Deep Run finally surpasses Pennridge
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