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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Northern Valley picked up its fifth Lehigh Valley Legion win, while the Birches suffered a Norco loss to the Jeffs on Tuesday.

LEHIGH VALLEY LEGION

So. Lehigh-No. Valley

Zach Palansky struck out seven batters to lead Northern Valley to a 4-2 win over Southern Lehigh.

Palansky had a two-hit shut out going through five innings. After giving up two hits and two runs in the sixth, he allowed two hits to open the seventh before giving way to Sawyer Smith, who got out of the jam with a double play and strikeout.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15, 1940 A solid pitching performance by "Porky" Sassaman helps lift Tamaqua to a 5-2 Black Diamond League win over Summit Hill. Sassaman tosses all nine innings, allowing just six hits while striking out seven. An RBI single by "Lefty" Mohn in the sixth inning proves to be the eventual game-winning run. Mohn finishes the contest with two hits, as does Harry Schroder and Joe Heisler. For Summit Hill, Mike Bonner also ends with two hits.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Jordan Heisler makes a diving attempt to catch a sharp liner hit down the first base line, but comes up short.

The two teams are familiar with each other on the baseball diamond and both of the squads are similar in their approaches to the game, as well.

A slow start for Tamaqua and a solo home run were the only difference in last night's Schuylkill Legion match-up between Tamaqua and Pine Grove. Eventually, it was Pine Grove besting the Blue Sox, 5-0 to improve to 3-1-1 on the season.

Both pitchers threw gems, as PG's Ty Zimmerman struck out nine, and walked six, while he also went the distance for a three-hit shutout over the Blue Sox.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ALLENTOWN - "This was a wild one."

Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg had a tough time remembering a day like Tuesday after Brandon Moss hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to let his team pull out a 8-7 win over the Louisville Bats.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) tipped off its annual summer basketball league on Wednesday, June 8 at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.

The athletes definitely had their stamina tested, seeing as it was one of the hottest days of the week. However, the heat did not bother Cuz-N-Joe's Place as they grabbed an exciting overtimevictory against Big Dippers.

Guerilla Squad also had a win against Kupres Twins Photography, while B & R Gym showed no mercywith abig win over Lucky's Deli.

WEDNESDAY RESULTS

Big Dippers-Cuz-N-Joe's Place

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
PHOTO COURTESY OF EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Jeremy Gigliotti fires a pitch to a batter as he took the mound for East Stroudsburg University this past spring. Gigliotti, a Pleasant Valley grad, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the recent Major League Baseball Draft.

After seven years of some ups and some downs, Jeremy Gigliotti's lifelong dream has finally come true.

Gigliotti, formerly of Pleasant Valley High School and East Stroudsburg University, was drafted in the 19th round (593rd overall) by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The selection made him the highest pick in school history.

The Saylorsburg native was actually out golfing when he received 'the call.'

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Carbon County Safe Kids and Franklin Township Athletic Association are hosting a Youth Sports Safety Clinic Wednesday, June 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Christman Field in Franklin Township.

The clinic is for parents, coaches and athletes to increase awareness and help reduce the more than 3.5 million injuries that occur in youth sports each year in the United States.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14, 1973 Roger Moyer collects three hits, scores a run and knocks in one to help Northwestern defeat Northampton, 6-4, in Lehigh Valley Legion action. Curt Geiger delivers two hits, one of them a two-run single, while Mark Bricker adds a pair of hits and two runs scored. Dennis Trexler goes the distance on the mound, walking three while striking out six. He also collects two hits at the plate.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SAYLORSBURG - High school baseball teams have seven innings to do whatever it takes to win a game.

Unfortunately for the Birches, it only took one bad inning to lose it for them.

Palmer Township scored all but one of its runs in the second inning and went on to defeat the Birches, 7-4 in NORCO Legion baseball action. Palmer scored six runs on six this and two errors in the second and used the big inning to preserve the road victory.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ALLENTOWN - One of the reasons the Lehigh Valley IronPigs raced out to a 40-23 record has been the bullpen. If there was a picture of perfection for Lehigh Valley, it would have been with the colors of the bullpen.

Monday night the colors muddled together to form the darkness of a blown victory as the Louisville Bats belted the IronPigs 8-7 in the third game of this four games series.