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Cup team tops Burlington, Suburban One, Inter-AC/Bal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

In Lehigh Valley’s third game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley had its biggest victory with an 11-0 win over Inter-AC/Bal.

Perhaps it was the momentum Lehigh Valley was gaining after winning the first two games of the day, or the bonding that was solidifying by the time the third game rolled around that led to the shutout.

“It happened fast, probably between the first two games [on Monday],” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “They started to talk more and bond.”

The game against Inter-AC/Bal ended in mercy rule after five innings.

Hannah Palinkas (Emmaus) and Emily Silberman (Salisbury) pitched for Lehigh Valley.

Silberman also had a double that scored three runs.

Lehigh Valley scored seven runs in the second inning, one run in the fourth inning, and three runs in the fifth.

Hannah Boggs (Northampton) and Abbey Sechler (Parkland) had two hits apiece against Inter-AC/Bal, who only had four hits in total.

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In Lehigh Valley’s second game on its second day in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley defeated Suburban One, 5-0.

Emily Silberman (Salisbury) was the winning pitcher and Falcon teammate Peyton Stauffer had a double in the Lehigh Valley victory.

Lehigh Valley scored its first four runs in the second inning.

Abbey Sechler (Parkland) had three hits and scored twice in the game.

Addie Roche (Bethlehem Catholic) had two hits, 1 RBI, and scored once against Suburban One.

“We hit a gapper, and I ran home because it was a force play,” said Roche.

By game’s end, Lehigh Valley produced 13 hits, and Suburban One had six hits.

Lehigh Valley scored its final run in the fifth inning.

“We definitely came together on Wednesday, and our friendships were stronger, and I think that’s why we played so well,” said Roche.

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The team continued play in the Carpenter Cup Softball Classic, sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, last Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

In its first game of the day, Lehigh Valley defeated Burlington County, 6-3.

Kelly Dulaney (Parkland) was the winning pitcher, and Hannah Palinkas (Emmaus) also pitched for Lehigh Valley.

The game was tied 1-1 until the third inning when Lehigh Valley scored four runs.

Morgan Karasek (Bangor) had a triple, and Addie Roche (Bethlehem Catholic) had a base hit that scored two runs.

Zariah Alvin (Easton), Mya Zettlemoyer (Allentown Central Catholic), and Karasek had two hits apiece against Burlington County.

Burlington County came back with two more runs later in the game and finished with seven hits,

“We were a little nervous about it, but we felt defensively really strong, and that we could knock down the balls they hit,” said Roche.

Burlington County had a total of seven hits, and Lehigh Valley had nine.