Salisbury Press

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Softball falls in Colonial League title game

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Salisbury coach Jeff Appleman isn’t afraid to issue intentional walks. When he walked Northern Lehigh’s Kaitlin Hoffman three times last week in the Colonial League championship game it looked like the strategy might work all three times. The third time was the charm for the Lady Bulldogs, who went on to beat Salisbury 5-3 to win their first Colonial League championship since 2010.

It wasn’t the first time this season that Appleman refused to let Hoffman beat his team. During a...

Baseball falls in first round

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

In the postseason, it’s all about just finding a way to win the game. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It doesn’t need to be a blowout victory. It’s only about finding a way to get the win.

On Monday, in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals, Palmerton did just that against Colonial League foe Salisbury. Fighting for their playoff lives, the No. 4 seed Bombers edged the Falcons in dramatic fashion with a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, advancing with a 3-2 win....

Reichenbach reaches new heights

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For Jack Reichenbach, this season has been all about preparing for the postseason.

After an injury slowed the start of his senior campaign, the returning state medalist wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of this year’s postseason. He took sixth place in last year’s state high jump championships, but wasn’t getting near his personal best from last April.

Everything finally came together for Reichenbach at last week’s Colonial League championships. After winning the long jump...

Falcons advance

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just about midway through the regular season, Wilson beat Salisbury 7-1. The Lady Warriors hoped that would be much the same story when the two teams met in the wild card round of the Colonial League playoffs, but the Falcons had other ideas.

Salisbury (15-4) put together a four-run third inning and topped off the game with a five-run fifth inning for a 10-0 win and a ticket to the league semifinals.

Emily Silberman not only pitched a gem and struck out seven hitters, she...

Softball players reach milestone

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Collecting 100 hits in a high school softball career is a tough task and having teammates both reach the milestone is a rarity indeed. Both Anna Bishop and Lil Crouthamel accomplished the feat for Salisbury last month and their hits continue to come now that the Lady Falcons are in the postseason.

Bishop collected four hits in a game against Southern Lehigh a couple weeks ago to put herself over the 100-hit plateau. In her time with Salisbury, Bishop has been the player who has done...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Falcons pull out win over Lions

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

While the rest of the Salisbury baseball players were celebrating in the dugout and starting to rake the infield dirt, Ryan Miller took a jog through left field and into the woods behind the fence.

Moments earlier he had connected on a walk-off homerun that completed Salisbury’s comeback bid to keep its district playoff hopes alive. He wanted that ball back as a souvenir.

Tied at 4-4 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, Miller got enough of a fastball to drive it over...

Softball falls to NL

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Five Salisbury softball seniors were honored before last week’s game against Northwestern. But it was a junior that got the Falcons’ offense rolling.

Junior outfielder Peyton Stauffer connected on a two-run single in the fifth inning that sparked the Falcons. Salisbury (12-3 in Colonial League) scored four runs in that fifth inning to retake the lead, and the Falcons staved off a Northwestern (10-7) rally for a 5-4 victory at Patriots Park on Friday night.

“It’s one of our most...

Colonial League Track and Field Championship seeds

Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Seeds for the Colonial League Track and Field Championships were released Thursday. The league meet will be held Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9 at Whitehall High School.

The following list includes the top five seeds in each event. The complete list can be found on the track and field page of the Colonial League web site (http://www.colonialleague.org/).

BOYS

100 - 1. Tyrek Scipio (B) 10.9, 2. Delano McKenzie (S) 10.9, 3...

Baseball falls to Saucon Valley

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Even before the season, Salisbury head coach Mike Pochron was aware that solid defensive play would be key to the Falcons’ success. Thus far it’s been an up-and-down spring in that regard.

During Saturday’s game against Saucon Valley, Salisbury felt the effect of being on the wrong side of that pendulum. Four errors played a big part in helping the Panthers (9-3 in Colonial League) take an early lead and hold off the Falcons for a 6-4 win at Saucon Valley High School.

“Too many...