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Passing of Marshall Rau
by posted 08/24/2015

SAD NEWS TO REPORT: Passing of Marshall Rau

For those of you who may not have heard or seen, the Emmaus community lost a true baseball icon over the weekend with the passing of Marshall Rau. Here's his obit along with memorial services info:

Marshall E. Rau, 70, formerly of Emmaus, died August 23, 2015 in Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice. He was the husband of Judith A. (Seibert) Rau. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Marshall L. and Virginia G. (George) Rau. Marshall worked for Mack Trucks as a production technician for 30 years, retiring in 1998. After retirement, he operated Rau’s Maintenance and was the equipment manager and assistant baseball coach for Muhlenberg College. He was an active member of Emmaus Moravian Church, serving on the Sacristan Corp, Board of Trustees, and sexton of Emmaus Moravian Cemetery. He coached baseball for Fire Co. #2 for 30 years, was on the board of directors for EYA, was a member and past trustee of Fire Company #2, and was a fireman for 20 years for the Emmaus Fire Department. He honorably served his country in the Navy during Vietnam.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife Judy; Sons, Douglas S. Rau and wife Donna of Emmaus and Steven D. Rau and wife Amy of Breinigsville; Brother, Robert D. Rau and wife Kathy of Emmaus; Grandchildren, Nolan, Laura, Taylor, and Hayden. He was predeceased by a son, David C. Rau, a daughter, Jennifer Rau, and a brother, Richard Rau.

Services: Memorial Services Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM in Emmaus Moravian Church, Main St. and Keystone Ave., Emmaus. Visitation 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery. Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmaus Moravian Church, 148 Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049 or to EYA, P.O. Box 646, Emmaus, PA 18049.

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Larry P. Bisbing Bull Pen Dedication
by posted 07/28/2013

Bisbing family during the Community Day Dedication
On July 20th,  during Community day 2013,  the bull pens at Community Field were dedicated to Larry P. Bisbing.   

Larry was involved with EYA/Legion baseball for many years spending countless hours with the youth at Community Park.

In memory of long time coach and board member of the EYA, two new bull pens were installed in his memory.

Pictured are his family that attended the ceremony.
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Memorial Day Parade
by posted 05/27/2013

2013 Memorial Day Parade
A special Thanks to everyone that came out and marched in the parade today!

We have uploaded 3 pictures to the picture section, if you have any others, please feel free to send

Thank you
Kathy Mintzer
EYA President
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Intramural Baseball Draft Policy
by posted 01/03/2013

Emmaus Youth Association Sports Drafts Policy

Effective January 3, 2013

The Procedure for forming all recreation (not travel) teams will follow these guidelines:

For example: A-Ball ages 9-10

Team # 1 Team # 2 Team # 3

Jake age 9 John age 9 Joe age 9

Jeff 9 Jerry 9 Jeff 9

Bill 10 Bob 10 Brian 10

Matt 10 Mike 9 Will 10

Eric 9 Al 9 Fred 10


Team #2 would have first pick in the draft due to the fact that they only have one 10 year old. They will then pick another 10 year out of the pool to create a team with an equal amount of 10 year olds if there are no 10 year olds to choose from they still have first pick of a 9 year old. This pattern would continue until all names are pulled from the pool and placed on teams in an even fashion.

  1. The roster from the previous season will be the base of the team.
  2. Players will stay on the roster of the team they played on in the previous season and will stay on that teams roster for the duration of their playing years or until the team would dissolve because of lack of players.
  3. All players who enter the A program will be placed into the "pool" and placed on a team with equal age appropriate players ( as close as possible)
  4. All new registrants for the program or players that teams were dissolved will be broken down into age appropriate categories referred to as the "pool". These names will be chosen as a closed ballot and separated according to age.
  5. A count of players by age will be categorized.
  6. Players the were on the "fall" ball roster are not automatically guaranteed to play on that team in spring unless they were on that roster the previous spring then they would continue to move up with the team.
  7. Starting with the team with the lowest count of players; the coordinator and or coach will draw a name from the pool to even out the teams as close as possible.
  8. EYA will honor children of coaches to be placed on the same team.
  9. EYA will honor siblings to be placed on the same team.
  10. EYA will not honor transportation issues to be placed on the same team.(Previous participants have taken advantage of this situation
  11.  EYA will not guarantee request for specific teams or coaches. Each request will be handled on a case by case basis
  12.  EYA will not guarantee that all requests will be honored.
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CWV Scott Fichter Memorial Field
by posted 05/20/2012

CWV Scott Fichter Field Dedication
EYA would like to thank the Catholic War Veteran's Post 1067 for dedicating their ball field in memory of long time President and softball coach, Scott Fichter. May he always be remembered in a place he loved to be!
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