Lehigh Valley Legion: Welcome

Saturday, January 23
Lehighton Back, Coplay and Fullerton to Merge

At its last meeting, the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League Board gave final approval to Lehighton's request for readmission and to allow the Coplay and Fullerton franchises to merge into one team.

Lehighton had not fielded a team in the LVLBL since 2012, when its franchise folded.  However, with new interest, spurred by former Lehighton Legion player Donnie Rehrig, Lehighton is now back in the League and was granted most of its old territory back.  Baseball players who live in Lehighton, Weissport, Franklin Township, Mahoning Township, East Penn Township, Parryville, Jim Thorpe, Kidder Township, Penn Forest Township, Summit Hill, Nesquehoning, and Lansford are eligible to play for Lehighton.

Both Coplay and Fullerton had struggled to field teams in the LVLBL over the past few years, so both franchises made a proposal to the League that they be allowed to merge into one franchise.  In order to meet the maximum population as established by National Legion rules, their territory now encompasses Whitehall Township, including the boroughs of Coplay, Egypt, Stiles, Cementon, and Hokendauqua, Hanover Township, the Lehigh County portion of Catasauqua, and the City of Allentown wards 2, 5, 9, and 10.  Players in these areas are eligible to play for the Coplay-Fullerton franchise.  As of this date, a team name has not been selected.

As a result of the merger, some of Coplay's previous territory, which included the boroughs of Bowmanstown and Palmerton, Towamensing Township, and Lower Towamensing Township, has now been assigned to Northern Valley.

Saturday, January 23
Next Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League Meeting

The next meeting of the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League will be held on Thursday, February 4th, at 7:30 PM, at Parkland High School, in Room A128.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Coplay-Fullerton Merger Update

2. All Star Game / Showcase Update

3. Second Reading of Bylaw Changes New Business

4. Schedule Release

5. Registration Packet Review

6. Collection of League Fees

7. Any Other New Business

Friday, December 4

The Schuylkill-Berks and Lehigh Valley baseball leagues again donated the proceeds from their annual All Star ...

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