Deep Run fi­nally sur­passes Pen­nridge

North Penn Life - - Datebook - By An­drew Marcus amar­cus@mont­gomerynews. com

A win for Deep Run was im­per­a­tive, as a spot in the Con­nie Mack state cham­pi­onship awaited the win­ner of FULGDy’V VHPLfinDO JDPH.

But be­cause Pen­nridge was the team stand­ing in the way of a ti­tle, the event at Lime­port was one of an­other an­i­mal.

So as Deep Run’s Trevor Dal­ton re­tired their ri­val club in or­der of the bot­tom of the seventh in­ning to cap­ture a 5-2 win, there was only one thing to be said.

“WH finDOOy JRW WKH PRnkey off our back,” Ben Lip­pin­cott said.

“This feels good,” Deep Run coach John McIn­tyre said. “But to­mor­row will feel bet­ter.”

Dal­ton daz­zled dur­ing his com­plete game three-hit­ter. He held Pen­nridge hit­less in six of the seven in­nings and struck out four. Af­ter be­ing elim­i­nated by Pen­nridge in the state tour­na­ment a year ago with Dal­ton on the mound, the feel­ing of re­demp­tion is re­vi­tal­iz­ing.

“Play­ing them has been frus­trat­ing,” Dal­ton said. “We knew we could beat them. We re­mem­bered last year’s state play­off game. And Shoultes has been shut­ting us down. But my curve­ball was on and I felt re­ally re­laxed.”

In fact, Pen­nridge had Deep Run’s num­ber all sea­son. They beat them twice in the reg­u­lar sea­son and twice in the Bux-Mont playoffs. Play­ing a big part in Pen­nridge’s dom­i­nance was start­ing pitcher Tyler Shoultes.

“We had a rocky start,” Pen­nridge coach Dave Snider said. “They were gun­ning for Tyler. They made all the

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