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Kaira Zamadix throws without strikers when Northampton pass Nazareth – Morning call

At about 3 p.m. on Thursday, the Eastern Pennsylvania Star Softball team was released.

At 4pm Northampton came out and showed why he has Taylor Kranzley’s second-tier league MVP and four first-team choices overall.

Senior Kaira Zamadic, who was selected for the second team, showed why she could become another first team, throwing without strikers, and the best seeded Konkrete Kids had no problems reaching the semifinals on Monday night with a solid victory with a score of 8-0 over attendance Nazareth.

Northampton (20-1) will meet No. 4 seeded Bethlehem Catholics on Monday at 18:00 at Patriots Park Stadium in the second game of the semi-final doubleheader. Bekahi took the lead with a 2-0 victory over Stroudsburg.

Emmaus, which beat Whitehall 4-3, and Parkland, which beat Liberty 10-0, will meet Monday at 4pm in the first game of the doubles.

Konkrete Kids coach Christy Henry told her team after the game about the selection of all the stars, and although the players were happy with it, the teams of the whole league – this is not what they aspire to.

“I mentioned the first ones and then told about the second team and then went through the whole dugout and the girls who could do that too,” Henry said. “But we’re not about that. We are all good to each other. We don’t shoot at individual things. When that happens, it’s great. This is not what we strive for and do not think about. “

However, Henry was happy that Kranzli received the MVP award. The athlete from the three sports was also a university in field hockey and started on the Northampton basketball team, which went 23-7.

“TC is a starting point from the age of four, and it’s an honor for me to coach her,” Henry said. “She’s a great teammate. She is a great leader but quiet. The performance she did today was phenomenal, but she plays it that way all the time. There is no second transfer for her. “

The game took place in the third inning when Kranzli dropped to her knees to stop a strong blow in the middle, and from her knees she struck first to get out.

“It was an amazing game that really saved me,” Zamadix said. “She can do anything. It is so fast that it can lag behind the second in the interval or the first.

Kranzli, who will play softball college in Bloomsburg, said it was a great honor for me to receive the MVP title, especially as an athlete from three sports.

“We have such a good team and our starting lineup is so strong that each of us could get an MVP, but it’s a great honor,” she said. “I’m just moving from one sport to another and keep working on each one.”

As for her team, Kranzli thought it was a good win. Northampton won the previous meeting with Nazareth 13-4 on April 21, but did not feel overconfident.

“We had bats and I thought we played really well in defense,” Kranzli said. “In that one play I really got a good angle and I knew I had to jump out quickly and make a throw first.”

Kranzli said last year’s defeat in last year’s EPC by Freedom 10-0 motivated everyone to take care of business as next week’s tournament moves south to Allentown.

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“Most of us started joining the team last year and we really want EPC gold, not silver this time,” she said. “We are looking forward to the trip to Pates Park. I really like the atmosphere there. “

Healthy Zamadics would be great for the team. The senior has been battling mononucleosis for several weeks and said she is just getting back to full strength.

“It’s the strongest thing I’ve felt,” she said after six and crossed out 14 in a 112-step performance.

“It was my first full-fledged game and it was great not to have a hit in it. It was exciting. I know my first game against Parkland was tough, and by the seventh inning I kind of fell on my face. It was a lot on my body and I struggled to go back and against Whitehall, I was lucky that Caitlin Ranson was behind me to pick up everything I missed. But it was the best thing I felt physically. I felt strong. “

Northampton’s attack was as strong as usual, scoring eight shots. Devin Demchak Hamred, Alex Chromy had a couple of strokes and three RBIs, and Ariana Patterson had two strokes and twice scored.

“My seniors have never seen a game in the EPC, so it was a big deal for them,” said Nazareth coach Steve Genzale after his team dropped to 13-8. “That pitcher [Zamadics] it was hard. It was hard for us to figure it out, but we didn’t give up and tried to have good bits until the end of the game. We have a few freshmen to give them some experience, but Northampton are just a great team. “

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