LMYA team wins Eastern National title
The Lower Macungie Impact Elite 14U softball team won the 2019 USSSA Eastern National Championship tournament, held July 23-28 in Salisbury, Maryland. Impact Elite is the first Lower Macungie Youth Association team to win that title.
The tournament featured 64 teams, including teams from as far as Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia.
LMI Elite is made up of 12 players, including 10 who reside within the East Penn School District and two from the Northwestern Lehigh School District.
LMI Elite won the winners bracket by going 8-0-1 to put the team in the championship finals of the double-elimination tournament. It then lost the first game 4-3 to the New Jersey Mystics, but came back the second game and defeated the Mystics 5-3.
What also made the event special was the support from the parents and a few alumni players that drove down to Salisbury early Sunday morning to support the girls.
Players on the team include Daria Krout, Katlyn Cunningham, Lindsey Moreau, Sammy Lilly, Sarah Sherman, Rachel Sherman,Mason Rosseli, Avaeh Schwab, Kamryn Tokar, Aubrey Molnar, Brynn Balliet (Northwestern Lehigh), Teighan Boyle (Northwestern/Bethlehem Catholic).
The team was coached by Adam Schwab, Mike Tokar, Taryn Kulp, Bill Molnar.