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Friday, July 9, 2010

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Three area players were named to the Lehigh Valley Leion Baseball League All-Star team. The squad was announced at a meeting of the league coaches on Tuesday night.

Ryan Blasko of Lehighton made the team as a pitcher while Nate Kester and Kyle Creyer of Northern Valley were named at first base and third base respectively.

Following is the entire team:

Catcher: Joe Abeln, South Parkland

First Base: Nate Kester, Northern Valley

Second Base: Andrew Ebner, Salisbury

Third Base: Kyle Creyer, Northern Valley

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Tamaqua 11-12 Little League All-Stars advanced to Friday's loser's bracket final with a 15-5 four-inning win over West Hazleton on Wednesday night.

DISTRICT 18 LL 11-12

W. Hazleton-Tamaqua

Tamaqua had the big bats out in its win over West Hazleton as Zack Coleman blasted two home runs, while Jon Hadesty and Conner Hartung added roundtrippers in the win.

The locals scored every time at bat with three in the first, seven in the second and five in the third.

Hartung, Matt Minchoff and Coleman combined on a three-hitter for Tamaqua.

Thursday, July 8, 2010
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Adam Wehr of Norther Valley had quite a night at the plate hitting three home runs against Salisbu

SALISBURY TWP. Adam Wehr led the Northern Valley legion baseball team's power surge on Wednesday night at Salisbury High School.

The 6-foot-2 right hander drove three balls over the fence as Northern Valley connected for five total home runs in its 16-7 victory over Salisbury in an opening game of the Lehigh Valley Legion baseball playoffs.

Center fielder Billy Dayton and first baseman Nate Kester also recorded long balls for sixth-seeded Northern Valley, which avenged two regular-season losses to Salisbury.

Thursday, July 8, 2010
@Caption Stand Alone:McClure wins Bavarian  Softball  Tournament McClure recently captured the Bavarian Softball Tournament. Team members include front row, from left, Tony Kropp, Julius Dudash, Jim Dotson, Skye Rodgers, Danny Reed, Kyle Faust and Kevin Kane. Back row, Benny Rabenold, Sean Finneran, Milt Drum, TJ Rohlfing, JC Dietz, Al Shoemaker, Chris Owens, Scott Kane, Keith James.

McClure recently captured the Bavarian Softball Tournament. Team members include front row, from left, Tony Kropp, Julius Dudash, Jim Dotson, Skye Rodgers, Danny Reed, Kyle Faust and Kevin Kane. Back row, Benny Rabenold, Sean Finneran, Milt Drum, TJ Rohlfing, JC Dietz, Al Shoemaker, Chris Owens, Scott Kane, Keith James.

Thursday, July 8, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Kyle Hunter throws a pitch to a Coplay batter during last night's Lehigh Valley Legion playoff win.

It's not always the long ball which carry a baseball team to victory.

Lehighton's Legion baseball team didn't shower the outfield with balls in its game last night. It used patience at the plate and got key hits when needed to easily defeat Coplay, 7-1, in a game played at Lehighton Area High School.

The game was the opener in the Lehigh Valley Legion League playoffs. It's a double-elimination playoff tournament, so both Lehighton and Coplay remain alive in the championship quest.

Lehighton now travels to Parkland High School for a 5:45 matchup against South Parkland .

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Most coaches would be content with a win, no matter what form it comes in. Such was the case last night, as Tamaqua continued on with its winning ways in beating Pine Grove 8-6 to move into the winner's bracket finals of the Schuylkill-Berks Legion League playoffs.

After easily cruising out to a 5-0 lead through three innings, the Blue Sox seemed to take their foot off gas, allowing their counterparts to storm back to tie things up, before some late-game heroics pulled out the win.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8, 1961 A six-run first inning leads the Palmerton Legion to a 9-4 victory over host Catasauqua. Bob Carazo contributes a key triple during the first frame while his brother Joe Carazo adds a clutch double. Joe finishes with three hits and two runs for the winners. George Neyer tosses all nine innings to gain the mound win and also contributes two hits at the plate. Paul Hydro and Don Deemer also finish the contest with two hits.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

ALLENTOWN – There were a lot of 'ifs' and 'whiffs' and 'could have beens' for the IronPigs on Wednesday night as they dropped the fourth game of a four game series to the Pawtucket PawSox 4-2.

IF they won they would have had their first series sweep and their first four-game win streak of the season. It just may have happened IF they would have gotten the third out in the sixth inning. That would have allowed them to enter the seventh with no worse than a 2-0 lead.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
bob ford/times news Tamaqua catcher Tyler Milot dives to catch the ball as Brandon Sedesse of Valley West slides home safely with his team's first run.

Jay Pilla provided the offense with a perfect start.

Chris Pilla gave the pitching staff a clutch finish.

Thanks in large part to the efforts of the two brothers, Tamaqua opened the Schuykill-Berks Legion League playoffs with a 9-5 victory over Valley View on Tuesday.

With the victory, Tamaqua moves into the winner's bracket semifinals of the eight-team double-elimination tournament. It will host Pine Grove tonight at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dave Behler pitched a shutout to help the Franklin Township Hurricanes defeat Hazleton.

KEYSTONE SENIOR BABE RUTH

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Hazleton

Dave Behler tossed a one-hitter to lead the Franklin Township Hurricanes to an 8-0 victory over the Hazleton Mountaineers.

Behler struck out 14 batters to help his team improve to 12-1.

Brandyn Gatens slugged a homer for the winners.

Hurricanes 203 200 1 - 8 10 0

Hazleton 000 000 0 - 0 1 1

Behler and Demarco; Houser, M. Gimbi (6) and Pauline. W - Behler. L - Houser.

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