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Emmaus players who were part of the Lehigh Valley Juniors at the Keystone State Games are Left to Right, Cody Masters, Evan Maroshak and Austin Robertson. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Emmaus players who were part of the Lehigh Valley Juniors at the Keystone State Games are Left to Right, Cody Masters, Evan Maroshak and Austin Robertson. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
 The Lehigh Valley team earned the bronze medal in the Junior Division at this year's Keystone State Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Lehigh Valley team earned the bronze medal in the Junior Division at this year's Keystone State Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

LV Jrs. take third place at Keystone Games

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Keystone State Games were held in Harrisburg July 31-Aug. 3 2014. The Lehigh Valley team took the bronze medal in the Junior Division (9th-10th grade players) by going 4-2 and then beating Capital Juniors in the bronze-medal game. Coaches for the team were Joe Candelino, Ted Plessl and Cody Weiss.

Lehigh Valley beat Delaware Valley (6-5) and Blue Mountain (12-1) on July 31. It beat Capital Juniors (8-3) then lost to West (5-3) on Aug. 2. Two more games on Aug. 2 resulted in an extra-inning loss to Nittany (7-6) and a win over Pocono (7-6) to earn a spot in the third-place game, where teh LV team beat Capital, 5-3. Players on the team are from nine different Lehigh Valley high schools. They are Cody Masters (P/OF), Evan Maroshak (OF) and Austin Robertson (IF) of Emmaus High School; Joey Bolick (IF), Michael Jenkins (C/IF/P), Matt Mellinger (IF/P) and Nate Markowicz (C/OF) of Parkland; Jacob Morgan (OF) of Liberty; Royce Frasier (IF/P) from Notre Dame; AJ Denny (OF/P), Nate Kitcehll (P/IF) and Emmett McCoulbt (C/IF) from Stroudsburg; Alex Brunrio (OF/P) and Matt Dorack (OF/P) of Whitehall; Edward Fernandez (IF) from the Roberto Clemente School; Joel Wittel (OF/P), Curtis Purchatka (P/OF) and Tyler Horvath (P/IF) of Pocono Mountain East; Zachary Stanley (IF) and Tyler Schreiner (IF) from Northwestern.