 - 3 8 3
So. Parkland 000 100 0 - 1 5 0
Blasko, Harris (7) and Pecha; Abein, Brandstater (5) and Breiner. W-Blasko. L-Brandstater. S-Harris.