2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy – Welcome to the Sweet Sixteen
March 13th, 2014 posted by Jason Stershic
The Second Round of the 2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy is complete. The competitions and matchups have all gone according to seed, except for part of the Eat Region.
In Eat, #12 Billy’s Downtown Diner Allentown emerges as the lone double digit seed left in our tournament. Billy’s will have it tough as they go against last year’s Eat Region Champion #1 Allentown Brew Works in what should be called the “Battle for Hamilton St.” as the two are less than a block apart.
The other matchup in Eat is a rematch from last year in the same round, #2 Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” vs. #5 Apollo Grill. Last year, Yocco’s won in a close one, but will history be repeated this year? Or will Apollo dethrone the Hot Dog King?
The Stay Region has completely repeated itself from last year’s Sweet Sixteen. #1 Bear Creek Mountain Resort once again goes up against #4 Sayre Mansion Inn. And in the “Battle of Bethlehem Hotels: Part II,” #3 Sands Bethlehem will compete against #2 Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Although the rankings are switched from last year the matchup is just as intriguing as ever.
The Event Region is down to 4 of the top 5 seeds, #1 Musikfest vs. #5 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival and #2 The Great Allentown Fair vs. newcomer #3 Lehigh Valley Beer Week.
The Play Region had some Second Round upsets, #6 Lehigh Valley Zoo beat #3 Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, while #7 Lehigh Valley Wine Trail upset #2 The Crayola Experience, so now #6 Lehigh Valley Zoo and #7 Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will go head-to-head. The other Play matchup is last year’s overall tournament champion #1 Lehigh Valley IronPigs against #5 State Theatre Center for the Arts.
There are some great matchups in this round, who will make it to the Elite Eight?