There were memorable victories in the 2017 regular season. There were also some game results that Parkland head baseball coach Kurt Weber would like to forget about.
On Friday night at Hackett Park, Weber watched his Trojan baseball team get some revenge for one of those forgettable losses.
With a three-run lead entering the bottom of the seventh, Trojan senior Harsha Bollu recorded strikeouts for two of the last three outs and the Trojans celebrated a 6-3 victory to capture their second Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title in three years.
As sophomores, Michael Jenkins, Harsha Bollu, Ryan Giovenco and Austin Mueller experienced their first Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championships.
As juniors, classmates Ethan Imler and Matt Mellinger joined Parkland’s core group of varsity players. While the group went without a title last season, it made sure to grab gold the first chance it got this year.
On Friday night at Hackett Park, the seasoned Trojan veterans led the way as the team knocked off top-seeded Liberty for the EPC championship.
Parkland volleyball head coahc Scott Trumbauer didn't stress sweeping every team on his team's East Penn Conference schedule. He just took his team into every match hoping to come out with a win.
When the Trojans beat Emmaus last week 25-19, 25-14, 25-20 in the East Penn Conference title match, it completed a perfect EPC season in which Parkland did not lose a game in any match.
"That was never on my mind to be honest with you," Trumbauer said. "It's really nice to be able to say that now, especially looking back on it.
NAZARETH As Al Haddad stood on the turf at Andrew S. Leh Stadium Monday evening, a lot of things crossed his mind.
He knew he had a young squad with 23 underclassmen on a 26-player roster.
Seniors Emily Luchansky, Kayla Haberbosch and Shay Edwards are leaders and were part of the past two Lehigh Valley Conference titles.
Tuesday evening, with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Emmaus, Parkland earned a berth in Thursday night's LVC title game against Easton.