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Falcon LVL team has busy upcoming week

The Salisbury Lehigh Valley Legion baseball team is 2-2 through the first two weeks of the season.

With a few teams postponing early-season games because of high school teams competing in playoffs, the Falcons and maybe other teams have busy schedules over the next few weeks.

Last week Salisbury fell behind early and lost to Allentown 9-1 on Thursday, June 9.

Allentown posted a pair of runs in each of the first two innings for a 4-0 lead.

Salisbury got its run in the fifth inning on one of Allentown’s five errors. Allentown answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and three in the sixth to cap the scoring.

The Falcons had just three hits in the game. Austin Spisszak went 1-for-2 and Hunter Rothrock was 1-for-3 while also reaching base on a walk. Lucas Soria (1-for-3) had Salisbury’s other hit.

Allentown’s Christopher Quezada pitched five innings, allowing just one hit. Derek Lopez finished off the win, allowing two hits over two innings and striking out four batters.

Salisbury’s game last Tuesday against Northern Valley was suspended because of weather. The host Chargers lead the Falcons 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning.

Salisbury has four games scheduled this week, including Saturday’s game against Southern Lehigh at Limeport. The game is part of the LVL’s Legion Day at the historic ballpark. The day begins with a 9 a.m. contest between North Parkland and South Parkland. Salisbury-Southern Lehigh follows at 11:30 a.m. Northern Valley will take on the Carbon Monarchs at 2 p.m. before Allentown faces Whitehall-Coplay at 4:30 p.m. Emmaus-Lower Macungie finish off the day with a 7 p.m. game.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Salisbury's Michael Stauffer takes a swing at a pitch during the Falcons' game against Emmaus Monday night.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Jordan Tocci leaves the batters box during Monday's game against Emmaus.