Deep Run rallies past Pennridge for state Connie Mack title
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.