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Bethlehem Legion baseball teams eye playoff berths

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

The NORCO Legion season is winding down and Bethlehem teams are battling for postseason berths with the season heading into the final week of play.

Freemansburg (8-6) sits in good position with the 18 game regular season slated to conclude this Sunday, as Chris Medei’s crew should secure one of the five wild card berths available.

“Our goals are to make the playoffs and compete for a league championship,” said Medei. “We just want the kids to perform at the level their capable of more consistently.”

The Wanderers are hoping to qualify as well, as they came into the week at 6-6 and had the task of finishing out the year with 11 games in 11 days.

With Hellertown (9-2) spearheading the division and the league at the moment, Freemansburg and Wanderers know that catching them for the division title isn’t likely, but with Wanderers’ coach Dwight Pulieri having his full roster at his disposal for the first time this summer midway through the team’s schedule, he hopes they can make a late push in the standings, as they sat in eighth place coming into the week.

“We started the season early without a lot of our Liberty guys,” said Pulieri. “I’m not too disappointed in where we’re at this point. We’ll have everyone back now and we’ll see how this team plays together.”

Bankos (7-3) only had four games under their belt as of last week because of Liberty’s deep run in the state tournament and had to push their schedule back.

They’ve had the task of force-feeding 14 games in 12 days to round out the campaign and went 4-2 in their last six games, good to keep them in third place in the standings.