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2022 Softball Preview: Palmerton Area HS

Head Coach: Robert Hock (9 years)

Assistant Coaches:
Rodney Strohl
Jenna Turner

Sport: Softball

Team Name: Palmerton Area High School

League: Colonial

2021 Record: 21-5 (13-3 LEAGUE)

Key Players Lost:
Megan Green – Catcher
Emily Baumgardt – SS
Megan Serfass – CF
Yessi Olewine – 2b

Key Returning Players:

Alyssa Silliman – Sr OF

“Silliman is a solid outfielder looking to impact the offensive line up. ”

Kaylee Strohl – Sr OF

“Strohl is a solid all around player, providing senior leadership.”

Madalynn Moyer – 1b

“Moyer has good offensive skills, looking to anchor the 1B position.”

Shannon Dougherty – Utility

“Dougherty brings added threats in the batting order. ”

Kelsey Balliet – Jr C 1b

“Balliet is looking to anchor the catcher position, however, versatile defensively, plus a power threat on offense.”

Madison Theisen – Jr – Utility

“Theisen brings lots of options defensively, hoping to fill one of the open positions available.”

Liz Sterner – Jr- Utility

“Sterner is a solid offensive player, hard worker.”

Carly Gaffney – Soph- P

“Gaffney is a excellent freshman in the pitching city last season, always trying to improve all aspects of her game.”

Megan Matsko – Soph – 3b – SS

“Matsko is a great defensive infielder, plus a strong hitter as a freshman- always looking to improve.”

Sydney Frantz – Soph-OF 2B

“Frantz had a nice freshman season, brings much defensive versatility, and a good bat and speed on the offensive side.”

Cadee Munjone -Soph OF

“Munjone is a great hitter, and several options on defense, looking to impact the line up this season.”

Madison Green-soph -OF-IF

“Green brings many options to the team on both sides of the game, solid bat, with good speed.”

Key Newcomers:
Kyra Apgar – Soph 1b – P
Emily Christopher – Soph – Utility
Kaitlyn Heimbach – Soph 2b Utility
Lauren Cohen – Soph – Utility

2022 Outlook: “The Bombers will miss last years 4 seniors who combined for 175 hits and 16 HR’s. They will look to the returning underclassmen to improve on their solid accomplishments from 2021 . The incoming new players having looking solid as well . Returning pitcher Carly Gaffney looks to continue her solid pitching that she displayed as a Freshman . The Bombers are looking to return to post season play given the many returning starters from last years PHS record setting team.”

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