Nobody could have predicted the game that Salisbury and Hatfield-Towamencin played in their first round game of the Region 2 playoffs for Legion baseball.
When all was said and done, the teams scored 42 runs on 38 hits and 13 errors as Hatfield downed Salisbury 26-16, sending the Falcons to the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
The Salisbury Falcons had the dubious distinction Saturday of being rained out twice on the same day against the same team, but at different sites. Their Lehigh Valley Legion winner’s bracket game against South Parkland should have been played at Salisbury High School, but rains left that field unplayable. The game was moved to Parkland High School, whose field was in much better shape. Then came a late afternoon storm that made that field unplayable.
The adage is that unless you’re the state champion, your season ends with a loss. Such was the case for Salisbury softball, but its season was still a success as the Falcons reached in the District 11 Class 3A semifinals, where their season ended with a 6-5 loss to Northern Lehigh.
In the quarterfinals, Salisbury marched to a 9-0 win over Marian Catholic, which advanced the team into the semis.
Salisbury got on the board first, with two first-inning runs against Fillies pitcher Lyndsey Reinoehl.
Surely there was some dejection and tough feelings when Salisbury was eliminated from the District 11 playoffs by virtue of a 6-5 loss to Northern Lehigh. It’s likely that having had some time to reflect on the season, the players are realizing that their season was one to be proud of and could be a big step for the program as a whole.
The Salisbury swimming team put on quite a display at the District 11 Championship last weekend at Parkland High School.
On the boys side, Mahlon Reihman and Daniel Bonge won individual events and Salisbury won relay events in the 200 medley relay, breaking a district record, and in the 400 freestyle relay.
If you had to pick just one race to see at the District 11 Swimming Championships last weekend at Parkland High School, the likely pick would have been the boys 100 freestyle.
The third heat of that event matched Salisbury’s Mahlon Reihman against his friend and rival Gabe Castano of Central Catholic. Reihman and Castano are good friends, who both swim for the Parkland Aquatic Club, making them both teammates and rivals in the sport.
Salisbury senior Tyler Keller didn’t leave much doubt as to whether or not he would be going to Bucknell University later this month to compete in the PIAA Diving Championships. After just two dives at the District 11 Championship meet at Emmaus High School on Saturday, Keller moved into first place in the Class 2A competition and didn’t look back. Before long, he pulled out to an almost insurmountable lead to take one of two guaranteed spots in states, with Central Catholic’s Sam Stringer finishing second to get the other guaranteed spot.
Jack Reichenbach led all scorers with 21 points Saturday as Salisbury downed Northwestern 54-38 in a Colonial League contest.
Both Ryan Slutsky and Jaxon Costello scored 11 points for Salisbury as the Falcons improved their record to 6-2 in the Colonial League and 8-2 overall this season.
The two teams traded baskets and momentum throughout the first half, with the Falcons leading 30-25 at halftime, but the second half was a different story.
You know you’re at a low scoring football game when at halftime, the Phillies have scored almost as many runs (4) as the two teams have combined for points (5). Such was the case as Salisbury went into the locker room at the half up 5-0, but when they returned after the game, it would be following a 19-5 loss to Northwestern.
The 31st Annual Deppe All-Star Classic was played Saturday at Fegeley Stadium in Limeport, pitting high school seniors from the Colonial League against seniors from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference to benefit the American Cancer Society.
After the EPC battled from behind to take a lead, the Colonial League stars battled back only to have the game end in a 5-5 tie after nine innings.