Northern Valley’s bid in the Connie Mack state playoffs did not get off to an auspicious start. In their opening matchup, the Chargers fell to a lower-seeded Nazareth team by a score of 11-2, placing them on the brink of elimination. With one loss already on its record, Northern Valley would have to remain undefeated if they were to keep its championship hopes alive.
Ultimately, the Chargers wouldn’t take home this summer’s state title, but they came closer than anyone could have predicted after the opening loss.
When Northern Valley stepped onto the field for its matchup against Northampton, the Chargers knew that the next seven innings carried heavy implications for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Connie Mack postseason.
The Chargers entered the contest with momentum on their side; with three consecutive wins under their belts, the players felt confident they could continue their streak and climb a bit higher in the standings.
Despite their positive outlook, the Chargers would ultimately fall to Northampton 5-3 in a well-fought defensive showing by both teams.