Girls Cup team falls
Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team had a short run in this year’s tournament, partly due to the tournament’s new format, after losing two of its three games on Tuesday.
No longer a double-elimination tournament, the top eight teams from day one and day two advance to the finals on day three.
Lehigh Valley’s strong start, a 10-0 mercy rule victory over PCCAF (Philadelphia Charter Catholic Academy and Friends) gave way to Delaware North’s strong finish in its 7-0 victory over Lehigh Valley.
Salisbury’s Emily Silberman was Lehigh Valley’s starting pitcher, and Bethlehem Catholic’s Addison Roche knocked in the first two runs of the day for Lehigh Valley.
Whitehall’s Abbey Reese also had 2 RBIs with her triple in the bottom of the third. By that time, Lehigh Valley led PCCAF, 8-0.
Freedom’s Jennifer Slanovec ended the game with a two-run single in the fifth inning.
Lehigh Valley played its second game against Mid Penn, which Lehigh Valley lost, 4-1.
Mid Penn took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
In the bottom of the first, Lehigh Valley scored one run on an RBI double by Bangor’s Morgan Karasek.
Mid Penn scored its third run in the fifth inning and its fourth run in the sixth.
Lehigh Valley then lost its third game to Delaware North, 7-0.
Delaware North’s biggest inning came in the fifth with a bases-loaded triple.
Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team was coached by Blake Morgan, Ed Stinner, Kyle Stinner, and Jim Haney. More on the tournament in next week’s Press newspapers.