Doylestown rolls over Mil­ton at state tour­na­ment

North Penn Life - - Datebook - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

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.

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