Soud­er­ton walks off on Doylestown

North Penn Life - - Datebook - By Nick Iuele ni­uele@mont­gomerynews. com

The way things have been go­ing for Soud­er­ton, it was not a mat­ter of if they would come back, but when.

It took un­til their last at bat, but Soud­er­ton found a way to win its game against Doylestown, com­ing back from be­ing down 4-2 to win 5-4 with three runs in the seventh. It was Nick Meara’s RBI sin­gle that sunk Doylestown and kept Soud­er­ton alive.

“I did not feel that two runs was an in­sur­mount­able GH­fiFLW,” SRuGHUWRn PDnDJHU Doug Brown said. “This is why we are here. All year long it has been dif­fer­ent peo­ple [step­ping up].”

Doylestown ap­peared in com­plete con­trol in the early go­ing, scor­ing three runs in the sec­ond. Soud­er­ton starter wane Moyer had a bit of dif­fiFuOWy finGLnJ WKH VWULNH ]RnH, but never was hit too hard.

SRuGHUWRn JRW LWV fiUVW Uun Ln WKH WKLUG ZKHn ULJKW­fiHOGer Ja­son Smith scored on a wild pitch. The two teams both scored a run in the fiIWK; SRuGHUWRn’V FRPLnJ Rn an RBI sin­gle from Smith. At that point the score was 4-3 in fa­vor of Doylestown headed into the sixth, but then the heav­ens opened up RvHU LLPHSRUW SWDGLuP; WKH rain was so bad that the um­pires de­cided to sus­pend the game un­til the next day.

Maybe all Soud­er­ton needed was time to com­pose it­self. They came ready to finLVK WKH JDPH.

Af­ter play had re­sumed, an un­event­ful sixth and top of the seventh went by nice and easy for Doylestown. The home team was not ready for the heart­break that was about to en­sue.

Up by two runs, Doylestown seemed to be in the driver’s seat, but Soud­er­ton had other plans. Moyer, Dy­lan Mor­ris­sette and Brad Stoltzfus all got on base to

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The Bucks Se­lect boysí lacrosse team had to bat­tle the heat and some of the best high school club teams to fin­ish un­beaten and win the high school division in the Brine Sum­mer Siz­zle Tour­na­ment in Bal­ti­more, Md.

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