Soud­er­ton top­ples Hat­field

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Tim Hindin thindin@mont­gomerynews. com

Most teams fa­tigue to­ward the end of a sea­son, es­pe­cialOy Ln WKH FDVH RI HDW­fiHOG WKDW was play­ing its ninth game Ln VHvHn GDyV. 6RuGHUWRn ZDV DbOH WR WDNH DGvDnWDJH RI WKH WLUHG HDW­fiHOG WHDP and pull out a 5-4 win Mon­day night.

Soud­er­ton was led by the top of its lineup all game. Lead­off hit­ter Kyle Weg­ner opened the scor­ing when he scored on RBI dou­ble from Scott Guil­iano. Both Weg­ner DnG GuLOLDnR PDGH VLJnL­f­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions through­out the game.

“lur top of our or­der can hit,” Soud­er­ton as­sis­tant coach Nick Meara said. “TKHy KLW HvHUy JDPH Ln DnG out.”

HDW­fiHOG bDWWOHG WR JHW UunV and broke through in the third in­ning man­u­fac­tur­ing WZR UunV. HRZHvHU, LW OHIW WKH bases loaded, a prob­lem that KuUW HDW­fiHOG FRnVLVWHnWOy.

“2I ODWH ZH’vH bHHn GRLnJ D vHUy JRRG MRb RI JHWt­ing our base run­ners on and get­ting guys into scor­ing po­si­tion with less than two RuWV,” HDW­fiHOG FRDFK MDWW Gal­lagher said. “lne thing ZH KDvH WR GR bHWWHU LV JHW the two-out hit, and that’s not easy to do.”

AIWHU HDW­fiHOG WRRN WKH lead 2-1 in the third, Soud­er­ton an­swered im­me­di­ately scor­ing two runs in the top of the fourth in­ning when Weg­ner roped a two RBI sin­gle to re­gain the lead P-2.

HDW­fiHOG KHOG VHUvH DnG re­cap­tured the lead in the bRWWRP RI WKH fiIWK Ln­nLnJ ZKHn WKH fiUVW WZR KLWWHUV RI the in­ning, Bobby Scott and Brady West, reached on er­rors and later scored. The two un­earned runs tipped the score­board to 4-P in Hat­fiHOG’V IDvRU.

“We took the lead, but we took a one-run lead,” Gal­lagher said. “What we re­ally needed to do was when we had other op­por­tu­ni­ties, af­ter we took the one-run lead, we re­ally needed to keep those in­nings go­ing.”

HDW­fiHOG’V VTuDnGHUHG chances came back to get them as Soud­er­ton had one more come­back push in the top of the sixth in­ning led by Weg­ner and Guil­iano.

Weg­ner led the in­ning off with a walk and was able to DGvDnFH WR WKLUG, DIWHU VWHDOing sec­ond, a passed ball PRvHG KLP RnOy 90 IHHW away from ty­ing the game. Weg­ner and Brad Stolt­fus were able to pull off an adlib safety squeeze to plate the ty­ing run.

Af­ter the well-ex­e­cuted

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For Mont­gomery Me­dia / SU­SAN KEEN

Pen­nridge’s Aaron Hern­don re­leases a pitch dur­ing Mon­day night’s ac­tion against Lans­dale.

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