Doylestown rolls over Milton at state tournament
Marty Martens had a pair of doubles and drove in three runs Wednesday afternoon.
But even with that strong hitting effort, the Doylestown lefthander was more satisfieG wLWh hLs cRPSleWe-JDPe pitching performance against Milton in the Pa. American Legion State Tournament.
“DefinLWely Rn Whe mound,” Martens said. “Because I’ve been hitting the ball still pretty good lately, but I haven’t had a good performance out there where I dominated like I did today.”
Martens struck out nine and allowed just three hits, while the Tigers scored in every inning but the seventh to cruise to an 11-1 victory over the Region 5 champs in seven innings at Bear Stadium.
“It was a really good team effort,” Martens said. “Putting runs up every inning, everybody contributed there. And it was a really good team performance today.”
Brennan Snyder was 2-for-4 with four RBI while Joe Monaghan went 2-for3 with two runs scored as Doylestown (32-7-2) advances WR Whe wLnner’s ErDckeW final against either Spring City or Ephrata. A win in that game clinches one of Pennsylvania’s two berths in the MidAtlantic Regional.
“We’re going to come out focused and we want to play solid defensively,” Snyder said. “See what we can do, try and do what we did today.”
0DrWens finLsheG 3-IRr-5 at the plate and also scored a run. Pitching, he gave up one earned run and did not allow a hit after the third inning. Martens also retired the last nine Milton (22-4) batters.
“Really mixing it up with the fastball, changeup,” he said. “Didn’t throw one curveball. This is probDEly Whe firsW JDPe , hDven’W thrown a curveball in a long time. And changeup was really helping out.”
Starter Reynaldo Adames took the loss for Milton, allowing eight runs — six earned — on seven hits in 3⅔ LnnLnJs. He wDlkeG Whree and struck out two.
The Tigers led 3-0 before Mil- ton got on the board in the bottom of the second when Brady Chappell fielder’s choice scored Jordan Bordner. Doylestown, however, posted two runs in the third, three in the fourth, then another two in the fifth to reach double-digits. A run in the sixth enabled the Tigers to win by 10-run mercy rule.
“We went to school on what they did last night (beating 3enn HLlls 17-9). 7hey scRreG 17 runs and they scored a lot of them late on some bad defense. They got energized by that,” Doylestown coach Steve Ruane said. “And we didn’t want them to get energized. We wanted to keep tacking runs on, keep tacking runs on.”
Snyder put the Tigers up 5-1 in the third as his twoRBI single to left scored both Dylan Glassmire and Clay Sebesky.
All three of Doylestown’s runs in the fourth came with two outs. A Martens double to right-center plated Monaghan. After Glassmire walked and Sebesky reDcheG Rn D fielGer’s choice to load the bases, Snyder made it 8-1 Tigers as his single brought in Martens and Glassmire.