Upper Perk's Liz Fox (right) reaches for a pass from Kaylie Siwy (center) in Monday's game against Norristown. Fox notched a goal and an assist for Indians, which posted a 12-0 win over the Eagles.
Through eight games, Upper Perkiomen's field hockey team resembles an offensive juggernaut. The undefeated Indians, who are averaging 8.75 goals a game, lead the Pioneer Athletic Conference's Frontier Division.
"Things have fallen into place nicely," sophomore forward Abriana Gatto said. "We're on a good path to districts. Everyone is working very well together."
Entering Tuesday's scheduled non-league game against visiting Christopher Dock, Upper Perkiomen (6-0 conference, 8-0 overall) has scored 70 goals and allowed just three.
"It's nice to be in this position," head coach Jamie Warren said.
On Monday, the team scored a dozen goals for the third time this season. In a 12-0 victory over visiting Norristown, Gatto delivered two goals and one assist....
Upper Perkiomen alumnus Tim Mayza pitched well enough this season to earn an invitation to the Arizona Fall League. A strong showing in the developmental league – which begins Oct. 11 – might propel the Toronto Blue Jays prospect to the major leagues, according to Mayza's agent Jeff Randazzo.
"A good performance could really boost Tim's value," Randazzo said.
Mayza, 24, posted his best professional season in the Blue Jays organization. In 42 combined games with Double-A New Hampshire and Single-A Dunedin, the lefthander posted a 3-3 record with a 2.25 earned run average. In 64 innings, he registered 65 strikeouts and allowed just 52 hits, while limiting opposing hitters to a .220 average.
"Tim had a great year," Randazzo said.
Most of that success came with Dunedin. Mayza, a 2010 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, limited Florida State League hitters to a .201 average while posting 52 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings during two stints with the team. He converted four of seven save opportunities and pitched in the league's all-star game....