Finishing the regular season at 5-12, Salisbury was given two final chances to reach the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs. The team was included in a three-team playoff to fill the seventh and eighth seeds, thanks to a situation that complicated the season for a number of teams.
The Lehigh Valley and Berks-Schuylkill Legion All-Star teams battled to a 5-5 tie in 10 innings of baseball at Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium Monday night. Both teams had opportunities to win the game, but just when one team would gain an advantage, the other would come fighting back.
Tamaqua's Matt Roberts started for Schuylkill-Berks and put down Lehigh Valley in order in the top of the first and North Parkland's Nate Kern did the same against Schuylkill-Berks in the bottom of the inning.
So many times, there are potentially great story lines that just never come together. A number of impressive factors all fell into place Monday when Salisbury's Mason Groff and John Yurconic downed Adam Kramer and Abbhi Sekar from Moravian Academy 6-4, 6-3 to win the District 11 Class AA Doubles Championship at Lehigh University.
For John Yurconic to reach the quarterfinals of the District 11 Class AA singles tournament last season as a freshman was quite an accomplishment. For him to make a big jump to the finals as a sophomore was an even bigger feat, but that doesn't mean that he wasn't disappointed when he lost in the finals to Moravian Academy's Zach Shaff 6-1, 6-0 Monday afternoon at Lehigh University.