Kor-gwyn rallies past aoylestown
Patience was key for the kor-Gwyn eawks on criday night, in more ways than one.
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“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
Nor-Gwyn Legion’s Brendan King prepares to release a pitch against Doylestown.