The Salisbury softball team controlled its own destiny with two games remaining. It wasn’t be an easy road to qualify for the Colonial League tournament as the Falcons had to face the West Division’s top two teams in Northern Lehigh (13-4) and Southern Lehigh (13-4), but their fate was still in their own hands.
Even two losses could have positioned the Lady Falcons in the league tournament as one of the six qualifying teams, likely the sixth and final seed.
The Colonial League released it’s seedings for the May 9-10 league meet.
Below are the top-five in each event.
100 - 1. Diggs, Talitha (SV) 12.00, 2. Badman, Aimee (Wil) 12.20, 3. Bottelier, Lydia (Palis) 12.30, 4. Hollie, Imani (SL) 12.50, 5. Brown, Tyra ((Cat)) 12.60.
200 - 1. Diggs, Talitha (SV) 25.20, 2. Bottelier, Lydia (Palis) 25.90, 3. Schroy, Allison (SL) 26.50, 4. Badman, Aimee (Wil) 26.93, 5. Terry, Juliann (Palis) 27.10.
The Salisbury tennis team participated in Friday’s Colonial League Tournament.
The Falcons’ John Yurconic won the No. 1 singles bracket, while teammate Mason Groff took first place at No. 2 singles. Ethan Heydt took second place at No. 3 singles, while the doubles pairing of Ryan Slutsky and Daniel Bonge finished third.
Yurconic, the top seed in his bracket, went through the No. 1 singles bracket with a pair of 8-0 wins in the first two rounds. He beat Moravian Academy’s Abbhi Sekar 8-2 in the title match.
The season’s fourth installment of the Colonial League track and field top performers was released last week and several Salisbury athletes are among the best in their disciplines.
With two weeks left in the regular season, competitors will try to solidify their seedings for teh May 9-10 league championship meet.
The follwing is a list of the top performances in each event this season along with top Salisbury performance in each event.
Of the set of six softball games at Pates Park on Saturday, the fourth game between Salisbury and Wilson figured to be one of the most competitive at the Colonial League’s Play Day event.
The Lady Falcons must have missed that memo.
Much like the rest of the five games that were decided by at least 10 runs, Salisbury, too, followed suit with the blowout victories. The Lady Falcons (7-3 overall; 6-4 Colonial League) used a nine-run sixth inning to separate themselves from Wilson (6-4) and defeat the Warriors in six innings, 15-1.
The Falcons competed in Friday’s Allentown School District Invitational Track and Field Meet at J. Birney Crum Stadium.
Salisbury’s Jack Reichenbach earned a pair of gold medals with first-place finished in the long jump and high jump.
In long jump, Reichenbach sailed 22 feet, 4 1/2 inches to beat Keiden Marajeen (22-2.5) of East Stroudsburg North. In high jump, Reichenbach cleared 6 feet, 7 inched to take first over Lehighton’s Shane Blasiak (6-2). Falcon teammate Robert Kulp was fourth in high jump at 6-0. Kulp finished 14th in long jump (19-2).
The Colonial League’s top performer list has some new names among the top of many events. With just two weeks left in the regular season, here’s a look at the top five perormances in each event as athletes begin to jockey for seeding position as the May 9-10 league championship meet approaches.
100: 1. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 10.5, 2. Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 4. tie Eli Hoyt (B), Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1;
The situation was eerily similar to last year’s late-season game when Northwestern and Salisbury went into the last inning with a tie score.
The Tigers won that battle back on May 9 of 2016, but the Falcons got revenge last Wednesday with a 6-5 come-from behind win on their home field.
“This was the same exact scenario (as last season’s game at Northwestern),” said Salisbury head coach Jeff Appleman. “It was the same exact score. Same exact scenario in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and nobody on.
A couple team looking to snap early-season losing streaks met up last Wednesday at Salisbury High School.
Northwestern broke out of its funk with an 8-3 win behind some timely hitting and strong pitching performance from senior Mason Vogwill.
“The past few games we dropped were all mental mistakes, errors that we had to work on in practice,” said Vogwill. “Today we didn’t make as many errors. We swung the bats well today and puts some runs on the board.”
The Tigers (2-3 overall, 2-3 Colonial League) snapped a three-game losing streak with the win.
The Colonial League recently released its third installment of its track and field top performers list for the 2017 season.
The following are the top five performances in each event along with the top Salisbury performance in each event through meets held last week.
100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.1, 10. Eric Frankenfield (Sal) 11.4;