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Press photo by Nancy Scholz Amber Saylor and the Lehigh Valley girls dropped their first two games of the Carpenter Cup. Press photo by Nancy Scholz Amber Saylor and the Lehigh Valley girls dropped their first two games of the Carpenter Cup.

Early exit for Valley team

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by KATIE MCDONALD kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Lehigh Valley's Carpenter Cup softball team was eliminated from the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic after falling to Berks County, 2-0, and Delaware South, 6-1, last week.

Northampton High School infielder, Amber Saylor, had a hit in Lehigh Valley's first game against Berks County.

"It was a single line drive up the middle. Taylor Herman was on base and got to second," Saylor said. "Their pitchers were pretty good, really good. We had trouble getting on base, but we were good in the field."

Saylor also had a hit and a stolen base during Lehigh Valley's second game against Delaware South.

"The other team was working the short game with bunts, and they had a lot of lefties. We only had one," said Saylor.

The double-elimination tournament, sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, also served as a showcase for college coaches, scouting players on teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Regarding Lehigh Valley's back-to-back losses, Saylor said, "It was kind of hard because we barely played together. It was hard to mesh everyone together so quickly, but everyone had a fun experience. I liked meeting new players from around the Lehigh Valley, and it was fun to talk between games and see what we have in common."

Tri Cape from New Jersey was the eventual Carpenter Cup Softball Classic winner.