Kor-gwyn ral­lies past aoylestown

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com

Pa­tience was key for the kor-Gwyn eawks on cri­day night, in more ways than one.

kor-Gwyn not only held fiUP WKURuJKRuW D WKUHH-KRuU game with sev­eral pitch­ing changes for both sides, but the eawks also waited for the right pitch to hit, sift­ing through the bad stuff and grind­ing out 10 walks, in­FOuGLQJ sLx LQ D SLvRWDO fiIWK in­ning.

“The walks are key, and we did a very good job of be­ing pa­tient at the plate and not go­ing out of the zone when we didn’t have to,” said kor-Gwyn lead­off man Chris hersey, who reached base three times against vis­it­ing aoylestown. “We were just work­ing on (Tigers starter gake War­ren) and we knew we could get into the bullpen af­ter that.”

The eawks bat­ted around LQ WKH fiIWK, sFRULQJ sHvHQ runs en route to a 10-8 win over the Tigers at eostel­ley cield.

hersey legged out an oBI sin­gle to knock in the goa­head run, mak­ing it 5-4, and the eawks took ad­van­tage of the strug­gling aoylestown re­lief, scor­ing four runs off wild pitches in build­ing a 10-4 ad­van­tage.

“Tonight we all learned that strikes are very im­por­tant in this,” hersey said. “The games can get a lit­tle ORQJ, WKH LQ­fiHOGHUs FDQ JHW kind of tired and out of it, so that’s why it’s re­ally big to have a pitcher that can throw a lot of strikes, but it was good to come away with the win.”

Chris Burg, who came on LQ WKH fiIWK, JRW WKH wLQ IRU the eawks (7-8). There were a com­bined 19 walks in the JDPH DQG DOsR fivH KLW EDWters.

aoylestown (11-S) cut into WKH GH­fiFLW LQ WKH sLxWK, ORDGing the bases and then plat­ing four runs off a walk, a hit bat­ter, and then two more con­sec­u­tive walks, mak­ing it 10-8. But Matt aavey took the mound and got An­drew Check to ground out to end the sixth and then al­lowed just one base run­ner in the sev­enth to get the save.

oyan Clow had a solid day at the plate for aoylestown, get­ting a pair of sin­gles and driv­ing in three runs to con­trib­ute to an early 4-1 lead.

But Bran­den Bil­letz ripped an oBI sin­gle down WKH OHIW-fiHOG OLQH WR EULQJ the eawks within 4-2 in the third and start the rally for kor-Gwyn.

“It’s a lot of base­ball, and it’s hard on the pitch­ing arms, but we’re all hyped up about it,” hersey said. “We’re start­ing to heat up with the bats and I think we’re tak­ing a re­ally good ap­proach at the plate.”

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / GE­OFF PAT­TON

Nor-Gwyn Le­gion’s Bren­dan King pre­pares to re­lease a pitch against Doylestown.

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