After a 14-0 defeat to North Parkland Sunday afternoon, the Salisbury legion baseball team took the field just hours later looking to put that loss behind them.
And the result was just as night and day as the game time weather of the two outings.
While dark skies and periods of a light rain occurred during the North Parkland defeat, sunny skies highlighted the Falcons' 10-2 victory over Lower Mac.
Behind a complete game by Tyler Cooperman that included eight strikeouts, and a steady dose of offense from the early going, Salisbury improved to 10-5 on the season.
Salisbury High School graduate Brian Ernst recorded his second straight win for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks last Tuesday, June 25.
Ernst pitched seven innings in an 11-4 win over the Newark Bears.
Ernst allowed three runs on eight hits, struck out one and walked one after earning his first career victory in his previous start against the New Jersey Jackals last Thursday.
East Stroudsburg University senior Brian Ernst has been named the PSAC East Pitcher of the Week after setting an ESU record with 15 strikeouts, the most by a PSAC pitcher this season, in a three-hit shutout at Millersville last Friday.
Ernst, a Salisbury High School graduate, struck out at least two batters in every inning, struck out the side in the third, and didn't allow a hit until a two-out double in the fourth inning in the Warriors' 2-0 win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
After holding down the starting cornerback spot on the Ursinus College football team last year and playing in eight games, senior Scott Gardus is looking to continue his solid play in 2012.
Gardus recorded 24 total tackles last season, with 21 of those being solo, as well as two interceptions for the Bears.
He's hoping an offseason dedicated to improving on the field results in achieving one of his big personal goals for the upcoming season the opportunity at being named a member of the All-Centennial team.
Tyler Nolan wasn't planning on attending DeSales University after he graduated from Salisbury high school in 2009. The rising senior was set to move in to Millersville and participate in the Marauders preseason soccer camp. But it just wasn't for him. He wanted something more comfortable and familiar.
DeSales is a place Nolan knows well. His brother Ryan played for the Bulldogs under head coach George Crampton, and Nolan remembers going to games and getting the chance to see DeSales and interact with Crampton.
Sean Baker has had to deal with expectations placed on him for years now. Whether they are by him or by other people, they seem to always be met. Baker seems to always outdo himself each and every year.
A four-year starter under Mark Allinson at Salisbury, he came in to the program not well known as a freshman. That soon changed after a productive first season. He was named a second team All-Colonial League that year and one-upped himself by being selected to the first team as a junior.
Most people that endured what Johns Hopkins University football player A.J. Safi has gone through in the past would've probably given up by now.
Safi, a 2008 graduate of Salisbury High School, suffered a season-ending knee injury in his senior season for the Blue Jays a year ago. He tore his LCL, meniscus and hamstring off the bone that placed him on the sidelines as soon as the season was underway.
When Tony David was being looked at by the Bloomsburg University football team nearly two years ago, the Huskies recruited him as a linebacker coming out of Salisbury High School.
During his years as a Falcon, David saw playing time as a linebacker and defensive end, while playing the tight end position on the offensive side of the ball.
After seeing time at both linebacker and tight end for the Huskies last year, David is now eager to get back to his ways on the defensive line after being moved back to defensive end during the 2011 season.