LV Jrs. take third place at Keystone Games
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.