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Suburban League wins LV dart title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in Sports

In the 64th Lehigh Valley Dart Championship Series we find both league champions coming from the same church as Salem Lutheran (Suburban League) and Holy Trinity (City League) merged into one church called Star of Bethlehem.

In the Battle of Stars it was the Suburban League coming out on top over the City League 3 games to 2.

For Star of Bethlehem (Salem Lutheran) it’s their 18th Lehigh Valley Championship.

Game 1 – The City League scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd for a 2-0 lead. Suburban came back with a run in the 4th to make the score 2-1. In the 5th, Suburban scored a pair of runs, the 2nd & go ahead run on a balk by Bryan Frankenfield as they held on to win 3-2.

Game 2 – After City scored a run in the top of the 2nd inning, the Suburban League scored 2 in the bottom of the 2nd, added a run in the 3rd, 2 more in the 4th, and one in the 6th to cruise to a 6-1 win.

Game 3 – The City League jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st. In the 4th, Suburban tied it in the top of the inning, but City scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. Suburban added a run in the 7th to make the score 4-2 and took the lead scoring 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning for a 5-4 lead. In the bottom of the 8th inning, City tied the score with a run & scored another run in the 9th inning with 1 out to win 6-5.

Game 4 –This game saw the lead change almost every inning. Again it was City scoring first in the 1st inning. In the top of the 4th, City scored a pair of runs, while Suburban scored 4 runs (including a 2 run HR from Kyle Taylor) to take a 4-3 lead. In the 5th, City scored a run to tie the scored at 4-4. City scored 3 runs in the 8th inning to take a 7-4 lead. Suburban closed out the scoring with a run in the bottom of 8th to make the final score 7-5.

Game 5 – This game saw the Suburban League score a run in the 1st on Tyler Frankenfield’s HR, before adding 4 runs in the 3rd, and two in the 7th to take a 6-0 lead. The City scored a run in the 8th and added 2 more runs on Dave Repnyek’s 2 run HR to make the final score 6-3 Suburban League, winning their first Lehigh Valley Championship as Star of Bethlehem, their 18th overall.

Top hitters for the Suburban League included Scott Hoffert 8-23, Kyle Taylor 7-19 (2 run HR), Bryan Frankenfield 6-19, Bill Hoke Jr., Bill Hoke Sr., & Jason Biggs all going 6-20, Tyler Frankenfield 5-19 (HR), & Walt Hoffert 4-19.

Leading hitters for the City League were Gary Mosser 9-23, Dale Mack 7-15, Kevin Ashner & Jeff Cole 6-21 each, Dave Repnyek 6-22 (2 HRs), Nate Reddell 5-19, Barry Coles 5 -20, Charlie Blatnk 4-19.