Brew­ers take con­trol wlth palr of vlctor­les

Glenside News - - OPINION - By Mike Prince

An al­ready de­layed game whLch ended up beLng sus­pended untLl the next day wasn’t enough to slow down an Up­per More­land team whLch hasn’t been very famLlLar wLth de­feat Ln the last four post­sea­sons.

En­terLng thLs year’s playoffs on a 24-game wLn­nLng streak, whLch has seen four con­se­cutLve Pen-Del League cham­pLon­shLps for Up­per More­land, the Brew­ers con­tLnued to do what they do best, de­featLng Northamp­ton Ln each of the first two games of a best-of-five semL­fi­nal serLes on Sun­day af­ter­noon at Ma­sons MLll Park’s -oe Dono­van FLeld.

Thanks to a 5-1 wLn Ln Game 1 and a 3-0 wLn Ln Game 2, the Brew­ers took con­trol of the serLes be­fore the two teams trav­eled to Northamp­ton to play Game 3 later on Sun­day.

,n the first game, Doug Brown finLshed off the mas­ter­pLece whLch he started on Satur­day be­fore the raLn fell, pLtchLng a com­plete game two-hLt­ter, strLkLng out 11 bat­ters whLle al­lowLng just one un­earned run to pLck up the vLc­tory.

,f the Brew­ers con­tLnue to play the way they dLd on Sun­day, Lt’s goLng to be tough for any team to get past them Ln the fi­nals.

And Lt was both the pLtchLng staff and the of­fense whLch helped agaLnst Northamp­ton.

Mark Roth blasted a tworun homer Ln the bot­tom of the sec­ond Ln­nLng to put Up­per More­land up 2-0 Ln Game 1. That score re­maLned untLl the sus­pended game re­sumed on Sun­day, whLch saw Up­per More­land waste lLt­tle tLme Ln put­tLng more runs on the board. Af- ter one run Ln the fifth, the Brew­ers scored two more Ln the sLxth thanks to a dou­ble by MLke Gers, an RB, sLn­gle by NLck ChLaverellL and an RB, dou­ble by No­bel Unger.

,n Game 2, whLch be­gan shortly af­ter the first game con­cluded, Lt agaLn only took untLl the sec­ond Ln­nLng for the Brew­ers’ bats to get goLng.

Af­ter NLck Fasano led the Ln­nLng off wLth a groundrule dou­ble to left-cen­ter field, Lt ap­peared that Northamp­ton would get out of the Ln­nLng un­scathed, but a catcher’s Ln­ter­fer­ence call kept the wLn­nLng goLng for the Brew­ers. A wLld pLtch and an RB, sLn­gle by Bryan Tor­re­sanL scored Fasano and Gers to put Up­per More­land up 2-0 af­ter two Ln­nLngs.

WLth rLght-han­der Corey CrLspell on the mound, the Brew­ers cruLsed to vLc­tory.

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