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Softball seniors get one final chance to play

Madison Fraley didn’t get a chance to finish her senior softball season at Northampton this spring, but she did appreciate one last chance.

“It was really nice to be able to play with everyone again,” said Fraley, who will continue her career at Kutztown. “It wasn’t exactly the same feeling as a normal season, but it was a great experience.”

Fraley and her Konkrete Kid teammates were part of the recent Lehigh Valley Softball Showcase tournament. The 16-field tournament held opening-round games at the Moore Township Recreational Center with the semifinals and finals held at Coca-Cola Park.

Northampton was in the D pool with Liberty, Salisbury, and Wilson. The Kids advanced to the semifinals with a 5-1 win over Liberty and a 6-2 triumph over Wilson.

They advanced to the semifinals and lost a tight knit, 4-3 decision to Parkland, which defeated Freedom for the overall title.

Fellow senior Madison Biechy, who would have been one of the top pitchers in the Lehigh Valley this spring and will attend East Stroudsburg University, showed her stuff for the Kids. She was excited to share some time with her teammates, as the Kids were expected to be contenders for the East Penn Conference crown as well as districts.

“I was just so happy to play with these guys again,” said Biechy. “It was great just be able to get back on the field.

“We’re all excited to begin our college career and to be able to play games next year.”

Senior Jordan Geroulo, who is headed to Moravian in the fall, can cherish the memories.

“The softball tournament was a very exciting and memorable experience for us during this year,” said Geroulo It brought us all back together one last time, which was the best part about it. It felt so good to be able to play one last time with my teammates.

“Being able to play against so many good teams with your friends was truly a memorable experience,” added Fraley.

Madison Biechy lays down a bunt during the opening round of action at Moore Township.
Kendyll Strohl races around the bases during the recent softball Showcase.
Press photos by Linda Rothrock Madison Fraley gets ready for an at bat during a game at Moore Township