Featured Game: Boyertown vs Doylestown
We'll be watching as many games as possible throughout the year and will post brief summaries of those games here. We started off our travels by heading to Boyertown to see the defending state champions take on their yearly opening night opponent, the Doylestown Tigers.
**To see a picture from the game, be sure to check out the 'feature game' section located under the news link in the navigation bar!**
Doylestown jumped out to an early lead before the pressure of Boyertown's patented small-ball offensive approach got the better of the Tigers' defense. The Bears rallied to put nine runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Despite several big hits from the Tigers throughout the rest of the game, including a two-run homerun over the left field fence, Doylestown never got closer than a six run deficit before dropping a nine run decision.
Boyertown started off their multi-year title defense in a good way, upending the Tigers 16-7. The Bears put up a plethora of runs despite not hitting many extra base hits. The story of the game was Doylestown's inability to handle Boyertown's constant bunting and stealing pressure. The Bears were also aided by a bunch of infield errors and some untimely walks by the Tigers' pitching staff.
Final score: Boyertown 16, Doylestown 7.