Deep Run ral­lies past Pen­nridge for state Con­nie Mack ti­tle

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of credit. They bat­tled un­til they ran out of gas.”

Every­one had a hand in Pen­nridge’s pur­suit of both the league and state ti­tles. From Ryan Den­ner’s 130-pitch per­for­mance on Fri­day night, to catcher’s Jeff Roedell im­pres­sive 16 in­nings be­hind the plate at Lime­port Sta­dium on Satur­day. Pen­nridge cer­tainly did not fall short be­cause of a lack of ef­fort.

“I don’t think Jeff let one ball get past him, he was great,” Unangst said. “Danny Shane is the fastest kid around and he threw him RuW Ln D ELJ sSRW Ln WhH fiUsW game.”

“It is tough to take, but I am proud of my team,” said Ter­rell, who was given the tour­na­ment’s hit­ting award. “It is guys like Ryan Den­ner that helped get us here. I re­ally thought we were go­ing to win a state cham­pi­onship, but I still love my team.”

It was Ter­rell who fought through ill­ness and ex­haus­tion to rally his troops be­tween ev­ery in­ning. He also did his best to pitch out of jams when coach Snider had nowhere else to turn.

The ef­fort of Ter­rell and Ben Mo­rina was ad­mirable in re­lief for Pen­nridge, but the six in­nings turned in by Deep Run’s Brad Misialek made all the dif­fer­ence. Trail­ing 4-1 when Misialek took over, the righty did not al­low a run af­ter the third in­ning.

In the ninth in­ning the score was still knot­ted at 4-4, which was al­most to be ex­pected in the sev­enth match-up of the sea­son be­tween Deep Run and Pen­nridge. Af­ter eight in­nings and 16 stranded run­ners, Deep Run finDlly FlHDUHd WhH EDsHs. DDnny wick­ler’s RBI sin­gle gave them the 6-4 lead and Shane McIn­tyre’s two-run dou­ble made for a dream day.

“I am one of the big­ger guys on the team and I ex­pect it out of my­self,” Shane McIn­tyre said. “I need to be hit­ting line drives and driv­ing runs in. We did not rely on three of four guys to win a state cham­pi­onship. Every­one got in­volved.”

It has taken years to learn what coach McIn­tyre wants from his play­ers and no­body knows that more than his own son. For Danny Shane, he will re­mem­ber the ral­lies he stopped with his de­fense. For Trevor Dal­ton, he will re­mem­ber his pitch­ing per­for­mances that landed him the tour­na­ment’s pitch­ing award. And for Shane McIn­tyre, it will be the sum­mer where a fa­ther and son set out to ac­com­plish some­thing to­gether and just by do­ing his part, he has helped give the en­tire Deep Run or­ga­ni­za­tion some­thing to re­mem­ber.

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