The Lehigh Valley entry in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament won both games on Wednesday to advance to this morning's semfinal round.

Lehigh Valley defeated Chester County 9-3 and then went on to score a 3-1 win over Tri-Cape.

Lehigh Valley faced Mercer County at 9 a.m. this morning at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

The winner took on SOL American & Continental at 11 a.m. If SOL American & Continental fails to win the 11 o'clock game, a championship game will be played at 1 p.m.

Palmerton's Martina Herring and Northern Lehigh's Megan Filchner are members of the LV squad.

Lehigh Vy. 001 110 0 - 3 4 0

Tri-Cape 100 000 0 - 1 3 1

Wilson, Laubach (5) and Natiello, Deutsch (5). Sanabria, N/A (5) and Dickson, N/A (5). WP - Wilson.

Chester Co 100 200 0 - 3 3 0

Lehigh Vy 800 010 x - 9 7 1

Schauder, Galdi (5) and Murphy, Hardo (5). Laubach, Gollie (5) and Deutsch, Natiello (5) WP - Laubach.

Norco Legion

Birches-Nazareth

Nazareth scored seven runs in the second inning and cruised to a 12-3 win over the Birches (9-6).

Ben Schmidt had three hits, one a double, and two RBI for Nazareth (8-1). Russ Baldino had two hits and an RBI for the Birches.

Birches 000 012 0 - 3 7 0

Nazareth 170 103 0 - 12 10 1

Agosto, Cetner (6) and Wiesmith. Sheperd, Godiska (7) and Charlie. W - Sheperd. L - Agosto.